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Haaland Gets 8, Grealish With 7.5 | Manchester City Players Rated In Impressive Win Vs Leicester City

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Abhinab Ghosh
A 26-year-old sports writer and an aspiring football coach who has road-tripped across the Scottish Highlands, but has never been to Wales. Sucker for cliff-hangers and catchy riffs. Known to be a grunger and not to be a stranger.

Manchester City welcomed Leicester City at the Etihad Stadium earlier this evening as they hoped to secure a win at home in the Premier League. The Mancunian side made a great start to the game and scored the opening goal in the fifth minute via John Stones’ goal. Erling Haaland doubled Man City’s advantage from the penalty spot just eight minutes later. The Norwegian striker scored again in the 25th minute as Man City raced to a 3-0 win at the half-time break.

Kelechi Iheanacho got a goal back for the Foxes in the 75th minute. However, Pep Guardiola‘s men cruised to a 3-1 win at the Etihad.

Let’s take a look at how each Manchester City player fared during the match against the Foxes.

GK: Ederson – 6.5/10

The Brazilian keeper made a few solid saves at the back but won’t be pleased after conceding a late goal.

CB: John Stones – 7/10

Stones opened the goal-scoring in the fifth minute and made one crucial clearance inside his half. He was replaced at the half-time break.

CB: Ruben Dias – 6.5/10

The Portuguese sensation kept things solid at the back and was good on the ball.

CB: Aymeric Laporte – 6.5/10

The Spaniard got stuck in with some crunching tackles and was excellent with his ball distribution.

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MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – APRIL 15: Erling Haaland of Manchester City celebrates after scoring the team’s third goal during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Leicester City at Etihad Stadium on April 15, 2023 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

CM: Rodri – 7.5/10

He made a positive impact at both ends of the field and has got an assist to show for his efforts.

CM: Bernardo Silva – 6.5/10

Silva has a couple of lively moments in the Leicester half but failed to register a goal.

RW: Kyle Walker – 6.5/10

He made one encouraging run with the ball.

CAM: Riyad Mahrez – 7/10

Mahrez was a constant menace in the final third and was accurate with his passing.

CAM: Kevin De Bruyne – 7.5/10

He created some decent chances for his teammates up top and ended the game with an assist to his name.

LW: Jack Grealish – 7.5/10

Grealish made a handful of impressive runs down the left flank but failed to get his name on the scoresheet.

ST: Erling Haaland – 8/10

Haaland caused all sorts of problems for the opposition defenders and scored two early goals to help Man City earn a 3-0 lead at half-time.


ST: Julian Alvarez – 6/10

He made one decent chance in the final third.

CB: Manuel Akanji – 6.5/10

Akanji made one good run with the ball.

CM: Kalvin Phillips – 6/10

He added some energy to Guardiola’s midfield.

CM: Cole Palmer – 6.5/10

Palmer made two energetic runs with the ball.

CM: Sergio Gomez – 6/10

He struggled to influence the game.

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