Manchester City welcomed West Ham United at the Etihad Stadium earlier tonight as they looked to secure a win at home and take one step closer towards the Premier League title. Pep Guardiola‘s men made a bright start to the contest but were held to a scoreless draw at the half-time break.
Nathan Ake scored the opening goal for the home side in the 50th minute before Erling Haaland made it 2-0 to Man City just 20 minutes later. Phil Foden ended up getting his name on the scoresheet late in the game as the Mancunian club cruised to a comfortable 3-0 win in front of their home supporters.
Let’s take a look at how each Manchester City player performed during the match against the Hammers.
GK: Stefan Ortega – 7/10
Ortega made a couple of solid saves at the back and will be quite pleased with the clean sheet.
CB: Kyle Walker – 7/10
He didn’t do much wrong when defending inside his half and performed well enough to secure a clean sheet.
CB: Ruben Dias – 7/10
Dias got stuck in with some solid tackles and was excellent with his ball distribution.
CB: Nathan Ake – 8/10
He managed to impress at both ends of the field and was responsible for giving Man City the lead in the 50th minute.
CM: John Stones – 7/10
The English talent was a positive influence at both ends of the field and was strong in the air.
CM: Rodri – 8/10
The Spaniard anchored the midfield really well and had a lively game in the opponent’s half.
RW: Riyad Mahrez – 8/10
He engineered some decent chances for others around him and has got an assist to show for his efforts.
CM: Julian Alvarez – 7/10
Alvarez caused a lot of headaches for the West Ham defenders but there was no goal for him tonight.
CM: Bernardo Silva – 6.5/10
The Portuguese talent engineered one decent opportunity in the final third but failed to threaten the opposition goal.
LM: Jack Grealish – 8.5/10
Grealish was a constant menace in the final third and has got an assist to show for his efforts.
ST: Erling Haaland – 8/10
The Norway international was a real threat inside the West Ham penalty box and managed to find the back of the net in the 70th minute.
CB: Manuel Akanji – 6/10
He kept things solid at the back.
CM: Phil Foden – 7/10
Foden came off the bench and got his name on the scoresheet in the 85th minute.
CM: Kalvin Phillips – N/A
He didn’t get enough time to make an impact.