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Gundogan Gets 8.5, Mahrez With 8 | Manchester City Players Rated In Narrow Win Vs Leeds United

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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 entertained Leeds United at the Etihad Stadium earlier today as they looked to grab all three points at home in the Premier League. Pep Guardiola‘s men made a quick start to the game and got their noses ahead in the 19th minute when Ilkay Gundogan scored with a good finish. Gundogan doubled his side’s advantage just eight minutes later with another solid strike. Man City went into the half-time break with a 2-0 lead.

Gundogan missed a penalty in the second half before Rodrigo Moreno got a goal back for Leeds in the 85th minute. Guardiola’s players managed to see out the game and earned a narrow 2-1 win in front of their home fans.

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

GK: Ederson – 6/10

The Brazilian keeper made one solid save during the game but couldn’t do much about Rodrigo’s finish late in the game.

CB: Manuel Akanji – 6/10

Akanji tried to keep things solid defensively but had some nervy moments at the back.

CB: Aymeric Laporte – 6.5/10

He didn’t do much wrong when defending inside his half but won’t be happy about conceding a late goal.

CB: Nathan Ake – 7/10

Ake did his fair share of defending and was accurate with his passing. He got replaced in the 53rd minute.

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MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – MAY 06: Nathan Ake of Manchester City lays injured prior to being substituted off during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Leeds United at Etihad Stadium on May 06, 2023 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

CM: Rico Lewis – 7/10

He had a few bright moments at the centre of the park and made one key chance in the final third.

CM: Ilkay Gundogan – 8.5/10

Gundogan was a constant menace in the Leeds half and scored a quick-fire brace in the first half. However, he missed a penalty in the second.

RW: Riyad Mahrez – 8/10

He caused all sorts of problems for the opposition defenders and has got a couple of assists to show for his efforts.

CM: Julian Alvarez – 7/10

Alvarez made some dangerous runs with the ball but failed to register a goal.

CM: Kevin De Bruyne – 8/10

The Belgian talent earned the ball back twice and made some inviting chances for his teammates in the final third.

LW: Phil Foden – 7.5/10

Foden caused some headaches for the Leeds defenders but there was no goal for him today.

ST: Erling Haaland – 7/10

Haaland was a real threat inside the opponent’s penalty box and was unfortunate to hit the crossbar.


CB: Kyle Walker – 6/10

He won’t be happy after conceding a late goal.

CM: Bernardo Silva – N/A

Silva came on for the final few minutes of the game.

CM: Rodri – N/A

He came off the bench to see out the win.

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