Manchester City entertained Chelsea at the Etihad Stadium earlier today as they hoped to earn a win at home in the Premier League. Pep Guardiola‘s men made a bright start to the game and scored the opening goal in the 12th minute when Julian Alvarez got his name on the scoresheet. Man City controlled the game well and went into the half-time break 1-0 up on the scoreline.
The Mancunian side were solid in the second half and earned a narrow 1-0 win in front of their home supporters.
Let’s take a look at how each Manchester City player performed during the clash against the Blues.
GK: Stefan Ortega – 8/10
Ortega made a few crucial saves at the back and secured a well-deserved clean sheet at home.
CB: Kyle Walker – 6.5/10
He made a couple of important clearances inside his half and was good on the ball.
CB: Manuel Akanji – 6.5/10
Akanji kept things solid at the back and got replaced in the 56th minute.
CB: Aymeric Laporte – 7/10
The Spaniard dealt with the danger when needed and performed well enough to bag a clean sheet.
CM: Sergio Gomez – 6.5/10
Gomez struggled to get into the flow of the game and was substituted in the 77th minute.
CM: Kalvin Phillips – 7.5/10
He made a positive impact at both ends of the field but was unfortunate to hit the post.
CM: Rico Lewis – 7/10
Lewis did his fair share of defending and was a positive influence in the Chelsea half.
CAM: Phil Foden – 6.5/10
He was not shy of having a strike at goal but there was no goal for him today.
RW: Riyad Mahrez – 6.5/10
He was quiet for most of the game but made one key chance in the final third.
ST: Julian Alvarez – 8/10
The Argentine talent scored the only goal of the game in the 12th minute. He was also responsible for creating two good chances in the final third.
LW: Cole Palmer – 7.5/10
Palmer made a few impressive runs with the ball and picked up an assist for setting up Alvarez’s match-winner.
CB: John Stones – 6.5/10
He made one decent chance in the opponent’s half.
ST: Erling Haaland – 6/10
Haaland didn’t get a sniff at goal.
CM: Rodri – 6/10
He moved the ball well from midfield.
CAM: Kevin de Bruyne – 6/10
De Bruyne offered very little after coming off the bench.