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Gundogan Gets 9, De Bruyne With 7.5 | Manchester City Players Rated In Impressive Win Vs Man 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 clashed heads with Manchester United at Wembley Stadium earlier today as they hoped to secure a win in the FA Cup final. Man City made a dream start to the game as they got their noses ahead in the first minute when Ilkay Gundogan found the back of the net. However, Bruno Fernandes equalised for the Red Devils from the penalty spot in the 33rd minute as the two sides from Manchester went into the half-time break with a 1-1 scoreline.

Gundogan scored again for Man City in the 51st minute as Pep Guardiola‘s men ended up earning an impressive 2-1 win in the FA Cup final.

Let’s take a look at how each Man City player performed during the match against Manchester United.

GK: Stefan Ortega – 6.5/10

Ortega made a couple of solid saves at the back but couldn’t do much about Fernandes’ penalty in the first half.

CB: Kyle Walker – 6.5/10

He kept things solid when defending inside his half and was careful with his ball distribution.

CB: Ruben Dias – 6.5/10

The Portuguese talent cleared the danger when needed and got stuck in with a couple of solid tackles.

CB: Manuel Akanji – 6.5/10

He kept the Man United attackers frustrated for most of the game.

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LONDON, ENGLAND – JUNE 03: Ilkay Guendogan (obscured) of Manchester City celebrates with teammates after scoring the team’s second goal during the Emirates FA Cup Final between Manchester City and Manchester United at Wembley Stadium on June 03, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CM: John Stones – 6.5/10

Stones anchored the midfield well and was tidy with his passing.

CM: Rodri – 7.5/10

The Spanish sensation was a positive influence at both ends of the field and was responsible for creating a few decent chances going forward.

RW: Bernardo Silva – 6.5/10

He worked his socks off in both halves but failed to register a goal.

CM: Kevin De Bruyne – 7.5/10

The Belgian international caused all sorts of problems for the Man United defenders and picked up a couple of assists for setting up both of Gundogan’s goals today.

CM: Ilkay Gundogan – 9/10

The German sensation made a real difference in the final third for Man City. He scored two good goals which was enough for his team to win the final.

LW: Jack Grealish – 6.5/10

He showed some glimpses of what he can do but hardly had a sniff at goal.

ST: Erling Haaland – 6.5/10

Haaland was a real menace inside the opponent’s penalty box but struggled to finish off his chances.

Substitutes:

CAM: Phil Foden – 6.5/10

He made two promising runs with the ball.

CB: Nathan Ake – N/A

Ake hardly had any time to influence the game.

CB: Aymeric Laporte – N/A

He came on for the final few minutes of the contest.

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