Manchester City entertained Newcastle United at the Etihad Stadium earlier tonight as they hoped to earn maximum points at home in the Premier League. Man City made a good start to the game and got their noses ahead in the 31st minute when Julian Alvarez scored with an excellent strike. Pep Guardiola‘s men went into the half-time break 1-0 up on the scoreline.
Man City sat on their lead well in the second half and managed to earn a narrow 1-0 victory in front of their home fans.
Let’s take a look at how each Manchester City performed during the clash against the Magpies.
GK: Ederson – 6.5/10
The Brazilian keeper had to make just one save in the game and earned an important clean sheet at the Etihad.
RB: Kyle Walker – 7/10
He didn’t do much wrong at the back and made two decent runs with the ball on the right flank.
CB: Manuel Akanji – 7/10
Akanji earned the ball back twice and made one key chance in the final third.
CB: Ruben Dias – 7/10
The Portuguese talent dealt with the danger when needed and was accurate with his passing.
LB: Josko Gvardiol – 6.5/10
Gvardiol performed his defensive duties well and completed one decent dribble as well.
CM: Rodri – 7.5/10
The Spanish sensation anchored the midfield with conviction and made a few promising runs with the ball.
CM: Mateo Kovacic – 7/10
Kovacic made a couple of exciting runs with the ball from midfield and worked hard at both ends of the field.
RW: Phil Foden – 8.5/10
Foden made a lot of inviting chances for others around him and did everything but score tonight.
CAM: Julian Alvarez – 7.5/10
The Argentine talent caught the eye at times and managed to score the only goal of the game with a brilliant strike in the 31st minute.
LW: Jack Grealish – 7/10
He came back to defend when needed and was always willing to run with the ball.
ST: Erling Haaland – 6.5/10
Haaland was not shy of having a strike at goal but there was no goal for him tonight.