Manchester City entertained Nottingham Forest at the Etihad Stadium earlier today as they hoped to earn a convincing win at home in the Premier League. Pep Guardiola‘s men made a quick start to the contest and got their noses ahead in the seventh minute thanks to Phil Foden’s effort. Erling Haaland doubled his team’s advantage just seven minutes as Man City cruised to a 2-0 lead at the half-time break.
Rodri let his teammates down by getting sent off soon after the restart. However, the Mancunian club controlled the game well and earned a solid 2-0 win in front of their home supporters.
Let’s take a look at how each Manchester City player performed during the clash against Nottingham Forest.
GK: Ederson – 8/10
The Brazilian talent made a few important saves at the back and earned a well-deserved clean sheet at the Etihad.
RB: Kyle Walker – 7/10
Walker cleared the danger when needed and ended the game with an assist to his name.
CB: Manuel Akanji – 6.5/10
He made a couple of crucial defensive interventions and was accurate with his passing.
CB: Ruben Dias – 7/10
The Portuguese defender made a handful of important clearances inside his half and did enough to bag the clean sheet this afternoon.
LB: Josko Gvardiol – 7.5/10
Gvardiol performed his defensive duties well and made one positive run with the ball.
CM: Matheus Nunes – 7.5/10
He anchored the midfield with conviction and even managed to pick up an assist.
CM: Rodri – 6/10
The Spaniard passed the ball accurately in the first half but let his teammates down by getting sent off in the 46th minute.
RW: Phil Foden – 8.5/10
Foden was a constant menace in the final third and was responsible for giving Man Ciy the lead in the seventh minute.
CAM: Julian Alvarez – 7/10
He was not shy of having a strike at goal and was replaced in the 56th minute.
LW: Jeremy Doku – 7/10
Doku made a few dangerous runs with the ball but there was no goal for him today.
ST: Erling Haaland – 7.5/10
The Norway international was a real threat in the final third and did well to find the back of the net in the 14th minute.
CM: Kalvin Phillips – 6/10
He kept things solid at the back.
CB: Nathan Ake – 6.5/10
The Dutch defender didn’t do much wrong when defending inside his half.
LW: Jack Grealish – N/A