Manchester City entertained Brighton and Hove Albion at the Etihad Stadium earlier today as they looked to secure a win at home in the Premier League. The Mancunian giants made a quick start to the game and got their noses ahead in the seventh-minute when Julian Alvarez found the back of the net. Erling Haaland doubled Man City’s advantage just 12 minutes later as Pep Guardiola‘s men went into the half-time break 2-0 up on the scoreline.
Ansu Fati pulled a goal back for the visitors but Man City hung on to their narrow lead and earned a hard-fought 2-1 win at the Etihad.
Let’s take a look at how each Manchester City player performed during the clash against the Seagulls.
GK: Stefan Ortega – 6.5/10
He made a couple of solid saves at the back but won’t be pleased about conceding in the 73rd minute.
CB: Kyle Walker – 6.5/10
Walker earned the ball back twice and was accurate with his passing.
CB: Manuel Akanji – 5.5/10
He made two important clearances inside his half but let his teammates down by getting sent off late in the game.
CB: Josko Gvardiol – 7/10
Gvardiol was a dominant presence on the defensive end of the field and was a good presence on the ball as well.
CM: John Stones – 6/10
Stones struggled to get into the rhythm of the game and was replaced in the 74th minute.
CM: Rodri – 6.5/10
The Spaniard anchored the midfield well but offered very little in the final third.
RW: Phil Foden – 6.5/10
Foden managed to engineer a few promising chances for his teammates but there was no goal for him.
CM: Julian Alvarez – 7.5/10
The Argentine talent had a few exciting moments in the final third and managed to score early in the game for his team.
CM: Bernardo Silva – 6.5/10
He made two good chances in the opponent’s half but failed to pose a threat in the final third.
LM: Jeremy Doku – 8/10
Doku made a handful of dangerous runs on the left flank and has got an assist to show for his efforts.
ST: Erling Haaland – 7.5/10
Haaland had a few bright moments in the game and managed to get his name on the scoresheet in the 19th minute.
LM: Jack Grealish – 6/10
His impact on the game was minimal.
CB: Ruben Dias – 6/10
Dias was solid at the back.
CB: Nathan Ake – N/A