Manchester City clashed heads with Manchester United at Old Trafford earlier this evening as they looked to grab maximum points in the Manchester derby. Pep Guardiola‘s men made a decent start to the game and got their noses ahead in the 26th minute thanks to Erling Haaland’s penalty. Man City went into the half-time break 1-0 to the good.
Haaland doubled his team’s advantage in the 49th minute before Phil Foden added another goal in the 80th minute. The contest ended with Man City earning an impressive 3-0 win in the Manchester derby.
Let’s take a look at how each Manchester City player fared during the clash against Man United.
GK: Ederson – 7.5/10
The Brazilian keeper made a few decent saves at the back and secured an important clean sheet in the derby.
RB: Kyle Walker – 8/10
He didn’t do much wrong at the back and had a few bright moments going forward.
CB: Ruben Dias – 7/10
The Portuguese defender was a rock when defending inside his half and would be pleased with the clean sheet.
CB: John Stones – 7/10
Stones hardly put a foot wrong on the defensive end of the field and managed to create some decent chances in the opponent’s half.
LB: Josko Gvardiol – 7/10
He was a positive influence at both ends of the pitch.
CM: Rodri – 8/10
The Spaniard anchored the midfield well and was a good presence on the ball.
CM: Bernardo Silva – 8/10
Silva caused a lot of problems for the opposition with his running and has got an assist to show for his efforts.
RW: Phil Foden – 7/10
He managed to threaten the opponent’s goal at times and scored Man City’s third goal in the 80th minute.
CAM: Julian Alvarez – 7/10
Alvarez caused some problems for his marker but there was no goal for him.
LW: Jack Grealish – 7.5/10
He made some dangerous runs with the ball and lacked quality in front of the Man United goal.
ST: Erling Haaland – 8.5/10
Haaland scored two goals and bagged an assist which made the difference in the Manchester derby today. He deserves the man of the match award.
LW: Jeremy Doku – N/A
CM: Mateo Kovacic – N/A