Manchester City entertained Young Boys at the Etihad Stadium earlier tonight as they looked to grab all three points at home in the UEFA Champions League. Pep Guardiola‘s men made a decent start to the game and got their noses ahead in the 23rd minute when Erling Haaland found the back of the net from the penalty spot. Phil Foden doubled Man City’s advantage in the first half injury-time as they went into the half-time interval 2-0 up on the scoreline.
Haaland added another goal in the 51st minute before Sandro Lauper was sent off just two minutes later. The contest ended with Man City securing a comfortable 3-0 win at the Etihad.
Let’s take a look at how each Manchester City player performed during the clash against Young Boys.
GK: Ederson – 7/10
The Brazilian keeper didn’t have a save to make in the game and secured an easy clean sheet at home.
CB: Kyle Walker – 7/10
Walker kept things solid at the back and was good on the ball.
CB: Ruben Dias – 7.5/10
The Portuguese talent gave a good account of himself on the defensive end of the field and was accurate with his passing.
CB: Josko Gvardiol – 7/10
He caught the eye at times in both halves and would be pleased with the clean sheet.
CM: Rico Lewis – 7/10
Lewis made a few decent chances for his teammates and has got an assist to show for his efforts.
CM: John Stones – 6.5/10
He didn’t do much wrong at the back and was tidy with his passing. Stones was replaced at half-time.
RW: Phil Foden – 8/10
Foden was not shy of having a strike at goal and managed to get his name on the scoresheet in the dying embers of the first half.
CM: Matheus Nunes – 7.5/10
Nunes proved himself to be a reliable performer at both ends of the pitch.
CM: Mateo Kovacic – 7/10
He earned the ball back twice and made one decent chance in the final third.
LW: Jack Grealish – 8/10
The English sensation managed to engineer several clear-cut chances in the opponent’s half and ended the game with an assist to his name.
ST: Erling Haaland – 8/10
Haaland was not shy of having a strike at goal and managed to bag a brace which was enough to give his team a comfortable victory tonight.
CB: Nathan Ake – 6.5/10
He kept things tidy when defending inside his half.
CM: Oscar Bobb – 6.5/10
Bobb had a few lively moments in the final third.
CM: Kalvin Phillips – 6/10
He was not afraid to shoot.
LW: Jeremy Doku – 7.5/10
His pace caused all sorts of problems for the opposition defenders.