Man City 3-1 Man Utd Player Ratings:Who Walked Tall And Who Went Missing

Aguero doubled his team's lead from a tight angle soon after the second half resumed

It was a night to forget for Jose Mourinho as Manchester City returned to the top of the Premier League table with a convincing win over Manchester United.

City looked to be on easy street  after David Silva’s first half strike before Sergio Aguero doubled their lead soon after the break.

Anthony Martial hit back from the penalty spot after Ederson brought down substitute Romelu Lukaku.

Manchester City (4-3-3)

EDERSON 5.5 – One again his decision to come off his line and dive at the striker’s feet cost City a penalty

KYLE WALKER 7 – Good duel with Martial and came out on top over the course of the match.

JOHN STONES 6.5 – Ready when needed and produced an excellent block on Martial in the first half.

AYMERIC LAPORTE 7 – Imperious again as he continues to impress at the heart of City’s defence

BENJAMIN MENDY 7 – More disciplined display from the Frenchman. Got forward well throughout.

BERNARDO SILVA 7.5 – Made a vital contribution for the first goal and set up the third. Excellent display.

DAVID SILVA 8 – Another big game performance from the little Spaniard who got things going with a well-taken goal.

FERNANDINHO 6.5 – Typically solid and tested De Gea with a couple of trademark long-range efforts from midfield.

RIYAD MAHREZ 6.5 – Lovely return pass to set up Aguero’s goal was the highlight of a good display on the right.

SERGIO AGUERO 6.5 – Quiet in the first half but exploded into life after halftime with a quite stunning strike.

RAHEEM STERLING 6.5 – Started the game well and crossed for the goal, but faded a little after that.

Subs: Muric, Kompany, Gundogan (for Aguero 75, 7), Delph, Sane (for Mahrez 62, 6.5), Gabriel Jesus, Foden (for D Silva 90+2)

Scorers: D Silva 12, Aguero 48, Gundogan 86

Booked: B Silva

Manager: Pep Guardiola 8 – Put the disappointment of last season’s Etihad derby behind him as he got the better of Mourinho again.

Manchester United (4-3-3) 

DAVID DE GEA 5.5 – No chance with the first and third goals, but too easily beaten for the second for a keeper of his quality

ASHLEY YOUNG 6.5 – Coped well down with City’s threat and made a fantastic interception to deny Sane towards the end

CHRIS SMALLING 6 – Made some key clearances with his head and produced the tackle of the match on Fernandinho.

VICTOR LINDELOF 5.5 – Allowed his opponent to get the wrong side of him for second game in a row when Aguero scored.

LUKE SHAW 6.5 – Lost Bernardo Silva in the build-up to the first goal, but got forward well to support the attack after that.

ANDER HERRERA 5 – His job is to break up the opponents’ play but got caught in possession on several occasions.

MAROUANE FELLAINI 5.5 – Replaced Pogba in midfield and always effective, but lacks the Frenchman’s creativity.

Fellaini was drafted in as a replacement for Pogba but didn't have the same sort of impact

 Silva opened the scoring at the Etihad Stadium and was a class apart throughout the game

NEMANJA MATIC 6 – Needed to be more inventive alongside Fellaini and Herrera but it’s not really his game

JESSE LINGARD 5 – United’s best moves came down the other flank as he struggled to get in the game. First player to be subbed.

MARCUS RASHFORD 5 – Once again struggled to justify his role leading the line. Isolated with little service.

ANTHONY MARTIAL 6.5 – Not as effective as he’s been in recent games, but produced clinical finish from the penalty spot.

Subs: Romero, Jones, Sanchez (for Rashford 73, 6.5), Mata (for Herrera 73, 6), Lukaku (for Lingard 57, 6.5), Fred, Darmian.

Scorer: Martial pen 58

Booked: Shaw

Manager: Jose Mourinho 5 – His tactics worked in Turin but came undone against a team with City’s energy. United always looked second best.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s