Manchester City returned to Premier League action for a showdown with under pressure Everton at Goodison Park. Goals from Gabriel Jesus, Riyad Mahrez and Raheem Sterling secured all three points in an entertaining clash on Merseyside. Here’s how we rated the players tonight…
Ederson – 9
Made some excellent vital saves that kept City in the game, including one particular claw down to his right to deny Mina. One of Edersons best games for City and showed he can do both sides of goalkeeping just as well.
Walker – 7
Played well throughout denying Richarlison and Iwobi much space to operate with little cause for concern.
Otamendi – 7
Still needs to stay on his feet in certain occasions, especially defending one on one with tricky attackers. But a good overall performance.
Fernandinho – 7
Had a good battle with Brazil team mate Richarlison but played well against a relentless attack. His mistimed clearance allowed Everton to level though and will need to properly adjust to his new role.
Zinchenko – 5
The Ukrainian was back into the team but really struggled dealing with Richarlison and gave away many needless fouls. He must be worried for his place now with Angelino in-form and Mendy back to fitness.
Rodri – 8
Another promising performance from the impressive Spaniard. Worked hard all game and made crucial interception. Was booked bizarrely in the first half when he clearly won the ball.
Gundogan – 6
Moved the ball around well and kept possession at the right times. However, he is recently struggling to get a grip of the game and inject some flair like he did at the back end of last season.
KDB – 8.5
Incredible assist for City’s opening goal bending in his trademark from the right. Dangerous as ever and showed why he’s the best player in the league.
Mahrez – 9
Another classy performance from the Algerian. Seems to have stepped up his quality level recently. Excellently placed his free kick for City’s second goal to relieve some tension late in the game.
Jesus – 7
Great header for the opening goal of the game. Always dangerous for a goal, if he could stay onside he’d score a lot more.
Sterling – 7
Not his best performance in a City shirt, and missed a great chance to regain the lead. But worked hard all game and deserved his goal to seal the game for City.
Sergio Aguero – 7
Replaced Jesus in the second half and made an instant impact, making a marvellous run to set up Sterling’s goal. Reminded me of the Aguero in his early City days.
Bernardo Silva – 6
Caught Everton keeper Jordan Pickford well off his line but couldn’t turn it into a goalscoring chance.
David Silva – 6
Brought on late to keep possession in midfield.
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