Manchester City fell to a horrendous defeat at home to their biggest rivals. Here’s how we rated the players on a dismal derby day…
Ederson – 6
Might be disappointed with the manner of Anthony Martial’s goal, but did make some important saves throughout the game that kept the scoreline down.
Kyle Walker – 5
Pace was useful in theory against Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford, but deficiencies elsewhere in the team meant they got through anyway.
John Stones – 6
Was one of our better defensive players until coming off injured. It’s concerning that he doesn’t seem to be as vocal now as he was when he first joined, even though Vincent Kompany has left a void to fill.
Fernandinho – 5
Considering everyone knows Fernandinho is certainly not a natural centre-back, he did as well as can be expected. The Brazilian was given no cover whatsoever by his midfield.
Angeliño – 6
At least looked lively in attack, which is more than can be said for one or two of our attackers. I can’t imagine Benjamin Mendy could have been any better.
Rodri – 6
Didn’t live up to his last impressive showing but was by no means bad. Unlucky not to score and kept the ball moving well as we chased the game.
David Silva – 5
Seems to be alternating between magical and maligned on a week-by-week basis and unfortunately this was one of the poorer displays. Didn’t make much of an impact.
Kevin de Bruyne – 6
Grew into the match, although it’s perhaps fair to say the standards he sets himself for big games were not quite met here. Too much pressure was placed on Kevin to run the game on his own.
Bernardo Silva – 4
Played poorly, giving away the penalty that changed the game. Often when Bernardo plays on the wing it feels like he’s restricted, and he looks far more effective when the play is both sides of him, but Pep seems to prefer him out wide.
Raheem Sterling – 5
To his credit, had some impetuous about his play, but nothing came off for Sterling today. Was unfortunate not to create more.
Gabriel Jesus – 6
Missed or messed up some chances that he would score on another day. However, could appreciate his fight and derby spirit on a day when too many teammates looked weak-willed.
Nicolas Otamendi – 7
Looked better by far at the back when he arrived on the pitch, which is no slight on Stones. The only player who managed to get the goal back for us.
Riyad Mahrez – 6
Felt more likely to make something happen than Bernardo, but his substitution was a case of too little, too late.
Ilkay Gundogan – N/A
No time to mark.
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