An afternoon to forget for Manchester City who rued their missed chances and failed to score in consecutive games for the first time under Pep Guardiola’s management. Goals then came from Tottenham’s Steven Bergwijn and Heung-min Son to condemn City to back-to-back defeats.
Amidst the heated moment and VAR controversies; here’s how we rated the blues…
Ederson – 5
Misread the ball in the first half and almost fouled Lucas Moura as the last man. He could have possibly done better saving the first goal, but could do nothing about the second.
Kyle Walker – 6
Had a solid first half overlapping Mahrez on the right-wing. However, his form dipped in the second half, with constant misplaced passes, coupled with failing to clear the cross that led to the first goal tainting a solid performance.
Nicolas Otamendi – 5
Spent too much time on the ball instead of the moving the ball up the pitch quickly. Had the ball poached off him by Bergwijn in the first-half, and didn’t close the same man down quick enough before he scored Spurs’ first.
Fernandinho – 6
The Brazilian was once again the best City defender on the pitch; which isn’t saying much. He tracked Son well throughout the match and was unfortunate to deflect the Korean’s shot past Ederson.
Oleksandr Zinchenko – 3
Played down the left-wing when moving forward, which is a different role than in previous games. The Ukrainian was absent throughout the game, aside from the unnecessary yellow cards he picked up to get sent off on the hour-mark.
Rodri – 5
Put some good tackles in when needed but struggled to get goal-side on counters.
Ilkay Gundogan – 4
Missed two of City’s biggest chances of the game with his poorly taken penalty and a snatched shot when through on goal.
Kevin De Bruyne – 6
Was good holding the ball under pressure; as he usually is. Had a few shots on goal when he should have passed, but was City’s biggest attacking threat as the game went on.
Riyad Mahrez – 6
Had a good game picking out the right passes, and making the right runs when needed. His lazy corner led to Tottenham’s break which got Zinchenko his second booking and eventually cost City the game.
Raheem Sterling – 5
Desperately needs some time off the pitch. Created a few opportunities but end product was, once again, lacking.
Sergio Agüero – 6
Dropped back well to help with the press early in the match. Worked well with the midfield to get in behind the defence and hit the post in the 26th minute. After missing his chance to put City ahead on half-time, City’s all-time leading scorer didn’t get going in the second half. Was subbed shortly after City went down the 10 men.
Joao Cancelo – N/A
Even though he was on the pitch for thirty minutes, he didn’t see the ball enough to give a rating, though he was still more active than Zinchenko.
Gabriel Jesus – N/A
Didn’t have much of an opportunity to affect the game with City already a goal down.
Bernardo Silva – N/A
Brought on for Sterling in the 83rd minute and probably should have started the game.
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