Bournemouth v Man City Player Ratings


What a start to this weekend’s Premier League action that was, as Manchester City ran out 2-1 winners against Bournemouth in an incident packed encounter at Dean Court. Let’s see how the players rated.





Begovic 6

No chance with either goal, looks to be a decent upgrade on Arthur Boruc.


A Smith 7

Caused Mendy a lot of problems down the right particularly in the first half, dug in and defended well as City piled on the pressure late on.


S Cook 7

Solid performance by The Cherries stalwart. Cleared and blocked numerous times as his side came under some heavy pressure.


Aké 4

A bad day at the office for Bournemouth’s record-signing. Lost Jesus for City’s first and should have been sent off for taking down the young Brazilian, as he tried to recover from his own error.


Mings 7

Good display from the no-nonsense centre-half. Solid in tackle and distributed the ball well at times.


Daniels 8

Scored one of the goals of the season with one of the sweetest strikes of a football you are ever likely to see, worked tirelessly down the left for his side.


Gosling 7

Found a lot of space in the first half and put in a decent shift defensively.


Surman 7

A couple of classy forward passes in the first half. Held his own against City’s star-studded midfield.


Arter 7

Got through a mountain of work as always, like many of his team-mates, really unlucky to be on the losing side.


King 9 ( MOTM )

The best player on the pitch, running City ragged at times. Almost scored with a brilliant left footed effort that hit the bar. With performances like this its easy to see why Spurs have been linked with a big-money move for the Norway international.


Defoe 6

One good effort in the first-half, but apart from that struggled to make much of a impact on his first Bournemouth start in 16 years.




Afobe 6

Put himself about before being taken off with a back injury.


Mousset 5

Was penalised for the free-kick on Otamendi that lead to City’s winner, in truth he was very unlucky as he clearly got the ball.


Man City 


Ederson 6

Nothing he could do about Daniel’s wonderstike, but made a couple of routine saves look a lot more difficult than they should have been.


Danilo 6

Covered a a lot of ground up and down the right, does seem a lot more comfortable going forward than when being asked questions defensively.


Kompany 8

A rock at the back, if City are to challenge for the title this year he has to stay fit.


Otamendi 6

Flew into some early challenges and as always, looked a better player when he has Kompany beside him.


Mendy 6

Some good crosses from the left. Looks a real Pep player, good going forward, dodgy going the other way.


De Bruyne 8

Along with Silva he is the man that makes this City side tick. Kept pushing and probing until the end.


Fernandinho 7

Like most of his team-mates started sloppily but recovered well to put in his normal solid shift.


Silva 8

Such a classy operater, a master at finding space between the lines.


Bernardo Silva 6

A quality player, but looks as if it will take him a while to adjust to the pace of the Premier League.


Jesus 9

Brilliant piece of awareness and finish for the equaliser. A world class talent, hard to believe he’s only 20.


Sterling 7

Two goals in a week for a player so often accused of not providing any end product. Comically sent off for celebrating his goal with the travelling support.




Agüero 6

The feeling that his face just doesn’t fit in Pep’s team was confirmed when he was dropped to the sub’s bench, tried hard to make a impact when he came one but looked a little short of confidence.


Sané N/A

No Impact.



No impact.


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