Manchester City extended their lead at the top of the Premier League to eight points by beating Arsenal 3-1 at the Etihad earlier today. Let’s see how the players rated …
Almost embarrassed when he allowed a Iwobi strike slip through his fingers, but apart from that another commanding display.
Bombed forward at every opportunity and seems to be enjoying playing under Guardiola.
Lost possession a couple of times when carrying the ball out from the back and looked a little shaky when Arsenal pushed forward in the second period.
Lucky to only get booked for a cynical elbow on Lacazette. Has improved this season but still doesn’t convince when put under pressure.
Continues to impress in left-back role.
De Bruyne 8
Scored the all important opener. Uncharacteristically missed the chance to play in team-mates a couple of times late on.
Solid as always. Does all the dirty work that allows his more talented team-mates to thrive.
Silva 9 ( MOTM )
Excellent throughout, the perfect link man between midfield and attack.
His pace and intelligent movement caused Arsenal problems all day.
Nowhere near the form he has shown in recent weeks, won his side a penalty but fluffed one shocking attempt to play in Sane when clean through.
Tucked his penalty away nicely.
Gabriel Jesus 7
Came on, scored his goal, job done.
Bernardo Silva N/A
Probably should have done better for City’s first. The big man is clearly a great goalkeeper in gradual decline.
Not great. Coughed up possession a couple of times and struggled to deal with City’s midfield runners.
Ok, considering he is not a centre-back.
Again not a centre-back. Clumsy challenge on Sterling for penalty.
Got forward well, but left the door open for Sane to get in behind on too many occassions.
Covered a huge amount of distance and layed on the assist for Lacazette’s goal, his sides best player.
Just not good enough as a defensive midfielder for a top level Premier League side.
Solid in defence and got forward well.
Couldn’t fault his work-rate, but really poor in possession.
Showed great energy and enthusiasm. If he can add composure in the final third to his game he could be a top player.
Ran around a lot, but like Ozil just didn’t make enough of his chances on the ball.
Took his goal well.
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