Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

City Rated by Stuart Brennan

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

City Rated by Stuart Brennan

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Had virtually nothing to do other than one good punch and a heart attack mix-up with Otamendi 6 ZABALETA Had a great duel with Pedro, and it was his spirit that forced him off - he had been booked and was close to second yellow 7 OTAMENDI Cleared off the line to make up for his sole error, and after that he headed, intercepted and tackled everything 8 MANGALA Utterly dominated Costa, and it was the surety of his work that set him apart from the rest - hardly put a foot wrong 9 KOLAROV There was little wrong with his defensive work - and he was happy to curtail his usual attacking instinct 7 FERNANDINHO That lung-bursting sprint through the Chelsea defence to win the penalty was typical of the man 8 TOURE Some wonderful passing showed exactly what he is about - just simply superb for City 8 8 Buzzing up and down the right wing all game, but he also added great value whenever he carved inside DE BRUYNE His touch and control are exquisite - great assist for the first, and skill to set up the second was simply beautiful 8 NASRI Great contribution but he had two one-on-ones - couple more games under his belt he would have scored 8 AGUERO Now just one behind Kane in the goalscorers' race after a super hat-trick - wiped out the memory of his penalty misses 9 SUBSTITUTES SAGNA: (Zabaleta 66) Solid as ever 7 DELPH: (Nasri 75) Slotted in nicely 7 IHEANACHO: (Aguero 84) no time to make an impact NOT USED: Caballero, Demichelis, Fernando, Bony HAVE YOUR SAY Give your ratings on the Blues at manchestereveningnews. …

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