Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

City Rated

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

City Rated

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EDERSON The first penalty save was crucial, made a couple more sharp saves and his footwork had to be spot-on 9 WALKER Giving away a penalty was unnecessary. He was a powerful presence in defence apart from that 7 STONES Unflappable in face of Napoli's tricky front men, tackling, intercepting and playing his way out of trouble 9 OTAMENDI Showed all his experience even when Napoli's fierce pressing in the second half had him on the back foot 7 Delph Adds some good old-fashioned grit to back four even if his lack of experience in the position occasionally shows 7 FERNANDINHO Looked like a tired player in the second half, and mistakes crept in - clumsily tripped Ghoulam to hand Napoli second penalty 5 Silva Was City's main man in that exceptional opening spell, his run and cross bringing the first 8 DE BRUYNE Managed an assist, a gorgeous curler against the bar and nearly caught out Reina with a free kick from an acute angle 8 STERLING Snapped up his eighth goal of the season to give City the lead and his presence wide on the right was crucial 7 Sane Played full part in that devastating opening, but his inexperience was evident with a few misplaced passes 7 Jesus eighth goal of the season, and unlucky to see another kicked off the line. …

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