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Manchester City 3-1 Arsenal: Player Ratings

Player ratings from last night's game at the Etihad, where Manchester City made quick work of a visiting Arsenal side

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Feature 06 Nov 2017, 10:00 IST
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Manchester City v Arsenal - Premier League
Manchester City v Arsenal - Premier League

Manchester City remain table toppers as goals from Kevin De Bruyne, Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus guide the 'Cityzens' to a 3-1 victory over Arsenal. The first half saw City take the lead in the 19th minute after Kevin de Bruyne slotted past Petr Cech.

Arsenal started the second half in very poor fashion as City doubled their lead from the spot after Monreal was adjudged to have fouled Sterling in the penalty area. Alexandre Lacazette pulled one back for the visitors but Gabriel Jesus scored City's third, which sealed a 3-1 victory for the hosts.

Here's how the players fared during the game:


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De Bruyne after giving City the lead

Ederson - 6.5

It was another decent outing for Ederson who made some smart saves and came off his line on numerous occasions to thwart Arsenal's attacks. The Brazilian would be slightly disappointed for not having kept a clean sheet, as Lacazette slotted the ball through his legs for a consolatory goal.

Kyle Walker - 7

Walker helped maintain City's defensive shape by keeping the likes of Alexis Sanchez and Alex Iwobi quiet throughout the game. The Englishman produced a performance in which he was equally good while attacking and defending.

John Stones - 7

The ex- Evertonian made a number of crucial tackles, interceptions to deny Arsenal's attack from influencing the game. Stones looked comfortable on the ball and helped keep things tight at the back with yet another disciplined performance.

Nicolas Otamendi - 6

The Argentine produced a steady display in defence along with Stones. Otamendi's no-nonsense style of defending made things difficult for Arsenal's forwards and prevented them from inflicting any potential harm.

Fabian Delph - 5.5

Delph made a steady start to the game but looked a bit shaky against Arsenal's attack in the second half. Nevertheless, he contributed to City's attack and defence in equal measure and helped prevent Ozil from feeding Arsenal's strikers.

Fernandinho - 8

In what was yet another solid display, the Brazilian offered adequate protection to the back four and kept things ticking in midfield. A number of tackles and interceptions in vital positions helped plug Arsenal's supply from midfield. The Brazilian played a neat one-two with de Bruyne in City's opening goal.

Kevin de Bruyne - 7

De Bruyne broke the deadlock with a fine left-footed drive past a hapless Petr Cech from outside the penalty box and troubled Arsenal's defence on countless occasions. The Belgian would be slightly disappointed for not having added to his assists tally after he spurned a glorious chance to put Sane through on goal in the second half.

David Silva - 6.5

Silva linked up with the wingers to great effect and helped control things in midfield with his flair. The Spaniard assisted Jesus for City's controversial third where he was in an offside position when the ball was played to him.

Leroy Sane - 7

It was a decent outing for the youngster who combined well with the likes of Aguero, Silva and de Bruyne. The youngster constant movement helped de Bruyne and Silva exploit spaces left by Arsenal's defence.

Raheem Sterling - 6

Sterling played an instrumental part in City's second as he was brought down in the penalty box by Monreal. The England international would be massively disappointed as he could not tap the ball home early in the first half and spurned a glorious opportunity to put Sane through on goal.

Sergio Aguero - 7.5

Manchester City v Arsenal - Premier League
Manchester City v Arsenal - Premier League

Aguero relentlessly pressed Arsenal's defence and made a number of intelligent runs in between the defenders, opening up spaces for the wingers and midfielders to exploit. His hard work was rewarded after he slotted home City's second from the penalty spot before being replaced by Gabriel Jesus in the 62nd minute.

Substitutions:

Gabriel Jesus - 6

Jesus was brought on for Aguero two minutes after the hour mark. The Brazilian scored City's third, increasing his goals tally to seven for the season.

Ilkay Gundogan - 5

Gundogan replaced Sterling twelve minutes from time and helped consolidate City's lead.

Bernardo Silva - N/A

Silva was brought on for Sane in the dying minutes of the game and didn't have enough time to influence the game.






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