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City 4-0 Aston Villa: player ratings

JOE HART – 6

Had very little to do, and barring a good save in the first half, it was one of the quieter games for him season.

BACARY SAGNA – 7

Another quality performance from the France star. Always willing to get forward and support Navas, and he’s as solid as a rock defensively.

VINCENT KOMPANY – 7

A solid afternoon for the skipper. Showcased his excellent passing range out from the back, and seems to have a good understanding with Nicolas Otamendi.

NICOLAS OTAMENDI – 7

Likes to go to ground a tad too often, but he’s a strong tackler and his front foot style of defending was crucial to us putting Villa under pressure.

GAEL CLICHY – 8

Continued his excellent run of form with another impressive performance. Sent in some good crosses, and though he lacks the attacking capabilities of Kolarov, he works harder than the Serb.

JESUS NAVAS – 7

A very good showing from the Spaniard. Ran Cissokho ragged all afternoon, and though his final ball is always hit-and-miss, he adds a different dimension to the team.

YAYA TOURE – 7

Scored the first goal and demonstrated how important he is, despite the (lack of) quality of the opposition. He links the defence to attack better than anyone else in our squad, and it’s evident how reliant we still are on him.

FERNANDINHO – 7

After a poor showing midweek, this was more like the Fernandinho we know and love. Worked tirelessly and helped us control the midfield from start to finish.

DAVID SILVA – 8

Struggled initially but grew into the game and became unplayable. His assist for Aguero’s second goal was delightful, and he will now get a week off to rest his problematic ankle.

WILFRIED BONY – 6

It just didn’t happen for the Ivorian striker today. Linked up well with Aguero at times but fluffed a few presentable opportunities. Looks massively short on confidence and fitness.

SERGIO AGUERO – 9 (Man of the Match)

Added two goals and should have had a hat-trick, but missed his penalty. Besides the goals, he was unplayable all game. His second goal was a delight, and he ran Villa’s defence ragged.

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RAHEEM STERLING – 7

Added another goal to what’s becoming an impressive tally, and linked up very well with Silva and Aguero.

KELECHI IHEANACHO – 7

He immediately causes problems off the bench, and his movement and ability to run with the ball troubles the opposition.

MANU GARCIA – N/A

Made his Premier league debut, which is an excellent achievement for the young man, but no real time to mark.

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