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City 4-0 Stoke: player ratings

JOE HART – 6

Produced some excellent saves, particularly one to deny Arnautovic after a mistake from Otamendi.

PABLO ZABALETA – 6

Marauded up and down the right all game, producing some good crosses.

NICOLAS OTAMENDI – 6

Still has a tendency to dive in, but made some crucial tackles, and his passing out from the back was much improved. Made one bad mistake, but Joe Hart saved the day.

ELIAQUIM MANGALA – 7

Shackled Joselu very well, using his physicality to good effect. Like Otamendi, his passing from the back was very good.

ALEKSANDAR KOLAROV – 6

Constantly a threat down the left, always providing support to the attackers.

FERNANDO – 7

His header for the goal was fantastic, and he provided a great shield for the defense too, making the most tackles out of any City player (4).

YAYA TOURE – 6

Lacks the influence he once had, but he’s still vital to us controlling the game. Had more touches than any other City player (79).

JESUS NAVAS – 7

Produced some fine crosses along the six yard line and was threatening every time he got the ball.

DAVID SILVA – 6

Similar to Yaya, he’s lacking influence but his ability to play in tight spaces is still a sight to behold.

KELECHI IHEANACHO – 8 (Man of the Match)

Star of the show. Took his two goals fantastically, and has now scored ten goals with his fourteen shots on target this season. What a player he’s going to be.

SERGIO AGUERO – 7

Warmed up for Real nicely. Linked up well with Iheanacho and posed a problem for the Stoke back four all afternoon. Took his penalty well, and we’ll need him at his best on Tuesday.

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FABIAN DELPH – 6

Came on to solidify the left hand side, and did it well, protecting Kolarov against the pacey Diouf.

WILFRIED BONY – 6

His pass to Iheanacho was weighted perfectly, and seemed to put himself about a bit more today.

MARTIN DEMICHELIS – N/A

No time to mark.

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