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Southampton 4-2 City: player ratings

JOE HART – 6

Given no protection by his back four, and could do little about any of Southampton’s four goals.

PABLO ZABALETA – 3

Never lacks effort, but I fear he’s coming to the end of his City career. Beaten by Tadic and Mane far too often, and it’s becoming painful to watch.

NICOLAS OTAMENDI – 3

Hard to even comprehend what went through his mind on the first goal. Positionally poor, and he needs to stop diving in.

ELIAQUIM MANGALA – 5

Better of the to centre-backs, though it’s not really an accolade to be proud of. His pace gets him out of trouble, but too often his positioning is poor.

ALEKSANDAR KOLAROV – 2

Dreadful. His lack of effort for Mane’s goal was appalling. Needs to get the defensive basics right before charging forward.

SAMIR NASRI – 4

After a good return from injury this was a hugely disappointing performance. Slowed us down far too often, and offered no attacking threat.

FERNANDINHO – 4

Fatigue could be partially to blame, but Fernandinho was ridiculously sloppy in possession, and he and Delph showed little understanding as a pair.

FABIAN DELPH – 2

Given a chance in his favoured position, this was a dreadful showing from Delph. Gave the ball away far too much, and his positional sense has to improve.

RAHEEM STERLING – 3

Spurned a glorious chance in the first half, and has to start showing why we spent such a large fee. Though it can’t help being partnered with Kolarov on the left!

KELECHI IHEANACHO – 9 (Man of the Match)

Another two goals from him. He’s dynamite. Such a shame his teammates don’t have his determination and drive. Arguably our only player to come out of this with any credit.

WILFRED BONY – 2

Another shocking performance from the Ivorian. I think fans would be more lenient if he showed some willingness, but watching him amble around is hugely frustrating.

SUBS:

JESUS NAVAS – 5

We looked a little more solid when he came on, but his final ball is poor to say the least.

MARTIN DEMICHELIS – 7

I was tempted to give him a ten after executing one of the best roulettes I’ve ever seen. Note: Take this rating as seriously as the team took today’s game.

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