Match Coverage

Swansea 1-2 Manchester City (EFL Cup): Player Ratings

Willy Caballero – 6

Struggled with his distribution, but made a key save to deny Borja Baston in the second half. Easy to see why Bravo is first choice.

Pablo Zabaleta – 7

A good showing for Zaba. Showcased some of his old trademark runs, and was defensively solid throughout.

Vincent Kompany – 7

A solid return for City’s Captain Fantastic. His use of the ball was very good, particularly in the second half, and he put in a few last ditch tackles to deny Swansea. Hopefully he didn’t pick up another injury though the signs didn’t look great.

John Stones – 6

Started well, but became perhaps a little too casual on the ball, gifting a golden opportunity to Borja Baston.

Gael Clichy – 7

Scored our first goal, courtesy of a lightning counter attack. His use of the ball when playing out from the back was also really impressive.

Fernando – 7

Screened the back four really well, and also showcased a really good range of pssing. Sterner tests will await, but it was a very good return to the side for him.

Aleix Garcia – 8 (Man of the Match)

This kid has it all. Everything looks so easy and effortless to him. His passing was crisp and precise, and when his chance came he took it with aplomb.

Angelino – 5

A tough night for the youngster. Positionally he was a bit erratic at times, though he did get the assist for Clichy’s goal with a good through ball.

Jesus Navas – 6

Same as always. He finds himself in some excellent positions but his final ball often let’s him down. Stung the palms of Nordfeldt with a ferocious effort.

Leroy Sané – 6

Seemingly struggled in the first half due to Swansea’s compact shape. Was much better in the second half, especially when De Bruyne came on to balance out the midfield.

Kelechi Iheanacho – 6

Plenty of endeavour, but was often crowded out by the Swansea defence. His movement and work rate is key to Pep’s pressing system.

Subs:

Kevin De Bruyne – 7

Continued his excellent form with another good showing. He’s seemingly gone up another level this year, and is arguably our most important player at the moment.

Brahim Diaz – N/A

A great moment for the exciting (barely) 17-year-old to debut, coming on late.

Tosin Adarabioyo – N/A

Another late teenage substitute, though he had only seconds on the pitch.

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