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Burnley 1-2 Manchester City: Player Ratings

Claudio Bravo – 6

Given no chance with Burnley’s goal, but used the ball and claimed some dangerous crosses.

Bacary Sagna – 6

Defended well but struggled to provide much of an attacking threat.

Nicolas Otamendi – 6

Gives away far too many unnecessary free kicks, often in dangerous areas. Did use the ball well when in possession and won many aerial duels in a combative display.

Aleksandar Kolarov – 6

Also defended well against Burnley’s aerial bombardment, but was guilty of not using the ball too well, giving it away frequently.

Gael Clichy – 6

Caught out defensively a few times, but improved in the second half and played well in the wing-back role.

Fernando – 7

Screened the back four really well, making vital interceptions. A very good return to the side for him.

Fernandinho – 6

Struggled in the first half, but was much improved in the second. The Brazilian showed brilliant tenacity for Aguero’s second goal.

Raheem Sterling – 5

Struggled to have any real impact and tentative in the opposition box. His delivery was poor and he wasted a few promising opportunities.

Yaya Touré – 6

Recycled the ball well, and offered us some control in the middle of the park. Still struggles with the pressing system but has made a successful comeback.

Nolito – 6

Started the first half well, but faded badly and was substituted after a needless booking.

Sergio Aguero – 7 (Man of the match)

The match winner. On the periphery of the game at times, but he scored the two vital goals and showed a classic poacher’s instinct.

Subs:

Leroy Sané – 6

Replaced Sterling and showed promising signs down the right, but still raw and in need of game time.

Kevin De Bruyne – 6

Brought on with twenty minutes to go, no time to make a real contribution.

Jesus Navas – N/A

Brought on for match-winner Aguero with two minutes to go.

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