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Manchester City 2-2 Spurs: Player Ratings

Well, how on earth did City not win that? A superb showing from the Blues saw them take a 2-0 lead, but it was a familiar story as Spurs went on to score with their only two shots on target to scrape a draw.

Let’s take a look at how Jordan Elgott rated the performances of City’s players:

Claudio Bravo – 6

Didn’t do that badly. Had no chance with either goal. Another game where every shot on target has gone in. Worrying.

Pablo Zabaleta – 7

Did well defensively to nullify the threat of Rose, and got forward well. Continues to prove those who doubted him wrong.

Nicolas Otamendi – 5.5

Not one of his best games, today. I’ve praised him in the past few weeks but his passing was incredibly sloppy and he was poor defensively in the second half.

Aleksandar Kolarov – 7

I was worried when I saw his name on the team sheet but, to be fair, I thought he defended fairly well for the most part.

Gael Clichy – 6

It wasn’t quite the disaster we saw at Goodison Park last weekend, but Clichy really struggled to deal with Kyle Walker, who was excellent in fairness (aside from when he should have been sent off). It’s no coincidence that every goal we concede tends to come from the left-hand side.

Yaya Touré – 8

Eyebrows were raised when he was named on the team sheet as the lone central midfielder, but Yaya dealt superbly with some fantastic players in Tottenham’s midfield. Like Zabaleta, he’s showing that he still has plenty to give.

Kevin De Bruyne – 9 (Man of the Match)

Another quality showing from Kevin, setting up the first goal with a beautiful pass to Leroy Sané, and then taking advantage of a goalkeeping error by Hugo Lloris to score the second. Very unlucky to not finish on the winning side.

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David Silva – 8

Silva, like his midfield compatriots, was also very good. His usual delicate technique on the ball was coupled with a great desire to press Tottenham’s players and put in a tackle.

Raheem Sterling – 6

It’s hard to be too harsh on Sterling, because he should have won a penalty and Kyle Walker should have been sent off, and that would have been game over. BUT: He was incredibly poor in the final third, showing far too much hesitancy despite getting himself into very good positions. It was a performance from the Raheem of last season.

Leroy Sané – 8

Pep only tends to start him in the big games, and Leroy has more than repaid his manager’s faith. His last start came against Arsenal in which he scored City’s opener and he did the same today with a composed finish after a Hugo Lloris mistake. He got the better of Tottenham’s defenders numerous times, and showed a willingness to track back and make a tackle – something the City fans will love.

Sergio Aguero – 6.5

Another disappointing showing from the Argentinian. Despite managing to get involved in the game more than he has done in recent weeks, he was largely wasteful and hesitant when in possession. Needs to up his game.

Subs:

Gabriel Jesus – 7.5

Oh what a talent this kid looks. So much has been made of his arrival and I was wondering whether the pressure would get to him at such a young age. How wrong I was. Jesus got involved at every opportunity, almost providing an assist with his first touch, and then almost scoring with his second. He put the ball in the back of the net but was unfortunately offside. Looking forward to seeing more of him.

John Stones – N/A

No time to mark.

Fabian Delph – N/A

No time to mark.

Do you agree with Jordan’s ratings? Comment below or tweet us and let us know your thoughts on how City’s players performed.

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