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.
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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