Match Coverage

Laporte nets his first Blues goal as City are held by new boys: Man City Player Ratings vs. Wolves

Ederson – 7

Similar to City’s previous two games the Brazilian had little to do for the majority of the game. He made a top quality save to his left in the second half from a powerful Helder Costa strike.

Kyle Walker – 6

Didn’t have a major impact going forward as he was restricted due to the pressure applied by Wolves. Defended well enough when called into to action but a quiet game by his standards.

Vincent Kompany – 7

Despite being booked early on for a lunge on Raul Jimenez, the Captain grew into the game and was probably the better of the two centre halves on the day. Read th game very well after a shaky opening.

Aymeric Laporte – 7

Similar to his partner in the centre of defence, Laporte started shaky but grew into the game and was relatively untested defensively all day. His powerful header gave City the equaliser on 69 minutes.

Benjamin Mendy – 6

Hard to compare this week’s performance with the Huddersfield game last weekend as a change in system combined with the Wolves team playing higher up the pitch kept him in check going forward for most of the game. Wasn’t able to exploit the space down the left as much and only one delivery of note throughout the game should have given Gabriel Jesus the winner.

Fernandinho – 7

As always Dinho covered the ground in front of the back four exceptionally. Broke up Wolves counter attacks when called upon but was caught out on one or two occasions.

Ilkay Gundogan – 7

Didn’t move the ball as quick as last week between the lines but wasn’t a bad performance by any means. His cross from a free kick was drilled into the box for Laporte’s header.

David Silva – 7

Tried to create as best as possible but was up against an organised defence that gave him such little space to work his magic. Will be a little disappointed after receiving a booking for dissent on a penalty claim that was turned away.

Bernardo Silva – 6

Caused a bit of trouble down the right hand side in the first half and a lovely weighted ball into Aguero could have led to a City goal. Replaced by Jesus after 62 minutes when the blues were trying to get back into the game

Raheem Sterling – 7

Made some great runs in the opening 20 minutes of the game but his touch let him down at times. Not his greatest performance in Blue but again Wolves deserve a lot of credit for that in how they set up. Had a superb effort from 25 yards out tipped onto the bar by the impressive Rui Patricio.

Sergio Aguero – 7

One of them days for the Argentine. Everything he touched turned to gold last weekend when scoring a hat trick yet couldn’t seem to buy a goal today. Probably could of done better for the chance in the first half when his effort hit the post from 10 yards out. His last minute free kick rattled off the cross bar that almost gave City all three points.

Subs:

Gabriel Jesus – 6

Didn’t get involved as much as he usually does when introduced on 62 minutes and should have scored the winner with a header from 5 yards out that was saved at the feet of Patricio.

Leroy Sané – 5

Misplaced a lot of passes in the final 10 minutes. Despite one run that we are used to seeing from the young German, he was rather poor when introduced and looked a bit off the pace of the game.

Riyad Mahrez – N/A

A late substitute for Sterling.

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