Manchester City entertained Nottingham Forest at the Etihad Stadium earlier tonight as they looked to secure another comfortable win at home. Man City made an electric start to the game and got themselves 3-0 ahead within the first 38 minutes courtesy of an excellent hattrick from Erling Haaland. The Mancunian giants went into the half-time break with a 3-0 lead.
Joao Cancelo got his name on the scoresheet in the 50th minute with a stunning strike. Julian Alvarez went on to score a brace as Man City ran away with a dominant 6-0 win from the Etihad.
Let’s take a look at how each Manchester City player fared during the clash against Nottingham Forest.
GK: Ederson – 6.5/10
The Brazilian goalie had to make just one save in the game and secured an easy clean sheet in front of the home supporters.
RB: Kyle Walker – 6.5/10
Walker was solid at the back but didn’t do enough in the Nottingham half.
CB: John Stones – 7/10
He made two good runs with the ball from the back and has got an assist and a clean sheet to show for his efforts.
CB: Ruben Dias – 6.5/10
The Portuguese talent had a comfortable game at the back and earned an easy shutout at home.
LB: Joao Cancelo – 7.5/10
He was a dominant presence in the air and deserves credit for getting his name on the scoresheet with a brilliant strike in the 50th minute.
CM: Bernardo Silva – 7/10
Silva was always willing to run with the ball and ended the game with an assist to his name.
CM: Rodri – 6.5/10
The Spaniard earned the ball back once and created two good chances in the final third. He got replaced in the 54th minute.
CM: Ilkay Gundogan – 7/10
He engineered some meaningful openings in the opponent’s half and had a couple of strikes at goal.
RW: Julian Alvarez – 9/10
Alvarez was a constant menace in the opponent’s half and scored an excellent brace in the second half. Pep Guardiola will be quite happy with his performance tonight.
ST: Erling Haaland – 10/10
Haaland was always there at the right place inside the Nottingham penalty box and scored a brilliant hattrick within the first 38 minutes of the game. He was simply unstoppable tonight.
LW: Phil Foden – 6.5/10
He had a few lively moments in the opponent’s half and did well to pick up an assist.
ST: Cole Palmer – 6/10
He made one good run with the ball but never looked like he would score.
RW: Riyad Mahrez – 6/10
Mahrez caused some headaches for the opposition but didn’t do enough to register a goal.
RB: Sergio Gomez – 6/10
He kept things tidy at the back.
CM: Kevin De Bruyne – 7/10
De Bruyne added more creativity to Guardiola’s midfield.
CB: Rico Lewis – 6.5/10
He got some valuable minutes under his belt.
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