Manchester City Player Ratings vs Brighton – Here’s how the Cityzens fared
Defending champions Manchester City continue their charge in the league with a convincing 2-0 win over Brighton at the Etihad. Goals from Raheem Sterling in the first half and Sergio Aguero in the second helped the Cityzens to another win.
Sterling broke the deadline around the half-hour mark when Leroy Sane crossed the ball via a counter-attack. Pep Guardiola’s men continued to dominate the game and eventually, the points were sealed when Aguero scored a fantastic goal.
For Brighton, keeping the score down became their main objective rather than thinking of points.
Manchester City Player Ratings
Was not even tested once in terms of making a crucial save. Comfortable afternoon.
Kyle Walker (7)
Played a conservative role in the team at right-back to prevent counter-attacks.
Nicolas Otamendi (7)
Dealt with the physical threats of Brighton attackers with ease and comfort.
Aymeric Laporte (7)
Apart from his defending, which is too good, the Frenchman’s passing from the back is sensational at times.
Oleksandr Zinchenko (8)
Moved forward at every given instance to add threat to the attack. He showed that he can replace Benjamin Mendy in certain games.
Sniffed out any danger and went on a cruise control drive throughout the game.
Bernardo Silva (7)
Tried to create chances and make darting runs. Some of them came off and some of them didn’t.
David Silva (8)
The better one of the two Silvas today. Worked the opening with delightful touches and movement.
Raheem Sterling (9)
Broke the neck to get to the end of Sane’s cross to score the first goal. His passing move with Aguero for the latter’s goal was fabulous as well.
Sergio Aguero (8)
Was involved in the first and scored a fantastic second goal. Was always buzzing around the box to cause trouble.
Leroy Sane (7.5)
Superb stuff to provide the assist for the first goal. He is slowly getting back to his usual best.
Gabriel Jesus (On after 67 mins) (5)
Came on when the game was essentially up.
Riyad Mahrez (On after 71 mins) (5)
Mahrez was subbed on when the game was done. No real impact.
Phil Foden (On after 87 mins) (N/A)
Had no time to make an impact.