Manchester City: Player Ratings

Published 08/23/2015, 1:41 PM EDT


Manchester City beat Everton 2-0 at Goodison Park thanks to a late winner by Nasri that maintained their 100% record . City opened the scoring with sterling’s layoff to Kolarov who smashed in the ball with an inch perfect strike from an impossible angle.

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The game was evenly matched and contested energetically by both the sides even when the Citizens took the lead but Nasri’s sumptuous chip grabbed all three points away from home and took City to the top of the table.

Joe Hart — 5

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Mostly untroubled throughout the game, but almost made a costly error costing his team. Third clean-sheet in a row though for the England’s number 1.

Aleksandar Kolarov — 8.5

The Serbian continued his fine form from he first two matches and scored from a tight angle in the first half. He continues to trump Gale Clichy as the first choice left back and deservedly so.

Vincent Kompany — 7

After a poor last season, Vincent Kompany seems to find his old self back. Almost scoring again from the corner, he often came forward trying to make something happen.

Eliaquim Mangala — 7

A solid performance by the defender. Made some crucial interceptions in the first half and was only occasionally troubled by Ross Barkley.

Bacary Sagna — 7

The Frenchman is finally proving his worth, as he made another solid performance. He might give Pablo Zabaleta a tough competition this season to return to the first team.

Fernandinho — 6.5

A good job by the Brazilian as he was solid in front of back four. He gave confidence to Yaya Toure to go forward.

Yaya Touré — 7

A static performance by the Ivorian. Apart from one burst into the box, just controlled the tempo of the game. Combined perfectly with Samir Nasri for the final goal.

Raheem Sterling — 7

Gave a lot of problems to Coleman and made some probing runs into the box. Played the ball through to Kolarov for the first goal. Gradually improving, the 20 year old is slowly getting there.

Jesús Navas — 5

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A poor game for the Spaniard. Failed to go past both the young left back used by Everton. Also missed a gem of a chance firing straight at Howard after taking enough time to shoot.

David Silva — 8

A menace for defense, David Silva maintained his fine form in the season. Hit the post early in the second half and always looked to thread balls to Sterling and Aguero.

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Sergio Agüero — 6

A rare below par game for the Argentine. Looked sharp in the first 10 mins, as he had two shots on goal. But faded as the match progressed. A few loose touches as well.

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Aviral Srivastava

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Pursuing Computer Science Engineering from Bangalore Institute of Technology. Avid sports fan, specially football. A lifelong United supporter.

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