Manchester City 3 Young Boys 1. City player ratings

Manchester City have beaten the Swiss champions Young Boys 3-1 in a tough Champions League encounter at the Wankdorf Stadium. The game opened up in the second half and a brace from Erling Haaland and a goal from Manuel Akanji were enough to seal all three points for Pep Guardiola’s side. The result means City top Group G with three wins from three group games. Here are the City player ratings from the hard-fought win.

City player ratings:

Ederson- 6/10: Ederson’s passing was on point, especially his long balls. Could do nothing about Elia’s goal but was perhaps caught too far off his line but the finish was superb.

Rico Lewis- 7/10: Was good with the ball, and his usual busy self in possession. Caught on the ball a couple of times and didn’t step up time in the build-up to Young Boys equaliser.

Ruben Dias- 7/10: A commanding performance as per usual from Dias. His saved header led to City’s opener from Manuel Akanji.

Manuel Akanji- 7.5/10: A quality performance from the Swiss international. Scored City’s opener in a solid performance from Akanji. Will now miss the derby due to a one-game suspension.

Nathan Ake-7/10: A typical performance from Ake. Was rarely beaten at left back and made one crucial intervention late in the first half. Ever reliable as always.

Rodri- 8/10: Yet another brilliant display from Rodri. Was always there when City needed him with or without possession. Also won the penalty that restored City’s lead.

Mateo Kovacic-6.5/10: Looked more like the player he was before his injury. Dictated the game well and his passing was a feature.

Matheus Nunes- 7/10: Tried hard in midfield and was always busy. Played a more advanced midfield role and looked to be adjusting to what is required from him.

Jack Grealish- 8/10: Pep Guardiola defended Grealish pre-game and he showed why. A quality display out wide on both flanks and was arguably City’s most dangerous creative outlet on the night.

Jeremy Doku- 7/10: Started wide on the right wing and toiled away but looked infinitely more dangerous when switched to the left-hand side. On another night may have scored a brace.

Erling Haaland- 9/10: His two goals decided the game after Young Boys equalised. Led the line well and was rewarded with a brace. His second goal was superb on his weaker foot. In ominous form ahead of the weekend’s derby.


Bernardo Silva- 7.5/10: A superb cameo from Bernardo. Unlucky not to score and helped City push on to put the game away.

Julian Alvarez- 7/10: Had a goal chalked off for handball in the build-up. Energetic as usual and helped City put the game to bed after coming on.

Sergio Gomez- N/A: Not on long enough to mark.

Kalvin Phillips- N/A: Not on long enough to mark.

Tags Bernardo Silva Ederson Moraes Erling Haaland Jack Grealish Jeremy Doku Julian Alvarez Kalvin Phillips Manchester City Manuel Akanji Mateo Kovacic Matheus Nunes Nathan Ake Rico Lewis Rodri Ruben Dias Sergio Gomez UEFA Champions League Wankdorf Stadium Young Boys