Manchester City 6 Bournemouth 1:City player ratings

Manchester City continued their recent impressive form with a 6-1 demolition of Bournemouth at the Etihad. There were four changes to the starting lineup that dominated Manchester United last Sunday. It was a dominant display from Pep Guardiola’s side as a 7-minute burst in the first half provided three goals to set the champions on their way. Jeremy Doku shone for City in a dazzling display from the Belgian winger. The only downside from the dominant win was an injury to Erling Haaland who was substituted at half-time. Here are the City player ratings from the emphatic win.

City player ratings:

Ederson- 7/10: Barely required in goal but will be disappointed to concede. Was brilliant in possession as always.

Kyle Walker- 7/10: Not troubled out wide on the right in defence. Got forward and offered a threat on the right wing.

John Stones- 7/10: Played more as a centre-half instead of his usual role drifting into midfield. Did his job as usual. Substituted with 20 minutes to go with the game won.

Manuel Akanji- 7/10: Another professional performance from Akanji. Ever reliable as always. Also scored one after a Doku shot deflected off his back for City’s second.

Nathan Ake- 7.5/10: Scored City’s 6th and was rarely beaten playing at left-back. Another quality showing from Ake.

Rodri- 8/10: A typical Rodri performance. Dominated midfield before being substituted.

Mateo Kovacic- 7/10: Will be better after getting through the full 90 minutes. Showed some drive from midfield and was calm in possession.

Bernardo Silva- 9/10: A sublime performance from the Portuguese magician. He’s easily one of the best players in world football. Scored twice to highlight that fact.

Jeremy Doku- 10/10: A dazzling display from Doku. Scored one and picked up 4 assists in a dominant performance. He is a prodigious talent and continually growing into his Manchester City career.

Julian Alvarez- 7/10: Worked hard as always. He put himself about all over the pitch and got a well-earned rest with 20 minutes to go.

Erling Haaland- 6/10: Had one big chance but his extra touch let him down. Substituted at half-time with an injury he picked up just before the interval.


Phil Foden- 7.5/10: Scored one and buzzed around the pitch after coming at half-time. Is in sublime form right now and always a threat.

Kalvin Phillips-6/10: Got 20 minutes in after coming on for Rodri. Toiled away in midfield with the game already won.

Matheus Nunes- 6/10: Looked like he had scored his first City goal but Bernardo’s chip had cleared the line. The game was over when he came on.

Rico Lewis- 6.5/10: Got through a tidy final 20 minutes after his introduction. His quality is always evident.

Oscar Bobb- n/a: Picked up his first career assist with a sublime cross for Ake to head home City’s 6th. Not on long enough to mark.

Tags Bernardo Silva Bournemouth Ederson English Premier League Erling Haaland Etihad Stadium Jeremy Doku John Stones Julian Alvarez Kalvin Phillips Kyle Walker Manchester City Manuel Akanji Mateo Kovacic Matheus Nunes Nathan Ake Oscar Bobb Pep Guardiola Phil Foden Rico Lewis Rodri