Manchester City 3 Young Boys 0: City player ratings

Here are the City player ratings as Manchester City booked their ticket to the Champions League knockout stage with a comfortable 3-nil win over Young Boys at the Etihad.

A brace from Erling Haaland who was in doubt for the game with an ankle injury and a wonder goal from Phil Foden was enough to see Pep Guardiola’s side seal victory. The European champions were untroubled over the 90 minutes in a professional display from Pep Guardiola’s side.

City player ratings:

Ederson- 7/10: Had nothing to do in goal as City dominated the Swiss champions. As always he was good in possession with his passing a feature.

Kyle Walker- 7/10: Received a late call-up to the starting lineup with Manuel Akanji withdrawn moments before kickoff. Another professional performance from the City captain.

Ruben Dias- 7.5/10: Untroubled at the back but put in one quality challenge in the first half to snuff out a potential Young Boys counter. He never lets City down whenever he plays.

John Stones- 7.5/10: Was polished at the back and in possession as City dominated the first half. Made some good runs as well before being taken off at half-time.

Josko Gvardiol- 7/10: The typical Gvardiol performance. Untroubled at the back and always offers plenty when City have possession.

Mateo Kovacic- 7.5/10: A quality showing from the Croatian. Was calm in possession and drove forward well from midfield.

Rico Lewis- 7.5/10: Was busy for the entire game in an energetic display from the youngster. Had an early shot in the first half cleared off the line.

Matheus Nunes- 6.5/10: Nunes tried hard and will be better for getting through the full game. He was almost guilty of trying too hard at times. Can see that he’s slowly adjusting to life at City.

Jack Grealish- 7.5/10: Set up City’s second for Phil Foden with a quality assist. Did his job and was always looking to be involved in the game.

Phil Foden- 8/10: A superb finish for City’s second. Foden has taken his game to another level this season and tonight’s performance was more proof of that.

Erling Haaland- 9/10: After doubts on whether he’d play he made his mark with a brace. A well-taken penalty and a rocket for his second. Also linked-up play well as his all-round game continues to develop.


Nathan Ake- 7/10: Came on at half-time for John Stones. As usual, never put a foot wrong in a typical Ake performance.

Kalvin Phillips- 6/10: As is the norm when City are dominating games came on with the game won. Could’ve scored with some better finishing.

Oscar Bobb- 6/10: Put himself about after coming on but was on the periphery of the game. Will be better for experience as he continues to learn.

Jeremy Doku- N/A: Not on long enough to mark. There is a buzz at the Etihad every time he’s on the ball.

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