Manchester City 3 Red Star Belgrade 2: City player ratings

Here are the City player ratings as Manchester City made it 6 wins from 6 in the UEFA Champions League group stage with an entertaining 3-2 win over Red Star Belgrade. It was a showcase for the City Academy with Micah Hamilton making his debut and opening the scoring in the 19th minute on his first team debut. Oscar Bobb scored City’s second in the 62nd minute which was his first senior goal for the club. The lively In-Beom Hwang pulled a goal back for the hosts in the 76th minute. Kalvin Phillips scored his first goal for City with a well taken penalty in the 85th minute after Micah Hamilton was brought down the box. Red Star made it 3-2 in the 91st minute through a thumping header from Aleksander Katai to set up a nervy finish. But City held firm to make it 6 wins from 6 in Group G of the Champions League.

City player ratings:

Stefan Ortega-7.5/10: Was composed on the ball and made a couple of fine saves. Another good showing from Ortega who rarely lets his team down when called upon.

Rico Lewis-7/10: Playing at right-back the youngster again put in a polished performance. Rarely misplaced a pass throughout the game.

John Stones-6.5/10: Not at his best as he returns from injury, was good in possession as he always is. Will be better for the run.

Manuel Akanji-7/10: A professional performance from Akanji. He rarely lets the team down when he’s called upon.

Sergio Gomez-6/10: Played at left-back and did what he needed to. A rare start for the young Spaniard. There is a player there he just needs more opportunities.

Kalvin Phillips-7/10: It was a great moment to see him score his first goal for the club. Did his job in midfield in one of his better displays for City.

Mateo Kovacic-6.5/10: Did his job with a minimal amount of fuss. Oozes class with every touch of the ball.

Matheus Nunes-7.5/10: Showed glimpses of the player he could become under Pep Guardiola. A couple of powerful runs highlighted what he will bring to the treble winners.

Jack Grealish-6/10: Substituted at half-time after copping a few hard challenges.

Micah Hamilton-8/10: A fantastic first-team debut for the youngster. Scored one beautiful goal and earned a penalty late on. Great display and could feature more as the season progresses.

Oscar Bobb-7.5/10: Scored his first senior goal for City with a sublime goal. A classy display from the Norwegian.


Phil Foden- Came on at half-time for Grealish. Was quiet but bigger games lie ahead for Foden.

Mahamadou Susoho-6/10: Another player to make his debut. Didn’t get to showcase a lot but a great moment for the youngster.

Bernardo Silva-N/A: Not on long enough to mark.

Nathan Ake-N/A: Not on long enough to mark.

Tags Bernardo Silva Jack Grealish John Stones Kalvin Phillips Mahamadou Susoho Manchester City Manuel Akanji Mateo Kovacic Matheus Nunes Micah Hamilton Nathan Ake Oscar Bobb Phil Foden Red Star Belgrade Rico Lewis Sergio Gomez Stefan Ortega UEFA Champions League