Manchester City 2 Crystal Palace 2: City player ratings

Here are the City player ratings after a disappointing 2-all draw with Crystal Palace. It was a game that Manchester City dominated for the majority of the game and held a 2-goal lead through goals from Jack Grealish and Rico Lewis.

But a late collapse from Pep Guardiola’s side gifted Crystal Palace a way back into the game which Roy Hodgson’s men took full advantage of. A 76th-minute goal from Jean-Phillpe Mateta gave Palace hope of a comeback. Phil Foden then conceded a penalty in stoppage time which Michael Olise calmly converted to give Crystal Palace a point.

It’s a case of two points dropped for the champions after dropping a 2 goal lead. Pep Guardiola’s side will now head to Saudi Arabia for the FIFA Club World Cup with some soul-searching to do after a third consecutive draw at the Etihad Stadium.

City player ratings:

Ederson-5/10: Was a spectator for the majority of the game but wasn’t at his best. Could have been sent off on another day for a rash challenge on Mateta in the first half.

Kyle Walker-4/10: Began the game well but faded as it went on. Was caught out for Palace’s opener by appearing to switch off.

Ruben Dias-5/10: Was good on the ball but hasn’t been the calming influence at the back that he usually is.

Nathan Ake-7/10: Was composed at the back and good on the ball. City could do with two Ake’s at the centre of defence given their defensive frailties.

Josko Gvardiol-6.5/10: Played well and was a threat going forward. Could have scored his first goal for City. Does seem to be caught out of position at times at left-back.

Rodri-7/10: A professional performance from Rodri. Was his usual self and couldn’t save his side from the late collapse.

Rico Lewis-7/10: Was brilliant in midfield and rewarded with his first Premier League goal. Unfortunately that moment will be overshadowed by City’s late collapse.

Bernardo Silva-7.5/10: Gave his all and tormented the Palace defence on the right wing. Was unlucky not to score in another classy performance from the Portuguese playmaker.

Phil Foden-7.5/10: Foden was fantastic for the majority of the game. Set up the opener for Jack Grealish with a wonderful ball. Gave away the penalty for Palace to equalise in stoppage time as his side capitulated.

Jack Grealish-8/10: Played a more central role and was a constant threat to Crystal Palace. Scored for the third consecutive Premier League game as he is becoming a bigger goal threat.

Julian Alvarez-4.5/10: Couldn’t get into the game. Toiled away for no reward in a game to forget for the striker.


John Stones- N/A: Not on long enough to mark.

Tags Bernardo Silva Crystal Palace Ederson English Premier League FIFA Club World Cup Jack Grealish John Stones Josko Gvardiol Julian Alvarez Kyle Walker Manchester City Nathan Ake Pep Guardiola Phil Foden Rico Lewis Rodri Roy Hodgson Ruben Dias