Manchester City 3 Burnley 1: City player ratings

Here are the City player ratings as Manchester City made it 8 consecutive wins in all competitions with a routine 3-1 win over Burnley at the Etihad Stadium.

A first-half brace from Julian Alvarez and a second-half strike from Rodri was enough to secure all three points for Pep Guardiola’s side. Burnley scored a late consolation through Ameen Al Dakhil but in truth, the world champions were rarely troubled over 90 minutes.

For Manchester City Matheus Nunes put in a man-of-the-match display in an energetic display. It was arguably his best display since arriving at the club. Kevin De Bruyne made his first start since his return from injury and was outstanding before being substituted.

Erling Haaland made his long-awaited return as a second-half substitute and appeared rusty but should be better for the runout. City’s number 9 replaced Kevin De Bruyne in the second half meaning their long-awaited reunion will have to wait.

Here are the City player ratings from a routine win at the Etihad for Manchester City.

City player ratings

Ederson-7/10: Rarely called into action but will disappointed to not keep a clean sheet. His delivery was spectacular at times as always.

Rico Lewis-6.5/10: Gave away possession on occasions but did his job.

John Stones-7/10: A welcome return for Stones. Got through the full game and put in a good shift.

Nathan Ake-7/10: Typical Ake display. Did his job with minimal fuss as he always does.

Josko Gvardiol-7/10: Another good performance from the Croatian. Needs to work on his end product but is becoming a crucial player for Pep Guardiola.

Rodri-8/10: Added another quality strike to his catalogue. Dominated midfield in a quality display before being substituted.

Matheus Nunes-8.5/10: His best game in a City shirt. Provided the opener and his drive from midfield was a standout feature of City’s win. Could become a crucial player as the season progresses.

Phil Foden-7.5/10: A fantastic assist to set up Rodri’s goal and City’s third. Playing on the right wing his quality was on display in another polished performance.

Kevin De Bruyne-8/10: A superb performance from De Bruyne in his first start since his return. One superb assist and his quality was obvious before he was substituted.

Jeremy Doku-7/10: Showed flashes of brilliance and flashes of frustration during the game. Did trackback well which showed his game is developing.

Julian Alvarez-8/10: Scored a brace and put in an energetic performance. The Argentine is a world-class performer and showed it tonight.


Erling Haaland-6/10: Got a massive ovation when he came on. Looked rusty and will need games to get his touch back.

Jack Grealish-N/A: Not on long enough to mark.

Mateo Kovacic-N/A: Not on long enough to mark.

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

Tags Burnley Ederson English Premier League Jeremy Doku John Stones Josko Gvardiol Julian Alvarez Kevin De Bruyne Manchester City Matheus Nunes Nathan Ake Pep Guardiola Phil Foden Rico Lewis Rodri Vincent Kompany