Man City player ratings vs Tottenham: Sterling and De Bruyne masterful, defender gets a 3


City beat Tottenham 4-3 in a chaotic match at the Etihad but were knocked out of the competition 4-4 on away goals.

Raheem Sterling scored the opener with an excellent curling finish before a quick-fire double from Son put Spurs in control.

Bernardo Silva’s deflected strike restored parity before another Sterling effort put City ahead and Sergio Aguero made it four after the break.

Fernando Llorente then bundled home to put Tottenham in control again before Sterling had a goal ruled out by VAR with seconds remaining, ensuring Mauricio Pochettino’s men went through.

Express Sport has rated how the Manchester City players performed in their clash with Tottenham, but do you agree?

Manchester City player ratings vs Tottenham Hotspur – Champions League

GK: Ederson – 6

Let the first of Son’s goals slip under him but no chance with the second or with Llorente’s close-range effort.

Made another smart stop from the Spaniard and was sharp off his line as Spurs pressed.

RB: Kyle Walker – 6

Questionable in defence as Son and Moura caused problems with their pace but was a real threat in the final third.

CB: Vincent Kompany – 8

Could only stand and watch as his team-mates went AWOL in the opening 10 minutes but rallied the troops and was titanic thereafter.

Didn’t deserve to end up on the losing side.

CB: Aymeric Laporte – 3

Two glaring errors handed Son a pair of openings and he took both of them.

Never looked fully settled after that and needs to move on from this display quickly.

LB: Benjamin Mendy – 6

Like Walker on the other flank, his defending leaves a bit to be desired but his energy in attack cannot be faulted.

Kept his width well and was a dangerous outlet.

CM: Ilkay Gundogan – 7

Defensive frailty was exposed in a frenetic match but his ball retention was superb as City piled on the pressure.

CM: Kevin De Bruyne – 9

An undependable cross gave Sterling his second and his mazy run and pass for Aguero was truly world class.

One of the stand-out performers for City with his range of passing creating chances at ease while a thunderous effort was tipped wide by Hugo Lloris.

CM: David Silva – 7

So experienced and knew when to put his foot on the ball and dictate the tempo.

RAM: Bernardo Silva – 8

Enjoyed a brilliant tussle with Danny Rose and earned his luck with his deflected goal.

Plenty of invention and always looked a threat in an advanced role.

LAM: Raheem Sterling – 9

Started the party with a masterful finish before timing his run to perfection for his second.

Thought he had won it with a hat-trick goal at the death, only to be denied by VAR.

ST: Sergio Aguero – 8

Linked the attack together and played a part in Bernardo’s goal before slamming home his chance emphatically.

SUB: Fernandinho (on for D. Silva, 62 mins) – 6

Made his presence felt as Guardiola searched for control.

SUB: Leroy Sane (on for Mendy, 83 mins) – N/A

Should have been introduced earlier.


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