A one sided fixture where the visitors created some problems for the hosts. However, an inevitable City did not fail to strike. Raheem Sterling broke the deadlock after the half hour mark, where he scored a superb curler from just inside the box. The second goal of the night came via Phil Foden, who struggled to net the ball in front of the Norwich defence but eventually got to it.
Sterling struck back again after defender Ruben Dias set up a ball for the Englishman which he simply headed in in front of goal. The Englishman failed to score a penalty in the 90th minute, but scored off the rebound save from the opposition GK to complete his hattrick. The night finally concluded 4-0.
Manchester City Player Ratings vs Norwich
Ederson (GK) – 7.5/10
The keeper made a few saves. Clean sheet locked.
Kyle Walker (RB) – 8.5/10
Defensively on point and cleared his lines well. Assist for Sterling’s opener.
Ruben Dias (CB) – 8.5/10
Solid at the back and made great clearances. Assist for Sterling’s second goal.
Nathan Ake (CB) – 7.5/10
Defensively solid and created two key chances in the opposition’s half.
Oleksandr Zinchenko (LB) – 7.5/10
On point on both ends of the pitch. Cleared lines well and created a few chances higher up the pitch.
Bernardo Silva (CM) – 7.5/10
Dribbled the ball well and created few openings for his teammates. Came close to goal but was kept out by the post.
Fernandinho (CM) – 7/10
Active in the oppositions’ half and made promising runs.
Ilkay Gundogan (CM) – 8/10
Won possession multiple times and provided support in the attack.
Riyad Mahrez (RW) – 7.5/10
Took charge of the right wing, causing all sorts of problems for the opponents with his dribbling and skills.
Raheem Sterling (LW) – 10/10
Broke the deadlock with a stunning curler. Scored two more goals to complete his hattrick.
Phil Foden (ST) – 8.5/10
Made good runs and came close to goal multiple times. Efforts paid off early in the second half as he scored the team’s second goal.
James McAtee (CM) – 6/10
Got decent playing time to impress his coach.
Liam Delap (ST) – 6.5/10
Won a penalty for his team.
Kayky (ST) – 5/10
Did not get enough time to do much.
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