Here we have with us the Manchester City player ratings in an impressive win over Newcastle United. City are on top of the Premier League, 3 points above Liverpool. Whereas, Newcastle are struggling to get out of the relegation zone. This win let Manchester City extend their lead at the top by 3 points as Liverpool dropped points over the weekend.
City took the lead in just the 5th minute as both Clark and Dubravka failed to clear the ball and Ruben Dias pounced on that opportunity to score. The Citizens doubled their lead in the 27th minute with an absolute stunner from Joao Cancelo. He skipped past a few Newcastle players and then hit it in the top left corner from outside the box to score a wonderful goal.
In the 64th minute, Oleksandr Zinchenko put in a pinpoint cross towards Riyad Mahrez. The Algerian took it first time to put the ball behind the net and score his 50th goal for City. For the 4th goal, Gabriel Jesus dribbled past Murphy before finding Sterling on the far post who scored a tap-in in the 86th minute.
This can prove to be a huge win for City as it has extended their lead at the top but still bad news for Newcastle. The Magpies are still struggling to get out of the relegation zone even after a new management appointment. Moreover, Manchester City also broke the record for most away league wins in a single calendar year (18).
Manchester City Player Ratings vs Newcastle United
Ederson – 6/10
He could have cost City a penalty but was lucky to get away with it and later made one good save to keep the clean sheet.
Joao Cancelo – 8/10
He continued his terrific form at St. James Park and got himself an assist and an absolute peach of a goal.
Ruben Dias – 7/10
Got in a good position to score the first goal and was also solid throughout the game.
Aymeric Laporte – 6/10
The Spaniard was also solid throughout and had answers to the questions Newcastle asked.
Oleksandr Zinchenko – 6/10
Struggled to find the rhythm in the first half but recovered with a pinpoint cross for Riyad Mahrez for the 3rd goal.
Rodri – 5/10
Joelinton caused some trouble to Rodri and got a yellow card. Therefore, he could contribute more to the attacking.
Bernardo Silva – 7/10
Even though he did not get himself an assist or goal, he always plays at his best and always contributes defensively a lot.
Kevin de Bruyne – 7/10
He took some time to get into the game and was back to his best in the second half while playing on the counter.
Riyad Mahrez – 7/10
Got a beautiful goal to his name with a wonderful volley. Moreover, he’s a constant threat to opposition defense.
Gabriel Jesus – 6/10
Played the false 9 role here again but got a superb assist when he moved out to the wide to set up Sterling’s goal.
Raheem Sterling – 7/10
He has to improve his decision-making in the final third. However, got himself a good goal in the final minutes of the game.
Fernandinho – 7/10
Added energy and freshness into the midfield and helped City secure the win.
John Stones – 6/10
He made no mistakes and did the basics right to secure a win.
Did not see enough of the ball to make an influence as he certainly is in need of more Game time.
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