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Rodri: The unsung hero for Manchester City

RODRI MANCHESTER CITY

Rodri has been a key performer for Manchester City all season long. The latest being, his eye-catching performance against Spurs. Despite the absence of Belgian talisman Kevin De Bruyne, Rodri left no stone unturned. City came back from behind to beat Spurs 4-2 in an enthralling showdown at the Etihad stadium. The Spaniard was praised for his all-round performance in the middle of the park.

Rodri saves Manchester City the blues

After a disastrous display in the first half against the North London side, Rodri was pivotal in City’s comeback. After several defensive flaws in the first half, Rodri took stock of the situation and ensured that his team would still be a major part of the title race. After being 2-0 down at the break, City came out all guns blazing. Both the strikers Julian Alvarez and Erling Haaland made it to the scoresheet. While on the other hand, Riyad Mahrez scored a brace in a vintage City comeback. However, it would be unfair to overlook Rodri’s whopping 119 touches of the ball, which was by far the most by any player on the pitch. He was key in holding the midfield together and diffusing Tottenham’s attacking threats.

A complete player

Despite his defensive prowess, the Spaniard also played three key passes and had two shots registered. Rodri had a match rating of 7.4/10 which was one of the best He has been one of the best defensive midfielders so far this season. In a team like City, where competition for spots in the starting line-up is at its peak, Rodri’s stellar performance will surely ease Pep‘s job by a tad bit. City will hope that he continues his form in the quest for defending their crown.

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