Manchester City spanked a poor Arsenal side 3-0 at Wembley today in the Carabao Cup Final to secure the club’s first piece of silverware during the Pep Guardiola era. Let’s see how the players rated …
Made one important close range save early on, and excellent assist for City’s opener.
Bombed forward relentlessly and carried out his defensive duties diligently.
Kompany 9 ( MOTM )
Lead by example with a rock solid defensive display and scored the all important second goal.
Untroubled by Arsenal’s feeble attack.
Put in a solid shift at left-back.
City will be hopeful the injury he went off with is not too serious, as he is such an important cog in Guardiola’s winning machine.
Is starting to show why he was so highly rated in the Bundesliga, excellent work-rate and distribution.
De Bruyne 8
Not at his normal brilliant best, but still better than most.
Superb finish for his goal, and as always he linked City’s play together effortlessly.
A constant threat with the ball at his feet.
Looked sharp form the first whistle and took his goal superbly.
Bernardo Silva 7
Neat and tidy in possession in the closing stages.
Looked bright after his introduction, although he was not able to sniff out any chances.
Nervy from start to finish, poor distribution and just never looks to be in command of his defence.
Just not good enough for a top-six club.
Embarrassingly nudged off the ball for Aguero’s opener.
Is nowhere near the solid defender he was a couple of season’s ago.
Worked hard, but skint by Sane a few times.
Started brightly but faded as the game went on.
Terrible. A defensive midfielder who lacks defensive awareness.
Had to be withdrawn in first-half after injuring himself doing a ridiculous dive in the penalty area.
Didn’t show up when his team needed him.
Did little to suggest Roy Keane was wrong with his scathing midweek criticism.
Poor. Pushed off the ball too easily when through in first-half, and generally just didn’t look too interested.
Put in a solid enough shift after his introduction.
Worked hard but to no avail.
Seems to be regressing badly over the last couple of months.