Manchester City recorded their 16th consecutive Premier League victory with a 4-1 win over Tottenham. Here are how the players rated on an individual basis.
Manchester City Player Ratings
Very little to do, but his distribution was excellent. The best sweeper keeper in the division?
Kyle Walker 7
A decent performance down the right where he got the better of his former team mate Danny Rose.
Eliaquim Mangala 6
Not a lot to do, but did it relatively well.
Nicolas Otamendi 6
Could have given away a penalty but otherwise a decent performance.
Fabian Delph 6
Not a lot to do. Booked for a lunge on Kieran Trippier.
Ilkay Gundogan 7
Brought in to replace man of the moment David Silva, and scored the games opening goal with a solid header from a corner. Had a few other chances to extend City’s lead before being replaced by Phil Foden.
Solid in midfield as usual.
Kevin de Bruyne 9
Brilliant all round play. Excellent pressing of the Spurs back line, then despite being on the receiving end of a heavy tackle from Dele Alli, moments later he raced up the field to smash home City’s second, before winning a penalty that wasn’t converted by substitute Gabriel Jesus.
Leroy Sane 8
Caused all kinds of problems down the Tottenham right with his pace and trickery. Grabbed an assist for Raheem Sterling’s goals, as well as doing his defensive duties well too. Replaced by Bernardo Silva late on.
Raheem Sterling 7
Should have scored a rebound from a Gabriel Jesus missed penalty, but got his goal after another typically City style counter attack. Got his second by capitalising on an Eric Dier mistake.
Sergio Aguero 6
A quiet game for the Argentine, and looked an unhappy figure as he was replaced by Gabriel Jesus before the hour mark.
Jesus 6, Foden N/A, Bernardo N/A
Tottenham Player Ratings
Hugo Lloris 6
Made some decent saves to keep Spurs in the game in the first half before City turned on the style in the second half.
Kieran Trippier 6
Did ok down the right in an attacking sense against Fabian Delph but was unable to stop City’s sensational counter attacks in the second half.
Eric Dier 4
Kept passing backwards, bamboozled by De Bruyne for his second goal before gifting City’s fourth goal with some awful defending.
Jan Vertonghen 5
Looked nervy at the back, kept passing backwards, and gave away the penalty that was missed by Gabriel Jesus.
Danny Rose 6
A quiet first half where he could have given away a penalty for a push in the back of Mangala. Became much more involved in the second period with his forward runs. Replaced by Davies.
Harry Winks 5
Stuggled against City’s midfield three. Had an excellent opportunity to pull a goal back but took a heavy touch, and didn’t go down under a challenge.
Moussa Dembele 5
Like Winks, couldn’t get a grip of he game against City’s midfield three. Booked for persistent fouling.
Heung Min Son 5
Pushed high for Spurs in the first half as Pochettino tried to counter Pep’s pressing, but overall, was ineffective. Replaced my Lamela.
Dele Alli 4
Could have been sent off for a dangerous tackle on De Bruyne. Fortunately the Belgian was ok, unfortunately for Spurs, it seemed to fire him up, smashing home the teams second moments after the incident. Didn’t influence the game, and was replaced by Sissoko late on.
Christian Eriksen 6
Relatively anonymous throughout, but grabbed a consolation goal with a tidy finish at the death.
Harry Kane 6
A few half chances but hardly involved thanks to a general lack of service. Booked for a late tackle on England team mate Raheem Sterling in the second half.
Lamela 6, Sissoko N/A, Davies N/A