Sunday, 11 September 2011

City 3 - 0 Wigan. How did the players do?

A new feature that is going to start is a player review like this, where we briefly analyse how the player performed in the match and give them a mark out of 10.

Joe Hart: 7/10
Was rarely tested, but as usual, did what he had to do with minimal fuss. One scare with a Rodallega shot that went underneath him, but apart from that, he did well.

Micah Richards: 8/10
Micah had a great game yesterday, getting forward at every possible attempt as well as making some crunching tackles on Rodallega. Should've got on the scoresheet but hit the bar from close range.

Vincent Kompany: 7/10
Didn't have much to do yesterday, but was his usual strong self in his 100th Premier League appearance. Also hit the bar, as well as seeing another chance get deflected over the bar by Joleon Lescott

Joleon Lescott: 7/10
Lescott is really proving to doubters that he is the man to partner Kompany into the Champions League. Both him and Vincent work really well together and it's a joy to see

Gael Clichy: 8/10
His best performance in a City shirt to date. Regularly got forward and his pace was a constant threat to the Wigan defence

Yaya Toure: 6/10
Didn't have his best game ever, but we doubt the Ivorian defensive midfielder will be as influential as last season due to moving back in the field.

James Milner: 7/10
Filled Barry's role very well, showing constant strength and desire to win the ball. A typical James Milner performance.

Adam Johnson: 6/10
Got past his man a few times but had little influence upon the game, and proved that at the moment he is more of an impact player.

David Silva: 10/10
Silva ran the midfield yesterday
I'm running out of superlatives to describe this guy. He is a simply brilliant footballer, and is everything you want in a footballer. Skill, vision and always playing with a smile on his face, he played a part in all three goals.

Carlos Tevez: 6/10
Although he gave his usual best for the side, it just seems like he doesn't fit into the team anymore. After he was subbed off, the play seemed to become faster and more fluent. And missing a penalty won't do much for his confidence either. Nonetheless, he is still a world class player, and we need to give him a chance to get back to full match fitness.

Kun celebrates scoring the first of his three goals in a
man of the match performance
Sergio 'kun' Aguero: 10/10
"What a waste of money" was one of the sarcastic chants ringing out from the South Stand yesterday as Aguero netted his sixth goal in four games for City. He grabbed his first hat trick for City yesterday, in a man of the match performance which proved why we splashed out £38 million for his services. He know's where the goal is, and is never afraid to look for a better option (which Carlos sometimes didn't do last season!)

Substitutes: Samir Nasri (8/10), Abdul Razak (6/10), Mario Balotelli (6/10).  Nasri ensured the game was won within a few minutes of coming on, setting up Aguero for his second goal. He'll be a vital player this season. Both Razak and Balotelli came on when the game was won so they didn't really have a chance to show what they can do, but both looked good.

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