Manchester City took on Stoke City at the bet365 Stadium on Monday night, looking to earn another win which would take them a step closer to the Premier League title. Pep Guardiola’s men got off to a dream start when David Silva scored in the 10th minute to put the visitors ahead in the contest. They kept on the pressure but weren’t able to add to their lead before half-time.
The Citizens sealed the points early in the second half when David Silva scored again in the 50th minute from close range to hand City a comfortable 2-0 victory on the night.
Let’s take a look at how each Manchester City player fared during the contest.
GK: Ederson – 6/10
The Brazilian keeper didn’t have much to do in the match. However, he did the little things right to keep a well-deserved clean sheet.
RB: Kyle Walker – 6/10
He was defensively solid but failed to be productive in the final third. The English defender got a glorious chance in the second half but his shot went high and wide.
CB: Vincent Kompany – 7/10
The Belgian international was solid at the back for City and commanded his own half to keep the Potters attack at bay on the night.
CB: Nicolás Otamendi – 7/10
He was equally brilliant at the heart of the City defence and did well to earn another clean sheet away from home.
LB: Alexander Zinchenko – 6/10
He put in a tireless shift on the left flank and coped well defensively. However, the youngster struggled with some of his passes in the opposition half and…