Friday, 27 February 2009

City v F.C. København player ratings

Given Had almost nothing to do until the final few minutes. Could not have prevented the goal. Otherwise very competent. 7

Richards Defended solidly against limited opposition. Improving with his forward play - enjoyed the space he had to run into today. May have to be more disciplined on Sunday. 7

Dunne Looks to have really gained from his four week break. Energetic and dominant today - although ought to have been punished for a silly second half foul. 8

Onuoha Another steady improver in defence. Did not have too much to do but looked at ease throughout. Has a right to expect to maintain his place once SWP is back from suspension. 7

Bridge Still the least settled of the January signings. Did not look fully comfortable, again. No complaints about attacking play though. May still be reacting to mental and physical pressure of playing twice a week after years on the sidelines. 6

Kompany An important phyiscal presence in midfield, broke up attacks with ease. Passing radar not fully engaged though. 7

Zabaleta A bundle of energy in midfield, again. Swarmed into tackles across the pitch and played a few nice passes too. Final third play not really his strength but did but Bellamy in for the opener. 7

Ireland Busy rather than brilliant. His hassling and tackling played a bigger role than any of the creative stuff we're used to. Two huge games for him in the next seven days. 7

Wright-Phillips Perhaps did not make the most of the opportunities present by the opponents. Some good running and crossing but with little to show for it. One piece of dribbling in the first half was magical. 7

Robinho Best performance for months. Worked hard to get on the ball, and when in possession his running was mesmeric. Could have scored at least three - missed two easy chances in the first half and one late on too. Assisst for Bellamy insufficient reward for his play. 8

Bellamy Challenging Kompany for Signing of the Season? Five goals in six games now and today was another very good performance. Gave the defence no rest in his running off the final shoulder and took both of his chances well. Another old club awaits on Sunday. 9


Wigan Blue said...

Micah puts in the first tackle and then backs off - needs to go round again and again, like SWP - 6

Nedum - gets better every week - also - 7

Bridge - I'd go for Garrido

VK - If its true the guy has a toe infection, he didn't show it, Well done that man! also - 7

Zaba, things move around that guy - 8

SWP - not played wide enough - 7

Robinho - won the match for us by soaking all their defensive pressure and dragging their defence everywhere they shouldn't have been - 9

Oh yes - Bellamy. We'll never get rid of him now...! Also 9

Elano - an amazing pass to SWP, things are looking up! Too late on to mark.

jfell said...

Elano was junk. V poor passing and was at fault for the goal. Will personally drive him to the airport in the summer. I took off my rose tinted glasses at the end of last year, suggest you do the same Wigan Blue.