Sunday, 26 April 2009

City v Everton player ratings

Given Didn't have too much to do, but for one great reaction save from Marouane Fellaini to keep the score at 1-0. Strong candidate for April Player of the Month. 7

Richards Made the team despite falling out with Hughes on Friday, but played well. Kept Steven Pienaar quiet and got forward in support of Elano. Went off injured after fifty seven minutes. Do we have a right back for next week? 7

Dunne Had a good game - Everton didn't have too much going forward but he dealt well with Louis Saha. Made some interceptions and tackles at key moments. 7

Onuoha Another good performance from our player of the calendar year thus far. Confident, unruffled and in control. Moved to right back when Richards went off. 7

Bridge Shook off fitness worries to put in one of his best games yet for City. Defensively sound and made some good forward moves. 7

de Jong Did a crucial screening role in front of the back four, breaking up Everton's attacks and passing smartly. 8

Kompany Formed a formidable two man screen with de Jong, which was crucial to our success., before dropping back to centre half when Richards went off. Fought a very physical battle with his friend Fellaini, who was withdrawn, beaten, after an hour. 7

Elano Played a delicious through ball to Robinho for the opening goal. Otherwise rather quiet, but continued with his re-discovered work ethic. Will Wright-Phillips come straight back into the team? 7

Ireland Yet another all action performance. Tireless in midfield, central to our counter attacks and took his goal perfectly. When last did a City midfielder score thirteen in a season? Will surely be crowned PFA Young Player of the Year tonight. 8

Robinho Best away performance of the season. He ran and ran, used the ball intelligently, scored one and made another. Will haunt Tony Hibbert's dreams for some team. 8

Caicedo Worked tirelessly but doesn't quite have the necessary quality. Shot selfishly once when he could have put Robinho in. If only Valeri Bozhinov was fully fit. 6


Fernandes Did ok in holding midfield for the last half hour. 6

Petrov Easing back to full fitness, had one shot on his right foot. 6

Evans n/a

1 comment:

tommytheblue said...

time to give caicedo the credit he deserves. He is doing a top job, decent goal to game rate better than the rest, he's a good player and only 20 it about time we realise that players need time to develop...look at ireland he didnt deliver untill he was 22.

Hughes is right to stick with him, the type of player hughes likes, big strong and athletic. Decent controll and shot, he will get better and better with games.

He a better option than the poor standard evans and the arrogant not as good as he thinks sturridge!