Monday, 29 March 2010

Wigan player ratings

Given A crucial save from Scharner in the first half, and a decent punch or too. Did not have as quiet a game as he might have hoped but was flawless - our first clean sheet in six games. 7

Zabaleta Pushed forward from early on, giving good support to our attacking play. Lost Hugo Rodallega once, from which we luckily escaped, but otherwise solid. A silly booking puts him out of our next two games, which is a fairly poor reflection on his on-field conduct. 6

Touré I still wince when he encounters certain situations but one sliced clearance aside he did ok today. 6

Kompany Rodallege and Moreno posed more problems than expected but Kompany was generally competent in his repulsion of them. Went on a run reminiscent of Sylvain Distin's high points but couldn't quite get a shot away. 7

Garrido Let Moreno get inside and behind him more than once, but surprised everyone with a lovely turn in the build up to our second goal. Booked for a cynical trip on Rodallega. 6

SWP His first start for a while but had a decent go: running at the left-back and getting past him the odd time. His delivery wasn't perfect but he very nearly set up a first half goal for Tévez. Unlucky not to get more than 45 minutes. 6

Vieira Upsettingly off the pace. His aged body just can't keep up with fighting a battle with a three man midfield. And when in possession he can't always move and turn quick enough to keep the ball. I want this to work but I don't think it is. 4

de Jong Effectively fighting a three on one battle in midfield, and while overrun much of the time he did pretty well. Enough tackles to stem most of the tide, and more confident and controlling when Wigan had to switch to 4-4-1. 6

Johnson Started wide on the left, which was interesting for us and presumably fascinating for Fabio Capello. Plays a similar game on his natural side: beating men with ease but crossing with some imprecision at time. Moved onto the right in the second half, he had the beating of Maynor Figueroa enough to cause problems. 7

Our indispensable man. He was our best player by a distance before his first goal, winning the ball, running at defenders and creating chances. His first was lucky but his second and third goals were well taken. That's 25 for the season, with 19 in the EPL. The best return for a City striker for years. 9

Adebayor His first game for some time, he looked rusty but enthusiastic. Good work rate off the ball, which isn't always the case, although his touch let him down more often than he would have liked. Dallied over a good one on one chance. 6


Bellamy Played the second half from the left - had some impact but created our second goal and could have scored himself in stoppage time. Much more important in games like Saturday's at Turf Moor. 7

Onuoha Too late to mark n/a

Sylvinho Too late to mark n/a


fulafalonga said...

You can see Vieira is way off the pace. I can see that. And what's that Blind Freddy? You can see he's way off the pace. too? Then what is Mancini looking at? Vieira is a liability. He might not get caught out and made to pay against teams like Wigan, but he can't possibly be allowed to play in the derby or the Arsenal game.

The Electric Donkey said...

Thought Zab's yellow card was well thought out. Misses Burnley and Bimingham and is back for Rags, Arsenal, Villa, Spurs. Good work in my book.