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Sunday 8 December 2019

Manchester City v Tottenham: Player ratings

Danny Rose, right, was influential at both ends of the pitch
Danny Rose, right, was influential at both ends of the pitch


Joe Hart: Not at fault for either of Tottenham's goals. 6 (out of 10)

Pablo Zabaleta: No major errors, but ultimately could not keep City solid enough to get anything out of the contest. 6

Vincent Kompany: Making his first start since early November, the captain did provide a calming influence at the back as was expected, even if his team ended up being beaten again. 6

Nicolas Otamendi: Looked far more comfortable alongside Kompany than when he was paired with Martin Demichelis against Leicester the previous weekend. 6

Gael Clichy: Did little wrong defensively and provided the cross from which Kelechi Iheanacho equalised. 6

Fernando: Put in a decent enough shift before being sacrificed for Iheanacho as City looked to rescue the game. 6

Fernandinho: Was outshone by a lot of the opponents around him. 6

David Silva: Struggled to get into the game in the first half and although he improved a little after the break, he has certainly had better days than this. 5

Yaya Toure: Drifted in and out of the game and perhaps lucky to avoid a booking. Almost scored with a free-kick that cracked against the bar. 6

Raheem Sterling: Conceded the penalty, although the handball decision looked very harsh. Not an occasion when he provided much of a threat. 5

Sergio Aguero: Another City attacker who failed to really get going. Fluffed his best chance by blazing into the stand. 5


Kelechi Iheanacho (for Fernando, 66): Did what he was sent on for within 10 minutes as he converted City's equaliser. 7

Aleksandar Kolarov (for Clichy, 75): Saw the game slip away from City after coming on. 5


Hugo Lloris: Could not get near Iheanacho's goal and did really well to crucially tip an Aguero cross away from Otamendi late on. 7

Kyle Walker: Made some excellent interventions as well as providing an attacking outlet. 7

Toby Alderweireld: Another fine display from the impressive centre-half. 7

Kevin Wimmer: Also steady and reliable throughout. 7

Danny Rose: Prepared to put his body on the line at the back, caused problems down the left flank going forward and provided the cross that led to the penalty. 8

Eric Dier: Very solid performance from the holding midfielder. 7

Mousa Dembele: Did not put a foot wrong in the middle of the park. 7

Christian Eriksen: Constantly looking to create, and produced a great slotted finish to seal all three points. 7

Dele Alli: Some nice touches here and there, but unable to shine quite as much as he has of late. 6

Son Heung-min: Lively at times without having much of an impact. Had the ball in the net early on but the flag was raised for offside, and miscued a later opportunity before being substituted. 6

Harry Kane: Had been quiet but smashed the penalty home in supremely confident style, then sent a shot whistling narrowly wide late on. 7


Tom Carroll (for Son, 72): Helped turn the game back Spurs' way. 6

Erik Lamela (for Alli, 81): Great play to tee up the winning goal moments after his introduction. 7

Nacer Chadli (for Kane, 89): Brought on with only a few seconds to go. 6

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