Manchester City player ratings v West Brom: Defender shows improvement, star back to his best

Yaya Toure

Manchester City defeated West Brom 3-0 at the Hawthorns, but how did the players do?

Joe Hart - 6

Quiet day for the goalkeeper, but dominated his area well with a large number of balls played in.

Bacary Sagna - 6

Attacked well in the first-half, but struggled when faced with Saido Berahino in the second-half.

Vincent Kompany - 7

Scored a powerful goal with his head (or shoulder), but looked suspect defensively when faced with one on ones.

Eliaquim Mangala - 7

Looked far improved from last season, and was dominating in the air and on the ground. Used the ball very well in possession with a good range of passing.

Aleksander Kolarov - 6

Never faced many threats, but attacked the wide positions well. Still spends far too much time in the opposition half, which could come back to haunt him against strong opposition.

Yaya Toure - 8

Back to his goalscoring best with two good finishes. Faded as the game went on, and his influence is not as great as it once was, but performances like these will ensure City fight for the title.

Fernandinho - 6

His usual battling self, doing little of note but ensuring City controlled the game. Was a persistent fouler bringing his rating down.

Jesus Navas - 6

Solid running in the wide areas, but with little end product. Shackled well by Chris Brunt and James McClean.

David Silva - 9

The star of the show, and living up to his reputation as one of the best players in the Premier League. Controlled the game in the final third, with precise, incisive passing. Registered the final assist with the corner that led to Kompany’s goal.

Raheem Sterling - 7

Looked strong taking players on, but his finishing is still suspect. Missed a clear chance when set through one on one with a tame finish, as well as drawing a good save from Myhill later in the game.

Wilfried Bony - 7

Led the line well, and set up Toure’s second goal, but doubts remain about his adaptability to the system. Hard to see him starting above Aguero when the latter is fit.


Sergio Aguero - 6

Did little of note, but remained his live wire self when substituted on. Still on the path back to match fitness.

Samir Nasri and Martin Demichelis - NA

Spent too little time on the pitch to show anything.

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