Tottenham vs Manchester City Player Ratings as Erling Haaland shines to put City one step closer to the Premier League title

Tottenham vs Manchester City Player Ratings as Erling Haaland shines to put City one step closer to the Premier League title

Erling Haaland scored twice for Manchester City against Tottenham

Tottenham vs Manchester City: As it happened

Erling Haaland scored twice to secure a 2-0 win for Manchester City in their Premier League away clash against Tottenham Hotspur. After a close range tap-in in the 51st minute, Haaland scored from the penalty spot in the injury time of the first half (90+1′).

Tottenham vs Manchester City player ratings:

Tottenham:

Guglielmo Vicario– 7.5: Made a few superb saves, including a one-handed save off Phil Foden’s volley in the first half. Also kept out Kevin De Bruyne’s powerful drive in the second half.

Pedro Porro– 6.5: Not Porro’s best performance. Was wasteful in possession on a few occasions.

Cuti Romero– 7: Solid performance. Did his due diligence in the defense to make it hard for City to score.

Radu Dragusin– 7: Put on a good display and was overall solid. Dragusin made a heroic block off Bernardo Silva in the first half before the official raised the flag for offside.

Micky van de ven– 7: Played on the left hand side of Spurs’ defense and was solid. Defended well and also played the ball out efficiently.

Rodrigo Bentancur– 7.5: While the Uruguayan made a few mispasses, he was a force moving forward with or without the ball.

Pierre-Emile Hjojbjerg– 7: Took up good positions in the attack on a few occasions. Hjojbjerg, however, lacked energy sometimes and was also a bit error=prone.

James Maddison– 6.5: Could have made more of an impact in a game that was a midfield battle between two sides. Given Maddison’s quality, he lacked the end product.

Pape Matar Sarr– 6.5: Had pace and raw ability. Sarr, however, lacked composure and often lacked the end product.

Brenan Johnson- 7: Johnson was impressive and caused City’s defense issues on multiple occasions.

Heung Min-Son- 6.5: The South Korean wasn’t clinical and squandered a few golt-edged opportunities, including one late in the second half with the game at 1-0.

Substitutes:

Oliver Skipp– 6.5

Gio Lo Celso– 6.5

Dejan Kulusevski– 6.5

Mikey Moore- 6.5

Manchester City:

Ederson– 7: The Brazilian didn’t concede as long as he was on the pitch but had to be replaced in the second half. Denied Bentancur early in the game with a great save.

Josko Gvardiol– 7: Showed his quality by making a few crucial interceptions. The Croat also provided threat moving forward.

Manuel Akanji– 6.5: Was defensively solid. However, Akanji gave away a ball to Son in the second half that could have been very costly for City if the South Korean kept his head.

Ruben Dias– 7.5: Put up a solid performance and was also an aerial threat from set-piece situations.

Kyle Walker– 7: Burst down the right hand side with intent on multiple occasions.

Rodri– 7: Made a few uncharacteristic mispasses. Otherwise, it was a good performance from the Spaniard.

Mateo Kovacic- 7: A reliable performance from a reliable player. The former Chelsea and Real Madrid midfielder showed his quality.

Bernardo Silva– 7.5: Crafted some great moves down the right hand side.

Kevin De Bruyne– 7.5: Set Erling Haaland up for City’s opener and also had a goal effort saved by Vicario.

Phil Foden– 8: His butterly legs and mazy runs were a treat to watch. Foden shsowed glimpses of his talent during the game.

Erling Haaland– 9: On a night where Manchester City needed to score, their talismanic Norweian striker found the back of the net twice.

Substitutes:

Jeremy Doku– 7

Stefan Ortega– 7.5

Julian Alvarez– 6.5

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