Crystal Palace vs Manchester City: Crystal Palace hosted Manchester City on Matchday 29 of the Premier League at the Selhurst Park.
Manchester City dominated possession throughout the match but they were not clinical in their finishing in the first half. Palace looked threatening in turn overs. The home team defended well and resisted City’s barrage of shots to deny the league leaders all 3 oints.
Let’s take a look at the player ratings for the clash: –
Crystal Palace vs Manchester City Player Ratings
Vicente Guaita (7.2/10): Guaita kept a crucial clean sheet against City and blocked 4 shots on target.
Nathaniel Clyne (6.9/10): Clyne had a decent game at the right flank. He had to mostly defend than get forward due to the quality of the opposition.
Joachim Andersen (7.6/10): Andersen managed to hold his lines and stay composed at the back as City was barraged with attempts.
Marc Guehi (7.9/10): The skipper marshaled the defense well and cleared the ball out of danger. He was good in the air as well.
Tyrick Mitchell (7.8/10): Mitchell was excited in the left-back position. He marked Mahrez well and made some crucial blocks.
Cheikhou Kouyate (7/10): Kouyate got booked in the first half for stopping a counterattack. He was defensively good.
Jeffrey Schlupp (6.4/10): Schlupp had a decent game in the midfield and blocked a few City shots.
Michael Olise (6.5/10): Olise was quick on the wing but did not have much of the ball to make an impact.
Cono Gallagher (7.4/10): Gallagher continued his brilliant run of form. He made important runs and was a crucial part of Palace’s turnover attacks.
Wilfried Zaha (6.8/10): Zaha made good runs but his passing was not accurate and could not find the right passes to the right players in important places.
Jean-Philippe Mateta (6.3/10): Mateta was involved whenever Palace went forward, but he lacked finesse in the final third.
Odsonne Edouard (6.6/10): Edouard came on and looked threatening with the ball. He led a counterattack that nearly ended in them scoring.
Jordan Ayew (6.2/10): Ayew could not impact the game in offense, but did a fair bit of defending.
Ederson (6.5/10): Ederson’s face was just a single shot and it was too easy for his standards.
Kyle Walker (6.9/10): Walker lost the ball too easily a couple of times and had an average game compared to his standards.
John Stones (7.7/10): Stones, playing for the injured Ruben Dias, was very good at the back. He made crucial interceptions and blocks inside the box.
Aymeric Laporte (8.1/10): The Spanish defender positioned himself well and made many recovery challenges. He had the most passes in the match.
Joao Cancelo (8.5/10): Cancelo had an amazing game as he made the most tackles and won the most duels in the match. His thunderous shot in the first half hit the woodwork.
Kevin de Bruyne (7.3/10): de Bruyne distributed the ball well and found the forwards comfortably with his passes.
Rodri (6.9/10): Rodri stabilized City’s midfield and played the holding midfielder role well. But he looked rattled in the latter part of the match and played some loose balls.
Bernardo Silva (6.5/10): Silva had an average game as he failed to convert his shots into goals and could not make a difference.
Riyad Mahrez (7.1/10): Mahrez showcased his brilliant touches and ball-handling but could not find the back of the net.
Phil Foden (6/10): Foden had only 24 touches in the whole match- least for any outfield player. He was clearly ineffective.
Jack Grealish (6.8/10): Grealish lost his cool in the final minutes and got booked. He attempted a couple of shots, which were blocked.