Man City v Leicester ratings: Yaya & Albrighton star; Clichy ‘done’

Date published: Saturday 13th May 2017 4:36

Yaya Toure and Marc Albrighton played well as Manchester City beat Leicester City 2-1 in the Premier League on Saturday, while Gael Clichy had a bad day.

Manchester City

Willy Caballero: Nothing he could do about Leicester’s goal. Made a couple of good punches and comfortable saves. 7

Fernandinho: Had a free header six-yards out only three minutes into the match but couldn’t get it on target. Not a natural full-back on this performance. Struggled to deal with Marc Albrighton. 6

Vincent Kompany: Tried to meet the ball in the lead up to Shinji Okazaki’s goal but missed the interception. Failed to get in a good position on a number of occasions when Leicester attacked. 6.5

Nicolas Otamendi: Slipped in the box to allow Okazaki to score in the first half. Sloppy in possession at times, in particular a moment when he gave it to a Leicester player in his own half. Put his body on the line to block a Wilfred Ndidi shot late on. 6.5

Gael Clichy: His last-ditch tackle on Jamie Vardy was crucial to prevent a Leicester chance, but caught out of position on Leicester’s breaks forward and fouled Riyad Mahrez blatantly for Leicester’s penalty. A day to forget and could be sold off this summer. 5.5

Yaya Toure: Helped the Citizens control the game by winning back and maintaining possession. Won a number of important headers in his own box when City were under pressure. 8

Raheem Sterling: A busy and energetic performance from the England international but he struggled to have an effect on the match. 6.5

Kevin de Bruyne: Always looking for that killer pass or an opportunity to shoot. Made himself available and encouraged City players to find him. Decent delivery from corners. 7

David Silva: Everything good about Man City’s play went through the Spaniard in the first period. Scored the opening goal of the match with a calm finish. Much quieter second half. 7.5

Leroy Sane: Set up Silva for the first goal of the match and then won a penalty when his trickery forced Yohan Benalouane to take him out in the box. 7.5

Gabriel Jesus: Slotted away a penalty with class to put City two up in the first half. Didn’t see enough of the ball to have many more chances. Bad decision-making at times. 7

Substitutes

Sergio Aguero (came on for Sterling 78′) Got up to speed quickly and had a couple of decent runs at the Leicester defence. 6

Pablo Zabaleta (came on for De Bruyne 82′) Handled his defensive duties well enough. 6

Jesus Navas (came on for Jesus 90+4) Not enough time to effect the match. 5

Leicester City

Kasper Schmeichel: Played possibly the pass of the match when his huge kick sent Jamie Vardy clear. Not at fault for the City goals and dealt with most situations well. 6.5

Danny Simpson: Found it hard to deal with the threat of Leroy Sane. Helped his side build some good attacks. 6

Yohan Benalouane: Conceded a penalty with an awfully-timed challenge on Leroy Sane. Did put in a good block from a Sterling shot in the second half. 5.5

Christian Fuchs: Guilty of giving away a couple of sloppy fouls. Put good pressure on the City attackers when in his final third and his positioning was spot on in the second half. 7

Ben Chilwell: Outstanding going forward. One run caught the eye in particular when he beat four players before Kompany took him out. Defensively struggled up against the creative City attack. 6.5

Riyad Mahrez: A very quiet display from last season’s outstanding Premier League player. Won a penalty with a clever bit of skill to lure Clichy into a challenge. However, missed the chance to score by slipping and touching the ball twice on the way into the net. 6

Andy King: Came into the match in the second half when Leicester started to come into the match and have more possession. Taken off with an injury. 6

Wilfred Ndidi: Got a header all wrong with only eight minutes on the clock when he should have scored. Gave the Foxes a presence in midfield but occasionally wasteful in possession. 6.5

Marc Albrighton: Put in an absolutely superb ball for Okazaki’s goal. Got himself into good positions. A lively performance on the left from the former Aston Villa man. 7.5

Shinji Okazaki: Scored a stunning goal to get the Foxes back in the match when he volleyed home superbly from 12-yards out. Caused a lot of problems with his movement. 7.5

Jamie Vardy: A pest to the Man City defence all afternoon and his pace caused them problems. Created a couple of really good opportunities for his team-mates. 7

Substitutes

Daniel Amartey (came on for King 68′) Added energy to the Leicester midfield. 6.5

Islam Slimani (came on for Okazaki 73′) One good chance to find a team-mate in the area but couldn’t. 6

Demerai Gray (came on for Albrighton 80′) Didn’t get into the game. 5.5

Related Articles

HAVE YOUR SAY IN OUR FORUM

Comments