Man City ratings: Sterling continues to sparkle but Gundogan still looks off the pace

By | 25th August 2019

MANCHESTER CITY kept up their unbeaten start to the Premier League season with a 3-1 win on Bournemouth’s sunny coast.

Two goals from Sergio Aguero and a Raheem Sterling goal meant Harry Wilson’s worldie for the hosts was purely consolation.

Raheem Sterling scored his customary goal against Bournemouth as Man City triumphed
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There were some things that Pep Guardiola will want ironing out, but it was job done at a sweltering Vitality Stadium.

Here, reporter Alex Crook takes a look at who excelled and who under-performed for the champions.

Ederson 6

Not his usual composed self. Booked for a crude challenge on Callum Wilson

Kyle Walker 6

Picked up an early yellow card for poor tackle on Nathan Ake. Solid after that

Nicolas Otamendi 5

Gave the travelling City fans some moments of concern with over-elaborate defending

Aymeric Laporte 6

Found the movement of Callum Wilson and Joshua King difficult to deal with

Oleksandr Zinchenko 7

Whipped in some dangerous crosses from the left including for Aguero’s opener

Ilkay Gundogan 5

Struggled to make any impact before being hauled off early in the second half

Sergio Aguero shone for Manchester City and scored twice
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David Silva 7

Marked his 400th City game with two more sublime assists

Bernardo Silva 7

Showed come classy touches and passing was on point

Kevin De Bruyne 7

The German is getting back to his best after a couple of injury-plagued years

Raheem Sterling 8

Just loves playing against Bournemouth. Kept his cool to tuck away his goal neatly

Sergio Aguero 8

Is there a better predator in the Premier League? Tucked away his goals with minimal fuss


Subs

Rodrigo (Gundogan) 58, 6

Mahrez (Bernardo Silva) 79, 6

Cancelo (Walker) 90

Unused subs: Bravo, Angelino, Fernandinho, Foden

Ilkay Gundogan hasn’t really justified being a regular in the starting XI this season
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This post written by John Hutchinson originally appeared on Football news - transfers, fixtures, scores, pictures | The Sun. Read the full post here.

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