Poor Jesus, Average Ederson – The best & the worst Man City stars in the shock 2-1 loss to Lyon

Manchester City Player Ratings vs Lyon – Here’s how the Cityzens fared

Manchester City began their Champions League campaign in the worst possible manner, losing to Lyon 2-1 at home. The Premier League champions were without manager Pep Guardiola, who received a touchline ban last season. His absence seems to have played some part as the team started slowly and were punished by a disciplined Lyon side.

First-half goals from Maxwell Cornet and Nabil Fekir gave the French club a 2-0 lead at half-time. City responded well in the second half with Bernardo Silva scoring a goal but that was not enough to stop the away team from taking all three points.

Manchester City Player Ratings

Ederson (6.5)

Had no chance to stop the two goals he conceded but made a terrific save to prevent the scoreline from becoming 0-3.

Kyle Walker (5.5)

Could have done better to stop the cross for the first goal. Looked a bit out of depth when got possession in good areas.

Aymeric Laporte (4.5)

He ragged last night and was very unsure on the ball, which is very unlike the Frenchman.

John Stones

John Stones (5)

Made some good tackles to stop the potential final through ball, but his defence with the back facing the goal needs improvement.

Fabian Delph (4)

Committed a mistake as he missed a clearance. His long-range shooting didn’t solve anything.

Fernandinho (5)

Was caught in possession in the build-up to Lyon’s second goal. He was not the driving presence that he usually is.

Ilkay Gundogan (4)

A slow and unsure performance from the German. This is where City miss Kevin de Bruyne.

David Silva (5)

An off night for the Spanish wizard who was just not himself throughout.

Bernardo Silva

Bernardo Silva (6)

Seemed lost when started on the right wing but came into his own when he was switched to the inside channel role. Scored the consolation goal.

Gabriel Jesus (3)

Just not good enough. He is still young and needs to learn a lot.

Raheem Sterling (5.5)

One of the most willing players on the pitch who tried everything.

Substitutes

Leroy Sane (Subbed on after 55 mins) (7)

Gave the team some support with his driving runs and dangerous crosses. Assisted the consolation goal.

Sergio Aguero (Subbed on after 64 mins) (5)

Couldn’t make the desired impact.

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Riyad Mahrez (Subbed on after 76 mins) (4)

The Algerian is still struggling to match the wavelength of his teammates. Couldn’t impact this game.

Written by Mizgan Masani

A football enthusiast, who loves to analyse the game in depth. Following various leagues and knowing about the playing styles of different managers intrigues me to the core.
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