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Manchester City player ratings in 4-0 victory over Brighton

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Manchester City secured a convincing 4-0 victory against Brighton, with Phil Foden leading the charge. Foden scored twice in the match, while Kevin De Bruyne opened the scoring with a stunning header, and Julian Alvarez sealed the win with a goal in the 62nd minute. City’s victory puts them one point behind Arsenal in the Premier League title race, and they have a game in hand.

Here’s how Manchester City’s players were rated for their performance:

  • Ederson (7/10): Had little to do but was alert when called upon.
  • Kyle Walker (8/10): Provided two assists and showcased good tenacity.
  • Nathan Ake (7/10): Had an easy night, with Brighton’s attack posing little threat.
  • Manuel Akanji (7/10): Helped deal with some sticky situations but had a relatively easy game.
  • Josko Gvardiol (7/10): Made good covering tackles in the second half.
  • Rodri (7/10): Helped keep Brighton’s midfield in check but was a bit sloppy at times.
  • Mateo Kovacic (8/10): Showed growing confidence and comfort in City’s midfield.
  • Kevin De Bruyne (8/10): Scored a terrific header and was a constant attacking threat.
  • Phil Foden (9/10): Was exceptional with his trickery and elusiveness, scoring twice.
  • Julian Alvarez (7/10): Scored a goal and had a workmanlike performance.
  • Bernardo Silva (7/10): Kept Brighton on their toes with his movement.
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As for substitutions:

  • Jack Grealish (6/10): Had limited impact.
  • Matheus Nunes (7/10): Showed eagerness to drive forward.
  • Jeremy Doku (6/10): Was inconsistent with his play.
  • Rico Lewis (7/10): Looked lively when he came on.
  • Sergio Gomez (N/A): Did not have much opportunity to make an impact.

Manager Pep Guardiola was praised for his starting lineup and tactical decisions, ensuring that key players were rested in the second half

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