Player ratings: Man City v. Man United
MANCHESTER -- Manchester City beat Manchester United 3-1 in the Manchester Derby on Sunday, as Pep Guardiola’s men stayed top of the Premier League table and Jose Mourinho’s United are in eighth place and 12 points behind their bitter rivals.
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It was an intense encounter at the Etihad Stadium, as City dominated but United threatened to launch yet another comeback.
Here’s how each player ranked out of 10 during a frantic derby.
Ederson: 5 - Didn’t have too much to do but gave away a penalty kick rashly at a pivotal moment in the match. Another rush of blood to the head.
Kyle Walker: 6 - Some decent runs forward but United always looked more dangerous down his flank. Work to do defensively.
John Stones: 7 - Some key clearances and headers and dealt with Marcus Rashford easily.
Aymeric Laporte: 7 - See above. Another easy afternoon for Laporte who continues his incredible unbeaten run.
Benjamin Mendy: 6 - Not his best afternoon going forward but more than solid defensively. Edging back to his best.
Fernandinho: 7 - Scrapped away in midfield and had a decent effort from distance. Unsung hero. Again.
Bernardo Silva: 8 - Involved in two of City’s three goals and his pass to Gundogan for the third was sublime.
David Silva: 8 - A goal from City’s captain to get things going and Silva was at his best.
Raheem Sterling: 9 - Fine individual display. Set up the first goal, ran United ragged on the break. Has it all.
Riyad Mahrez: 7 - Involved in Aguero’s goal and drifted in and of the game. Started well but faded in second half.
Sergio Aguero: 8 - Hammered home City’s second and was a constant pest. Subbed off late on to a standing ovation.
62' Leroy Sane on for Mahrez: 6 - A few decent chances but didn’t make the most of them. Worked hard down the left.
75' Ilkay Gundogan on for Aguero: 6 - Missed one good chance and finished another. Nice little cameo.
90+2' Phil Foden on for D. Silva: N/A - On for the final few seconds.
David de Gea: 7 - A couple of decent saves down low and solid as ever. Should he have saved Aguero’s shot?
Ashley Young: 7 - Kept plugging away down the right flank and whipped in some dangerous crosses.
Chris Smalling: 6 - Headed a few balls clear but like Lindelof, never looked at ease.
Victor Lindelof: 5 - Caught out by Aguero’s one-two with Mahrez for the second goal. Didn’t look comfortable.
Luke Shaw: 5 - Caught out with Sterling’s cross for the first goal. Shaky in possession. Not his finest display.
Ander Herrera: 6 - His kind of game. Tried to snap away at City’s midfielders but ended up chasing shadows.
Nemanja Matic: 6 - Tried to start some of United’s attack and calm them down as best as he could.
Marouane Fellaini: 5 - Added little threat going forward and didn’t add much defensively.
Jesse Lingard: 4 - Apart from one good run in the first half when he was brought down, failed to impact the game. Subbed off.
Anthony Martial: 5 - A frustrating afternoon with little service out on the left. Summed up by passing the ball out of play in the first half. Scored a penalty kick but did little else.
Marcus Rashford: 4 - Some poor first touches and hooked off in the second half.
57' Romelu Lukaku on for Lingard: 6 - Won a penalty kick but did little else
73' Juan Mata on for Herrera: 6 - Whipped in some decent deliveries. Too little time.
73' Alexis Sanchez on for Rashford: 5 - Struggled down the right and gave away some needless fouls.