The ever impressive Australian produced another solid display, producing some superb saves in the process. Notably in the first half when he dived down to his left to deny Gareth Barry. Could do nothing to prevent the City goals.
Was given the runaround for the majority of the game by City's attack. But as the game went on grew in confidence and managed to thwart several attacks.
The right-back along with the rest of the backline will not be happy with their overall performance today after leaking four goals at home. However, he did manage to make some threatening runs forward as the game progressed, to support the front men.
A decent performance for the Mexican on his return from injury. Broke up a number of threatening attacks but was at fault for the opener as he played Tevez onside.
Struggled to make an impact on the game in the first half, often having to sit back and help out Salcido in defence. Was responsible for City's second goal as his poor clearance fell straight to Zabaleta who hit a shot that deflected off the Fulham player past Schwarzer.
Struggled to cope with the movement and pace of the City midfield throughout the game, often giving away needless free-kicks. His half clearance also gave City the opportunity to score their fourth. Booked in second half.
The Fulham captain was over powered by the srength and skill of City's midfield for most of the game. He gave away needless free-kicks especially in the first half.
Along with Murphy, he struggled in Fulham's midfield today, often getting muscled off the ball. The Welshman was also careless in possession mainly in the first half.
The American tried to link up with Andy Johnson up front but was often forced to drop back into midfield to stop City.
Still trying to get back up to full fitness after a long absence out due to injury, but still put in a shift up front for for his side. However, he was often isolated up front and starved off good balls that he could run on to.
Was merely a spectator in the first-half as the City attack ran riot amongst the Fulham defence. He could do nothing to prevent Fulham's consolation goal.
The left-back was one of City's quieter performers of the day, but still managed, along with the rest of the defence, to keep the Fulham attack at bay for the majority of the match.
Along with his central defensive partner Kompany, Toure produced a solid display at the back, giving City some stability so the others could push forward.
The Uraguayan produced a stunning strike in the first half to score City's second goal, hitting a right foot shot into the top right of the net giving Schwarzer no chance. Also linked well down the right with Yaya Toure and David Silva
City's Mr Reliable hardly gave the Fulham attack a sniff at goal today. Made a number of interceptions in the second-half as City looked to keep a clean sheet away from home.
Quite possibly covered every inch of grass on the pitch this afternoon. Often sprouting on the left, right and through the middle, the Fulham defence could not get near the Spaniard, who looked a constant threat.
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Gave the backline cover when needed and also gave the likes of David Silva, Yaya Toure and Gareth Barry the licence to attack and cause Fulham's defence problems.
Finally showing what he is capable of in the Premier League after an indifferent start to his first season in England. Scored the third goal for City after a superb through ball by Tevez, hitting a shot low past Schwarzer for his second of the season.
The ex-Villa man produced another fine display as City bossed midfield. He was a key player throughout the game linking up with the defence and attack, making some lovely threatening passes that gave Fulhams' defenders' problems.
A Surprise inclusion in City's lineup today but his performance justified Mancini's decision to start the Brazilian. Played alongside Tevez up front and always provided an outlet when his strike partner linked up with the City midfield.
The Argentinian produced a man of the match performance for City, scoring the first and fourth goals while also setting up the third. He was too hot to handle for the Fulham defence, managing to turn his defender well for the opener and provided a defence splitting pass to set up Yaya Toure.
- 12 D. Stockdale
- 4 J. Paintsil
- 2 S. Kelly
- 26 K. Dikgacoi
- 27 J. Greening
Gave some support for Johnson up front when he replaced Etuhu but didnt create anything of note.
Came on as half-time substitute replacing Damien DUff and gave Fulham more creativity in midfield. Popped up with a neat finish from the edge of the box to score a consolation goal for the home side.