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November 24, 2013 9:30 PM MYT
Etihad Stadium — Manchester
Referee:‬ H. Webb‎
Attendance:‬ 47228‎
 
 
34′ (OG) Sandro
 
 
 
55′ Negredo
 
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Manchester City 6-0 Tottenham

Sergio Aguero inspired a sensational victory for Manuel Pellegrini's men against a woeful Spurs side, while Jesus Navas and Alvaro Negredo also starred for the hosts

By Greg Stobart at Etihad Stadium

  • Costel Pantilimon
    11
    2
    2.50

    Costel Pantilimon

    One shaky attempt to claim a cross in the first half but was otherwise solid when needed after keeping his place ahead of Joe Hart.

  • Pablo Zabaleta
    14
    1
    3.00

    Pablo Zabaleta

    Typically aggressive performance from the right-back. Did well up against Lamela and got forward whenever possible.

  • Gael Clichy
    9
    2
    2.50

    Gael Clichy

    Beaten too easily once by Lennon in the first half but it was an otherwise solid display from the Frenchman.

  • Martín Demichelis
    8
    2
    2.50

    Martín Demichelis

    Important goal-line clearance to deny Lamela in the first half and used his experience to deal with the Spurs attack.

  • Matija Nastasic
    10
    2
    2.50

    Matija Nastasic

    Kept Soldado quiet before half-time and was replaced at the break, presumably due to injury.

  • Samir Nasri
    16
    0
    3.50

    Samir Nasri

    Caused Spurs problems as he drifted inside and linked up with team-mates. Lovely pass for Aguero in the build-up to City's second goal.

  • Jesús Navas González
    20
    1
    4.00

    Jesús Navas González

    Took just 14 seconds to open the scoring with a wonderful shot clipped over Lloris and into the top corner off the post - and rounded off the victory with his second in added time. Set up Aguero's first goal with an excellent low cross from the right.

  • Fernandinho
    15
    1
    3.50

    Fernandinho

    The Brazilian was solid as the screen in front of the back four and his passing was quick and progressive as he looked to start attacks.

  • Yaya Touré
    18
    0
    3.50

    Yaya Touré

    Led the charging midfield pack with power and quality. Sublime run and pass to set up Aguero's second goal just after the restart.

  • Negredo
    16
    2
    3.50

    Negredo

    Denied a first-half goal as his shot eventually went in off Sandro but produced a superb turn and finish in the second half. Linked up well with Aguero and should have scored a second when he headed the ball over the bar.

  • Sergio Agüero
    25
    1
    4.50

    Sergio Agüero Top of the Match

    A masterful display from the striker. His speed, movement and finishing were too much for the Spurs defence. Scored twice with expert finishes to take his league tally for the season up to 10.

Substitutions

  • Joleon Lescott
    6
    3
    2.50

    Joleon Lescott

    Some good interceptions and had little trouble after coming on for Nastasic at half-time.

  • James Milner
    10
    1
    2.50

    James Milner

    Replaced Nasri with 13 minutes remaining.

  • Javi García
    4
    4
    2.50

    Javi García

    Came on for Aguero in the 69th minute as City saw the game out.

  • Hugo Lloris
    6
    4
    1.50

    Hugo Lloris

    Terrible kicking for City's first two goals, although he did make some decent saves too.

  • Kyle Walker
    6
    5
    1.50

    Kyle Walker

    Good pace in attack and the least bad of Tottenham's awful back four.

  • Younes Kaboul
    5
    5
    1.00

    Younes Kaboul

    Looked cumbersome, slow to react and failed to read the City forwards' movement.

  • Jan Vertonghen
    5
    6
    1.00

    Jan Vertonghen

    A lazy display on and off the ball in his less-favoured left-back role, summed up by an awful effort for the sixth goal.

  • Michael Dawson
    6
    7
    0.50

    Michael Dawson Flop of the Match

    The Spurs captain had no idea how to handle Aguero and Negredo's pace, strength and movement. His lack of mobility was badly exposed.

  • Aaron Lennon
    4
    3
    2.00

    Aaron Lennon

    Some sharp runs in the first half but didn't get in enough positions to really run at Clichy.

  • Paulinho
    3
    4
    1.00

    Paulinho

    A tired performance after the international break. The Brazilian struggled to close City down and was very wasteful on the ball.

  • Lewis Holtby
    3
    4
    1.50

    Lewis Holtby

    Some neat and tidy passing but barely involved before being replaced by Adebayor at half-time.

  • Sandro
    9
    3
    2.00

    Sandro

    An eventful afternoon for the holding midfielder. One brilliant tackle, one own goal and one booking.

  • Roberto Soldado
    3
    7
    1.00

    Roberto Soldado

    Not enough movement or quality from the Spaniard to trouble the City defence. Substituted in the 61st minute.

  • Erik Lamela
    5
    4
    2.50

    Erik Lamela

    Not how he would have imagined the game going on his first Premier League start. Some flashes of his ability and intelligence but was on the fringes of the encounter.

Substitutions

  • Gylfi Sigurdsson
    3
    3
    2.50

    Gylfi Sigurdsson

    Did little other than take a couple of speculative shots after coming on for Soldado in the 61st minute.

  • Emmanuel Adebayor
    7
    4
    2.50

    Emmanuel Adebayor

    Given his lack of action, the striker looked fairly sharp after coming on at half-time for his first appearance of the season. Should have scored late on but was denied by Pantilimon.

Results
 
Player Ratings
Tournament
Position
Ranking
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Luis Suárez Luis Suárez
Striker
Liverpool
30 0
Daniel Sturridge Daniel Sturridge
Striker
Liverpool
20 0
Yaya Touré Yaya Touré
Midfielder
Man City
18 6
Sergio Agüero Sergio Agüero
Striker
Man City
16 0
Wayne Rooney Wayne Rooney
Striker
Man. United
15 2