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November 21, 2010 11:00 AM EST
Craven Cottage — London
Referee:‬ L. Mason‎
Attendance:‬ 25694‎
 
70′ Zoltán Gera
 
 
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Fulham 1- 4 Manchester City

By Grant Wilson at Craven Cottage

  • Mark Schwarzer
    7
    1
    3.00

    Mark Schwarzer

    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.

  • Dickson Etuhu
    3
    3
    2.50

    Dickson Etuhu

    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.

  • Chris Baird
    0
    4
    2.50

    Chris Baird

    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 did manage to make some threatening runs forward as the game progressed, to support the front men.

  • Aaron Hughes
    3
    0
    2.50

    Aaron Hughes

    Was given the runarouned 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.

  • Brede Hangeland
    0
    3
    2.50

    Brede Hangeland

    had the responsibilty of marking Carlos Tevez, but unfortunatly for the big Norweigen, he lost the battle. However did manage a couple of important challenges to deny City scoring more in the second half.

  • C. Salcido
    6
    8
    3.00

    C. Salcido

    A decent performance by the Mexican on his return from injury. Broke up a number of reatening attacks but was a fault for the opener as he played Tevez onside.

  • Simon Davies
    0
    3
    2.50

    Simon Davies

    Along with Murphy, he struggled in Fulham's midfield today, often gettin muscled off the ball. The Welshman was also careless in possession mainly in the first half.

  • Danny Murphy
    0
    2
    2.50

    Danny Murphy

    The fulham captain was over powered by the srength and skill of City's midfield for most of the game. And gave away needless free-kicks especially in the first half.

  • Damien Duff
    0
    4
    2.50

    Damien Duff Flop of the Match

    Struggled to make an impact on the game in the first half, often having to sit back and help out Salcido in defence. Wasresponsible for City's second goal as his poor clearance fell straight to Zabaleta who hit a shot that also deflected off the Fulham player past Schwarzer.

  • Clint Dempsey
    6
    6
    2.50

    Clint Dempsey

    The American tried to link up with Andy Johnson up front but was often forced to drop back into midfield to stop City.

  • Andy Johnson
    0
    4
    3.00

    Andy Johnson

    Still trying to get back up to full fitness after a long absence out due to injury, but still put in a shigt up front for Fulham. however was often isolated up front and starved off good balls that he could run on to.

Substitutions

  • Zoltán Gera
    4
    1
    3.00

    Zoltán Gera

    Came on as half time substitution 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.

  • Diomansy Kamara
    0
    1
    2.50

    Diomansy Kamara

    Gave some support for Johnson up front when he replaced Etuhu but didnt create anything of note.

  • Joe Hart
    9
    3
    3.00

    Joe Hart

    Was merely a spectator in the first half as the City attack ran rings around Fulhams defense. but could nothing to prevent Fulham's consolation goal.

  • Pablo Zabaleta
    17
    2
    3.50

    Pablo Zabaleta

    The Argentine 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

  • Vincent Kompany
    15
    1
    3.50

    Vincent Kompany

    City's Mr Reliable hardly gave the Fulham attack a sniff at goal today. Made a number of interceptions in the second as City looked to keep a clean sheet away from home.

  • Kolo Toure
    13
    2
    3.50

    Kolo Toure

    Along with hiss central defensive partner, Kompany, produced a solid display at the back, giving City some stability so the others could push forward in attack.

  • Aleksandar Kolarov
    13
    5
    3.00

    Aleksandar Kolarov

    The left-back was one of City's quieter performers of the day, but still managed, along with the rest of the defense, to keep the Fulham attack at bay for the majority of the match.

  • Gareth Barry
    17
    2
    3.50

    Gareth Barry

    The ex Villa man produced another fine display as City bossed midfield. Wasa key player throughout the game linking up with the defense and attack, making some lovely threatening passes that gave Fulham's defenders problems.

  • Nigel De Jong
    15
    3
    3.50

    Nigel De Jong

    Gave the backline cover when needed and also gave the likes of David Silva, Yaya Toure and Gareth Barry the license to attack and cause Fulham's defense problems.

  • Yaya Touré
    26
    1
    3.50

    Yaya Touré

    Finally showing what he is capable of in the Premier League after in different 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, his second of the season.

  • Jô
    20
    3
    3.50

    A Surprise inclusion in City's lineup today but his performance justified Mancini's to start the Brazilian. Played alongside Tevez up front and always provided an outlet when Tevez linked with the City midfield.

  • David Silva
    38
    2
    4.00

    David Silva

    Quite possibly covered every inch of grass on the pitch this afternoon. Often sprouting on the left, right and through the middle, the Fulham defense could not get near the Spaniard and looked a constant threat.

  • Carlos Tévez
    52
    5
    4.50

    Carlos Tévez Top of the Match

    The Argentinian produced a man of the match performance for City, scoring the first and fourth goals while also setting up the third. Was too hot to handle for the Fulham defense, managing to turn his defender well for the opener and provided a defense splitting pass to set up Yaya Toure.

Substitutions

Results
 
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Tournament
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Ranking
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Luis Suárez Luis Suárez
Striker
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29 0
Daniel Sturridge Daniel Sturridge
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20 0
Yaya Touré Yaya Touré
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18 6
Wayne Rooney Wayne Rooney
Striker
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15 2
Sergio Agüero Sergio Agüero
Striker
Man City
15 0