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Man City player ratings: Fernandinho excellent and Aguero good vs Crystal Palace – Manchester Evening News

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Ederson: Virtually nothing to do. With Crystal Palace refusing to get drawn into the press, he was perhaps restricted from dictating the build-up as he often does. 6

Cancelo: Sloppy start, and looked particularly tired from the midweek exertions. Marking Neymar and then Wilfried Zaha in the space of four days does sound exhausting, in fairness. Better in second half. 6

Laporte: – Looks like a player trying to make an impression. Dealt well with Christian Belteke and could have scored if not for a great block. 6

Ake: Kept the shape, and didn’t look like a player with only a handful of appearances this season. Unlikely to displace Dias and Stones for the Champions League, but may get more chances in the league. 6

Mendy: Picked as the designated left-back in a defence of four players capable of playing there, Mendy was okay forcing Andros Townsend inside and added another body to the attack. Still needs to do more to be trusted in bigger games. 6

Fernandinho: A third centre-back in possession, and a defensive midfielder out of it, Fernandinho switched between roles with ease and tried to dictate tempo with some pinpoint long-balls forward. Didn’t put a foot wrong, City’s best player. 8

Rodri: You wouldn’t have known he spent 90 minutes trying to stop Neymar and Kylian Mbappe this week, as Rodri picked up where he left off in Paris with another solid showing at Selhurst Park. 6

Sterling: Seemingly out of Pep Guardiola’s big-game first XI, this was a chance for Sterling to impress. He got into good positions, but couldn’t make the big impact he might have hoped for as he was unfortunate to hit the post and miss a few more good chances. 6

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Torres: Guilty of trying too hard and slowing things down in the first half, Torres was often City’s best outlet on the right. As he grew in confidence, his output improved and he fully deserved his well-taken goal for sheer effort throughout the game. 7

Aguero: In a more unfamiliar no.10 role with Jesus more advanced, Aguero was given little time on the ball by Palace defender but when the chance came he was oh, so clinical. 7

Jesus: Benefitting from having the support of Aguero, Jesus’ movement was good and was unlucky to see a great finish chalked off for offside. His movement opened so many opportunities for teammates. A tireless performance. 7

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Zinchenko (on 67): Did exactly what was asked of him after City’s two goals – keep possession and keep Zaha quiet. 6

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