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Man Metropolis’s greatest and worst gamers in assertion thrashing of Brighton


Manchester Metropolis breezed previous Brighton & Hove Albion on Thursday night time to chop Arsenal’s lead on the high of the Premier League again to a single level.

Pep Guardiola’s facet are in search of an unprecedented fourth consecutive league title and have their future firmly in their very own fingers at this stage, holding a recreation in hand on the Gunners.

Metropolis wasted little time getting forward due to a uncommon headed aim from Kevin De Bruyne, the improvised dive discovering its well beyond Jason Steele within the residence aim. Phil Foden then managed a primary half brace to kill the sport as a contest earlier than the interval, with Julian Alvarez later including a fourth.

No one even appeared to be that bothered that Erling Haaland wasn’t taking part in.

These are Metropolis’s greatest and worst gamers from the sport based on 90min‘s participant rankings.

Phil Foden

Phil Foden had an excellent night time / Mike Hewitt/GettyImages

Phil Foden: 9/10

At 23 years of age, Foden is now onto 51 Premier League objectives after smashing via the half century milestone on this recreation. There was a giant ingredient of fortune in his first of the night, due to a gentle free-kick taking a giant deflection. However his second was pure class, curling effortlessly in.

Honourable point out

Kyle Walker: 8/10

Speaking of milestones, Walker has performed almost 400 instances within the Premier League since his debut within the competitors again in 2010. However this was the primary time that the England right-back has registered two assists in the identical high flight recreation. He arrange De Bruyne’s opener and the fourth for Alvarez.

Josko Gvardiol could have conceded a penalty

Josko Gvardiol might have conceded a penalty / Mike Hewitt/GettyImages

Josko Gvardiol: 6/10

On one other night time, Gvardiol might need given away a penalty for his problem on Joao Pedro halfway via the second half. Metropolis had been already 4-0 up at that stage so it would not have modified the course of the sport or the end result, nevertheless it was slightly clumsy and avoidable.

Dishonourable point out

Rodri: 6/10

Quite like Gvardiol, Rodri was the villain for Brighton gamers and followers when contact with Pascal Gross within the penalty space went unpunished. His passing accuracy was nonetheless near 100% and he stored possession ticking over, however the few that did go astray left Metropolis susceptible.