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Manchester Metropolis’s greatest and worst gamers in 0-0 draw with Arsenal


Manchester Metropolis’s hopes of profitable a report fourth consecutive Premier League title have been dealt a little bit of a blow on Sunday.

Due to a mix of Liverpool’s win over Brighton and their very own dour 0-0 draw with Arsenal, Pep Guardiola’s went three factors adrift of the table-topping Reds this previous weekend.

So the place did all of it go flawed on Sunday? Here is Manchester Metropolis‘s greatest and worst gamers within the draw with Arsenal, in response to 90min’s esteemed participant rankings.

Rodri: 8/10

Rodri, Martin Odegaard

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Manchester Metropolis have been capable of garner 72% of the possession on Sunday, and that was nearly solely due to the excellent efficiency from the very best midfielder on the planet proper now: Rodri.

The Spain worldwide greatest Declan Rice in the midst of the park with fairly astounding ease on the Etihad Stadium, profitable a fairly frankly ridiculous 15 duels and finishing 108 passes.

He is too good.

Erling Haaland: 4/10

Erling Haaland, William Saliba

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While you’re being described as a League Two-level participant by a pundit (Roy Keane, clearly) after a giant recreation, you understand that you just maybe did not play notably effectively.

And whereas we’re not going to go so far as to match him to a League Two participant, the reality is, Erling Haaland actually, actually, actually struggled on the Etihad on Sunday.

The Norway striker was in seek for his thirtieth strike of the season to this point within the conflict with Arsenal, however by no means as soon as seemed remotely able to scoring that milestone purpose. In actual fact, he hardly ever seemed remotely able to finishing a move by no means thoughts scoring a purpose – finishing simply seven all through the 90 minutes.

That was largely because of the brilliance of Arsenal’s centre-backs William Saliba and Gabriel, who have been completely dominant through the recreation, protecting Haaland at bay by means of tight marking and arduous tackling.