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Joy To The World

Manchester City
4 - 1
Tottenham Hotspur

Etihad Stadium


Attendance: 54214


Manchester City continue to give 'Joy To The World' following another emphatic win over a so-called Premier League top 4 team. Yes, you heard it first right here on VMC. On yesterday's performance I suspect Burnley, come the end of the season have more of a chance of finishing above Tottenham Hotspur.

MCFC player rating to follow:

Match report, courtesy of Esteemed Kompany.

Star Player

We are blessed to have this man playing for Manchester City Football Club. A superb performance and for me, deservedly won the Man of the Match award. Simply a-maz-ing.

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Player Ratings

Ederson 8

His distribution, I suspect is the best in Europe. I mean, to kick the ball 70 yards to KDB by placing the round thing on a sixpence is incredible. The thing is he does this week in, week out. A joy to watch.

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Kyle Walker 8

His first game against his former club went according to plan. Solid performance, especially against his old teammate, Danny Rose.

Nicolas Otamendi 7.5

Has come on leaps and bounds this season - hardly put a foot wrong on Saturday.

Eliaquim Mangala 7

I used to shudder when I saw his name on the team sheet - NOT anymore. This wasn't his best game of the season, however, he does what Pep asks of him.

Fabian Delph 8

Playing out of position and covering the left-back position since Mendy's injury has seen Fabian's career come back to life - with a BANG. He can be susceptible to making the odd defensive error but hey, he hardly put a foot wrong yesterday.

Kevin De Bruyne 10

Alli's horrendous tackle could have seen Kevin sidelined for months. However he got up, brushed himself down, ran down the pitch and scored a spectacular left-footed goal. Sublime passing, sublime goal, this man is a genius.

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Fernandinho 8.5

Worked his socks off, dominated the midfield but for him, kept himself out of the limelight.

Ilkay Gundogan 9

Perfect replacement for Merlin, who was absent due to personal issues. Love his attitude, love his style of football.

Raheem Sterling 7.5

Missed two absolute sitters but hey, no one is perfect. Oh and I forget to say, he did score a brace.

Sergio Aguero 6

Out of sorts, finger was NOT on the pulse and was rightly taken off not long into the second half. He wasn't exactly impressed by throwing his gloves onto the pitch while walking off. Mind you, I wasn't impressed by his attitude either.

Leroy Sane 9

Tore Spurs a new arsehole. His pace, enthusiasm and skill blew Tottenham away.

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Gabriel Jesus 7

(for Aguero 57) - Hit the post with his poor penalty. Hardly featured.

Phil Foden

(for Gundogan 83) no time to mark.

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Bernardo Silva

(for Sane 85) nice assist.

Manager Rating

Date:Sunday December 17 2017
Time: 9:31AM


I wonder if they will make it into a series, 'How to Stop City' At the moment Amazon must think it's their Birthday doing a documentary in such a good start to the season. I give credit to Spurs for making the game entertaining and then I discovered Poch had a different plan, had we not scored so early in the game.
buzz lightyear
17/12/2017 09:40:00
Thanks for reminding me about the Amazon docu Buzz. I don't subscribe to Amazon Prime, albeit I used to, but now I'll have no choice but to shell out more money. But hey, it will be worth every penny. Can't wait.
17/12/2017 09:45:00
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