Player Ratings | Manchester City 3-1 Everton

Jordan Pickford – 6

Saved his team on several occasions, but his distribution hasn’t been the best of late – especially when playing it short to Mina, who had no options, for City’s first.

Seamus Coleman – 5

Unable to contain Leroy Sane, to the point that Marco Silva preferred Kurt Zouma at right-back when he switched to four at the back and brought off Coleman with not even an hour played.

Yerry Mina – 4

Gave City’s attackers far too much space for both of their headed goals, and showed his frustration at the end in a tangle with Ederson after a poor attempt at winning a penalty. Found the switch to a back three difficult today, and gave the ball away for the first goal.

Michael Keane – 6

Keane was the best of a below-par bunch of three centre-halves today, and made a few crucial interceptions and tackles but also got himself mixed up in the back three in terms of marking.

Kurt Zouma – 6

Adapted well when switched to right-back at 2-0 down, and defended well but wasn’t able to close down the City goalscorers effectively.

Lucas Digne – 6

Put a couple of gorgeous crosses in at the beginning of the game, but had to be cautious for the rest of the game after being booked twenty minutes in. A difficult day for the whole back line.

Andre Gomes – 6

Covered plenty of ground as usual but struggled to get hold of the game in the midfield battle, which was always going to be tough against a Pep Guardiola side. Not at his best in this one, but that was a common theme today unfortunately among the Everton players.

Gylfi Sigurdsson – 5

Definitely not as effective playing deeper in the midfield, and was largely bypassed for much of this one. Looked frustrated by his own performance when rightly brought off.

Bernard – 5

Wasn’t allowed much freedom to demonstrate his skillset in this one, and was rather penned back before being sacrificed for the more lively Ademola Lookman.

Richarlison – 5

Really not his day today. Missed two great chances, and it would have been a completely different day if he would have put them away. The first was particularly gilt-edged after a fantastic Digne cross, and the second just outside the box in space after a one-two with Ademola Lookman.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin – 7

Took his goal well and had a couple of other good chances despite being isolated for long periods, but a more mature performance than we have seen from the 21-year-old forward. We’ve been crying out for a recognised striker, so hopefully Calvert-Lewin is given more chances like this one in games where he will receive more service.

SUBS

Ademola Lookman (Bernard, 57) – 7

A typical positive impact-sub performance from the youngster, who showed some excellent dribbling skills and link-up play but couldn’t find the finish.

Theo Walcott (Coleman, 57) – 6

Was positive on the ball when he came off the bench, like Lookman, but absolutely wasted perhaps the clearest chance of the game for Everton after the ball bobbled on the ground as he hit it. I wrote in the Match Preview that he might score today, and he really should have.

Tom Davies (Sigurdsson, 81) – N/A

Made a couple of good interceptions but couldn’t do too much otherwise as City looked to see out the game at 3-1.