Fans' Opinion

Player Ratings v City

Author: . Published: at 2:25pm

Written by: Jonathan Lee

 

Fabianski – 7 arguably might have anticipated Foden’s shot better but made two vital second half blocks and handling generally was good

Coufal – 7 put in a hard shift and made timely blocks on several occasions second half, decent assist for our goal with his cross but got skinned for the goal conceded

Balbuena – 8 possibly one of his best performances in a WH shirt, heroic defending second half

Ogbonna – 7.5 another steady display, maybe could have got closer to Foden for the goal but otherwise the usual solid effort

Cresswell – 7 delivered some good balls into the area from deep areas and never got caught out by the City attack

Arthur – 8 tracked back well and also looked lively going forward especially first half, one slip second half rescued by Fabianski’s agility

Soucek – 7.5 pivotal role in our goal and impressive engine in midfield from first minute to the last

Rice – 7.5 as strong as Soucek in midfield and time and again cut out potential City threats

Bowen – 6.5 another game in whIch he worked his socks off but never really penetrated the City defence, important challenge made in area in build up to our goal to win back possession

Fornals – 6 rather anonymous this match and wasted a glorious chance when breaking through second half although may have been marginally offside in any event

Antonio – 7 superb finish for his goal and work rate good before a hamstring concern forced his withdrawal

Subs:

Yarmolenko (52 mins for Antonio) – 4.5 little went right for him and sent Sterling clear with a bizarre pass right into his path but his error was rescued by our defence

Haller (69 mins for Bowen) – 5.5 looked largely disinterested and off the pace, our current tactical set up just doesn’t suit him seemingly

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