Man City ratings vs Tottenham as Josko Gvardiol impresses – Simon Bajkowski

Walker: Terrific in the first half where his pace was invaluable in keeping City in charge. Didn&apost have as much to do in the second as he and Foden faded. 7

Akanji: Was not able to push up too much with Rodri but played his part in ensuring Spurs were unable to get much joy for the majority of the game. 7

Dias: Much improved on midweek, marshalling the defence and protecting Ederson. 7

Gvardiol: One of his brightest games since a summer switch, winning the ball in good positions and driving forward to support the attack, although booked for a late challenge. 8

Rodri: Played an important part in winning the ball back for Grealish&aposs winner, although earned a first-half booking that will rule him out of the Villa game. 7

Silva: Summed up City&aposs afternoon, doing well to win possession off Spurs all over the pitch but then not using it as well as he could. 7

Alvarez: Set up Foden&aposs goal but otherwise didn&apost use the ball as well as he usually does, wasting some good opportunities. 6

Foden: The pick of the City attack, taking his goal well and regularly testing the Spurs backline with dangerous runs. 7

Doku: Poor to be beaten so easily by Son for the goal, but much better at the other end of the pitch with his dribbling and passing contributing to a goal. 7

Haaland: Some good link-up play and a nice assist for Grealish, but he also missed two glaring chances that he normally would have scored without a moment&aposs thought. 6

Grealish (for Doku, 52) Risked Guardiola&aposs wrath by giving up a dangerous counter and getting booked, but scored what should have been the winner. 7

Lewis (for Foden, 73) Pushed up well and also did his defensive work, earning huge cheers for a late tackle. 7

Ake (for Gvardiol, 87) No time