Man City 6 Town 1: Player Ratings

Warning, today's player ratings are not going to make for fun reading, so if you're in need of a pick me up right now, perhaps look elsewhere. Just a quick reminder, TerrierBlog player ratings differ from The UnExamined's ratings.


A 6 isn't an average performance, a 5 is an average performance and a 0 and a 10 are almost unachievable, no matter how hard Collin Quaner tries. Anyway, enjoy the ratings and let us know if you agree in the comments section below.


Stankovic scores for Town

Ben Hamer: 2/10


To some that may seem like a harsh score, but Hamer did concede six goals, and that's poor by anyone's standards. The third goal was a direct result of his error and he failed to cover himself in glory for both the first and sixth goals. Yesterday was a chance for him to make the number one jersey his own, unfortunately he failed emphatically to take that chance. Expect Jonas back between the sticks against Cardiff.


Tommy Smith: 3/10


Not the worst defender out there yesterday, but his positional play was a bit rusty. Letting Bernardo Silva run right off the back of him in the opening stages should have been a warning. Too often he was either two yards behind or in-front of his other defenders, and he wasn't strong enough in the challenge.


Christopher Schindler: 3/10


An appalling performance by the cult German's standards. Schindy was directly responsible for the opening goal, with defending that wouldn't have looked out of place on Lindley Rec. His communication with his other defenders was poor as well and he looked somewhat lost without Zanka by his side.


Terrence Kongolo: 3/10


Was slightly unfortunate with the own-goal he conceded towards the end of the match, but his performance was by no means excellent up until then. Strength in the tackle was one of his redeeming features, but just like Schindler, he looked lost.


Kongolo Toils

Chris Lowe: 2/10


Terribly poor performance from one of our favourite players here at TerrierBlog. Lowe was brushed off the ball way too often by City's onrushing attackers, and he looked bereft of confidence with the ball at his feet.


Phil Bill: 2/10


Being done by the bounce of the ball is a school-boy error, and that's exactly what happened to Phil Bill in the first 15 minutes. His performance was way too laid back and he was often a passenger for Town. Jonathan Hogg must have despaired watching Billing yesterday.


Billing actually carries the ball

Abdelhamid Sabiri: N/A


I watched the game live, the highlights on MOTD and I've even put myself through the pain of watching the full 90 minutes again. But I still can't see what Sabiri did during his time on the pitch, he was completely anonymous.


Florent Hadergjonaj: 4/10


Worked hard in an unfamiliar position and was one of the few players to put any discernible effort into his performance. Got forward well on the rare occasion too.


Jon Gorenc-Stankovic: 5/10


The star player yesterday for Town, which was a shock to everyone who's ever watched the young Slovenian play. Our last memory of Stankovic was his horror show performance at Carrow Road in the Championship. However, out of position he played well yesterday and even managed to get a goal.


Stankovic did well

Alex Pritchard: 5/10


Toiled away in an unforgiving position and did his very best to get back and defend for the team, despite that not suiting his game. Was the only player who looked calm on the ball, unfortunately none of his team mates looked capable of receiving any of his passes.


Steve Mounie: 2/10


His assist for Stankovic is the only thing that stopped him from getting a 1/10 rating. He was utterly shambolic yesterday, incapable of holding the ball, incapable of passing to a team mate and incapable of putting in a defensive shift. His sliced clearance in the opening minutes that dropped just over his own cross bar summed up his terrible performance.


Malcolm Tucker's advice to Steve Mounie

Substitutes


Adama Diakhaby, Laurent Depoitre and Ramadan Sobhi came on for the Terriers and all of them put in the requisite effort, but it would be unfair to give any of them a rating.


David Wagner: 2/10


An utterly baffling formation and team selection gave his team little to no chance from the off, and he seemed to be happy to take a beating and move on. He failed to adjust his tactics in the opening period of the game, allowing City to exploit his high-press from dead balls. Not a day that Wagner will look back on fondly.



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