Man City player ratings as Raheem Sterling gets a 7 and Vincent Kompany an 8 in win over Spurs

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Manchester City‘s miserable run of form was brought to an end with a 3-1 win over Tottenham at Wembley.

Pep Guardiola’s Premier League champions-elect made the breakthrough when Gabriel Jesus was sent clean through by Vincent Kompany’s ball over the top.

Raheem Sterling then won a penalty which was converted by Ilkay Gundogan before Christian Eriksen pulled one back for the hosts at the end of the first half.

However, Sterling tucked away a rebound in the second half to make it 3-1 to the visitors.

Here are our City player ratings:

MANCHESTER CITY (3-4-3)

Ederson – 5: Unlucky with the ricochet for the goal. Didn’t have a save to make until Lucas Moura’s late effort from range.

Kyle Walker – 6: Industrious performance against his former side.

Fabian Delph – 6: Ran his socks off and did well to keep Lamela quiet. Didn’t offer much going forward.

Aymeric Laporte – 7: Assured performance at the heart of the defence. 

Vincent Kompany – 8: Another commanding display at the back. Played an exquisite ball over the top to assist Jesus for the opener. Kept Kane on a short leash.

Kevin De Bruyne – 7: Some unbelievable touches and passes from the Belgian.

David Silva – 7: Matched De Bruyne’s class and tested the keeper with a shot in the first half.

Raheem Sterling – 7: The most threatening player on the pitch and could well have had a hat-trick but his finishing let him down.

Ilkay Gundogan – 6: Kept the ball well and scored the perfect penalty.

Gabriel Jesus – 7: Excellent finish for the opener but completely fluffed his lines when presented with a similar chance in the second half. His shot produced the rebound from which Sterling scored.

Leroy Sane – 6: Hit the upright with a cracking volley in the opening exchanges but that was his best moment of the match.

Raheem Sterling

Raheem Sterling

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Nicolas Otamendi – 6: Replaced Sane in the 64th minute and steadied the ship.

Bernardo Silva – N/A: Came on for Jesus in the 76th minute.

Yaya Toure – N/A: Saw out the final couple of minutes.

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Live blog: Liverpool vs Bournemouth and Tottenham vs Man City in Premier League double header

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Saturday night’s a little bit different in the Premier League this weekend as Liverpool, Manchester City and Tottenham feature in an evening double-header.

The Reds are flying high after finishing off City and receiving a plum Champions League tie in Roma – they will look to round off a perfect week at home to an always entertaining Bournemouth.

Pep Guardiola’s men, however, are desperate to stop the rot and they would have wished for an easier game to kick-start their form than Spurs. A golden-boot hunting Harry Kane and co have the opportunity to inflict a fourth consecutive defeat against City at Wembley.

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Everyone at Arsenal loves Mohamed Elneny, says Arsene Wenger

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Arsene Wenger believes Mohamed Elneny is starting to show his best form for Arsenal.

The 25-year-old has had to be happy with a place on the fringes of the Arsenal first team since joining from Basel in January 2016.

But this season the Egypt international has taken on a more pivotal role, especially in the Europa League where he has featured in all of the Gunners’ games.

Wenger’s side will face Atletico Madrid in the semi-final of that competition later this month, with Elneny no doubt hopeful of being involved.

He set up both of Arsenal’s goals as they came from two goals down to draw 2-2 with CSKA Moscow in the second leg of their quarter-final on Thursday, helping the Premier League side to a 6-3 aggregate win.

“He a super-popular player and everybody inside the club loves him,” Wenger told the club’s official website.

“But he’s not only loved, he is also a very good player and he showed that in Moscow.

“In the second half in Moscow he played in defence then afterwards, when he moved back into the middle of the park, he gave assists.

“He works hard and is generous. Overall, I think he did very well.”

With 57 caps, Elneny will return to Russia as part of the Egypt World Cup squad this summer and will still be an Arsenal player having extended his contract last month.

Wenger went on to reveal there had been some interest in the midfielder, who saw a late red card in last weekend’s 3-2 Premier League win over Southampton rescinded earlier this week.

“I never wanted him to leave, I always wanted him to stay,” the Arsenal boss added. “I must say that we had demands for him but he always wanted to stay too.

“And I’m very happy (about the red card decision) because I think it was a wise decision and he will be available for Newcastle.”

While the decision to overturn his dismissal means Elneny will be available to feature at St James’ Park, Arsenal could be without two other midfielders.

Granit Xhaka missed the trip to Moscow through illness while Aaron Ramsey played the whole 90 minutes despite requiring staples in a nasty cut to his leg in the first half.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is available having been cup-tied in the Europa League but fellow January recruit Henrikh Mkhitaryan is still sidelined with a knee injury.

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