Gundogan does not turn the ball around as quickly as Fernandinho so consequently some of our play can be slower from the back. In the first half he was too far away from Kompany and Laporte meaning they played too many passes between themselves rather than forward. In the second half he found some greater space and exerted better match control. His best period coincided with our best period. He faded as the game went on which left us exposed and consequently Guardiola threw on central defenders to try and control the last moments.
Player Rating 7
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He did not have the best opening period as too much seemed to happen just outside of his reach. Yet he came into the game as he moved around the pitch. Chased every lost ball, tried to hassle every player. Clipped in the pass for the Aguero goal. should have had a goal of his own but it was not to be. His consistency has been remarkable throughout the season. His enthusiasm has been infectious and he has chased every single ball. If we do win the title he deserves to lift the trophy!
Player Rating 8
Silva tends to operate in the half spaces between the lines as his flicks and turns maximise impossible gaps and create goal scoring opportunities. Here though Burnley defended in groups and the space was limited. Consequently our midfielders were required to operate differently to rotate the play and find space and Silva did not really adapt. He had his moments but failed to make any contribution which changed the game. Leicester may yield more opportunity.
Player Rating 6