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Leicester City 0-0 Manchester City: Player Ratings

Report cards for City's players after earning a point on the road.

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Joe Hart (6.5): Leicester created chances but failed to hit the target on several occasions. Hart did not have to make a ton of saves, as Jamie Vardy and company were unable to really work the netminder. The goalkeeper was able to cap off 2015 with a clean sheet.

Bacary Sagna (7.0): The Frenchman pushed on well when City had possession, and he stood tall on defense. The Foxes' offensive prowess has turned heads this season, but Sagna did his part to contain their offensive moves.

Nicolas Otamendi (7.0): The Argentine played a sound game against a talented group of attacking players. Vardy has exploded in some games this season, so Otamendi's diligent defending was certainly a necessity.

Eliaquim Mangala (7.0): Mangala was a major reason why the home side failed to score. He is still refining his game, but his aggressiveness and ability to cover ground went a long way in terms of keeping Leicester's attackers in check.

Aleksandar Kolarov (6.5): He allowed Marc Albrighton to wander to the back post and nearly score at one point, but overall it was a decent day at the defensive end for Kolarov. His offensive contributions -- especially on his deliveries -- were subpar by his lofty standards, but he at least he got forward well.

Fernandinho (7.0): It was a good showing from the Brazilian, aside from one egregious error that nearly led to a goal for the home side. His poor giveaway in the defensive third directly led to a Vardy one-on-one with Hart, but the sniper sent it sailing high. Still, Fernandinho earns fairly high marks for just about everything else he did out there.

Yaya Toure (6.5): His impact on a game is obviously muted when he sits so far deep. Of course his physical presence is important as he holds down the fort in the middle, but he was basically singlehandedly destroying Arsenal (for the final quarter-hour) last week by making incisive runs in and around the danger area. His passing was nice, but his license to roam was limited by tactics.

Kevin De Bruyne (7.5): After a spectacular display against Sunderland on Boxing Day, De Bruyne inevitably cooled off a bit. On 18 minutes, he hit a powerful shot that was blocked by Kasper Schmeichel. KDB served some quality balls but City could not convert.

David Silva (7.0): He just might erupt in 2016. After spending some time on the sidelines, he is getting back into the swing of things. The man is far too talented to remain this quiet for much longer. His playmaking was average compared to what City fans have seen in the past, but again, he should regain his magic soon enough. Making his way back to his typical central role looks like the ticket.

Raheem Sterling (8.0): Sterling was absolutely balling out there. He looked good on the wing. He looked good in the middle. His movement and his pace were giving Leicester problems, and he fired a shot that Schmeichel had to watch carefully before saving. He is maturing before our very eyes.

Sergio Aguero (6.5): He was ever so close to scoring a nasty flick at the near post, but it was not to be. Generally, he is clearly still on the rebound along with Silva.


Wilfried Bony (6.0): After a bright performance against Sunderland, Bony was relatively quiet after being introduced in the 64th minute.

Jesus Navas (6.0): He only logged some 15 minutes of action and was not able to change the game after replacing Silva.

Kelechi Iheanacho (N/A): He entered the game in the 89th minute.