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Player Ratings: Manchester City 1-2 Tottenham

Report cards for City's players after a home defeat to Spurs.

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Joe Hart (6.5): He was beaten by a cool finish by Christian Eriksen on the second goal. He also guessed wrong on Harry Kane's penalty kick. City have allowed five goals in the last two games.

Pablo Zabaleta (6.5): Danny Rose is dangerous and pushes on well, so City's right-back must be given some credit for keeping him relatively quiet. Zabaleta's deliveries, however, have been subpar of late.

Vincent Kompany (7.0): Kompany was rather sturdy in his return to action. He received a yellow card but overall had a fine game. He and Otamendi's partnership is still in its embryonic stages, but there were some promising signs.

Nicolas Otamendi (6.0): Erik Lamela split the center-back's wickets on a killer ball to Eriksen in the final third on the winning goal. Otamendi never looked terribly comfortable in the match and is clearly still working on effectively blending aggression with composure. He nearly scored a massive goal with his head in the late moments of the game, but Hugo Lloris got a crucial touch on the ball and denied any chance of a header.

Gael Clichy (6.5): He displayed some great movement off the ball to get the assist on Iheanacho's equalizer. Clichy can get it done at both ends of the pitch, but the work he and his fellow defenders did was not enough to get the win.

Fernando (6.0): He has contributed when coming off the bench this season, but his production as a starter was limited in this match. The defensive midfielder worked hard, but he made way for Kelechi Iheanacho on 66 minutes in an attacking-minded substitution.

Fernandinho (7.5): The Brazilian was good with and without the ball, once again looking like the most reliable player on the field in a blue shirt. No. 25 has been nothing short of spectacular this season, even during losing efforts like Sunday's defeat to Spurs.

David Silva (6.5): He was an architect of the one City goal in this game, but he has still looked eerily mortal. Silva is obviously a wizard with the ball and a playmaker first, but it is worth noting that he only has one goal since the start of 2016.

Yaya Toure (6.5): He was decent but not explosive. He rattled the woodwork on a lovely free kick from the edge of the area, missing out on a glorious goal by just inches.

Raheem Sterling (6.5): It was an interesting outing for Sterling. He was clearly unlucky to concede a penalty, and his expression was utterly forlorn after Kane netted the spot kick. The speedster logged 90 minutes for the second straight week.

Sergio Aguero (6.5): He launched a few shots over the bar but still looked like he might possibly score. Though his goal streak came screeching to a halt, he still came fairly close to netting even when he did not have an outstanding game (along with the rest of his team).


Kelechi Iheanacho (7.0): The definition of a catalyst, Iheanacho entered the fold and changed the game. His strike on the equalizer was marvelous and his energy was terrific. But why on earth was he forced to celebrate alone?

Aleksandar Kolarov (6.5): In a like-for-like change, Kolarov replaced Clichy with a quarter-hour remaining and endured an eventful period of action in an intense fixture.