Premier League 2023-24 Match Ratings: Manchester City vs Aston Villa, Matchday 30

A Phil Foden masterclass got the win for the defending Premier League champions and it was also a testament victory ahead of a busy schedule for the team.

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Manchester City started their busy run of form in April with a great convincing win against fourth-placed Aston Villa. They were able to beat the away side 4-1 at the Etihad stadium through an emphatic hat-trick from Phil Foden. The hosts dictated the game right from the off and once they got the second goal, they were unstoppable.

Some of the players on the winning side had an amazing performance. However, there were some players who would look to forget this game sooner rather than later. Let’s take a look at the ratings of the players in the  English Premier League game between Manchester City and Aston Villa. 

Ratings for the game: -

Manchester City: -

Stefan Ortega - 6

The goalkeeper should have done more to stop the opening goal for Aston Villa. Otherwise, overall he was good and was not tested much by the opposition. 

Rico Lewis - 7

The youngster was defensively solid and often found himself in attacking situations to help his side score. 

Manuel Akanji - 8

One of the best defenders for Manchester City today as he was solid at the back and often tried to get the ball forward.

Ruben Dias - 7

Yet another great game for the tall centre-back as he was able to dictate the defence and make crucial interceptions to stop the opposition attackers. 

Josko Gvardiol - 6.5

The young defender was available for his side whenever required but his offence abilities are still something that can get better. 

Rodri Hernandez - 9

Another great game for the centre defensive midfielder as he opened the scoring for his side and was able to dominate the midfield once again. His defensive awareness was great and helped his side in clinching yet another win. 

Jeremy Doku - 8

The winger found good spaces and dominated the right flank and was rewarded with a great assist for the first goal. 

Bernardo Silva - 7

Despite not having any significant impact, it was a usual great game for the Portuguese midfielder. He was able to help out the attackers but was unlucky not to get a goal contribution to his name.

Phil Foden - 10

The winger is having an excellent season and was able to continue his good run of form with an amazing hat-trick this time around. He was able to direct the attack and his excellent passing abilities were great to watch in this game. 

Jack Grealish - 7

The England winger was dictating the play on the left flank and was causing a lot of trouble to the opposition defenders 

Julian Alvarez - 6

The young striker was decent but was not able to fill the void left by Erling Haaland as he could not muster anything significant for the team. 

Substitutes: -

Mateo Kovacic - 5

After replacing Rodri, the Croatian was filling in huge boots but it was an easy task with the game already done and dusted.

Matheus Nunes - 7

The Portuguese midfielder was able to generate a few chances and started targeting the keeper’s goal after coming on. 

Oscar Bobb - 6

The youngster replaced the hat-trick hero and was bright at the start after coming on. However, he could not grab a goal or assist in the last 15 minutes that he played.

Sergio Gomez - 5

The full-back was trying his level-best to transition the ball from defence and attack and was great in the short time he spent in this game against Aston Villa. 

Aston Villa: -

Robin Olsen - 4

The second string Aston Villa keeper would feel unlucky to have faced Manchester City today as he conceded four goals. Overall, he had a decent game but would be disappointed to have let in the four goals.

Ezri Konsa - 5

The centre-back was the weak link despite getting in some crucial interceptions but lost possession on a number of occasions which led to attacks from the opposition.

Diego Carlos - 6.5

The Brazilian was solid in defence and made some crucial blocks in this game. In his absence, the side would have conceded plenty more goals 

Clement Lenglet - 5.5

Overall, he was invisible throughout the game and put in some failed tackles to stop the Manchester City attackers which were to no use. 

Lucas Digne - 4

Both in defence and in attack, he was not able to do much and was being dictated by the opposition players more often than not. 

Nicolò Zaniolo - 4.5

The Italian playmaker was almost absent from the field of play and was not at all effective in the attack for the away team. He was then subbed off in the 77th minute after suffering an injury. 

Tim Iroegbunam - 4

The youngster was mostly ineffective in the game and was later substituted to bring on some experience in the midfield around the 64th minute of the match.

Douglas Luiz - 7.5

The Brazilian midfielder was the best player for the away team in this game. He was there for his team in both the defence and in attack and was able to create a fair few chances for the team in this game. 

Morgan Rogers - 7

The youngster was able to breeze through the opposition midfield and grab an assist for the equaliser in the first half. He was one of the bright sparks for the team in this game.

Moussa Diaby - 5.5

The French winger was not able to do anything significant for the Villains as he was not able to break the solid defence of the hosts.

Jhon Duran - 7.5

The youngster was energetic at the start and was making great runs. He was lucky to break through the solid City defence and grab a goal in the first half.

Substitutes: -

Leon Bailey - 7

The winger was bright after coming on and was trying his level-best to break the strong City defence. However, he was unlucky to not get through on goal during the brief time he had in the game.

Youri Tielemans - 5

The Belgium midfielder looked weak as he could not keep much possession of the ball in the short time he spent in the game.

Callum Chambers - 4

The defender was helping out the defence in stopping the damage but was more or less ineffective in doing so. 

Amari Kellyman - 5.5

The replacement for Zaniolo, made his Premier League debut today and could not do anything significant to make a mark.

Alex Moreno - 4

The full-back was defending for the 25 minutes he got in this game and was decent since the game was already settled by then. 

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