[Ratings] Man City 1-0 Van Persie FC




Sunday, 18 December 2011

Premier League
Man City 1-0 Arsenal
Silva 53

Manchester City returned to the Premier League summit after a brief hiatus as they beat Arsenal in a thrilling game.

Following Manchester United’s lunchtime win over QPR, David Silva pounced after Mario Balotelli’s shot was saved to score the only goal of the game.

Sergio Aguero could have made the win more comfortable but fired over early on, while Pablo Zabaleta hit the post.

Arsenal had a number of chances though, and Joe Hart saved from Gervinho, Theo Walcott and Aaron Ramsey.

Robin van Persie could not find his 20th goal of the season either, as the hosts restored their two-point lead at the top over their city rivals.

Arsenal Ratings:
Szczesny 8.5 , MOTM for Arsenal. Made a number of fine saves.
Vermaelen 8.0 , Pushed forward well and looked our most dangerous player with his long rang shooting.
Mertesacker 7.0 , Looked slow at times but played well before coming off with a knock.
Koscielny 7.5 , Made 1 fantastic run and played well before moving to RB.
Djourou 5.0 , Came off at half time injuried. Made a number of mistakes and hospital passes.
Song 6.5 , Booked early on and now misses the next game.  Clumsy and didnt have a great game.
Arteta 7.0 , Played well and picked out some nice passes. Worked hard for the team.
Ramsey 5.0 , Weak and slow, didnt win any 50/50 battles and wasted our best chance with a poor first touch.
Walcott 6.0 , Tested the keeper with a decent shoot but then taken off and he didnt look happy about it.
Van Persie 6.0 ,  Not his best game, Linked the play well but no support. And without him scoring who else is going to?
Gervinho 5.5 , Wasteful with his final pass.

Miguel 6.5 , Came on and didnt let us down
Chamakh 5.0 , Pointless
Arshavin 4.0 , Came on and gave the ball away and missed a decent late chance.

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  1. walcott is shit

    December 18, 2011 at 6:35 pm

    walcott should 5 or below. he is awful

  2. Joe

    December 18, 2011 at 6:40 pm

    Surprised you felt Song played badly i thought he did well. Agree Szczesny played well, thought arteta was excellent today.

  3. pat

    December 18, 2011 at 6:42 pm

    not sure what walcott done to get a 6 he was anonymous for most of the game
    agree Gervino was wasteful but lower rating the walcott you must have been watching a different game to me
    Djourou washis normal self
    thought we did ok and with a little bit of luck could have nicked a point
    the funniest part of the game was when city gave nasri the man of the match summed up loadsa money and no class

  4. Fuz

    December 18, 2011 at 6:42 pm

    Amazing effort and performance from the lads, well played, you win some you lose some, but i thought we defo deserved something from that game. Hope they havent burnt themselves out for villa on wednesday because the players we hav got coming in, e.g. chamakh, arshavin are just not good enough for Arsenal!

  5. ArseyJeff

    December 18, 2011 at 6:44 pm

    Szczesny played really well.

    Nasri probably MOTM, sadly.

  6. okethi richard

    December 18, 2011 at 6:49 pm

    It was anice game much as we lost bt as isaid wenger would have started miguel

  7. rovin

    December 18, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    i think we need a new winger and a striker and gervinho is a waste

  8. Arsene Knows

    December 18, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    Gutted… I don’t agree, we played as a team very well against not a team but a trillion dollar countries toy… I give us a 9 for our performance.. We had 52% of the ball, dangerous, and deserved a result… Ignasi left silva and that was the key moment, he is way out of his depth I went to orient last year and he was poor there let alone here… We are yet again so close, unlucky again with injuries ie all 4 full backs out, just a few players short, desperate for a goalscorer & winger…

  9. emmanuel madziva

    December 18, 2011 at 7:01 pm

    Arteta played very good.but the refree also let us down.that was aclear hand ball.arshavin must go back to Russia and bring Podolski &montelivo.

  10. Danish Gooner

    December 18, 2011 at 7:02 pm

    we still lack a whole in the fianl third………..bye bye Persie.

  11. carmelo pace malta

    December 18, 2011 at 7:03 pm

    considering that we alwaysstart the game two man man short( walcott and djourou ) are fu*** hopeless,and mr ass hole dowd as usual biased against ARSENAL we did ok,but i hope mr wenger realise that miguel and ox should be starting as of next game against villa`.p s get rid of ,WALCOTT,ARSHAVIN,DJOUROU,

  12. JB212

    December 18, 2011 at 7:09 pm

    It wasn’t a terrible effort from the team by any means but I can’t say it was an overall great one either.

    Rosicky is a better midfielder than Ramsey any day of the year for me. T

  13. james

    December 18, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    Ramsey is are week link sooo overaited its joke

  14. gunnergetya

    December 19, 2011 at 1:24 am

    come on man what game where you watchin gervinho was brilliant again today his final pass was fantastic everything good we did today in attack came through gervinho. when he 1st came he final ball was lacking but he has really improved in that department. i just do not understand how you give walcott a 6 and gervinho lower, if we had 2 gervinho’s one on each wingwe would have won this game today.

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