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Fulham 0-3 Manchester City, Player Ratings: Aguero scores first Premier League goal in 14 months

Pep Guardiola's Manchester City side continued their unrequenting march towards the Premier League title with a comfortable win over Fulham.

 
10:51pm on Saturday 13th March 2021
By
Stefan Bienkowski

Manchester City continued their march to the Premier League title with a convincing 3-0 win over Fulham on Saturday night.

Although the London club did their best to keep the score level after the first half, City then took the lead a few minutes into the second half and didn’t stop until they had scored three goals and claimed all three points.

Fulham v Man City: Player Ratings, Match Stats, Player Stats

✔️ GOOD PERFORMANCE

Gabriel Jesus: 7.6

With three goals in his last four games for City, Gabriel Jesus went into Saturday night’s game desperate to continue an impressive run of form for Guardiola’s side. Fortunately for the title contenders, that’s exactly what he did.

Alongside Sergio Aguero in attack, Jesus buzzed around the final third constantly tormenting the Fulham defence and in the 57th minute he pounced on a loose ball to round the keeper, slot the ball in the back of the net and confirmed all three points for his side.

✔️ GOOD PERFORMANCE

Sergio Aguero: 7.2

In only his third start of the Premier League season, Saturday’s clash with Fulham was always going to be something of a bounce game for Sergio Aguero and for much of the match the Argentine striker certainly looked far less mobile than Jesus and other City forwards.

In truth, the record goalscorer struggled to offer a huge amount in open play but when Abdul-Nasir Adarabioyo brought Ferran Torres down for a penalty in the 60th minute there was only one man for the job.

Aguero stepped up and confidently fired the ball into the bottom left corner for his first Premier League goal in 14 months. Perhaps not the most vital goal of Aguero’s career, but still an important one for the striker and City’s season.

⭐ STAR MAN

John Stones: 7.7

As undoubtedly one of the biggest performers in Pep Guardiola’s side this season, John Stones was once again in the right place at the right time to open the scoring for City in the opening stages of the second half.

From a perfectly floated free-kick from Joao Cancelo in the 50th minute, the England international latched on to the ball with an outstretched leg to slot the ball into the bottom left corner of the net.

On top of another impressive defensive performance, Stones was once again one of the best performers in a City shirt in what could have been a tricky, away tie.

Fulham v Man City: Player Ratings, Match Stats, Player Stats

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