Hart – 6.5
A generally solid game coupled with a few decent saves. Had absolutely no chance with both goals today. Should expect to start the next game.
Clichy – 4
Starting at right-back due to the injuries to Micah Richards and Pablo Zabaleta, Gael had a poor game. He looked shaky throughout the night and offered little offensively. He also made a few errors of which one was punished.
Kompany – 7
Another good game from Kompany despite the ongoing madness at the back for City. Vincent was largely solid at the back with 6 clearances and 4 interceptions while also bagging himself a goal. His brilliant Pollock-esque own goal however was the highlight of his performance.
Demichelis – 7
Arguably Martin’s best performance in a City shirt after a few shaky performances. Demichelis offered a fantastic attacking threat all game through our set-pieces and played big part in Kompany’s goal. Also racked up an incredible 14 clearances.
Kolarov – 6.5
A typical Kolarov performance of late. Ventured forward and drilled in a few dangerous crosses that weren’t converted but also slightly meek at the back.
Fernandinho – 6
A very average performance from the Brazilian after a fantastic few months. Fernandinho hardly made any defensive contributions and kept everything simple. His late burst into the box also left City’s midfield exposed for Fulham’s second goal.
Yaya Toure – 7
Again a performance with little defensive contribution. Yaya however compensated for that with some great surges up front and anabsolute pearler of a free-kick.
David Silva – 8 – Man of the Match
Another top performance from Silva who now looks fully fit. David was a dynamite all game, winning the free-kick which Yaya converted and then playing an excellent through-ball to assist Jesus Navas during a crucial part of the game. He is the catalyst in this team.
Samir Nasri – 7
An great first half in which Nasri was outstanding attacking wise. Slightly more subdued the second, but still offered a more protective base for Clichy. He has been consistently good this season and long may it continue.
Dzeko – 6
A typical Dzeko performance without a goal. Struggled to make an impact and really should’ve scored at least once. Little signs his partnership with Negredo will bear any fruit.
Negredo – 8
Another top game from Alvaro Negredo. He seemed constrained by Dzeko’s presence and he livened up after his departure. Played a big role in two goals including a pass-of-the-season contender for Milner’s goal.
Jesus Navas – 7
A great cameo from the Spaniard who offered City’s a menacing option down ye right hand side. Took his goal very well too.
Milner – 6.5
Super sub Milner came on and finished Fulham off with a neat finish after a great surge into the box.
Garcia – 5
Brought on after the 4th goal to shut down the game.
Written by Anis Bazza