Who Was Man Of The Match? Manchester City 0-0 Southampton

Match attendance: 52,698      

Who was Man Of The Match?           

James Ward-Prowse puts pressure on Jack Grealish, with the Manchester City player trying to hold off the Southampton captain while in possession of the ball.
image credits: @SouthamptonFC

After a big tennis-like score win in the midweek at the opener of the Champions League, Manchester City would be expected to do the same this weekend. The game ended in a disappointing result for the home side as Pep Guardiola’s men had to share spoils in a goalless draw. There was no goalscoring contest. In fact, it was more about goal blocking ones. The defensive lines from both teams were the dominant ones in this game; in fact Ruben Dias, Kyle Walker, Joao Cancel and Ederson from the home side and Jan Bednarek, Kyle Walker Peiters and Valentino Lavrimento were rated higher among the rest of the players.

Portuguese defender Ruben Dias was eventually awarded the man of the match due to his dominance in keeping his team clean sheet from Ralph Hassenhutl’s side threat. The former Benfica man was all over the area nearby the goal mouth to keep Soton’s attack at bay and was heavily involved in most clearances, blockings, aerial duel and interceptions.

Unfortunately, his impressive display on the pitch was not enough to secure the necessary points. His attacking teammates consisting of Jack Grealish, Gabi Jesus and Raheem Sterling were also unable to capitalize their chances into goals.

Lets check out Ruben Dias’ worthy stats:

Ruben Dias’ Stats:

Rating: 8.03

Minutes played: 90

Pass accuracy %: 90.4

Touches: 102

Shots (on target):1

Key Passes: 2

Aerial duels won: 6

Tackles: 1

Interceptions: 3

Clearances: 6

Blocked shots: 4

Clean Sheets: 1

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