PLAYER RATINGS: Kyle Walker made brilliant recovery runs to stop PSG counter attacks and set up Raheem Sterling’s equaliser for Man City, but Neymar endured a frustrating night and missed a big chance
- Kyle Walker made brilliant recovery runs to stop PSG on the counter-attack
- Bernardo Silva capped impressive display by setting up winner for Gabriel Jesus
- Neymar had a quiet night in attack and wasn’t too keen on getting back to defend
- Man City deliver a superb performance to beat PSG and seal top spot in Group A
Gabriel Jesus scored a 76th-minute winner as Manchester City beat Paris Saint-Germain 2-1 at the Etihad Stadium to take their place in the Champions League knockout stages as Group A winners.
Kylian Mbappe fired PSG into a 50th-minute lead but City drew level when Raheem Sterling poked home at the back post.
Riyad Mahrez floated a ball to Bernardo Silva at the far post and the Portuguese midfielder showed a deft touch to cushion the ball to Jesus who picked his spot.
Sportsmail’s Kathryn Batte rated the players on Wednesday night.
Defender Kyle Walker produced an energetic display both in defence and attack
Ederson – 6 – Will feel he could have done better for Mbappe’s goal, which went through his legs.
Kyle Walker – 8 – Some brilliant recovery runs to stop PSG on the counter-attack and provided the assist for Sterling’s goal.
John Stones – 6 – Almost gifted PSG a goal before half-time – was lucky Mbappe blasted over the bar.
Ruben Dias – 7 – Great tackle on Messi in the second half. Another solid night for the reliable centre back.
Joao Cancelo – 6.5 – Got drawn into the middle to leave Mbappe free for the goal but continues to look a threat going forward.
Centre back Ruben Dias produced another strong display for Manchester City
Rodri – 6.5 – Swept up play nicely and was able to help limit PSG’s counter attacks as City pushed forward.
Oleksandr Zinchenko – 6 – Came close to opening the scoring in the first half and was unfortunate to be substituted early in the second.
Ilkay Gundogan – 7 – A constant nuisance going forward. Came agonisingly close to scoring when his shot hit the post in the first half.
Riyad Mahrez – 7 – Lively first half and went close to opening the scoring. Faded slightly as the game went on but his cross to Silva helped create the winning goal/
Raheem Sterling 7.5 – In the right place at the right time to equalise. Now three goals in three games for the forward.
Bernardo Silva – 7.5 – Kept the ball moving in the final third and produced a delightful touch to set up Jesus to score the winner.
Bernardo Silva capped an impressive display by setting up winner for Gabriel Jesus
Manager: Pep Guardiola – 7 – His side dominated possession and could have been out of sight by half-time. Bringing on Jesus proved crucial as he provided the clinical touch for the winner.
Subs: Jesus (for Zinchenko 54) 7 – Lively off the bench and made the desired impact with the winning goal.
Subs not used: Ake, McAtee, Fernandinho, Palmer, Carson, Laporte, Steffen,
Keylor Navas – 6.5 Made some good saves in the first half. Couldn’t do much for either of City’s goals.
Achraf Hakimi – 7 Helped keep his side in the game with a couple of last ditch clearances. Not able to get forward as much as he would have liked.
Marquinhos – 7 – Made a fantastic block from Zinchenko in the first half but was unable to prevent City eventually scoring.
Presnel Kimpembe – 7 – Cleared Rodri’s header off the line in the fifth minute and put in a commanding performance.
Nuno Mendes – 6.5 Given a difficult time by Mahrez in the first half but linked up with Messi to create Mbappe’s goal.
Neymar had a quiet night in attack and wasn’t too keen on getting back to defend
Leandro Parades 6 – Given the runaround by City’s midfield and didn’t offer a great deal going forward.
Ander Herrera – 6.5 Some important tackles to break up City’s attacks but went off injured on the hour mark.
Idrissa Gueye – 6.5 – Swept up play well in the second half and PSG looked more vulnerable when he went off.
Neymar – 6 – A quiet and frustrating night going forward and wasn’t too keen on getting back to defend. Missed a big chance at 1-1.
Lionel Messi – 6.5 A mixed showing for the star man but played his role in PSG’s goal with the pass that set up Mbappe.
Kylian Mbappe – 7 – Missed a great chance to score just before half-time but made up for it with a brilliant finish at the start of the second.
Kylian Mbappe spurned a great chance in the first-half but made up for it with a brilliant finish
Manager: Mauricio Pochettino – 6.5 – Set his side up to defend and play on the counter but they were second best for the majority.
Subs: Diallo (for Herrera 61) 6
Di Maria (for Gueye 66), 6
Ebimbe (for Mendes 67), 6
Subs not used: Ramos, Verratti, Dagba, Donnarumma, Icardi, Wijnaldum, Franchi, Kehrer, Pereira
Referee – Daniele Orsato 6 – Let a lot of things go which meant the game continued to flow. Not drawn into giving soft free-kicks to either side.
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