Soccer NewsWednesday 6th December 2017

Shakhtar Donetsk 2-1 Man City player ratings, stats and reaction: Ederson mistake sees Man City's winning streak come to an end

Shakhtar Donetsk 2-1 Man City player ratings, stats and reaction: Ederson mistake sees Man City's winning streak come to an end

Man City’s 20-game winning streak came to an end tonight at the hands of Ukrainian side Shakhtar Donestk, with the home side beating the Citizens 2-1 at the Donbass Arena.

The home side opened the scoring through a very accurately placed finish from Bernard, which had Ederson beaten from the moment it left the midfielder’s foot.

Shakhtar then doubled their lead six minutes later, as a mistake from Ederson allowed Ismaily an open goal to tap the ball into.

Pep Guardiola’s side clawed a goal back two minutes before time, as Sergio Aguero hammered a penalty home to give the away side a slim hope of snatching a draw.

Player of the Match

Left-back Ismaily was exceptional tonight, as the Brazilian international scored the decisive goal that ended up winning his side the match.

The 27-year-old was on form tonight, as Ismaily was a constant threat down Shakthar’s left hand side, with the player deservedly grabbing a goal for his troubles as well.

This tweet shows how good the Brazilian was this evening

Flop of the Match

Man City’s ‘keeper Ederson had a fairly poor game tonight, with the former Benfica shot-stopper being at fault for Shakthar’s second goal.

Despite making four saves on the night, Man City fans will feel Ederson could’ve done a lot better for Ismaily’s goal, with the Brazilian far too slow off his line to clear the ball.

This tweet sums up the goalkeeper’s performances these past few weeks, and especially tonight

Stat of the Match

This from Opta shows just how efficient in defence City have been lately, even if they didn’t showcase that tonight!

Player Ratings

Shakthar Donetsk: Pyatov 6, Butko 7, Ordets 6, Rakitskiy 6, Ismaily 8, Fred 7, Stepanenko 7, Marlos 8, Taison 7, Bernard 7, Ferreyra 6 / Subs: Kovalenko 6, Khotcholava 6, Azavedo 6

Man City: Ederson 5, Danilo 6, Mangala 6, Adarabioyo 6, Fernandinho 6, Foden 6, Gundogan 7, Toure 6, B Silva 6, Sane 6, Jesus 7 / Subs: Diaz 7, Aguero 6

Reaction

This fan was all praise for City’s youngsters tonight

Whilst this fan remained positive ahead of Sunday’s Manchester derby despite the loss

Whereas this fan was hopeful that Pep Guardiola’s side replicate tonight’s result against Man United

And finally, this fan was very critic of Man City’s defence tonight, and rightly so!

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