Revealed: The three players who impressed Man City fans most in Community Shield

It’s always unwise to attach too much importance to Community Shield results but Manchester City will feel they laid down an important marker on Sunday with a 2-0 win, one that highlighted the gap between themselves and opponents Chelsea and reminded everybody of the manner in which they completely dominated English football last season.

Following the Wembley curtain-raiser, we asked Manchester City fans to issue player ratings for each of those involved in the victory over the Blues. Here’s a rundown of the three players who impressed them the most, picking up the highest average scores…

Phil Foden – 7.4: The midfield prodigy produced arguably his most encouraging performance yet in a City shirt, looking almost effortless against quality opposition as he continued to pull the strings in midfield. In fact, it was the teenager’s daring gallop onto the Chelsea defence that created the first goal; as David Luiz and Antonio Rudiger continued to back off, Foden squeezed a cute pass to Sergio Aguero who opened the scoring with a precision finish.

Bernardo Silva – 8.0: Foden’s engine room accomplice made Kevin De Bruyne and David Silva’s incredible partnership from last season seem like something of a distant dream. Many believe the Portuguese will eventually take the Spaniard’s place in central midfield and Sunday’s performance only supported that argument, supplying Augero for his second as the key orchestrator of City’s attacking play.

Sergio Aguero – 8.0: We’re often told Premier League footballers forget about the Community Shield as soon as the final whistle goes but Sunday’s instalment gave Aguero something to remember for the rest of his life – surpassing the 200-goal mark for City in front of the Wembley crowd. If there’s one blotch on the Argentine’s performance its that he probably should have made it three; in between his two strikes, Foden whipped a delicious ball around the defence but as Aguero attempted to sidestep Willy Caballero he put his effort wide.

View the results in full below…

Man City player ratings results