Manchester City secured a big three points against Aston Villa on Saturday, winning the game 3-0 at the Etihad Stadium (via BBC Sport).
Pep Guardiola’s side weren’t at their best in the first half and went into the break level. But they were much better in the second period and goals from Raheem Sterling, David Silva and Ilkay Gundogan secured the victory for the Citizens.
Plenty of City players stepped up and played well in the second half, but one who was subjected to specific praise on Twitter was Gundogan.
The German midfielder was brilliant on the day. Indeed he made two key passes, won two aerial duels, made two clearances and one interception in the 90 minutes as well as scoring a goal, which gave him a WhoScored rating of 8.27.
Gundogan hasn’t always been a regular at City, after he started just 23 of their 38 league outings last season (Transfermarkt).
But he has forced his way into Guardiola’s team this season, starting seven Premier League matches including each of their last four (Transfermarkt).
His performances have been impressive, and several City fans were giving him plenty of praise on Twitter after the win against Aston Villa…
Magnificent!.. man of the match ilkay.. like fine wine 🍷 you are getting better with every birthday 🎂
— KOmat (@komatsola) October 26, 2019
You were absolutely magnificent today, I was impressed.. You deserve a goal as well.
— Ngwana Wa Mmuwi (@robzinterris) October 26, 2019
MOTM by a mile
— marek gucciano 1️⃣7️⃣ ⛵ (@LeRoiSan3) October 26, 2019
You were superb today well done keep it up
— MAK Arteta stan (@BigGameMak) October 26, 2019
You were bang on it today Ilkay, well played lad 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼
— Ian Wilkinson (@IanBilko72) October 26, 2019
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You were magic today
— JNP (@JadeNicolePerry) October 26, 2019