A number of Manchester City fans praised the performance of Joao Cancelo in their 2-0 win over Burnley at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
Bernardo Silva and Kevin De Bruyne were on target for the Premier League champions as they kept on the coat-tails of Chelsea and Liverpool ahead of them in the table, but the contribution of their Portuguese full-back, who was switched over to the right flank yesterday, did not go unnoticed.
On which wing would you rather see Cancelo play?
Nobody in Pep Guardiola’s side attempted more passes (98) or had more touches of the ball (125) than the 27-year-old, while he also won six duels and made three interceptions in a solid defensive display. Cancelo also delivered two successful crosses and seven accurate long passes. The only blot on his copybook was that he gave away possession 25 times in the match, more than anyone else who featured on Saturday. [SofaScore]
Stuart Brennan of the Manchester Evening News wrote that the right-back was “involved in most of City’s best work” and enjoyed some “especially fruitful” link-up play with compatriot Bernardo.
Many of the club’s fans on Twitter were also hailing Cancelo after his performance against the Clarets, with one supporter describing him as a “baller”.
Man City fans praise Cancelo
“We need to start having a conversation about Cancelo, he’s getting a little too good at his job”
“We need to have a serious conversation about Cancelo. Dude is a baller”
“Cancelo’s footballing ability for a RB is not normal HE IS UNBELIEVABLE MAN”
“Cancelo has been one of our best players this season. Every game he gives so much effort”
“Joao Cancelo is the first player in the Premier League to be the best player in two different positions. Left back and right back.”
“Cancelo is a prime example of why we should give new signings time to settle in.”
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