Manchester City’s record signing was having a tough time of late trying to replace the influence of Fernandinho in midfield, but after a stunning performance away to Burnley on Tuesday night, he is starting to look worth every penny of his £62.8 million fee.
The Spaniard commanded City’s midfield with style during their 4-1 dismantling of the Clarets at Turf Moor, consistently regaining possession and inserting a calming presence with his slick range and composure on the ball.
On top of that, Rodri also bagged one of the Sky Blues’ goals of the season so far as just reward for his brilliant efforts – half volleying a thunderous shot from outside the area past a helpless Nick Pope to put City firmly in control.
Gabriel Jesus’ brace and a cool Riyad Mahrez finish cemented a fine win for Pep Guardiola’s side on a frosty night in Lancashire, with supporters particularly singing Rodri’s praises following an influential display.
Here’s what they had to say on Twitter.
Absolutely phenomenal, won every challenge and great passing, especially wide to Bernardo.
— Michael Whittaker (@Mousey_1991) December 3, 2019
Rodri has has his best half tonight in blue. Outstanding.
— Jonny Shonn (@JonnyShonny) December 3, 2019
one of the best games he’s had so far, let nothing stop
— oli (@olicoulson_) December 3, 2019
It seemed every challenge he made went right back to us
— Peacow (@peacow55) December 3, 2019
Solid and neat. This is the Rodri City were lacking in these last weeks
— Subhayan Chakraborty (@CricSubhayan) December 3, 2019
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That was quite special to watch
— elkmann (@alextheswede) December 3, 2019
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