Kyle Walker returned to Bramall Lane to put the dagger into Sheffield United with a fine long range strike that was enough to win the game 1-0 for Manchester City.
The Blades huffed and puffed for the most part but once again lacked the confidence and quality in the final third to ever really trouble Ederson in goal.
John Lundstram had the best chance of the game while Rhian Brewster fluffed his lines on a chance that may or may not have been ruled out for offside by VAR.
It wasn’t to be though once again and it’s now just one point from seven games for United this term.
With that, here’s how we saw the performances of the Blades players today with our latest player ratings.
Aaron Ramsdale – 7
Made a number of good saves but will maybe be a bit disappointed with the goal that did go in.
George Baldock – 6
Tough day at the office for Baldock who had the brilliant Sterling to deal with. Delivery into the box was also poor.
John Egan – 7
Another good display from Egan. One of the better players and made a number of fine interceptions.
Chris Basham – 6
Quieter game from Basham who did try and push on as the game went on. However, was always going to find it tough going against a brilliant City side.
Enda Stevens – 6
Like Basham, had to defend throughout with little chance to get forward.
Max Lowe – 6
Very poor first half but did better in the second period. Still seemed very new to the system, which is understandable.
Ethan Ampadu – 5
Shadow of the player we saw last week at Liverpool. Gave the ball away sloppily at times and looked ponderous.
Sander Berge – 7
United’s best player yet again. Results will need to start turning soon or some fans will worry Berge will be off.
Ben Osborn – 5
Nightmare performance from Osborn. Looked rushed on the ball and lacked the intensity of last weekend again.
Oli McBurnie – 6
Enjoyed a bit of success in the first half in the air but faded a bit as the game went on.
Rhian Brewster – 5
Another quiet game from Brewster who had little to feed off. Some positive signs there but will need to do better as the season presses on.