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Pablo Zabaleta: 7.5/10
With much of the game played down City's left, Zabaleta wasn't asked to do a whole lot early in this one, but he was found to be wanting the first time that Ashley Young did get in space to run at him.
The Argentinian was very strong getting forward throughout the night—he caused constant problems for Untied out on the right flank with his pace dribbling forward and crossing ability.
Vincent Kompany: 7/10
Very strong at the back as usual from Kompany—particularly in the air. He didn't give away anything really, and he was unlucky to get credited with the own goal.
Matija Nastasic: 8.5/10
Seeming to slot very well into the City defensive unit, Nastasic again showed his form with a dominant performance on the night up against Robin van Persie.
Nastasic gave the Dutchman very little space to operate and was very good at shutting him down, as well as neutralizing the link-up play between he and Wayne Rooney in midfield—something not that many defenders have been able to do effectively this season.
Best of the defenders on the night.
Gaël Clichy: 7/10
Relatively quiet night on the left flank, despite much of City's attack being directed down that side. A couple of good runs and crosses failed to make much of an impact, and he gave far too much space to Danny Welbeck and Rafael Da Silva going forward.
The defender did make an excellent one-on-one tackle as the last man to deny Welbeck a clean run at Hart in the opening minutes, which could have changed this one dramatically.