Yaya Toure hit a hat-trick to give the hosts a 3-0 cushion, and late goals from Fernandinho and Martin Demichelis rounded out the scoring at Etihad Stadium.
Following are ratings and analysis for all the City players.
|Manchester City Player Ratings|
Half-Time analysis for Manchester City
Hart: His only action in the first half was claiming a Riise cross.
Zabaleta: Plenty of touches for the right-back, who has combined well with Milner and Nasri.
Lescott: Has so far completed all of his passing attempts.
Demichelis: Always a step off the pace.
Kolarov: Had Stockdale beaten when he hit the woodwork late in the opening frame.
Fernandinho: Played Silva through for an excellent chance midway through the first half.
Toure: In addition to scoring from the spot, he has completed 94% of his passes.
Milner: Working his socks off once again.
Nasri: Ball distribution has been superb.
Silva: Looking in the mood.
Negredo: Just 12 touches of the ball so far.
Full-Time analysis for Manchester City
Hart: Didn’t have a single save to make.
Zabaleta: Kept Riise mostly pinned back and offered a useful attacking outlet.
Lescott: Won everything in the air.
Demichelis: Capped off a solid performance with City’s fifth goal.
Kolarov: Contributed three tackles on the defensive side of the ball.
Fernandinho: Rounded Kvist before unleashing a powerful drive that beat Stockdale for City’s fourth.
Toure: Rightfully named Man of the Match.
Milner: Nearly made it 6-0 but was denied by an outstretched Stockdale.
Nasri: Picked up an assist in one of his better performances of the season.
Silva: Created numerous opportunities before being withdrawn midway through the second half.
Negredo: City would have won 5-0 without him. They basically did.
Navas: Completed all of his passes after coming on in the 68th minute.
Jovetic: Introduced with eight minutes remaining.
Rodwell: A rare cameo for the 23-year-old.