The result could have been worse for Town, who struggled to show any cohesion once City got in front. So the Town man-of-the-match was Karim Matmour, who made a favourable impression when he was sent on as a substitute.
Beaten at his near post and also from long-range but the defending was woeful. 3
Started the game well and tried to get forward, but slipped out of it later on. 3
Linked well with van La Parra early on and got forward, but suffered in second half. 3
Made some smart tackles and blocks early on but became exposed second half. 4
Not one of his better games, although he made a smart covering tackle on Kodjia. 4
Tried his best to stem the flow against Town, but the home side were just too good. 3
Couldn’t get into his usual flow as City took control and ended up chasing the game. 3
RAJIV VAN LA PARRA
One or two bright moments but didn’t do enough defensively and taken off half time. 3
Did his best to chase possession but could do nothing with the few chances he got. 3
Worryingly went off the a knee injury at half time. Leading the line has taken its toll. 4
Missed Town’s best chance on 25. Pushed off the ball as City scored their second. 3
Subs: Karim Matmour 5, Jamie Paterson 4, Sean Scannell 3.