Former Liverpool defender Jose Enrique was impressed with his compatriot Rodri’s performance in Manchester City’s 3-3 draw with Newcastle United in the Premier League.
Cityzens drew first blood in their game against the Toons after Ilkay Gundogan gave Guardiola’s men the lead in the fifth minute of the game.
However, Newcastle leveled the scores in the 28th minute through Miguel Almiron. A 39th-minute goal from Callum Wilson gave the home side the lead.
Kieran Trippier scored a superb free-kick to double Newcastle’s advantage in the 54th minute of the game.
However, Manchester City scored in the 60th minute as Erling Haaland netted from an assist from Rodri. The defending champions leveled the scores in the 64th minute with Bernardo Silva finding the net after reaching the end of a through ball from Kevin De Bruyne.
Enrique was impressed with the performance of Spanish midfielder Rodri in the thrilling game. The former Liverpool left-back wrote on Twitter:
“What a phenomenal player Rodri is.”
Rodri has been a mainstay in Guardiola’s squad since joining from Atletico Madrid. The Spaniard has established himself as one of the best midfielders during his time at the Emirates.
His passing range and accuracy are essential to Manchester City’s style of play. Therefore, it’s no surprise that the player is getting the accolades he richly deserves.
The most fascinating aspect of the midfield game is how perfect it can be. To add to that, he has immense class on the ball.
Manchester City now sit second in the Premier League table
A draw against Newcastle United meant Manchester City now sat second in the Premier League table. They managed seven points in their first three league games of the season.
Cityzens picked up a 2-0 away win against West Ham United on the opening matchday of the season. A crushing 4-0 home win over Bournemouth followed before their scintillating draw with Newcastle.
Guardiola’s men have only been bettered by Arsenal so far this season. The Gunners have managed to make a remarkable start to their Premier League campaign, having won all three of their matches. Former City striker Gabriel Jesus has been instrumental in Arsenal’s recent winning streak.
City will then host Crystal Palace at the Etihad Stadium. Their new signing Erling Haaland has started to adjust to his time at the club. The Norwegian constantly finds the back of the net and makes an already formidable team even more imposing.
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