Man City player ratings vs Sheffield Utd: Rodri only scores big goals! Midfielder gets Kyle Walker and Erling Haaland out of jail as champions splutter to dramatic victory

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Cometh the hour, cometh Rodri. Even when the Spain international plays badly, as he did against Sheffield United on Sunday, he has the capacity to pull a rabbit out of the hat and get Manchester City out of jail.

City had endured a frustrating afternoon against the doggedly defensive Blades, which included Erling Haaland smashing a first-half penalty against the post. The Norwegian finally found the breakthrough goal with a header, only for a moment of madness from Kyle Walker with five minutes left to play to pave the way for the hosts to equalise through Jayden Bogle.

City were in serious danger of dropping their first points of the season but not for the first time, Rodri bailed them out with a stunning strike into the top corner in the 88th minute.

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