Erling Haaland has a stinker! Manchester City player ratings as Pep Guardiola's men frustrated by Nottingham Forest

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Erling Haaland missed a glorious opportunity and was left to rue his poor finishing as Nottingham Forest went on to equalise in a 1-1 draw.

Manchester City's hopes of retaining the Premier League title were dealt a severe blow as they drew 1-1 with Nottingham Forest on Saturday not long after Arsenal came back to beat Aston Villa.

Erling Haaland will be particularly disappointed about the glorious chance he missed in the second half with his team a goal up and looking to kill the match off.

Despite their possession dominance, Pep Guardiola's team were upset late on as substitute Chris Wood got at the back post to fire in a late equaliser, ensuring City remain second in the table and two points behind Arsenal.

GOAL rates Manchester City's players...

  1. Goalkeeper & Defence
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    Goalkeeper & Defence

    Ederson (6/10):

    Had very little to do as Forest found it tough to get forward and threaten his goal and could do little to stop Chris Wood's equaliser.

    Kyle Walker (7/10):

    Pushed up to support the attack, made some good passes and was strong defensively as he cut out some of Forest's attacks.

    Ruben Dias (7/10):

    Looked sturdy in the centre of defence again and had a big chance to score from close range but saw his effort saved.

    Aymeric Laporte (6/10):

    Had a strong header saved by Keylor Navas in the second half, should have been a goal.

  2. Midfield


    Rodri (7/10):

    Looked good at the base of midfield but missed a great chance with a header.

    Bernardo Silva (8/10):

    His excellent strike broke the deadlock against a Forest team that did not let City make many clear chances. He was one of City's best players in the game.

    Kevin De Bruyne (7/10):

    Tried his best to create chances for his team-mates but was let down by some terrible finishing from City.

    Ilkay Gundogan (6/10):

    Had a good shot saved by Keylor Navas and kept the ball in circulation as they looked to find a way through.

  3. Attack


    Phil Foden (7/10):

    Always trying to create something from the wing but ruined a great chance to score or set up Haaland for an easy finish in the second half.

    Erling Haaland (5/10):

    The striker did not have any time on the ball as Forest cut out all paths to him. Missed a wonderful chance that you would have bet your house on him to score.

    Jack Grealish (6/10):

    Lively on the left wing as he cut inside often in an attempt to combine with Haaland.

  4. Subs & Manager

    Nathan Ake (N/A):

    Came on in the 89th minute to replace Foden but did not have time to make the difference.

    Julian Alvarez (N/A):

    A late introduction for De Bruyne as City searched for a late winner but had no luck.

    Pep Guardiola (6/10):

    His team were the dominant force all the way through this game and were always in the hunt for the additional goal that would have secured the lead. He was booked for complaining about a big penalty call in the second half.