Player ratings: Kaizer Chiefs 1 City 0

Given – A spectator for much of the match. Produced one decent save that resulted in the corner for the goal. 6

Vidal – Over eager to chase a ball into the box that lead to an unfortunate injury. 5

Dunne – Skipper looked comfortable prior to leaving the field for what has proved the briefest of tours. 6

Onuoha – Good to see him back and looking solid as ever. 6

Bridge – Got forward well and good to see some link up play with Petrov. 8

Barry – Quality. So comfortable that he looks like he’s played his whole career with City rather than Villa. 8

De Jong – Continues to form a solid barrier with De Jong that looks ready for the Premier League. 7

Wright-Phillips – Struggled to get involved and tended to lose possession when taking extra touches, notably in instigating the move that lead to the goal. 4

Adebayor – Eased himself into the game before showing some quality touches.  Demonstrated his mobility in pulling wide to make himself available, then held the ball up better than we’re used to seeing from Benjani or Caceido. 7

Bellamy – Industrious with some good touches, but clearly needs to work on an understanding with Adebayor. 6

Petrov – His best game of the tour.  The old quality looks to be back! 8


Ben Haim – Came on at right back where he looked good, then moved to centre half and was solid enough till Onuoha went off. He would have wanted to get more purchase on the attempted clearing header that lead to the goal. 6

Zabaleta – Solid enough when he came on at right back in what’s been a busy tour for the Argentinian.  Still lacks that bit of quality in the attacking side of his game. 6

Weiss – Has a tendandcy to try too much, but came as close as anyone in the latter stages to making the breakthrough. 6

Robinho – Came on for the last half hour in what looked like an attempt by City to appease the sponsors.  Clearly not had a sufficient break since the Confederations Cup and played like he was still on his honeymoon. 5

Man of the match: Petrov.

Report: Kaizer Chiefs 1 City 0
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