Player ratings: Rangers 3 City 2

Given – Pulled off a peach of a save prior to the second goal, when he was uncharacteristically caught in no-mans land. 6

Richards – Another game under his belt, and he now needs to forge a better understanding with Toure. 6

Toure – Arguably the pick of the defenders but that wasn’t saying a lot! 6

Dunne – Trademark challenges, but the Hughes method of defenders being left one on one with attackers still doesn’t suit him. 5

Bridge – Suffered a nightmare spell after half time with players continually running in behind him. 5

De Jong – Ventured further forward than we’re used to, but needed to be on his toes against Gers breaks. 6

Barry – A quieter game than those in South Africa, but still showed admirable composure. 6

Ireland – Box to box and took his goal superbly, though less effective once Barry and De Jong had departed. 7

Etuhu – Still doesn’t look good enough despite an improved display. 5

Robinho – At times he looked a class above everyone else even if not everything came off. 7

Adebayor – Some good touches and showed he can play lone striker role, even if his finishing is leaving a bit to be desired. 7


Petrov – A cracking goal for the Bulgarian who seems to be benefitting from pre-season more than anyone. 8

Zabaleta – All over the place positionally, this was not his finest hour. 4

Bellamy – A frustrating night for the former Celtic man, typified by just failing to connect properly with a Petrov pass for what could have been the winner. 6

Weiss – A late cameo that produced one beautiful run and one brilliant pass. 7

Man of the match: Petrov.

Report: Rangers 3 City 2
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