Verdict: Manchester City 2 Portsmouth 0

A jaded performance wasn’t helped by an unlikely midfield formation, but City came through thanks to a quality of finishing that Portsmouth were unable to match. Emanual Adebayor struck a spectacular opener and Vincent Kompany followed shortly afterwards with a powerful header from a Martin Petrov corner.

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Player ratings: Manchester City v Portsmouth

Given – An uncharacteristic flap at a cross was his most notable contribution in a game where he was mostly dealing with back-passes. 6

Zabaleta – One of the few who didn’t look tired from Wednesday. Shame he wasn’t able to make it back on after a nasty knock on the nose. 6

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