Ilkay Gundogan completed 90 minutes in the away win over Schalke 04 on Wednesday night – and many Manchester City fans on Twitter were critical of his performance.
Pep Guardiola’s side recorded a stunning 3-2 victory over the Bundesliga outfit in the first leg of a last-16 Champions League tie.
In-form striker Sergio Aguero opened the scoring in Germany, but ex-Tottenham midfielder Nabil Bentaleb scored two penalties before half-time to put Schalke in the ascendancy.
Manchester City then saw defender Nicolas Otamendi dismissed for his second yellow card in the 68th minute, which left the Premier League champions in trouble.
But two late goals from attackers Leroy Sane and Raheem Sterling have put the English heavyweights in control of the tie with three away goals.
Manchester City now turn their attention to the Carabao Cup final with Chelsea on Sunday and are still alive in four competitions.
A selection of Manchester City fans on social media were still angry with Gundogan despite a last-gasp victory.
The 28-year-old central midfielder played alongside Fernandinho and his strengths don’t lie in his defensive work.
He’s been an important player this campaign at the Etihad Stadium and brings great experience, but supporters were frustrated with his latest display.
Here are some of the Manchester City fans ripping into Gundogan:
This is what happen when I plan Gundogan as a DM #mcfc
— @Fhumulani Mck Carlo (@MckCarlo) February 20, 2019
Gundogan off, Leroy on please😔 #mcfc
— Dakota Nunneley (@dg_codynun21) February 20, 2019
That literally cost us the game. GUNDOGAN IS NOT A DEFENSIVE MIDFIELD AND HE NEVER WILL BE
— Kyle (@ka_aisle) February 20, 2019
How easy is it to run past Gundogan ffs
— Dale (@DaleMCFC1992) February 20, 2019
Dreadful first half and Gundogan has been beyond poor so far. Need to make some changes #MCFC
— Scott Mansell (@Scott_Mansell1) February 20, 2019
Why!!!! I have never been convinced by gundogan i wouldnhave taken him off over Silva
— Craig Johnson (@cajohnson19) February 20, 2019
Gundogan is labouring. Bring on Danilo and put Fernandinho in his normal position. Sterling off and Sane on
— Simon Leary (@Quak3r72) February 20, 2019
Sterling has been average so far. Gundogan not much better either.
— MCFC OK! (@Peps_Era) February 20, 2019