sport news Rio Ferdinand and Joleon Lescott praise Manchester City's defensive effort

Manchester City's defence hailed by BT Sport pundits after series of heroic blocks against PSG, with Kyle Walker admitting 'blocking a shot is like scoring a goal for me', while Joleon Lescott insists any of the back four could have been man of the match The Manchester City defence blocked nine shots against PSG throughout  Ruben Dias was named man of the match, with John Stones also impressing The 2-0 victory against PSG was City's 31st clean sheet of the campaign 

By Tom Sizeland For Mailonline

Published: 00:44 BST, 5 May 2021 | Updated: 00:44 BST, 5 May 2021

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BT Sport pundits Joleon Lescott and Rio Ferdinand believe that the improvements made to Manchester City's defence this season has been one of the biggest factors in the side reaching their first ever Champions League final.

While Riyad Mahrez was scoring the goals up front, the City defence were putting in a serious shift at the back. They blocked nine shots throughout, produced 22 clearances, and won seven aerial duels in what was a complete performance from City's back four.

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Ruben Dias was named man of the match in the 2-0 victory, as City recorded an incredible 31st clean sheet of the campaign. Joleon Lescott, talking after the game on BT Sport, believed that any of the back four could've been man of the match. 

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