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Bournemouth 1-2 Manchester City: Premier League result, goals

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Bournemouth 1-2 Manchester City: Premier League result, goals
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Bournemouth 1-2 Manchester City: Match report

Pep Guardiola and Manchester City came dangerously close to dropping points for a second consecutive game but were saved by a late, late Raheem Sterling goal at the Vitality Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Charlie Daniels opened the scoring with a left-footed half-volley from the left-hand side that will be hard beaten when the Goal Of The Season award is handed out at the end of the year.

Bournemouth had started better and deserved the lead but it wasn't long before Man City came to life and completely dominated for the remainder of the half.

With David Silva, Bernardo Silva and Kevin de Bruyne poking and prodding Bournemouth's defense for weaknesses, they had the leveller eight minutes after Daniels' goal when, on 21 minutes, Gabriel Jesus made a smart run inside Nathan Ake and slid past Asmir Begovic.

The Citezens came close time and time again in that first half with Bournemouth seemingly relying on luck rather than any coherent plan to repel their opponents. Danilo had an effort that Begovic saves, as did Fernandinho but by the time Mike Dean blew the whistle at the end of the half, the scoreline remained the same.

All square at half-time

Manchester City's English midfielder Raheem Sterling gestures to English referee Mike Dean after he receives a second yellow card.
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Manchester City's English midfielder Raheem Sterling gestures to English referee Mike Dean after he receives a second yellow card.GLYN KIRKAFP

Man City started the second half as the first half ended and how they meant to go on with a number of chances that were either saved by Begovic or weren't proper chances at all.

The more the game progressed, however, the more Bournemouth started to eye a counter-attack and even an unlikely lead. With Joshua King charging forward at every opportunity and forcing fouls from Kompany and Mendy, who were booked for the fouls, City could never throw the entire kitchen sink at them.

It looked like Howe's side had held firm but in the seventh minute of injury time, with just five supposed to be played, Joshua King had a chance that Ederson saved and from which City broke. The ball ended up bouncing over the line from a Raheem Sterling strike as the travelling City support exploded into life along with Guardiola and the City bench.

The English winger was then sent off amidst the celebrations for a second yellow as he was engulfed by the crowd. Guardiola and Sterling were as confused as everyone watching but Mike Dean seemed sure. city will surely ask questions of the sending off after the weekend but for now they have their three points in the bag and that's all that matters.

It was a strange end to a game that Bournemouth will feel hard done by in losing and one that City needed plenty of luck to win.

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Eddie Howe's Bournemouth host Pep Guardiola's Manchester City in a clash between two sides out to get back to winning ways in the Premier League.


Now in their third season in the top flight, Bournemouth have suffered a poor start to the league campaign, losing their first two games and failing to score a goal so far.

And after disappointing displays in defeat to West Bromwich Albion and Watford, the Cherries now host a side they have never beaten in a competitive meeting.

"The results at the start of the season are one thing but the performances have been more concerning," said Howe in his pre-match press conference. "With the quality of the opposition on Saturday we’re going to need to raise that level to compete."

However, they did pick up their first victory of 2017/18 by beating Birmingham City 2-1 in the Carabao Cup in midweek with goals from Ryan Fraser and Marc Pugh.

Striker Jermain Defoe started that win and, as he looks to remedy his side's lack of goals, Howe could include him in a league XI for the first time since his summer move from Sunderland.

Captain Simon Francis remains out with a hamstring injury picked up at West Brom, having joined casualties Callum Wilson and Junior Stanislas in the sickbay.

Manchester City

After winning at Brighton on the Premier League's opening weekend, City needed a late Raheem Sterling equaliser to salvage a point at home to Everton on Monday.

That stalemate saw Guardiola's men lose ground on the early pace-setters - led by neighbours Manchester United, who have come flying out of the blocks with successive 4-0 wins.

Kyle Walker is suspended after being sent off on his home debut against the Toffees, while it is unclear whether new signing Benjamin Mendy, who has been out with a thigh muscle strain, will be fit to play. City say the left-back is "nearing a return", as are longer-term absentees Fabian Delph and Ilkay Gündogan.

Brazilian striker Gabriel Jesús, who is expected to start up front alongside Sergio Agüero once more, has unhappy memories of Vitality Stadium.

Having arrived in last term's January window, his impressive start to life in England was curtailed by a broken metatarsal in a 2-0 win for City in February.

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Bournemouth XI: Begovic, Smith, Cook, Ake, Daniels, Fraser, Surman, Arter, Ibe, King, Defoe

Head coach: Eddie Howe

Manchester City XI: Ederson, Danilo, Kompany, Stones, Otamendi, Fernandinho, Sterling, De Bruyne, Silva, Agüero, Jesús

Head coach: Pep Guardiola

Bournemouth vs Manchester City live stream online: betting

Manchester City are the overwhelming favourites to take all three points at Vitality Stadium, with a victory for Guardiola's side valued at €1.30 per euro bet. A Bournemouth win, meanwhile, is priced back at €11 for every euro placed.

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