Date: 1st December 2018 at 5:02pm
Written by:
Manchester City
3 – 1
Bournemouth

The Etihad Stadium

FA Premier League

Referee: Stuart Attwell of Warwickshire

Manchester City Bournemouth
Bernardo Silva (16'), Sterling (57'), Gündogan (79') Wilson (44')
31 Ederson 27 Asmir Begovic
3 Danilo 2 Simon Francis
30 Nicolas Otamendi 3 Steve Cook
14 Aymeric Laporte 5 Nathan Aké
35 Oleks Zinchenko Delph 54' 26 Tyrone Mings
20 Bernardo Silva Mahrez 87' 11 Charlie Daniels
25 Fernandinho 17 Josh King Stanislas 85'
8 Ilkay Gündogan 6 Andrew Surman
7 Raheem Sterling 16 Lewis Cook
33 Gabriel Jesus 24 Ryan Fraser Brooks 72'
19 Leroy Sané 13 Callum Wilson Mousset 85'

Substitutes

2 Kyle Walker 1 Artur Boruc
4 Vincent Kompany 9 Lys Mousset
18 Fabian Delph 18 Jermain Defoe
21 David Silva 19 Junior Stanislas
26 Riyad Mahrez 20 David Brooks
47 Philip Foden 21 Diego Rico
49 Aro Muric 25 Jack Simpson

Game Statistics

16 Goal attempts 5
6 On Target 1
8 Corners 4
9 Fouls 3
0 Yellow Cards 0
0 Red Cards 0
69 % 31

Johnny On The Spot: #CITY ARE SAFE. Already 38 points to the good, an intensive run of 9 games across 3 competitions for Manchester City throughout a Decisive December has begun with a hard fought and potentially pivotal win over a spirited if one dimensional Bournemouth…Pep Guardiola rang the changes out of necessity for the visit of Eddie Howe’s combative side and the ring rust rapidly showed in key areas despite our by now customary blistering opening and advantage. In particular at full back, Danilo and Zinchenko were clearly both off the pace and struggling to pick up the Cherries willing runners. City went in at the break at 1-1 in danger of beating themselves with El Boss delivering the death stare as they trudged off the lush green Etihad turf. The turning point came on the 54th minute with the introduction of Lyon warm down legend Fabian Delph at left full who snapped into three consecutive tackles in rapid succession and galvanised The Blues, most notably Raz Sterling back onto the front foot toward an ultimately comfortable victory. I don’t think we should be too concerned by city’s mid-game dip in momentum today. It is essential that as many of City’s wonderful squad get as much mileage as possible into their legs at a hectic stage of what could ultimately be a season spanning 60+ games. Many of our players grew into this game steadily and it was nice to see Ilkay Lampard seal a victory that applies pressure to Klippity’s Boys Band ahead of the Merseyside derby. JB’s Man Of The Match: Leroy Sané.

 

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