Manchester City vs Bournemouth: MC ranked top of the Premier League

Manchester City’s manager Pep Guardiola (R) talks to Manchester City’s Brazilian defender Danilo (L) from the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Manchester City vs Bournemouth at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, northwest England, on December 1, 2018. 

Week 14 of the Premier League began on Friday when Cardiff City (15th) won 2-1 on their court against Wolverhampton (11th). However, the most stacked happened in Manchester, City beat Bournemouth 3-1 and away from Liverpool, which on Sunday will do the same against Everton. Enjoy the full match here.

Manchester City vs Bournemouth result

Man city vs Bournemouth

The Citizens are leaders of the English championship over the “Reds” with 38 units, five more than those directed by Jurgen Klopp. The goals of Bernardo Silva, Sterling and Gundogan allowed him to breathe Guardiola.

Gabriel Jesús had the first clear opportunity of the match for Manchester City. After a play of passes near the rival area at 12 minutes, the Brazilian received a center on the doors of the small area but could not connect with precision, and the ball went near the left post of Asmir Begovic.

It did not take more than three minutes for Pep Guardiola’s team to open the scoring. A filtered pass ended up at the feet of Leroy Sané who tried to poke the ball which ended up hitting the body of the goalkeeper. Bernardo Silva took the rebound, did not hesitate and shot first before a goalkeeper who was already beaten.

Bernardo Silva

The local team generated very little in the first 45 minutes, however, two of the closing, an unexpected center fell to the area behind the defenders, and Callum Wilson rose in such a way that could connect head with the greatest tranquility to the post more distant from Ederson Moraes to match the duel.

Bournemouth came out determined to face the leader of the Premier League and the minute after the start of the match had a chance to take the lead with a center that passed very close to the right post of Ederson and nobody came to connect.


Standings of EPL

But it was Manchester City that got the long-awaited goal in the 12th minute thanks to a rebound that Raheem Sterling took. The Englishman fired point-blank from the right side at the same post leaving the rival goalkeeper without reaction.

10 minutes from the end of the match, it was İlkay Gündogan who sentenced the score after converting 3-1. The German winger Sane, who was very participative in the local attack, enabled a pass back to his compatriot to define without opposition.

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