Premier League: Manchester City eke out a 2-1 win over Bournemouth

Catch the live commentary, stats, goal updates, and highlights from the Premier League match between Manchester City and Bournemouth at the Etihad stadium.

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Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe must figure out a way to stop a Manchester City side which has won its last two games 5-0.   -  AP

Welcome to the highlights of the Premier League 2019/20 match between Manchester City and Bournemouth.

This was Santadeep Dey bringing you all the action as it unfurled at the Etihad stadium.

HIGHLIGHTS

FINAL SCORE: Manchester City 2-1 Bournemouth

FULL-TIME: More than Pep Guardiola's 111th win in his 150th match as manager, what stole the show today was some exceptional gameplay from Bournemouth. Count the number of efforts on goal and that would tell you that they have been much more than a "bottom-three" team today.

90 + 7' "Peep..." goes the final whistle and there's one painful end for the Cherries. The last throw has been cleared by Stones.

90 + 4' Rico crosses from the left but Wilson heads it away to safety.

90' There will be six minutes of added time, ladies and gentlemen!

90' Is this it? No... Brooks drops one to Wilson but the latter, looking for some space, sends it flying wide.

88' Is it a footnote in history? Wilson feeds Brooks, who was a City academy footballer once, and his left-footed shot from the centre of the box finds the bottom right corner.

85' Bournemouth rushes into a counter-attack but Wilson attempts a poor cross and it has been steered to safety by the City defence.

84' Manchester City players swarm Bournemouth's goal. Garcia crosses from the right and finds Foden at the far post who goes for a shot straightway. Ramsdale blocks the effort.

80' City wins a corner and Mahrez works it short to Silva who passes it back to the Algerian. Mahrez sends a cross which finds the safe hands of Ramsdale.

77' SUBSTITUTION: City's final changes - Mahrez and Zinchenko to replace Jesus and Mendy.

76' Jesus, fed by Foden at the edge of the box, goes for the trigger but misses as the shot sails wide.

74' PENALTY RESCINDED: David Silva sneaks the ball to an unmarked Jesus well inside the box and Cook, in an effort to get the ball, brings Jesus down. Lee Mason is quick to point towards the goal but VAR overturns it all.

69' SUBSTITUTION: Triple switch for Bournemouth. Callum Wilson, Lewis Cook and David Brooks are in for Stanislas, Gosling and Solanke.

68' SUBSTITUTION: Rodri comes on for Gundogan. We have the final DRINKS BREAK too.

64' Another wasted opportunity for the visitor. Stanislas' cross is punched out by Ederson, who has charged well out of his line. He ends up palming it straight to Gosling whose effort takes a deflection and rolls out of play.

59' GOOAAA... OFFSIDE! The flag's up. Solanke sends in a wicked pass to Stanislas who hooks it to King at the far post. He taps it in.

The VAR checks the disallowed goal and after much zooming in and out in what seemed like a matter of a toenail, the scoreline remained unchanged.

54' Fernandinho dribbles down the right to play it up to Sterling in the box. Kelly beats the latter onto it and sends the ball out for a corner.

53' Sterling seems to have pulled a hamstring, only eight minutes into the game. Or is it? Looks to be in a bit of discomfort but hasn't drawn any attention from the technical area. Guardiola, however, has asked some from the bench to limber up.

49' Manchester City has a whopping 75% possession, thus far. Bournemouth, however, has been on the ball since the start of this half.

46' SUBSTITUTIONS: Added worry for Bournemouth as Raheem Sterling makes his way out into the middle for Bernardo Silva. Kyle Walker benched for Eric Garcia.

HALF-TIME: After 48 minutes of play, on paper, Manchester City does have the control of the game. However, a closer look would reveal sloppy defending on the side's part too. Bournemouth, on the other hand, has looked like a confident unit. Wouldn't be surprised if it finds itself on the scoresheet soon. As an added evidence, this is just the third occasion under Pep Guardiola that City has been out shot (8-6) in the first half at home in the Premier League.

45' There will be an added time of two minutes.

43' Jesus attempts to get the loose ball but Lerma, who is quicker to react, in an attempt to win it, goes down too. Is it a penalty? The Cherries are up but the referee isn't interested.

39' GOAL! Jesus slots it home! Stacey nutmegged, Cook misreads and Ramsdale could only watch... David Silva lays it off in the path of Jesus on the left and he deceives the Bournemouth defence to find the net at the far post.

37' Nearly! Solanke spots Ederson out of the line and shoots but an alert Otamendi deflects it over the crossbar.

33' SO CLOSE! A brilliant save? Well there's a mix-up but all's well till you are outside the line. Stanislas takes a free-kick after Otamendi pulls off a foul on Solanke. The shot curls round the wall, strategically blocking the view of Ederson. The shot-stopper reacts late but makes it just within time to ward the effort off only after it touches the bar and ricochets off his head.

31' Attempt missed again. Phil Foden's left-footed shot from the left is too high and sails well over the bar.

26' DRINKS BREAK

24' City wins a corner after Lerma gets a touch on the ball before it goes out of play. Cook heads away Gundogan's confident shot.

22' An occasional spark or two is becoming a common sight on the part of the visitor now. Stacey's cross inside the danger area is first cleared by Stones but then again King is played back into the box, where he drives one wide of the near post.

21' Some statistics coming your way: Ederson's pass completion of 87% this season is better than what any City player managed in 2003-04, 2004-05, 2005-06, 2006-07 and 2007-08.

19' Stanislas lays one off for Solanke inside the box but his shot has been blocked on the turn.

17' Booking! Llyod Kelly gets a yellow for tugging at Jesus’s shirt in the latter's half.

16' Ramsdale looks out for Solanke at the edge of the City box but Ederson collects the ball with considerable ease. Cool as you like!

15' FOUL! Gundogan has been cautioned for a heavy challenge on Gosling.

12' Misplaced passes among Bournemouth players not helping their cause at all. Solanke wins the ball but fails in an attempt to pick out King's run down the left.

8' Missed opportunity: Fernandinho fires a low right-footed shot from close quarters but it swings wide.

6' SENSATIONAL! DAVID SILVA TAKES A CRACKER OF A FREE-KICK AND EXECUTES IT TO PERFECTION. Lerma gifts a free-kick to City just outside the box and Silva, in his farewell season, gives Guardiola's boys a reason to celebrate. Fires it in, having just clipped a portion of the woodwork. Silva has now scored with each of his last two direct free-kick attempts in the Premier League.

2' Manchester City has the first charge. Walker pushes in a decent cross but the height is a bit too much for both David Silva and Jesus to get to. Ramsdale has kicked it off to safety.

KICK-OFF: And we are underway. Manchester City skipper David Silva has set the ball rolling.

The players are warming up and we are only minutes away from live action...

FIRST HALF
 

PLAYING XI

Manchester City: Ederson, Walker, Stones, Otamendi, Mendy, David Silva, Gundogan, Fernandinho, Bernardo Silva, Jesus, Foden. Subs: Carson, Laporte, Garcia, Zinchenko, Rodri, Doyle, De Bruyne, Mahrez, Sterling.

Bournemouth: Ramsdale, Stacey, Kelly, Steve Cook, Rico, King, Billing, Lerma, Gosling, Stanislas, Solanke. Subs: Boruc, Simpson, Danjuma, Surman, Lewis Cook, Brooks, Harry Wilson, Callum Wilson, Surridge.


MATCH PREVIEW


Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe believes his relegation-threatened side can pull off a shock and get something out of Wednesday's daunting Premier League trip to Manchester City.

Sunday's 4-1 win over Leicester City, Bournemouth's first victory in 10 league games, offered some hope that the south coast club could secure a sixth successive top-flight season.

But it remains in dire straights in 18th position, three points behind Watford and West Ham United which are just above the relegation zone and play each other on Friday.

Bournemouth faces Southampton at home and finish the campaign at Everton, but first Howe must figure out a way to stop a City side which has won its last two games 5-0.

 

WATCH | Raheem Sterling has been prolific for Manchester City against Bournemouth. Take a look at the winger's goals against the Cherries.

 

City has won all nine of its previous Premier League games against Bournemouth.

"Manchester City is a very different game to any other (side) you face in the Premier League," Howe told a news conference on Tuesday. "They've got some unique qualities, an outstanding manager, brilliant players.

"It's a huge task at hand but I believe it's possible. If we can put it all together, we're more than capable of getting a result."

The reality is that Bournemouth's chances of staying up are more likely to be determined by picking up a couple of wins from its last two games and it will not be helped by injuries.

Defender Nathan Ake is likely to miss the rest of the season with a groin injury.

"It's a minor groin injury for Nathan," Howe said. "It's not too serious. I don't know whether we'll see Nathan again this season. It's not a definite no, but it's not a definite yes."

Bournemouth will also be without Chris Mepham, Simon Francis and Adam Smith for the trip to City.

Source: Reuters

PREDICTED XI

Manchester City (4-3-3): Ederson; Joao Cancelo, Aymeric Laporte, Eric Garcia, Olexandr Zinchenko; Kevin De Bruyne, Fernandinho, Phil Foden; Riyad Mahrez, Gabriel Jesus, Raheem Sterling

Bournemouth (4-4-2): Aaron Ramsdale; Jack Stacey, Nathan Ake, Steve Cook, Diego Rico; David Brooks, Dan Gosling, Jefferson Lerma, Arnaut Groenveld; Callum Wilson, Dominic Solanke


HEAD-TO-HEAD

Manchester City has won 13 of its last 15 meetings with Bournemouth. The other two matches have ended in a draw.

Manchester City form guide:: W-W-L-W-L

Bournemouth form guide: W-D-L-L-L
 

Where can you watch the game live in India?

Premier League 2019-20 Manchester City vs Bournemouth live streaming will be available on Hotstar in India for premium users. It will also be telecast live on the Star Sports network.