Riding on a brace from Argentinian striker Sergio Aguero, Manchester City outplayed Bournemouth 3-1 at the Vitality Stadium on Sunday.
Aguero and Raheem Sterling put City 2-0 up before Harry Wilson’s stunning free-kick reduced the gap between the two sides. But Aguero’s toe-poke in the second-half put the final nail in the Cherries’ coffin.
In the 15th minute, Kevin De Bruyne’s miscued shot found Aguero from close range and the latter tapped in to give the visitors an early lead. Meanwhile, De Bruyne became the fastest to reach 50 Premier League assists.
It got better for City in the 43rd minute when David Silva’s clever pass found Sterling, who made no mistake and finished clinically inside the box.
But Wilson’s outstanding free-kick in first-half stoppage time revived the game. The hit from Wilson sailed into the top corner, giving Ederson no chance and Bournemouth some sort of belief of making a better game in the second half.
Just after the hour mark, in the 64th minute to be precise, Aguero locked things for City by poking in through a sea of bodies for his second of the match, sealing the three points for his team.
Meanwhile, New Castle defeated Tottenham at the latter’s home ground, thanks to the lone goal from Brazilian centre forward Joelinton.
In another match, riding on a goal from Raul Jimenez in the 90+7th minute, Wolves played a 1-1 draw with Burnley FC.