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Summary

  1. Manchester City XI: Hart, Zabaleta, Otamendi, Mangala, Sagna, Fernandinho, Toure, Navas, De Bruyne, Sterling, Bony
  2. Bournemouth XI: Boruc, Francis, Cook, Distin, Daniels, Smith, Gosling, O'Kane, Surman, Ritchie, Murray.

Live Reporting

By Alistair Magowan

All times stated are UK

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FULL-TIME

Manchester City 5-1 Bournemouth

Who needs Sergio Aguero eh?

Fine display from Manchester City, who have a little matter of the Manchester derby up next.

See you soon.

Raheem Sterling
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Manchester City 5-1 Bournemouth

Dion Dublin

Former Aston Villa striker on Final Score

"Bournemouth have not been able to handle Wilfried Bony's strength today. And that goal typifies the way he has played. He rolled the defender and curled the ball into the corner. All done at his pace."   

FULL-TIME

Manchester City 5-1 Bournemouth

All over at the Etihad. Raheem Sterling announced as the man of the match and deservedly so. 

'This has been an education'

Manchester City 5-1 Bournemouth

Garth Crooks

Former Spurs striker on Final Score

"Manchester City have stretched Bournemouth, made the pitch really big, and have played around and through them. The Cherries have been chasing shadows, and Bony and Sterling have been the major beneficiaries.

"This has been an education, as City have an embarrassment of riches."

DISALLOWED GOAL

Manchester City 5-1 Bournemouth

Kelechi Iheanacho is clean through for City and chips over Adam Federici wonderfully but it is disallowed for offside. Replays show that the referee's assistant was wrong. 

GOAL - Manchester City 5-1 Bournemouth

Wilfried Bony

Wilfried Bony grabs a second and owes a huge amount to Jesus Navas, who took the ball half the length of the field before crossing for the Ivorian. 

Wilfried Bony
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Manchester City 4-1 Bournemouth

The stadium announcer announces that the attendance is 54,502, a new record for the Etihad. 

Manchester City 4-1 Bournemouth

Charlie Daniels cross from the left and Joshua King looks to have a clear shot on goal but Eliaquim Mangala somehow manages to hack clear. 

Manchester City 4-1 Bournemouth

Another smart set-piece from the Cherries, which eventually leads to Dan Gosling firing way over from distance. 

Manchester City 4-1 Bournemouth

Simon Francis gets to the City byline down the right but his cross to the edge of the box finds no-one. The Bournemouth right-back has had a decent game going forward. 

SUBSTITUTIONS

Manchester City 4-1 Bournemouth

No more goals for Raheem Sterling, who makes way for Kelechi Iheanacho. He is saluted by deafening applause, and rightly so. Marc Pugh replaces Adam Smith for the Cherries.

Raheem Sterling
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Manchester City 4-1 Bournemouth

You get the feeling that Bournemouth would be happy if the scores stays just the same as it is. No real thrust from the visitors now. 

SUBSTITUTION

Manchester City 4-1 Bournemouth

Bournemouth goalscorer Glenn Murray is off and replaced by Norwegian international Joshua King. 

Manchester City 4-1 Bournemouth

Nicolas Otamendi tries to find Raheem Sterling through the middle but Bournemouth defender Steve Cook covers well. 

Manchester City 4-1 Bournemouth

Bournemouth's Glenn Murray climbs to reach the deep cross but Joe Hart out-leaps him and gathers at a second attempt. 

Manchester City 4-1 Bournemouth

Simon Francis makes inroads down the right for Bournemouth and wins a corner. Matt Ritchie over it. 

SUBSTITUTION

Manchester City 4-1 Bournemouth

Bournemouth now make a change. Shaun MacDonald on for Eunan O'Kane. 

City trying to play through the Cherries defence

Man City 4-1 Bournemouth

A glance at the graphic below showing how Manchester City have used the flanks when they have attacked so far in this game might make you think that crossing has been a big part of their gameplan today.

City attacking thirds
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But in fact, City have only played five crosses in open play, all from the left, and none of them have found their target. City even played their one corner of the game short - when they get near the Cherries area they try to pass through the visitors' defence instead.  

Man City crosses
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 Bournemouth, in contrast, have fired cross after cross into the City box - usually unsuccessfully (see red arrows below). They have had only three shots in total, and Glenn Murray's goal was their only effort on target.

Bournemouth crosses
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Manchester City 4-1 Bournemouth

Chance for City and it's Raheem Sterling who goes close again. Wilfried Bony wins it outside the box, squirms the ball through to Sterling, who pokes it wide of goal. 

SUBSTITUTION

Manchester City 4-1 Bournemouth

Kevin de Bruyne is replaced by Samir Nasri. Bournemouth will be pleased. 

Eddie Howe
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Manchester City 4-1 Bournemouth

Raheem Sterling is through on goal after being set free by Wilfried Bony, but he wastes the chance and shoot into the side netting after the Bournemouth defenders recover. 

Manchester City 4-1 Bournemouth

Raheem Sterling not as sharp from outside the box on this evidence. The City forward has time and space to shoot from 25 yards but it's way, way over. 

Manchester City 4-1 Bournemouth

At the other end, Charlie Daniels crosses from the left for the Cherries but Dan Gosling's header is well wide. 

CLOSE!

Manchester City 4-1 Bournemouth

Kevin De Bruyne feeds Jesus Navas, who crosses low to Wilfried Bony but the Ivorian shoots straight at Adam Federici. Let-off for Bournemouth. 

Manchester City 4-1 Bournemouth

Half-chance for Glenn Murray, who collects a knock down following Joe Hart's goal-kick. But the shot from the Bournemouth is dragged wide. 

Glenn Murray
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Manchester City 4-1 Bournemouth

Bournemouth build well down the right but when it is switched to the left Matt Ritchie mis-controls it and City are away again. Fortunately for the visitors Andrew Surman shows a lot better composure in his own box to end the attack.

Manchester City 4-1 Bournemouth

City's Bacary Sagna takes a knock from Simon Francis, but is back up on his feet. Just as well given City's shortage at left-back, which is where the Frenchman has been playing today. 

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Kevin De Bruyne
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Manchester City 4-1 Bournemouth

Bit of a lull in the game now. It's won, as far as City are concerned, they don't have to force it. Next move is down to Bournemouth. 

Manchester City 4-1 Bournemouth

And here he is. Kevin De Bruyne plays in Raheem Sterling down the left, and although the cross is too deep, Pablo Zabaleta collects the ball and fires in a stinging shot which Adam Federici claws away. 

Manchester City 4-1 Bournemouth

Kevin De Bruyne knows when to make his move inside, and link with others. He plays football very simply, but isn't that what all the best players do?

Manchester City 4-1 Bournemouth

Little bit rusty from Bournemouth as they concede possession in midfield. City are working it down their left, which, funnily enough, is where Kevin De Bruyne has been lurking for most of the game. 

Manchester City 4-1 Bournemouth

City get us under way again. 

SUBSTITUTION

Manchester City 4-1 Bournemouth

One change in the City midfield as Fernando replaces Yaya Toure.

Manchester City 4-1 Bournemouth

Ruthless from Raheem Sterling, who has had a busy half in the Bournemouth penalty area. He's had three shots and has three goals. 

Raheem Sterling touches
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Sergio who?

Manchester City 4-1 Bournemouth

Sergio Aguero scored five when they beat Newcastle 6-1 two weeks ago. Can Raheem Sterling match him? If Bournemouth defend like that in the second half, you can't rule it out. 

'A simply wonderful first half'

Manchester City 4-1 Bournemouth

Garth Crooks

Former Spurs striker on Final Score

"Kevin de Bruyne has had a simply wonderful first half."

HALF-TIME

Manchester City 4-1 Bournemouth

And that's it for the half. Breathless stuff and Raheem Sterling absolutely beaming. 

Raheem Sterling
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GOAL Manchester City 4-1 Bournemouth

Raheem Sterling.

Hat-trick for Raheem Sterling. A mistake by Andrew Surman lets Jesus Navas straight in on goal. But the Spaniard takes on Adam Federici and makes a pig's ear of it before the ball finds its way to Sterling who smashes under the hapless Federici.  

Manchester City 3-1 Bournemouth

Dan Gosling breaks free for Bournemouth the release the pressure on their goal and wins a free-kick.