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Summary

  1. Man City XI: Caballero, Zabaleta, Otamendi, Mangala, Clichy, Navas, Fernando, Fernandinho, Silva, De Bruyne, Aguero
  2. Bournemouth XI: Boruc, Smith, Francis, Cook, Daniels, Ritchie, Surman, O'Kane, Gradel, King, Grabban

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By Chris Bevan

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Bournemouth 0-4 Man City

That's it from me - for a developing match report head here, or for reaction from Vitality Stadium, head here instead. See you soon.

Bournemouth 0-4 Man City

BBC Sport's Mark Mitchener at Vitality Stadium: "A good day all round for City as Samir Nasri and especially Kevin de Bruyne impress on their returns from injury, a clean sheet is kept and three points collected.

"While they dream of Paris and Champions League progression, Bournemouth's focus turns to next Saturday at Villa Park, where the Cherries could not only pass the 40-point mark with a win, but with a combination of other results, they can relegate Aston Villa."  

FULL-TIME

Bournemouth 0-4 Man City

Bournemouth 0-4 Man City

BBC Sport's Mark Mitchener at Vitality Stadium: "Alexsandar Kolarov puts the seal on a sparkling display for City - and it's virtually the last kick of the game. About a quarter of the home fans had already left to beat the traffic."  

GOAL - Bournemouth 0-4 Man City

Aleksandar Kolarov (94 mins)

Aleksandar Kolarov celebrates
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It is City who have the final word, as they should do really. The last kick of the game sees Aleksandar Kolarov surge into the area down the left and fire an unstoppable shot into the opposite corner of the net.

Bournemouth 0-3 Man City

Erm, no. Andrew Surman's free-kick clips the wall and although Lewis Grabban forces Willy Caballero into a sprawling save after getting on the end of the dropping ball, the flag is already up for offside anyway.

Bournemouth 0-3 Man City

This second half has been a bit of a non-event, unsurprisingly, but we have the chance of some late drama - of sorts.

Bournemouth have a free-kick on the edge of the box after Fernando - who is booked - fouls Marc Pugh. Can the Cherries end a disappointing day on a high?

SUBSTITUTION

Bournemouth 0-3 Man City

I'm told that City had the ball for so long before that Tommy Elphick substitution, Bournemouth changed their mind about who was coming on. This time, Dan Gosling is on for Max Gradel.

Bournemouth 0-3 Man City

Manuel Pellegrini
Reuters

"Boring, boring City" goes the (ironic) chant from the visiting fans. They are the only ones making any noise at the moment.

SUBSTITUTION

Bournemouth 0-3 Man City

A third change by City, again with an eye on Paris with this game long since won. Kelechi Iheanacho is on for Sergio Aguero.

Bournemouth 0-3 Man City

Another City substitute, Aleksandar Kolarov, charges into the box but his low shot is kept out by Artur Boruc's feet. Sergio Aguero cannot dig the rebound out of his feet in time to have a follow-up shot before he is crowded out.

Bournemouth 0-3 Man City

Samir Nasri
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Samir Nasri has shown some nice touches since coming on but City are not looking particularly desperate to add to their tally, and Bournemouth still do not look particularly likely to reduce the deficit.

Bournemouth 0-3 Man City

BBC Sport's Mark Mitchener at Vitality Stadium: "Skipper Tommy Elphick's introduction from the bench for his first league appearance since 12 September is not only greeted with rousing cheers from the home fans - he's immediately handed the captain's armband by Simon Francis who has been deputising in the role but remains on the pitch."

SUBSTITUTION

Bournemouth 0-3 Man City

A change for the Cherries too. Tommy Elphick has also been out for a long time - since September in fact - but he replaces Adam Smith here and slots into the Bournemouth defence

Bournemouth 0-3 Man City

BBC Sport's Mark Mitchener at Vitality Stadium: "With City looking ahead to Paris, and damage limitation high on Bournemouth's agenda, the game has fallen a little flat in the last 10 minutes. Only the occasional bout of defensive nerves - mainly from Bournemouth - threatens to affect a game which appears to be over as a contest."

SUBSTITUTION

Bournemouth 0-3 Man City

Another bit of good news for City - Samir Nasri replaces David Silva for his first appearance since October.

Bournemouth 0-3 Man City

David Silva
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Half an hour to go and still no sign of a Bournemouth comeback. They are yet to have an effort at goal in this second half, and City remain completely in control.

Bournemouth 0-3 Man City

A standing ovation for City's Kevin de Bruyne as he leaves the field to be replaced by Aleksandar Kolarov. He deserves it too - a brilliant performance on his return after two months out.

Bournemouth 0-3 Man City

City are just passing it around in Bournemouth's half - they don't need to do any more than that at the moment, and I'm sure Wednesday's trip to Paris in the Champions League quarter-finals is on their minds.

Bournemouth 0-3 Man City

Matt Ritchie
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The Cherries started out in a 4-4-1-1 formation but ended the first half playing 4-1-4-1. They are still using that formation now - Andrew Surman is trying to plug the gaps between midfield and defence, substitute Marc Pugh on the left of midfield and Lewis Grabban is on his own up front.

They have not really put the away side under any pressure since the game resumed.

GREAT SAVE!

Bournemouth 0-3 Man City

City start the second half where they left off before the break. Sergio Aguero's clipped pass sets up another sweetly-struck Kevin de Bruyne volley, but this time Artur Boruc palms it away.

KICK-OFF

Bournemouth 0-3 Man City

A change for Bournemouth before they start the second half. Marc Pugh is on for Joshua King.

When Eddie Large gave City's team talk

HALF-TIME Bournemouth 0-3 Man City

Manuel Pellegrini
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BBC Sport's Mark Mitchener at Vitality Stadium: "Should any Bournemouth fan be hoping for an unlikely second-half comeback, they can turn to page 21 of today's match programme which recalls the game at Maine Road in April 1989 when Manchester City, on the brink of promotion to the top flight, took a 3-0 lead by the interval - and invited comedian Eddie Large into the dressing-room for a light-hearted half-time team talk.

"What happened next? Bournemouth got it back to 3-3 with Luther Blissett equalising from the penalty spot in the sixth minute of stoppage time."

HALF-TIME

Bournemouth 0-3 Man City

City scored three goals in the first 18 minutes and are completely in charge at the interval. A lot of work to do for Bournemouth to turn this one around.

INJURY TIME

Bournemouth 0-3 Man City

Jesus Navas has seen an awful lot of the ball in this first half and has also been given an awful lot of space. This time he cuts in rather than trying to get to the bye-line to cross, but his pass does not quite reach David Silva.

There is just one added minute at the end of the first half, and we have already played most of it.

Bournemouth 0-3 Man City

Kevin De Bruyne scores
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Kevin De Bruyne is also enjoying himself today for City, and showing their fans what they have been missing in the last few weeks. The Belgian is almost in on goal again here, running on to a Sergio Aguero flick and battling with a defender before realising the flag is up for offside.

Bournemouth 0-3 Man City

Hang on a minute, because Simon Francis has just tackled Sergio Aguero twice in as many minutes. He sets up a Cherries attack, too, but Matt Ritchie's shot is blocked on the edge of the area.

Bournemouth 0-3 Man City

My attempt to find some reasons to be optimistic for Bournemouth fans lasted as long as it took Sergio Aguero to get back on the ball. Again, the home defenders cannot get near him, but he fires wide after a winding run.

Bournemouth 0-3 Man City

Willy Caballero
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As long as Bournemouth keep the ball away from Aguero, they will be fine. They are doing much better at the other end, by the way, with Lewis Grabban heading two crosses over the bar. If the next one goes in, they just might find a way back into this game - there are still 10 minutes of the first half left for starters.

Bournemouth 0-3 Man City

City are still looking dangerous, mind, mainly because Bournemouth's defence seem unable to get near to Sergio Aguero.

Aguero is involved again here as the visitors work the ball forward but they do not have a goal to show for it on this occasion because David Silva went for the spectacular with a far-post volley, but could only find the back of the stand.

Bournemouth's first effort on target

Bournemouth 0-3 Man City

Willy Caballero
AFP

Scratch what I just said because Willy Caballero finally has a shot to save here, half-an-hour in. 

Bournemouth force their first corner, swiftly followed by their first effort on target - Steve Cook's flicked header, which was pushed away at full stretch by the City goalkeeper.

Bournemouth 0-3 Man City

Bournemouth have not seriously threatened since that Joshua King shot, five minutes in, when the score was 0-0. 

It remains their only effort at goal and they have had just 35% of possession so far.

HITS THE WOODWORK

Bournemouth 0-3 Man City

City are still playing like a team that is 3-0 up - they are trying everything, and most of it is coming off. This time Fernandinho has a pop from outside the area, and sees his shot cannon back off the bar.

Bournemouth 0-3 Man City

BBC Sport's Mark Mitchener at Vitality Stadium: "This has been an impressive display of attacking football from City, but their work off the ball has been just as important - not allowing Bournemouth to settle when they have had possession, curbing the hosts' passing game. And it's forced a formation change to 4-5-1 from the Cherries - Joshua King has retreated to the right wing, with Matt Ritchie moving inside as part of a central midfield trio."

Bournemouth 0-3 Man City

City are enjoying themselves now, spraying a succession of first-time passes about and forcing another corner, which Max Gradel volleys clear.

A reminder that City had only managed a total of seven goals (and 11 points) in their previous 11 away league games. They look a completely different team today.

Bournemouth 0-3 Man City

You can see where City are making their inroads - down the inside right channel. Jesus Navas has often been joined by David Silva in that area, to devastating effect. 

That big splodge showing City's touches outside the Cherries area is the same place Charlie Daniels gave the ball away for the second goal too.

Man City heatmap
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GOAL - Bournemouth 0-3 Man City

Sergio Aguero (19 mins)

Sergio Aguero
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Every time City come forward they look like scoring and this time Sergio Aguero does get in on the action.

Jesus Navas races to the bye-line and lifts over a cross from the right and the Argentine striker leaps above two defenders to guide his header into the corner of the net. Steve Cook is on the goal-line, but he cannot keep it out.

This is turning into a rout...

Bournemouth 0-2 Man City

BBC Sport's Mark Mitchener at Vitality Stadium: "The second goal is greeted by a chorus of 'We're going to win the league' from the City faithful - there's optimism for you. Bournemouth are pinned back in their own half at the moment - with home fans' thoughts perhaps recalling their back-to-back 5-1 thrashings at the hands of City and Tottenham in October." 

Bournemouth 0-2 Man City

Another City attack, with Kevin de Bruyne flashing his shot over after a neat build-up down the left. Bournemouth were 4-1 down at the break when they lost 5-1 at Etihad Stadium in October - and they look in real danger of another heavy defeat here...

Bournemouth 0-2 Man City

Here come Manchester City again. Sergio Aguero wants some of the action and lets fly from about 25 yards out... but his shot soars a long way over Artur Boruc's bar.