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Summary

  1. Listen to commentary on BBC Radio 5 live using the audio button
  2. Man City go second through Sterling tap-in and Mings own goal
  3. Jesus injures ankle, Aguero comes off bench
  4. Wilshere & Francis off injured for Bournemouth, who are winless in 2017
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By Gary Rose

All times stated are UK

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Well that was a very good game to round off the weekend's football.

Onto the Champions League next, with PSG v Barcelona and Benfica v Borussia Dortmund tomorrow.

See you then.

'The second goal was a killer'

Bournemouth 0-2 Man City

Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe, speaking Sky Sports: "I thought we gave our best. Manchester City were very good. We found it difficult to build momentum and pressure. We were hampered by our injuries in the first half. Losing both players was a real blow. We reorganised and had a go but ultimately they were too good. Simon felt his hamstring and Jack had a pain in his ankle. Hopefully nothing serious.

"The second goal was a killer from our perspective because it meant they could keep the ball relatively free from any pressure. We worked incredibly hard, the lads were disciplined in their defensive shape. I felt it was an even game.

"We have to be positive. We go into a break in the Premier League calendar and have to come back refreshed and ready to fight for our league survival."

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'It doesn't bode well for Aguero staying'

Bournemouth 0-2 Man City

Chris Sutton

Ex-Chelsea striker on BBC Radio 5 live

Sergio Aguero looked rusty. I just wonder where his head is at the moment. I can tell you as an ex-pro he wouldn’t have liked not starting. It doesn’t bode well for him staying at Man City - he will feel his nose has been put out of place by Pep Guardiola.

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'I'm so happy for Aguero'

Bournemouth 0-2 Man City

What about Sergio Aguero's performance?

"He played good. He fought and scored a goal for his confidence," Pep Guardiola told Sky Sports, blissgully unaware the goal has gone down as an own goal.

"I’m so happy for him. He was important before the game and is still important."

'I will pray tonight'

Bournemouth 0-2 Man City

Man City boss Pep Guardiola has spoken to Sky Sports about Gabriel Jesus' injury.

"Tomorrow morning we will know exactly. Hopefully – I will pray tonight – it will not be a big issue."

Jesus is injured
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Bournemouth 0-2 Man City

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This is the gap Pep is talking about. Eight points, massive? It's a big gap but not big enough for Chelsea to feel comfortable just yet.

'The gap is still massive'

Bournemouth 0-2 Man City

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola, speaking to BBC Sport: "We made a real performance. I am so pleased with how we did and especially the last 10-15 minutes, we did the right way to make the result with a thousand million passes. It is important to score goals, we are in deficit but it is OK."

On Gabriel Jesus' injury: "Hopefully it won't be for a long time, we will have to wait until tomorrow.

On the eight point gap to Chelsea: "The gap is still so massive. We just focus on the next game."

Pep celebrates
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'This won't define our season'

Bournemouth 0-2 Man City

Bournemouth's Charlie Daniels, speaking to Sky Sports: "We felt if we could stay in the game as possible we would have a chance. I felt we did that but if we had a couple more chances we might have stuck one away.

"They had more possession in the first half so we knew we had to be on the front foot in the second half. I felt we did that and on another day we might have scored.

"Tonight is not going to define our season. We tried to win and did our best but we've got a big game coming up and that is what matters. We are a hardworking side and there is no reason we can't get some results soon."

Charlie Daniels
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'City can't catch Chelsea'

Bournemouth 0-2 Man City

Chris Sutton

Ex-Chelsea striker on BBC Radio 5 live

I don't think City can catch Chelsea. It's too big a gap with Chelsea performing as they have done, but it was a comfortable performance from City - they are brilliant going forward.

I thought John Stones was outstanding and David Silva majestic. Since being thrashed by Everton they have responded superbly. Things are coming together for City at the right time.

David Silva
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Bournemouth 0-2 Man City

Manchester City goalscorer Raheem Sterling, speaking to Sky Sports: "Before the game we knew it would be difficult. They play amazing football at times and you saw that today. Credit to them they pushed and pushed and luckily we got the two goals. I am always trying to get on the scoresheet, it doesn't always happen.

"We know Sergio's ability and it is great to have a player like that in the squad. He is world class.

Manchester City keeper Willy Caballero: "We fight together. We are really happy today. I have been waiting for this chance for a long time so I always try to do my best for the team.

"We have to win our games. After we see what happens with the rest of the teams but we can only do our job."

Bournemouth 0-2 Man City

Mark Mitchener

BBC Sport at Vitality Stadium

City weren't at their best, and had to withstand plenty of pressure in the third quarter of this game, but it will be a welcome three points for the fans to enjoy as they begin the long journey home - and run the gauntlet of the M6 roadworks,

Bournemouth's season was never going to rest on how they fare against the likes of Chelsea or Manchester City - but they can take heart from the way they played against City's galacticos if they can show a similar level of performance against the Premier League's lesser lights.

And there was a definite love-in between Pep Guardiola and Bournemouth's Harry Arter after the final whistle. A big hug for the Cherries midfielder from the Spaniard. Arter to the Etihad in the summer? Swap deal with Aguero? You read it here first.

Bournemouth 0-2 Man City

Chris Sutton

Ex-Chelsea striker on BBC Radio 5 live

It was comfortable in the end and City should have won by more. Bournemouth were dogged and determined and of course they missed Jack Wilshere going off injured. This game wasn't ever going to define Bournemouth's season, they have bigger games.

Wilshere goes off injured
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A mention for Neil Swarbrick as well. The referee was excellent tonight, contributing to a free-flowing and entertaining game.

Swarbrick gestures at Bournemouth players
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Bournemouth 0-2 Man City

Pep Guardiola heads onto the pitch to give his goalkeeper Willy Caballero a big hug. That's six appearances for the shotstopper and six wins for Manchester City.

Pep's also clearly a big fan of Harry Arter's performance as he gives the Bournemouth man a hug before exchanging a few words with him.

Manchester City players celebrate with manager Pep Guardiola
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FULL-TIME

Bournemouth 0-2 Man City

All over. Manchester City move up to second with victory at Bournemouth. 

There's life in the old title race yet.

Pep celebrates
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Bournemouth 0-2 Man City

Leroy Sane sends an effort just wide of the far post as Manchester City attack again. There might be time for one more goal.

SUBSTITUTION

Bournemouth 0-2 Man City

Three minutes of time added on at the end of the 90. Raheem Sterling - who has been excellent - is Manchester City's final substitution of the game as Nolito gets the chance to stretch his legs.

Nolito comes on
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Sorry Sergio!

Bournemouth 0-2 Man City

The Premier League have confirmed that Manchester City's second goal will go down as a Tyrone Mings own goal, sending journalists at the Vitality Stadium scrambling for a last-minute narrative rewrite. 

Mings' own goal
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Bournemouth 0-2 Man City

Into the final minute of normal time and you just feel that Bournemouth have used up their last bit of fight. Manchester City are looking comfortable in possession now.

Bournemouth 0-2 Man City

Is Pep having his own Salt Bae moment?

Pep reacts
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Bournemouth 0-2 Man City

Mark Mitchener

BBC Sport at Vitality Stadium

The speed - or lack of it - with which Bacary Sagna has moved to take throw-ins in the second half (even before City's second goal) suggests that he'd be perfectly happy to come away with a narrow win. His manager's animated reactions when City give the ball away suggest he feels otherwise.

The sponsors here have given the man-of-the-match award to Joshua King (as at every football ground, it goes to a home player) - but Chris Sutton's not wrong. The little magician David Silva has been at the heart of everything good from City.

Bournemouth 0-1 Man City

Chris Sutton

Ex-Chelsea striker on BBC Radio 5 live

It's comfortable for City, who are in complete control. David Silva has run this game from start to finish. He's beautiful to watch. City are up to second and making a big statement, but can they push Chelsea?

Bournemouth 0-2 Man City

Steve Cook knocks a Kevin de Bruyne ball behind for a corner with Raheem Sterling in pursuit. Again the chants of "Sergio, Sergio" ring out from the away end.

The corner is played out to Aleksandar Kolarov on the edge of the area and his thunderous drive is batted away by Artur Boruc. City not done yet.

HITS THE WOODWORK

Bournemouth 0-2 Man City

Manchester City have Bournemouth pegged back now. A move that must have had about 20 passes ends with Raheem Sterling's cross headed away but Leroy Sane picks up the loose ball and smacks an effort against the crossbar.

Leroy Sane shoots
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Sane reacts
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Mike Collins: Another really poor and lazy game from Toure. Sideways, backwards, shocking foul. Surely his time is up.

Bournemouth 0-2 Man City

Pep Guardiola is very animated on the touchline. His side may have a two-goal lead but he is clearly in no mood for any late drama.

Pep reacts
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Bournemouth 0-2 Man City

Sweat is dripping from Joshua King's head. They've given this a right good go and they have the chance to make things interesting as Tyrone Mings nods a long throw on inside the box but Willy Cabellero is off his line to grab the ball.

Bournemouth 0-2 Man City

Leroy Sane is bodychecked by Adam Smith and Manchester City have a free-kick on the edge of the Bournemouth box. It's whipped in by David Silva to the back post for Fernandinho, who heads over the bar.

SUBSTITUTION

Bournemouth 0-2 Man City

Eddie Howe makes his third and final Bournemouth change as Jordon Ibe is replaced by Marc Pugh.

Bournemouth"s Marc Pugh waits to come on
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SUBSTITUTION

Bournemouth 0-2 Man City

Pep Guardiola responds to that second Manchester City goal by making another change, replacing Yaya Toure with Nicolas Otamendi.

Bournemouth, to their credit, are still pushing. A goal would make for an interesting final quarter of an hour.

Bournemouth 0-2 Man City

Mark Mitchener

BBC Sport at Vitality Stadium

"Sergio, Sergio" sing the away fans, and having looked a little rusty for much of the night, their man Aguero is in the right place at the right game. Might the Premier League's dubious goals panel have a look to see who got the final touch?

Yaya Toure also gets a song in his honour from the travelling Mancunians after he is substituted. Already on a booking, and having had a finger-wagging talking-to from Neil Swarbrick a few minutes ago, his withdrawal may have been to pre-emptively avoid a potential red card.

Aguero's goal - or was it Mings'?
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Please let's calm down the Aguero conversation. There is nothing humiliating about three games on the bench. He is professional and excellent

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Bournemouth 0-2 Man City

After watching several replays I am convinced that's a Tyrone Mings own goal but it is Sergio Aguero's for now.

Manchester City are heading up to second. Chelsea, put that champagne on ice. The title race still has legs in it.

Aguero celebrates
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'Sterling scintilating'

Bournemouth 0-2 Man City

Chris Sutton

Ex-Chelsea striker on BBC Radio 5 live

Sergio Aguero may make the headlines but it should be Raheem Sterling, scintillating down the left side and then it's all about the quality of the delivery. Tyrone Mings has inadvertently put the ball into his own goal but brilliant from Sterling.

Aguero has celebrated like he's scored it - great centre forward play.

GOAL - Bournemouth 0-2 Man City

Sergio Aguero

Who else but Sergio?

Straight after Bournemouth's attack Manchester City go up the other end and Raheem Sterling gets to the byeline and plays the ball into the dangezone, Sergio Aguero slides and his shot is deflected in by Tyrone Mings.

Maybe an own goal? It's given to Aguero, and he'll be determined to make sure it stays that way.

Aguero celebrates
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GREAT SAVE!

Bournemouth 0-1 Man City

Great chance, great save. 

Benik Afobe cuts in from the left before feeding the ball to Harry Arter on the edge of the area and the midfielder bends a shot towards the top corner but Willy Cabellero dives across to punch clear.

Bournemouth 0-1 Man City

Chris Sutton

Ex-Chelsea striker on BBC Radio 5 live

The flag went up early after Ryan Fraser hooked the ball back in. It looked like Joshua King was going to get on to it but it was the correct decision from the linesman.

Bournemouth 0-1 Man City

...in comes the free-kick, David Silva heads clear but the ball is hit back into the mix for Joshua King, but he's offside.