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By Alex Bysouth

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    Manchester City 4-0 Bournemouth

    And that's that.

    Manchester City get their 17th Premier League win in a row.

    Manchester city celebrate
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    Manchester City 4-0 Bournemouth

    Ooops. Nearly an embarrassing moment for Asmir Begovic as he lets a back pass slips beneath his feet.

    The Cherries goalkeeper recovers quickly to hoof clear.

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    Manchester City 4-0 Bournemouth

    Raheem Sterling is going looking for another... but his wriggling run is closed off.

    Manchester City are popping it around comfortably and just picking their moment to attack.

  4. GOAL - Manchester City 4-0 Bournemouth

    Danilo (84 mins)

    All too easy for Manchester City as Raheem Sterling scuttles away from his marker before sliding a pass into Danilo and the substitute fires into the bottom corner.

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    Manchester City 3-0 Bournemouth

    Have to fear a bit for Bournemouth in these last 10 minutes.

    Manchester City could probably have as many as they want...

  6. GOAL - Manchester City 3-0 Bournemouth

    Sergio Aguero (78 mins)

    And there's the third!

    Manchester City turn it on as Bernardo Silva whips a delightful left-footed cross on to the head of Sergio Aguero, and he just guides it into the back of the net.

    That's City's 100th Premier League goal in 2017.

    Sergio Aguero goal
  7. CLOSE!

    Manchester City 2-0 Bournemouth

    David Silva, back in the team after missing the win over Tottenham through personal reasons, attempts to add some sparkle as he brings down a pass, turns and tries to hammer one towards the top corner.

    His left-footed drive rises away from goal. Best City chance in a while.

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    Manchester City 2-0 Bournemouth

    Nathan Ake does well to stop first Sergio Aguero and then Bernardo Silva, although Aguero felt he was bundled over by the Dutchman.

    This hasn't been a Christmas cracker, I must admit. It's all a little too easy for City, at least they make it look that way...


    Manchester City 2-0 Bournemouth

    Another change for Manchester City.

    Kevin de Bruyne gets a rest. Ilkay Gundogan is on.

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    Manchester City 2-0 Bournemouth

    Ederson has barely touched the ball, but the Manchester City goalkeeper shows off his footwork by dealing with a potentially tricky back pass.

    Nicolas Otamendi's range is slightly off for the first time this afternoon as he looks for Bernardo Silva on the break, but overcooks that one.

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    Manchester City 2-0 Bournemouth

    Manchester City are in complete control at the minute.

    It's comfortable for Pep Guardiola's side. You just wonder when they're going to click through the gears and add another?

    Pep Guardiola

    Manchester City 2-0 Bournemouth

    First change for Manchester City. Bernardo Silva is on for Leroy Sane.

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    Manchester City 2-0 Bournemouth

    Nicolas Otamendi is currently winning in the passing bragging rights.

    He's just pinged another cross-field beauty out to Kyle Walker. "Don't move..."

    City work it back out to Walker, but this time he is offside.

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    Manchester City 2-0 Bournemouth

    Leroy Sane, Kevin de Bruyne and Sergio Aguero - all three back defending by their own corner flag in a matter of minutes.

    Pep Guardiola's side are as ferocious in defence as they are in attack.

  15. City sing a song for Sterling - again

    Manchester City 2-0 Bournemouth

    Chris Bevan

    BBC Sport at Etihad Stadium

    Manchester City fans have been singing "Raheem Sterling, he's top of the league" since about September and it is no surprise to hear that song get another airing this afternoon after his latest goal against Bournemouth.

    Sterling has now scored seven goals against the Cherries in the past three seasons, and in five of the top six meetings between the sides. There is still plenty of time for him to add to that tally today too.

    Raheem Sterling
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    Manchester City 2-0 Bournemouth

    Nice feet from Jordon Ibe. One for the showboat reel, as he flicks the ball back between his legs to get out of a tricky situation.

    Bournemouth can't hold on it to it, and are glad to hear the whistle as Raheem Sterling is penalised for using his hand with the hosts on the attack.

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    Manchester City 2-0 Bournemouth

    Manchester City win a free-kick in a dangerous position, and Kevin de Bruyne delivers it with more whip than an ice cream van.

    Asmir Begovic punches away, but it trickles behind for a corner.

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    Manchester City 2-0 Bournemouth

    Maybe that was what Segio Aguero was joking about with Mike Jones a moment ago.

    "Tell you what, ref, in a minute I'm going to pull off an outrageous piece of skill to set up our second..."

  19. GOAL - Manchester City 2-0 Bournemouth

    Raheem Sterling (52 mins)

    Absolutely wonderful football from Manchester City.

    David Silva slides a pass into Sergio Aguero, and without even looking the Argentine flicks it with his back to goal into the path of Raheem Sterling.

    He latches on to it inside the box and smashes beyond Asmir Begovic.