Bournemouth 1-3 Man City: Sergio Aguero double and Raheem Sterlng goal gives champions victory at Vitality Stadium

Sergio Aguero celebrates scoring for Manchester City at Bournemouth
Sergio Aguero celebrates scoring for Manchester City at Bournemouth

Two goals from Sergio Aguero and one from Raheem Sterling gave Manchester City a 3-1 win over battling Bournemouth, who scored through a wonder strike from Harry Wilson.

Manchester City took the lead in the 15th minute courtesy of Sergio Aguero's close-range strike.

A low cross from the left found Kevin De Bruyne and, from the Belgian's mishit shot, Aguero was on hand to control and slot into the bottom corner.

Cherries full-back Charlie Daniels left the field on a stretcher and the hosts' misery was compounded when Raheem Sterling made it 2-0 after 43 minutes.

David Silva was the architect, feeding the England forward who controlled the ball on the run and poked home from 10 yards.

Harry Wilson, a replacement for the injured Daniels, grabbed a goal back for Bournemouth with a stunning free-kick just before the break to leave City 2-1 ahead at half-time.

A second goal from Aguero in the 64th minute meant City doubled their advantage and ran out 3-1 winners at the Vitality Stadium.

Bournemouth 1-3 Manchester City Opta stats

  • Manchester City have won all nine of their top-flight games against Bournemouth – the best 100%-win record by a team over an opponent in top-flight history.
  • Bournemouth have lost four of their last seven home Premier League matches (W1 D2 L4), as many as in their previous 18 at the Vitality Stadium.
  • Man City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne registered his 50th Premier League assist in his 123rd appearance, reaching the tally in the fewest number of games in the competition’s history.
  • Sergio Agüero’s second goal was his 400th career goal for club and country, with 235 of those coming for Manchester City.
  • Bournemouth’s Harry Wilson became the youngest player (22 years & 156 days) to score in his first two Premier League appearances since Anthony Martial in September 2015 for Manchester United (19 years & 289 days).
  • In all competitions, Man City’s Raheem Sterling has scored 11 goals against Bournemouth – more than any other opponent during his club career.
  • Manchester City’s David Silva assisted twice in this game and has assisted more than once in 14 separate Premier League games – only Ryan Giggs and Cesc Fabregas have done so more often (17 games).
  • Sergio Aguero and David Silva have combined for 27 Premier League goals - the only duos to combine for more are Thierry Henry and Robert Pires (29) and Didier Drogba and Frank Lampard (36).
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