Pep Guardiola’s men moved up to second place in the English Premier league on Monday after defeating AFC Bournemouth 2-0 at the Vitality Stadium in Bournemouth.

Manchester City took the lead in the 29th-minute through England International Raheem Sterling who scored from close range.

The Cherries almost equalized when Joshua King whipped a first time strike into the corner but was ruled out for pulling City defender John Stones in the build up.

Brazilian teenage sensation Gabreil Jesus departed before the opening goal with a foot problem. He was replaced by City’s top scorer Sergio Aguero in the 14th minute.

The visitor’s lead was doubled by Tyrone Mings’ own goal in the 69th minute as Guardiola’s men extended their unbeaten run to five games in all competitions.

“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,” City boss Pep Guardiola said in a statement.

“It is important to score goals, we are in deficit but it is OK,” he added.

Manchester City will now face Huddersfield in the fifth round of the FA Cup on Saturday.

First Published | 14 February 2017 11:02 AM
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