- City won 2-1
- Sterling and Jesus scored for City
- Daniels equalised for Bournemouth
Raheem Sterling scored under controversial circumstances to edge Manchester City 2-1 past a resolute Bournemouth. Sterling’s winner came in the 97th minute as five added minutes became twelve, a decision which left viewers scratching their heads. Jesus’ first half strike was cancelled out by a goal of the season contender by Daniels before Sterling somehow found the back of the net to seal the three points for City.
Without the expensive Kylie Walker who was serving a one match suspension after his red card against Everton, Pep brought in the most expensive defender in the world Mendy to the team as he shifted back to a back four against Bournemouth. Striker Sergio Aguero only made the bench as Pep went in with his favoured youngster Jesus to lead the line for his team. His decision paid off as a lively Jesus soon got on the score sheet to put City ahead. It was only a matter of time before though that defender Charlie Daniels connected cleanly with the ball to score perhaps the best goal of his career. With things at 1-1, the Cherries defended with all their might to keep City at bay.
The second half started with Bournemouth putting 10 men in their own half as the entire team defended as a unit to hang onto their lead. It seemed as it would be a famous result for Bournemouth with them looking more and more likely to get their first point against City as the minutes ticked by. Guardiola was once again seen cribbing and quarrelling with the referees and fourth official as his team looked set to play out their second consecutive draw. Bournemouth’s luck finally ran out as a Sterling shot got deflected to go past a helpless Begovic in the dying moments of the match and give City a hard earned win.