Raheem Sterling’s 29th-minute strike and an own-goal in the 69th from Tyrone Mings attained Manchester city a 3rd straight league win.
Bournemouth: Manchester City overcame Gabriel Jesus’ early departure as a result of-of injury to beat Bournemouth 2-0 and climb to second place in the English Premier League, eight points behind Chelsea on Monday.
Raheem Sterling’s 29th-minute strike and an own-goal in the 69th from Tyrone Mings, who deflected in an effort from substitute Sergio Aguero, earned town a third straight league win.
Aguero – City’s chief striker since 2011 – has lost his starting place to Gabriel Jesus, however, competes for most of the match when coming near for the Brazil striker, who hobbled off in the fifteenth minute with a plain twisted right ankle. Gabriel Jesus at first tried to play on when injuring himself once landing awkwardly stretching for a cross, but slouched to the ground at intervals minutes and signaled to the bench.
“Tomorrow morning, we’ll know precisely,” City manager spirit Guardiola same. “I will pray tonight.”
Aguero thought he scored when he softened into look across from Sterling toward the goal. The ball struck the foot of Mings and deflected in, with the Premier League awarding it as an own goal.
Sterling opened the scoring by tapping home at the so much post when Leroy Sane’s cross from the left ricocheted into his fellow winger’s path. The England international has scored 5 goals against Bournemouth, more than the other opponent.
Sterling and Sane also struck the goal frame as spirit Guardiola’s team dominated on the south coast.
“We played a smart game in one in every of the toughest games away,” Guardiola said. “Except for 10 minutes in the half, we controlled (the game).”
City leapfrogged Liverpool, Arsenal, and Tottenham to be the latest nearest challenger to Chelsea, who are the huge favorites for the title. The city still has to play Chelsea away in early April.
“It’s so, so troublesome to win all the games,” Guardiola said. “The gap is too big.”
Bournemouth hasn’t won in 2017 and is in freefall, just six points from the relegation zone. The hosts weren’t helped by Captain Simon Francis (hamstring) and midfielder Jack Wilshere (ankle) going off injured in the half.
“We reorganized and had a go,” Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe said, “but ultimately they were too good.
“We have to be positive. We go into an occasion within the Premier League calendar and ought to return refreshed and prepared to fight for our league survival.”