Published: Sun, August 27, 2017
Medicine | By Rogelio Lindsey

Bournemouth 1-2 Manchester City

Bournemouth 1-2 Manchester City

Sterling celebrates with his Manchester City teammates.

King curled an effort against the post in the second half while City's Nicolas Otamendi was also denied by the woodwork.

Jesus' next act was to rob Ake and race away, and why Mike Dean only booked Ake, rather than sending him off, will never be clear. First thing I did was go to ( Benjamin) Mendy and ( Bernando) Silva and said "welcome to the Premier League". "We've got to move on and go again", Sterling said.

- Sterling is the first Premier League player to be sent off for excessive celebration since Frédéric Piquionne for West Ham v Everton in January 2011.

Sadly this game is sold-out with no match-day tickets remaining.

City have now had a player sent off in two consecutive games after Kyle Walker saw red in the 1-1 draw with Everton on Monday and Guardiola was frustrated by the decision. Manchester City needs to make a statement with their next games and convincingly defeat their opponents to instill fear back into their rivals, and looking at their next fixtures they have a good chance to do so.

That was seemingly the shock City needed, however, as they equalised eight minutes later. Saying that there shouldn't be much doubt of City's ability to tear apart teams and against a struggling Bournemouth side I believe we will see the first sign of their predatorial instincts.

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe told BBC Sport: "We thought we had hung on for a point".

The Citizens managed to pull it back late in the game when substitute Raheem Sterling snatched a goal in the 82 minute.

Bournemouth have now lost all three league games this season. We had chances to win it, too.

You can also follow all the action from Vitality Stadium here on AS English, with our inimitable live coverage. I am enthused by the performance, which was better than our first two.

After the restart, City picked up where they had left off but unlike in the first half, chances were few and far between and Bournemouth nearly capitalised.

"We knew it would be a different test". His star could fall even further if, as expected, City try to tempt Arsenal into selling them Alexis Sanchez this week, and the win on the south coast in unlikely to have weakened Guardiola's desire for the Chilean.

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