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17 May 2019 18:12

Manchester City move top of the Premier League after beating AFC Bournemouth 1-0 at the Vitality Stadium.

Bournemouth rolling over against Man City is a worrying sign for the Premier League

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It does not get any easier for Rafa Benitez's side as the Magpies take on Chelsea, Manchester City and Arsenal in their opening five matches. Riyad Mahrez climbed off the bench to score the only goal of the game as City beat Bournemouth 1-0 at The Vitality Stadium. Pos Team P GD Pts 1 Manchester City 29 +56 71 2 Liverpool 29 +49 70 3 Tottenham Hotspur 29 +26 61 4 Manchester United 29 +20 58 The Algerian came on as a first-half sub for the injured Kevin De Bruyne and bagged a priceless winner ten minutes after the restart to send City back to the top of the Premier League for at least 24 hours. Thereafter fell a couple of half-chances with Nicolas Otamendi spectacularly sending an overhead kick just over from the edge of the box and a tame John Stones header registering the first shot on target not long after. Mahrez's first half injury time corner caused a scramble in the six-yard box, but the Blues were again crowded out by a Bournemouth defence who looked determined and resolute.

On 65 minutes, City quickly counter-attacked and Bernardo released Sterling to fire a low shot that Boruc pushed around the post. Sterling then teed up Aguero on 69 minutes, but Boruc saved his toe-poked effort with the Blues looking to kill the game off. Thirteen minutes from time, David Simpson's poor backwards header was collected by Sterling, but Boruc was again quick off his line to deny the City winger - and Mahrez skied the loose ball. Bournemouth keeper Boruc just beats Raheem to the ball as City sweep forward in search of a second As it transpired, the hosts' lack of imagination meant Ederson was a spectator for virtually the entire game and City comfortably ran down the minutes that remained to claim three crucial points. Two goals in three games may not be the free-scoring City we are used to, but in each match the opposition have focused on stopping City playing.

City had 23 shots and Bournemouth none - the hosts set their stall out and ultimately you'd have to say it was purely damage limitation - anything other than a victory for the Blues would have been cruel. City go two points clear of Liverpool who face Everton at Goodison Park tomorrow afternoon. City host Watford at the Etihad Stadium next Saturday. Manchester City move top of the Premier League after beating AFC Bournemouth 1-0 at the Vitality Stadium. City now sit two points clear of Liverpool, who have the chance to reclaim the top spot when they take on Everton at Goodison Park tomorrow.

Player ratings: Bournemouth vs Manchester City Show all 22 left Created with Sketch. Player ratings: Bournemouth vs Manchester City 1/22 Artur Boruc - 7 REUTERS 2/22 Nathaniel Clyne - 6 REUTERS 3/22 Chris Mepham - 6 Action Images via Reuters 4/22 Jack Simpson - 6 AFP/Getty Images 5/22 Nathan Ake - 7 REUTERS 6/22 Charlie Daniels - 5 PA 7/22 Adam Smith - 6 Getty 8/22 David Brooks - 6 PA 9/22 Andrew Surman - 5 Getty Images 10/22 Ryan Fraser - 5 Getty Images 11/22 Joshua King - 5 REUTERS 12/22 Ederson - 6 REUTERS 13/22 Kyle Walker - 6 REUTERS 14/22 John Stones - 5 Getty Images 15/22 Nicolas Otamendi - 6 Getty Images 16/22 Oleksandr Zinchenko - 7 Action Images via Reuters 17/22 Kevin De Bruyne - 5 REUTERS 18/22 Ilkay Gundogan - 6 Getty Images 19/22 David Silva - 6 Action Images via Reuters 20/22 Bernardo Silva - 7 REUTERS 21/22 Sergio Aguero - 6 REUTERS 22/22 Raheem Sterling - 6 Action Images via Reuters 1/22 Artur Boruc - 7 REUTERS 2/22 Nathaniel Clyne - 6 REUTERS 3/22 Chris Mepham - 6 Action Images via Reuters 4/22 Jack Simpson - 6 AFP/Getty Images 5/22 Nathan Ake - 7 REUTERS 6/22 Charlie Daniels - 5 PA 7/22 Adam Smith - 6 Getty 8/22 David Brooks - 6 PA 9/22 Andrew Surman - 5 Getty Images 10/22 Ryan Fraser - 5 Getty Images 11/22 Joshua King - 5 REUTERS 12/22 Ederson - 6 REUTERS 13/22 Kyle Walker - 6 REUTERS 14/22 John Stones - 5 Getty Images 15/22 Nicolas Otamendi - 6 Getty Images 16/22 Oleksandr Zinchenko - 7 Action Images via Reuters 17/22 Kevin De Bruyne - 5 REUTERS 18/22 Ilkay Gundogan - 6 Getty Images 19/22 David Silva - 6 Action Images via Reuters 20/22 Bernardo Silva - 7 REUTERS 21/22 Sergio Aguero - 6 REUTERS 22/22 Raheem Sterling - 6 Action Images via Reuters Man City will be travelling down south once again at the weekend as they journey to play Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium. It's shaping up to be a good week for City; after claiming Carabao Cup victory against Chelsea at Wembley the Blues followed up winning their first piece of silverware of the season with a comfortable victory against West Ham at the Etihad. The score-line may have only been 1-0, a goal scored thanks to a controversial penalty converted by Sergio Aguero, but City completely dominated the game - enjoying 76% possession and having 20 shots on goal, 10 times more than West Ham's two - and should have won by a lot more. In 10 games against the top six this season, Bournemouth have conceded 30 goals, their latest hammering coming on Wednesday as Arsenal struck five.

The only out-liner is when the shoe was on the other foot and Bournemouth destroyed Chelsea 4-0, but a result like that seems unlikely against City - especially with midfield general Jefferson Lerma suspended - even if they did hold the Blues until the 97th minute in the same fixture last season. After Liverpool also won their mid-week game, an emphatic 5-0 victory against Watford, the Reds remain top by just a point so a win for City is vital to keep the pressure on the league leaders. What TV channel is Bournemouth vs Man City on? Bournemouth vs Man City will not be on television in the UK. Team news for Bournemouth vs Man City City managed to get through the encounter with West Ham without any fresh injury concerns, which must be a relief with the amount of casualties picked up in recent weeks.

READ THE LATEST MAN CITY NEWS HERE Odds for Bournemouth vs Man City (SkyBet) Man City win 1-0 - 9/1 Raheem Sterling score first, City win 3-0 - 20/1 Predictions for Bournemouth vs Man City Sergio Aguero could be rested for Manchester City's trip to Bournemouth as Pep Guardiola protects his squad ahead of the Premier League run-in. Aguero scored the only goal of the game as City beat West Ham on Thursday but the Argentine looked dead on his feet at the final whistle and is overdue a rest. Injury to Gabriel Jesus has prevented Guardiola from rotating his strikers, although the City boss may be forced into a less conventional team selection with a hectic fixture list on the way. A Premier League clash with Watford, the Champions League meeting with Schalke and the FA Cup quarter-final against Swansea all take place in the fortnight following Saturday's game against the Cherries. Plenty of intriguing games taking place today but the two standout fixtures undeniably involve the two clubs from Manchester. Bournemouth host Man City this afternoon as the title race rumbles on, while Manchester United's bid to snatch a top four place this season continues at Old Trafford against Ralph Hasenhüttl's Southampton. SunSport's Chief Football Reporter Neil Ashton looks back at some of the biggest talking points, including Manchester City's dominance at Bournemouth and the talent of England's women in the SheBelieves Cup. PA:Empics Sport 3 Manchester City's dominance against Bournemouth is a worrying sign for the Premier League ENGLISH football should be concerned when an away team enjoys a whopping 82 per cent of possession in a Premier League game. Eddie Howe is something of a purist, with a commitment to playing the game in a certain way and encouraging his players to keep the ball in circulation. He sacrificed all that on Saturday, with City dominating Bournemouth to such an extent that they could not register a single shot on or off target. City are spell-binding to watch at times, but these games cannot be allowed to become gimmes for Pep. He is irresistible at the moment, coming in to form at a time when Palace needed a couple of big wins to take them clear of the threat of relegation. This is a big test for Wilder, with the incentive for United to reclaim a place in the top two if they go on to beat their Steel City rivals.