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Manchester City 4-0 Bournemouth

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Manchester City has cruised to an easy victory against new boys Bournemouth. The Citizens got the job done with three first-half goals.

Lerma’s unfortunate own goal added gloss to their victory in the second half.

Meanwhile, Bournemouth was no match for the defending champions. There’s no shame in that.

Starting lineup:

MANCHESTER CITY (4-3-3): Ederson; Kyle Walker, Ruben Dias, Nathan Ake, Joao Cancelo; Kevin de Bruyne, Rodri, Ilkay Gundogan (c); Riyad Mahrez, Erling Haaland, Phil Foden.

SUBS: Stefan Ortega Moreno, Rico Lewis, John Stones, Jack Grealish, Bernardo Silva, Luke Mbete, Josh Wilson-Esbrand, Julian Alvarez, Liam Delap.

AFC BOURNEMOUTH (3-4-3): Mark Travers; Jefferson Lerma, Chris Mepham, Lloyd Kelly (c); Adam Smith, Ben Pearson, Lewis Cook, Jack Stacey; Marcus Tavernier, Kieffer Moore, Ryan Christie.

SUBS: Siriki Dembele, Neto, Junior Stanislas, Jamal Lowe, Emiliano Marcondes, Philip Billing, Jaidon Anthony, Marcos Senesi, James Hill.

Goals:

GOAL! MANCHESTER CITY 1-0 AFC BOURNEMOUTH! It’s been coming. Gundogan pulls off a cute backheel flick with his back to goal to lay the ball off to Haaland. The solid Norwegian returns the favour to find Gundogan’s dart into the box, and the German slots quickly past Travers.

GOAL! MANCHESTER CITY 2-0 AFC BOURNEMOUTH! Bournemouth gets caught upfield, and Foden finds De Bruyne. As a result, The Belgian drives inside from the right performs a few stepovers and pokes into the bottom left corner with the outside of his right foot. That’s a delightful finish.

GOAL! MANCHESTER CITY 3-0 AFC BOURNEMOUTH! De Bruyne skips inside on his right foot and rolls in Foden, whose shot has too much power for Travers to keep out. Above all this game’s already over as a contest.

GOAL! MANCHESTER CITY 4-0 AFC BOURNEMOUTH! Cancelo twists this way and that down the left and drills a cross into the six-yard box. However, It ricochets off the unfortunate Lerma into his net.

So, what’s next?

In conclusion, It’s two wins in two for City, who’ve made a solid start to their Premier League defence. They’ll have tougher tests to come.

Manchester City will be facing Newcastle United.

Meanwhile, Bournemouth will welcome Arsenal.

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