Full Time Report: Raheem Sterling Saves City (Bournemouth 1-2 Manchester City)


The steward made a statement to Dorset Police in the aftermath of City's celebration for their 96th minute match-winning goal against Bournemouth, which sealed a come-from-behind 2-1 victory.

"I watched (Daniels" goal) back at half-time and said "if we are going to concede goals like this, then just focus on scoring' because it was just an unbelievable goal, from an angle as well that I thought was impossible".

Guardiola eventually summoned Aguero with 25 minutes remaining, but even with City looking for a goal that eventually arrived in the 97th minute, his partnership with Jesus was separated after only a quarter of an hour together.

"The second half was bitty, we wanted that to be the case". Before their equalizer, City came close once from a drilled shot by Danilo after cutting into the box.

While City's fighting spirit will draw praise, Dean's performance will not elicit the same response. Kompany should have gone for a second yellow when he shoved Defoe to the ground. Ake should have gone for a last-man challenge on the same player.

Sterling is the first Premier League player to be sent off for excessive celebration since Frederic Piquionne for West Ham against Everton in January 2011. But Daniels is a defender by trade and his goal, coming from an nearly impossible position with a world class strike, was the finest moment of the match.

"Bournemouth are a team who want to play". Subs: Boruc, Afobe, Smith, Cook, Fraser, Mousset, Ibe.

"I'm concerned", admitted Pep Guardiola when asked about Manchester City's goalscoring shortcomings during the opening couple of games. Substitutes: Sergio Aguero (for Bernardo, 66) 6, Leroy Sane (for Jesus, 82) 5, John Stones (for Silva, 90) 5.

Sanchez is reportedly keen on a reunion with Guardiola, who brought him to Barcelona in 2011, while City had a bid in the region of £18million for former Manchester United centre-back Evans rejected by Albion last week.

The win at Bournemouth moved City top of the Premier League tempoarraily - but Guardiola isn't getting carried away. He was caught out by an intelligent run for the first goal by Gabriel Jesus and then could have easily been sent off when he tried a turn in his half, lost the ball and then tripped Jesus.