Manchester City are set to travel as they face AFC Bournemouth in a crucial premier league game on Saturday afternoon, 26 August 2017 at the Vitality Stadium. After dropping two points against Everton last monday, it is City’s chance to go top of the table for atleast a few hours if they can record an away win. Bournemouth on the other hand have lost both of their opening games and another defeat will start to ring a few alarm bells. The game is set to kickoff at around 12:30 uk time and SkySports will have live Coverage in the UK while NBCSN will broadcast the match live in the US.
AFC Bournemouth 1-1 Manchester City Highlights
[ Premier League 2017-18 Match ]
13′ 1 – 0 Charlie Daniels scored absolute scorcher of a goal in 13th minute with a left footed half volley into the far corner. City were shellshocked with a quick start Bournemouth had made in the game.
21′ 1 – 1 Gabriel Jesus however equalized in 21st minute minute after he was put through on goal by De Bruyne after a quickly taken free kick.
Pep Guardiola is one manager who is under massive pressure to win something this season after spending over 300 million since taking over as City manager. City disposed off Brighton in the opening premier league game but they were not overly convincing while they struggled to breakdown Everton at Etihad Stadium last monday and it took a late defensive error for them to grab a point after Rooney had put Everton in lead. Things need to accelerate with this City squad otherwise they might be chasing the other title rivals so early in the season.
AFC Bournemouth 0-2 Manchester City – February 2017
[ Premier League 2017 Match ]
29′ 0 – 1 Raheem Sterling
69′ 0 – 2 Sergio Aguero
Team News & Lineups: City will be without prolific goal scorer in Sergio Aguero while the likes of Fabien Delph, Fernando and Captain Vincent Kompany are doubtful. David Silva is set to miss the Bournemouth clash alongside Yaya Toure. But such is the depth in City squad they can still put up a quality starting lineup with Kevin De Bruyne, Nolito and Sterling starting in attacking roles behind Kelechi Iheanacho.
Bournemouth on the other hand will start with Wilson upfront while Jordan Ibe, King and Stanislas to play in attacking roles ahead of Arter and Surman in midfield.
Looking at the both teams its hard to see Bournemouth getting anything out of this game and Guardiola will be hoping for his 8th win in 8th competitive game on Saturday afternoon.
Since the game will be played at traditiona 3pm uk time, there won’t be any tv coverage in the UK but if you missed live action you can always watch match highlights here.
Manchester City 4-0 AFC Bournemouth Highlights
[ Premier League Match 2016-17 ]
15′ 1 – 0 Kevin de Bruyne scores inside first 15 minutes to put City 1-0
25′ 2 – 0 Kelechi Iheanacho scores in 25th minute to continue his superb run of form
49′ 3 – 0 Raheem Sterling made it 3-0 just after the break to pretty much end the contest.
66′ 4 – 0 Ilkay Guendogan scores his first competitive goal for Manchester City.