Manchester City drop Sergio Aguero, Bournemouth start Jermain Defoe

Manchester City drop Sergio Aguero, Bournemouth start Jermain Defoe

Manchester City drop Sergio Aguero, Bournemouth start Jermain Defoe

Bournemouth, without a Premier League goal before today, broke their duck in fine style with an early goal-of-the-season contender from Charlie Daniels. City were under serious pressure and soon enough Bournemouth scored, although the way it happened was surprising enough.

However, the Citizens pushed for a winning goal in stoppage time, and they rewarded in the 96th minute as Sterling fired home via deflection from 12-yards out. The relief was clear in the wild celebrations deemed excessive by the referee. He was then shown a second yellow card for over celebration as City ended with ten men.

There could be further recriminations.

Ex-West Ham striker Bobby Zamora wrote:?

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City levelled when a slide-rule pass from David Silva found Gabriel Jesus in the area to poke it past Asmir Begovic before the Brazilian was involved again as he tangled with Cherries defender Nathan Ake, who was fortunate not to see red for a foul as the last defender. Sterling was also sent off with a second booking. You have to ask Alexis, ' said Guardiola. "You can imagine how happy he is, how happy the fans are".

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The transfer window slams shut in under a week, and the title race this season could well be a race between the two Manchester clubs, just as it is to sign young Aaron Martin.

Benjamin Mendy, another big-money full-back recruit, will travel with the squad and could make his debut after shaking off a thigh problem, although Ilkay Gundogan will step up his recovery from cruciate knee ligament surgery by playing for City's second string on Friday.

Dorset Police said in a statement that two male spectators from Manchester had been arrested for encroaching on to the pitch, while they are reviewing CCTV footage to determine if any other offence was committed.

At Old Trafford, Leicester was proving hard for United to break down.

Then the substitutes started to arrive and quickly delivered.

Danilo, used from the bench against Everton on Monday, was impressive and Ederson, who had no chance with Daniels' shot, looks a considerable upgrade to Claudio Bravo in goal. Rashford sent the ball down the left flank to Jesse Lingard, who had replaced Anthony Martial, and his shot was turned in by Fellaini from close range.

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