Manchester City got back to winning ways by taking a comfortable three points away to Bournemouth on Sunday.
Pep Guardiola’s side had been held 2-2 at home by Tottenham Hotspur last weekend and their win on the South coast keeps them two points behind leaders Liverpool.
Sergio Aguero opened the scoring on 15 minutes with a low finish into the corner from just outside the six-yard box when the ball found kindly to the striker following a mishit effort from David Silva. Silva was making a landmark 400th appearance in all competitions in what will be his final season for the Citizens.
Manchester City were a class above the hosts but didn’t double their lead until Raheem Sterling produced a nice finish two minutes before half-time. Adam Smith had earlier missed a gilt-edge chance for the Cherries but they did pull one back in first half stoppage time when Harry Wilson bent a free kick into the top corner.
Three points never seemed to be in doubt for the defending champions and they were assured victory midway through the second half when Aguero showed his striker’s instinct to poke home his second from close range.