Man City strengthen grip at top of Premier League with Bournemouth win

Manchester City Winning

Manchester City Winning

David Silva, Ilkay Gundogan and Sergio Aguero scored for Guardiola's side whereas Anthony Martial was the only goalscorer in Manchester United's ranks.

City have won all 18 of their games in which they have led at half-time, and Mahrez looked to have made sure of the points six minutes after the interval.

The visitors, meanwhile, haven't lost on the road for 13 games but Gracia added: "I prefer not to focus on the stats and numbers because if we see the stats maybe we prefer not to play".

"In the second half one action from Raheem Sterling changed the game".

Guardiola acknowledged his team's first-half performance was "flat", but he was pleased to come away with a victory - his 400th as a manager - after a testing 2-2 Champions League draw at Lyon on Tuesday.

"We knew we were going to be without the ball for long periods of the game".

And one huge omission from the entire squad was striker Aguero, with Guardiola revealing he had a "muscular disruption". The champions went ahead after Asmir Begovic could only parry Leroy Sane's shot, and Bernardo Silva was on hand to sweep in the rebound.

But the leaders restored order in the 57th minute as Sterling continued his mastery of Eddie Howe's team.

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Liverpool were beaten 2-1 in Paris on Wednesday to leave them third in their Champions League group with just a game to play.

The winger became the first player to score in his first six Premier League appearances against a single opponent when he put City 2-1 up from close range at Etihad Stadium.

Sane, 22, was outstanding in City's 3-1 win against Bournemouth on Saturday.

Pep Guardiola explained what he specifically wants from Gabriel Jesus while saying "For example, Raheem Sterling likes to drop to play with David Silva".

"But every time we have gone there we have really grown and learnt from the experiences, although they have been painful". Pep Guardiola's men travel south to take on Watford as they bid to maintain their place at the summit of the Premier League standings.

But fourth bottom Huddersfield were reduced to 10 men when Steve Mounie was sent off for a 32nd minute foul on Yves Bissouma.

Yet from what seemed a position of control, City uncharacteristically switched off in the latter stages of the first half, allowing the Cherries back into the game.

Leroy Sané played three league games in November, scoring 3 goals and registering 2 assists.

Watford's misery was complete when Etienne Capoue was sent off in the 90th minute for a lunge on Kelechi Iheanacho. Newcastle's run of three straight wins came to an end after a 3-0 loss to West Ham at St James' Park.

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