Man City 4-0 Bournemouth: De Bruyne inspires the Cityzens to big home win

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Manchester City’s 4-0 win over Bournemouth on Saturday, was hard fought at the Etihad Stadium. Both Man City and Bournemouth arrived in good form, having secured victories in their previous matches. Man City were looking to pick up points, following a 2-0 victory against West Ham United. Bournemouth had been hopeful of extending their winning run, after a 2-0 victory against Aston Villa. As the table looks today, Man City are in 1st place, with 6 points from 2 matches, while Bournemouth sit in 9th, with 3 points from 2.

Cityzens started strongly in the first half, when Ilkay Gundogan opened the rout, at 19 minutes. The momentum was now with Man City, who then scored again through a goal from Kevin De Bruyne, at 31 minutes to establish a 2-0. Man City then netted once more and increased their advantage thanks to a goal from Phil Foden in the 37th minute, ending the first half 3-0.

Man City continued to apply pressure in the second and were rewarded, thanks to a goal from Jefferson Lerma, 79 minutes in, leaving the final score at 4-0.

Substitutions for Man City included Jack Grealish, John Stones, Bernardo Silva, Julian Alvarez and Rico Lewis for Phil Foden, Ruben Dias, Ilkay Gundogan, Erling Haaland and Kyle Walker, repectively. Bournemouth replaced Junior Stanislas, Philip Billing, Marcos Senesi and Jamal Lowe with Ryan Christie, Lewis Cook, Marcus Tavernier and Kieffer Moore.

The referee booked three players from Bournemouth, Jack Stacey, Chris Mepham and Adam Smith.

Man City will next travel to Newcastle United, while Bournemouth will face Arsenal at home.

Technical card:
Manchester City:Ederson, Kyle Walker (Rico Lewis, min.82), Nathan Ake, Ruben Dias (John Stones, min.64), Joao Cancelo, Kevin De Bruyne, Rodri, Ilkay Gundogan (Bernardo Silva, min.64), Phil Foden (Jack Grealish, min.46), Riyad Mahrez and Erling Haaland (Julian Alvarez, min.74)
Bournemouth:Mark Travers, Jefferson Lerma, Lloyd Kelly, Chris Mepham, Adam Smith, Ben Pearson, Lewis Cook (Philip Billing, min.64), Jack Stacey, Marcus Tavernier (Marcos Senesi, min.80), Kieffer Moore (Jamal Lowe, min.90) and Ryan Christie (Junior Stanislas, min.63)
Stadium:the Etihad Stadium
Goals:Ilkay Gundogan (1-0, min. 19), Kevin De Bruyne (2-0, min. 31), Phil Foden (3-0, min. 37) and Jefferson Lerma (4-0, min. 79)