Aguero Nets Brace As City Run Rampant Against Bournemouth
Sergio Aguero grabbed a brace as leaders Manchester City opened up a 14-gap at the top of the league after a 4-0 victory over Bournemouth.
The Argentine broke the deadlock shortly before the half-hour mark with his 100th goal at the Etihad Stadium when he stooped to head home Fernandinho’s delicious floated cross.
City weren’t at their vintage best for large periods in the first half but they clicked into gear after the break and Raheem Sterling doubled their advantage with his 16th goal of the season, with Aguero claiming the assist.
City’s strength in depth was highlighted with little over 15 minutes to play when Pep Guardiola allowed Kevin De Bryune a rest with Bernardo Silva taking his place, and the substitute created his side’s third of the afternoon when his inch-perfect cross was headed in by Aguero – City’s 100th league goal of the calendar year.
There was time for one more, with fellow substitute Danilo completing the rout with his first strike in City colours with only minutes remaining. The win moves City onto 55 points, 14 ahead of Leicester vs Manchester United which takes place later on Saturday, while Bournemouth slip into the bottom three with their third consecutive defeat.