Manchester City Move into Second After Win Over Bournemouth
Manchester City have moved into second place in the Premier League after a 2-0 victory over Bournemouth last night. They now sit on 52 points, putting them two points ahead of both Tottenham and Arsenal, but still eight points behind league leaders Chelsea.
City’s win certainly wasn’t an easy one though, as they were made to fight hard by a stubborn and resolute Bournemouth team. City made the breakthrough in the 29th minute though, when Raheem Sterling scored from close range to make the score 1-0. Bournemouth thought that they had levelled things up almost straightaway though, but Joshua King’s effort was chalked off, as he was ruled to have fouled John Stones prior to putting the ball in the net.
City would not get their second until mid-way through the second half, and it came courtesy of an own-goal from Tyrone Mings. He managed to guide the ball past his own keeper while under intense pressure from Sergio Aguero. City could have scored again late on, however Leroy Sane saw his shot hit the bar.
While City got all three points, fans won’t go home entirely happy though, as their new star player, Gabriel Jesus, was forced to leave the field with an injury after just 14 minutes. City manager Pep Guardiola is hopeful that the injury won’t keep the Brazilian on the sidelines for too long though. The injury could allow Sergio Aguero to re-stake his claim for a position in the starting line-up though, after starting on the bench for the last three games.
City now move up to second place, pushing Tottenham, Arsenal and Liverpool all down a place in the Premier League standings. Spurs could have retained their place in second, however, they suffered a 2-0 loss to Liverpool over the weekend, after Sadio Mane scored two quick goals to halt Spurs’ unbeaten run. Arsenal managed to win though, and therefore just about keep themselves in the title race, as they defeated Hull City 2-0 on Saturday.
At the other end of the table, things are starting to look really worrying for Leicester City, the current Premier League champions. They lost 2-0 to Swansea City in a key relegation encounter, and now sit just one point above the relegation zone, and just two points away from the bottom of the table.
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