Despite the 1-0 result I thought Man City were excellent against a very well organised Bournemouth team. 

The first half was a story of utter Man City dominance with anything but a goal, Bournemouth defended as if their life depended on it and Nathan Ake was superb. Although, Nicolas Otamendi almost scored a goal of the season with that overhead kick! The first half ended in huge disappointment for Manchester City as Kevin De Bruyne went off injured as he mouthed the word ‘hamstring’. 

The maligned Riyad Mahrez was his replacement and Bernardo Silva moved into the centre. 

The second half started and Vincent Kompany replaced John Stones, as a precautionary measure, Man City played one of their best halves of football this season. They were electric, David Silva refound his form and Ilkay Gundogan was once more highly impressive. 

The left hand side for Man City caused many problems as Oleksandr Zinchenko mopped up any danger and Raheem Sterling causes havoc. It was a similar move that caused the first goal, Sterling found Bernardo Silva who found Riyad Mahrez who got his redemption with a goal.   

Here’s how I rated the players: