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2018/2019 English Premier League
  • Bernardo Silva (16')
  • Raheem Sterling (57')
  • Ilkay Gündogan (79')
  • Callum Wilson (44')

Man City go five clear with win over Bournemouth

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Man City 3-1 Bournemouth: Six in a row for Blues (2:32)

Manchester City won their 6th consecutive Premier League game thanks to a much-improved second-half performance against Bournemouth. (2:32)

Relentless Manchester City made it six Premier League wins in a row with a 3-1 victory over Bournemouth on Saturday, moving them five points clear of second-placed Liverpool at the top of the table.

With Liverpool not in action until their Merseyside derby with Everton on Sunday, City were made to work unusually hard for their victory by a dogged and determined Bournemouth side.

Bernardo Silva broke the deadlock to get City up and running in the 16th minute but the reigning Premier League champions took their foot off the gas after that early opener, with Callum Wilson levelling things up one minute before halftime.

That equaliser jolted City into life. They came out for the second half with added impetus and were soon back in front through Raheem Sterling -- his seventh goal in seven games against Bournemouth.

City then turned on the style to complete the victory, with David Silva and Leroy Sane combining to create an easy chance for Ilkay Gundogan to finish -- the 22nd goal City have scored during this winning league run of six.

With their unbeaten league run now at 20 games, stretching back to April, City are looking in imperious form, while a fourth consecutive league defeat for Bournemouth sees them drop to ninth.

English Premier League Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Manchester City 38 +72 98
2 Liverpool 38 +67 97
3 Chelsea 38 +24 72
4 Tottenham Hotspur 38 +28 71
5 Arsenal 38 +22 70
6 Manchester United 38 +11 66
7 Wolverhampton Wanderers 38 +1 57
8 Everton 38 +8 54
9 Leicester City 38 +3 52
10 West Ham United 38 -3 52
11 Watford 38 -7 50
12 Crystal Palace 38 -2 49
13 Newcastle United 38 -6 45
14 AFC Bournemouth 38 -14 45
15 Burnley 38 -23 40
16 Southampton 38 -20 39
17 Brighton & Hove Albion 38 -25 36
18 Cardiff City 38 -35 34
19 Fulham 38 -47 26
20 Huddersfield Town 38 -54 16