City win again and commit Bournemouth to relegation


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City win again and commit Bournemouth to relegation

Pep Guardiola’s men, who have already secured the runner-up, put together their third win and put the Cherries in check.

Manchester City plays on the final run of the Premier League 2019/20 to consolidate his second place, swell the numbers and, fundamentally, get to his closest knockout duels at the best possible pace: the FA Cup semifinals against Arsenal and the rematch of the last 16 of the Champions League against Real Madrid.

Pep Guardiola’s men added a new victory on Wednesday, the fifth in seven presentations since he returned to the fields after the break and the third consecutive: 2-1 over Bournemouth in an empty Etihad, as stadiums are used to showing with the return of soccer in full pandemic.

The Citizens did not delay in breaking the zero, since they took advantage of the lack granted near the large area by their rival. The manager was David Silva, who with an extraordinary punch led the ball with his left foot to the underside of the crossbar, before finishing within the goal in 5 minutes.

The Cherries tried to bring danger to Ederson’s position and were on the verge of reaching a draw. First, through Junior Stanislas who forced the stretch of the Brazilian goalkeeper to deflect the ball to the post, and then the chance of a head missed by Dominic Solanke.

The visit failed to capitalize on his shares and the City was ultimately the one who did not forgive. Because, immediately at 38 ‘, Gabriel Jesús found the ball in the area and celebrated the second.

The complement saw a worthy rival put the chest to the mancuniano giant and generated the occasions like to convert at least once. He did it, but late, by taking advantage of the badly stopped homeowner who allowed David Brooks to define with an empty goal. Those of Guardiola also approached but without depth.

City thus reaches 75 points, registers 93 goals this season and complicates Bournemouth’s chances of staying in the Premier. It is located 18th with 31 units, three from Watford and West Ham who still have to play their game on the date 36.

Photo: LAURENCE GRIFFITHS / POOL / AFP via Getty Images


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