Manchester City secured a 2-1 triumph over Bournemouth in the premier league at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday. David Silva and Gabriel Jesus scored in the first 45 minutes of the match while David Brooks scored a late goal in the closing minutes for the relegation-threatened Bournemouth side.
David Silva aided City to take the lead in the 6th minute of the match with a sublime free-kick goal. The Spaniard curled in a shot from the edge of the box, got his effort up and over the wall and clattered off the underside of the crossbar to make it 1-0.
Bournemouth came close to an equaliser from their own free kick, but City keeper Ederson stopped the attempt of Junior Stanislas, who forced it to the wall.
Just as Bournemouth had been building up some momentum, they dealt another blow as Jesus extended the City lead to two goals. Jesus cut inside the area from David Silva pass, got better of his markers with some excellent footwork and drilled in a low shot past Aaron Ramsdale.
Bournemouth created more chances and threatened Pep Guardiola’s side in the second half. However, the visitors lacked the cutting-edge to take advantage of their chances.
Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth were able to pull one back in the 88th minute in a quick counter-attack goal. Defensive mistake by the back-four of City allowed Callum Wilson to race in behind, with striker outpaced Stones before laying it off to Brooks, who finished calmly beyond Ederson.
This was Guardiola’s 150th Premier League match as manager – he has won 111 games so far, six more than any other manager won in their first 150 in the competition.
City claimed second spot behind winners of the Premier League Liverpool. City meet Arsenal on Saturday in the semi-finals of the FA Cup in their next fixture.
Relegation-threatened Bournemouth – who are fighting for survival at the other end of the table, have a South-Coast Derby against Southampton coming up next, before they face Everton at Goodison Park in the final game of the season.