March 21 2018

Sergio Aguero On Bench - Manchester City Team vs Bournemouth Confirmed

March 21 2018, 12:50 | Sammy Rose

Sergio Aguero On Bench - Manchester City Team vs Bournemouth Confirmed

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Pep Guardiola was left baffled by the officiating in Manchester City's dramatic 2-1 Premier League win over Bournemouth on Saturday, criticising Raheem Sterling's sending off and asking why Nathan Ake was not dismissed in the first half. Although Arsene Wenger has ruled out a sale to Manchester City, Guardiola still believes Sanchez could be the big transfer purchase that pushes the team over the edge.

However, the Citizens pushed for a winning goal in stoppage time, and they rewarded in the 96th minute as Sterling fired home via deflection from 12-yards out.

In the last previous head to head records between these two teams, they had met each other four times in English Premier League. That's what is missing. "And for all saying "But it is the law", if we are going to rigidly apply law with no common sense, why did he only book Sterling?" They conceded 70 goals last season - the second highest total in the division - with Benteke getting on the scoresheet in Palace's end-to-end 5-4 defeat at the Liberty Stadium in November.

'I'm concerned, ' Guardiola said. Afobe then had another chance from a tight angle saved by Gomes, but this was about as good as it got for Bournemouth as their performance descended into mediocrity and below following their early chances. "He was offended so I am sure it is not intentional, we don't go do, check time, we just try to play. That's what was missing so we have to move on and go again".

City have now had a player sent off in two consecutive games after Kyle Walker saw red in the 1-1 draw with Everton on Monday and Guardiola was frustrated by the decision.

Then shortly after the equaliser, when Guardiola's team had started to find their swagger, Jesus could have had his and City's second of the match.

"I am not a magician to know that", he said.

"If we perform like that in the majority of our games, we'll be fine this year". It's going to be a massive moment in our season.

Somehow Bournemouth survived to reach half-time on level terms and having maintained a foothold in the game, they could have gone ahead in the 61st minute when Joshua King fired against the post. "So that's what we're more frustrated about".

The Cherries lost 1-0 away to West Brom on opening weekend, before an even more disheartening 2-0 loss to Watford at home last week.

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