Behold the magnificent clash between the titanic forces of Manchester City and AFC Bournemouth. Prepare to witness the full match replay and awe-inspiring highlights of this gripping encounter. The battle shall commence promptly at 15:00 (GMT) on the hallowed grounds of the Etihad Stadium, enlightening the sporting universe on the 4th of November, 2023.
Guiding this momentous showdown with steadfast authority shall be none other than the esteemed referee, C. Pawson. Brace yourselves as these mighty teams lock horns in the prestigious England – Premier League, Week 11 of the illustrious 2023/2024 season.
Manchester City vs AFC Bournemouth Full Match Reports
Manchester City showcased their dominance with an emphatic 6-1 victory over AFC Bournemouth at the Etihad Stadium, extending their unbeaten run to 15 consecutive Premier League home matches and securing the top spot in the league table.
In their previous six Premier League home wins against Bournemouth, the Sky Blues had averaged over three goals per game. They wasted no time asserting their authority in this encounter, with Jérémy Doku playing a pivotal role in all three first-half goals. Doku initiated the scoring, elegantly finding the bottom corner of the net after a clever one-two with Rodri. Only minutes later, his skillful play and precise pass set up Bernardo Silva, who calmly slotted the ball into the net. City’s third goal came courtesy of Doku’s long-range effort, which deflected off Manuel Akanji’s back, marking the center-back’s maiden Premier League goal.
Bournemouth found solace in Erling Haaland’s substitution early in the second half and thought they had pulled one back when Dominic Solanke scored, but it was disallowed for offside. Although City momentarily eased off, they quickly shifted gears and added a fourth goal. Predictably, Doku played a role, providing the assist to substitute Phil Foden, who easily tapped home his fourth goal in five matches against Bournemouth.
The Cherries managed to salvage a consolation goal when Luis Sinisterra, scoring his first for the club, expertly redirected Max Aarons’ well-placed cross. However, City wasn’t done yet. Doku, once again, demonstrated his brilliance with a perfectly executed pass to Silva, who executed a delightful chip over Ionuț Radu, extending City’s lead further.
In the closing moments of the match, youngster Oscar Bobb, coming off the bench, provided his first senior-level assist, delivering a precise cross for former Cherries player Nathan Aké to head home the sixth goal. It was a commanding victory for Pep Guardiola’s side, while Bournemouth continued to struggle in away matches, having not won a Premier League away game since April. The pressure on Andoni Iraola and his team to secure Premier League survival for a second consecutive year is undoubtedly mounting.
Man of the Match: Jérémy Doku (Manchester City).