Manchester City vs Bournemouth: Silva inspires City to 2-1 win over relegation-threatened Cherries

Manchester City vs Bournemouth: Silva inspires City to 2-1 win over relegation-threatened Cherries

- Manchester City vs Bournemouth EPL clash saw the Citizens cruise to 2-1 win at the Etihad

- David Silva and Gabriel Jesus were responsible for their team's victory on the night

- Pep Guardiola's men continue to work hard and reduce Liverpool's lead as the current season winds down

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Two first-half goals from captain David Silva and Gabriel Jesus were all Manchester City needed to cruise to victory over struggling Bournemouth at the Etihad Stadium.

The 34-year-old outgoing captain needed just six minutes to fire the hosts ahead with a superb freekick from about 20 yards out.

And six minutes later, the Citizens doubled their lead through a stunning goal from Gabriel Jesus with the assist coming from the Spaniard who grabbed the opener.

Manchester City vs Bournemouth: Silva inspires City to 2-1 win over relegation-threatened Cherries

Manchester City vs Bournemouth: Silva's stunning goal against Cherries. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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The Brazilian forward, after connecting with Silva's pass, dribbled past two Cherries defenders before sending the ball to the far right corner of the post.

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Although the hosts reduced their deficit in the 88th minute through David Brooks, it was not enough to stop them from losing - hence their relegation fight continues.

The victory has now helped City reduce Liverpool's lead on the log to 18 points while they remain on course for Champions League qualification.

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City have won their last three matches scoring 12 and conceding just once in all - a good way to head to Europe as they prepare for the second leg of their UCL clash against Real Madrid.

The reverse fixture ended 2-1 in favour of the Premier League outfit and the final showdown will see the two European giants clash.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Pep Guardiola has accused Jurgen Klopp and Jose Mourinho of ganging up against Man City after both managers criticized the CAS decision to overturn their European ban.

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The Liverpool boss said the decision is "a bad day for football” while Tottenham gaffer Mourinho branded the outcome of the appeal “a disgrace".

And City boss Guardiola has demanded that both managers should now apologise to Man City for their comments as well as other managers who attempted to ruin their reputation.

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