After only managing to draw 2–2 against Tottenham at home last week, Manchester City returned to their winning ways after beating Bournemouth 1–3 away from home. Raheem Sterling and Sergio Agüero put their names on the scoresheet for the third consecutive time this season; scoring nine out of City’s total of 10 Premier League goals so far.
Manchester City pinned down hosts Bournemouth for the entire game, and only gave 26% of the ball possession for The Cherries. Had Harry Wilson not scored through his superb free-kick and City was more clinical in front of goal, The Citizens would return home with a bigger margin. This tactical analysis will explain how Pep Guardiola’s tactics allowed City to win convincingly against Bournemouth.
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