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3 things we learned from Manchester City’s dominant 4-0 win over Bournemouth

The Blues continue to destroy teams, and we continue to learn new lessons

Manchester City v AFC Bournemouth - Premier League Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

1 - City don’t need to be at their best to beat a lot of teams

Against AFC Bournemouth, the passing wasn’t quite as quick, the movement not quite as good and the overall pace just a bit slower than usual, but City still won 4-0 with incredible ease. The reality is that with the quality of players and of coaching in this team, City don’t always have to be in top gear to blow most teams away.

And the good news is: they can reach another level in big games. This team can do it all.

2 - Sergio Agüero still has a big role to play

There has been a lot of speculation that City’s all time top-scorer Sergio Agüero is on his way out, but Saturday’s game showed just how important he still is. Gabriel Jesus is still young and could use an experienced figure like Agüero to help his progress, and it is very beneficial for City that Agüero is still in prime goal-scoring form.

After the game Guardiola labeled Agüero a Manchester City legend and said he will “decide his own future”, but there’s no doubt that the coach’s relationship with the club’s greatest striker is pivotal in whether he stays or goes.

Please get along, lads.

3 - Pep Guardiola is going to have a wonderful Christmas

There are a few reasons for that: Manchester City are unbeaten and 13 points clear at the top of the Premier League table, Barcelona dominated Real Madrid in El Clasico and are also unbeaten and virtual champions in La Liga, and there have been very favorable results in the Catalan election for a man who’s clearly very involved in the political situation of his home country.

This Christmas weekend could hardly have gone any better for Pep.