Manchester City beat a very game Bournemouth squad to win 3-1 at the Vitality Stadium and move into second spot in the Premier League table.
Sergio Aguero nabbed two clinical goals with Raheem Sterling’s great run of form continued with a good strike against the Cherries.
The Blues didn’t blow by a team this time, with Ederson making at least two outstanding saves at crucial moments. Lastly, fair play to Harry Wilson who scored a tremendous free kick.
On to the reaction:
Pep Guardiola Reaction
Silva was making his 400th appearance for the Club, while Aguero hit a brace to bring up the same number of career goals and Guardiola was delighted with two players who rank amongst the very best to wear the sky blue shirt.
“What can I say, everybody knows him [Silva],” he said.
“He has a sense, to move between the lines like nobody else in the world - he is a fighter.
“It was so important [Aguero’s second goal].
“The game was tight, and you know everything could happen, and Sergio, you know his sense of goals in the box is unique in the world.”
“It was a tough game as always here,” he explained. “Big compliments to the players.
“Bournemouth set up so deep. They are strong with long balls with [Joshua] King, [Callum] Wilson and [Philip] Billing, with set-pieces and [Steve] Cook’s throw-ins into the box.
”They are stronger than us, but the quality of our forward players won us the game.
“Yeah, there’s a lot [we need to change]. In our defensive box we have to be more solid. But it’s 2 o’clock, a sunny day, the rhythm is low and we knew it would be difficult, but we solved it.
“I said congratulations [to the players].
”Sometimes it is more difficult to play today than Tottenham at home, with our fans, the rhythm, and you know Tottenham want to play, and here they set up waiting for the second balls to the long balls.”
Sergio Aguero Reaction
“Congratulations to Kevin,” said Aguero, in regards to the Belgian becoming the quickest player in Premier League history to reach a half-century of assists.
”We know Kevin. He is an amazing player.
”He and David, their assists are so good. We are happy because they play for us!”
Aguero, whose two goals against the Cherries were the 399th and 400th of his career, also complimented the strength and depth of the rest of our squad, and acknowledged the selection headache that Guardiola faces on a weekly basis.
”Obviously for the manager with this squad, it’s very hard to make the decisions on the starting XI.
”I’m very happy for the three points, and for the goals I scored today.”
Gran victoria! Muy feliz por haber llegado a los 400 goles en mi carrera. Y felicitaciones @21LVA por los 400 partidos con el City!//What a win! Very happy for scoring the 400th goal in my career. Big grats to @21LVA for his 400th match with City too! C'mon, City pic.twitter.com/3fUpsd2pCU— Sergio Kun Aguero (@aguerosergiokun) August 25, 2019
Next up is a return home to the Etihad to face Brighton. See you then!