Date: 14th February 2017 at 9:45am
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Manchester City moved up to second in the Premier League and to within eight points of leaders Chelsea after beating Bournemouth 2-0 on Monday night.

Pep Guardiola’s side had seen Antonio Conte’s Chelsea draw 1-1 at Burnley on Sunday, so knew that three points on the South Coast would keep them in the hunt for the title.

And they got the win they needed thanks to Raheem Sterling’s first half strike, as well as Tyrone Mings’ unfortunate own goal from Sergio Aguero’s finish midway through the second half.

It was far from easy though for the Citizens, who almost conceded straight after Sterling gave them the lead when Josh King fired home from inside the box, only for referee Neil Swarbrick to rightly disallow it after the Cherries forward pulled John Stones’ shirt back in the build-up.

Harry Arter forced a decent save out of Willy Caballero as Eddie Howe’s side threatened an equaliser, only for City to seal the deal when Aguero’s effort cannoned off Mings past the helpless Artur Boruc.

In what was an entertaining encounter at the Vitality Stadium, many supporters took to social media to express their views on the game, with several City fans delighted with their side’s showing on the South Coast…

While many revelled in David Silva’s magnificent performance against the Cherries…

Many Bournemouth fans were encouraged by their team’s efforts, even if the result was their third league defeat on the spin, and fourth in six since the turn of the year…

 
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