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Tuesday 20 March 2018

Bournemouth v Manchester City - story of the match

Charlie Daniels (centre) celebrates opening the scoring with a stunning strike
Charlie Daniels (centre) celebrates opening the scoring with a stunning strike

Raheem Sterling struck a deflected injury-time winner to give Manchester City victory after a hard-fought contest at Bournemouth - only to then be sent off for his celebrations.

It looked as though Pep Guardiola was going to be left frustrated for the second time in a week following the home draw against Everton before Sterling's last-gasp strike looped in off Andrew Surman to seal a 2-1 victory.

Sterling was shown a second yellow card after celebrating in among the jubilant away fans as Bournemouth were left with nothing to show for a strong showing after Gabriel Jesus had initially equalised a stunning Charlie Daniels strike.


"I'm sorry but for Raheem to get a red card for celebrating like that with fans that have been up since the crack of dawn is absolute rubbish" - British tennis player Liam Broady (@Liambroady) disagrees with Mike Dean's decision to show the England forward a second yellow card.


Charlie Daniels

It is easy to hand the accolade to Daniels for his memorable goal alone, but the Bournemouth man, operating as a wing-back for much of the contest, covered every blade of grass in his team's effort.

Daniels has become one of the first names on Eddie Howe's teamsheet at the Vitality Stadium and on this showing it is easy to see why.


Daniels opened the scoring with Bournemouth's first goal of the campaign - and it was a strike to remember.

The Cherries had started the game well without testing Ederson in the City goal, but the young goalkeeper had no chance of keeping out Daniels' rasping drive.

As Vincent Kompany's header dropped, the 30-year-old caught it sweetly and saw the ball fly past Ederson and into the back of the net off the crossbar to send the home support into raptures.


Jesus' equaliser means he has now been directly involved in 12 City goals in just 11 Premier League starts - scoring eight and providing four assists.



Asmir Begovic 7

Steve Cook 6

Nathan Ake 5

Tyrone Mings 7

Adam Smith 6

Dan Gosling 7

Andrew Surman 7

Harry Arter 6

Charlie Daniels 8

Joshua King 7

Jermain Defoe 7


Benik Afobe (for Defoe, 72) 6

Lys Mousset (for Afobe, 90) 5

Manchester City

Ederson 6

Danilo 7

Nicolas Otamendi 6

Vincent Kompany 6

Benjamin Mendy 7

Fernandinho 7

Raheem Sterling 7

Kevin de Bruyne 7

David Silva 8

Bernardo Silva 7

Gabriel Jesus 7


Sergio Aguero (for Bernardo, 66) 6

Leroy Sane (for Jesus, 82) 5

John Stones (for Silva, 90) 5


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