Match Day 25 of the English Premier League saw a major upset, as Manchester City steamrolled over Bournemouth with a decisive 4-1 victory. J._Alvarez opened up the scoring for Manchester City at the 15 minute mark, followed by another goal from E. Haaland at 29 minutes to put them up 0-2. P._Foden added one more just before halftime to give Manchester City an unbeatable 0-3 lead going into the break. C._Mepham rounded out their performance with another goal at 51 minutes, making it 0-4 for Manchester City. Bournemouth managed to secure a consolation goal in the 83rd minute through J._Lerma, but it wasn’t enough to pull off an impressive comeback and they were ultimately left defeated 1-4 against a dominant Manchester City team.
Neto (rating 5.9)
Ederson (rating 6.3)
R. Fredericks (A. Smith, 59)
K. Phillips (Rodri, 55)
Bournemouth had a difficult match against Manchester City, as the team only had 34% ball possession throughout the game. Despite this, Bournemouth still managed to make 13 shots on target, 2 of which were on goal. Jefferson Lerma was the most active player in terms of number of shots taken. On the other hand, Manchester City made 19 shots on target and 5 on goal – with Julián Álvarez being their most successful in hits on goals.
Jefferson Lerma of Bournemouth had an impressive 86% pass accuracy with a total of 52 passes during the game whereas Rúben Dias from Manchester City had a higher 93% pass accuracy from his 126 passes. Hamed Junior Traorè from Bournemouth made 4 key passes while Phil Foden from Manchester City made 7. Both teams were able to make use of their players’ passing abilities in order to move the ball upfield and create chances for their respective sides.
Bournemouth have had a total of 9 interceptions this season, with Chris Mepham leading the way with 4. Meanwhile, Manchester City have had 6 interceptions, with Rúben Dias having the most at 1. Jack Stephens from Bournemouth has also made 3 interceptions so far this season, while Dias is still the leader for Manchester City at 1.
Hamed Junior Traorè of Bournemouth and Rúben Dias of Manchester City stand out as the leaders in their respective teams when it comes to face-to-face fights for the ball. Traorè has 11 fights so far, while Dias is not too far behind with 7. These two players demonstrate a determination and willingness to win the ball, setting an example for their fellow teammates on the field.
- D. Ouattara (Bournemouth) at 48 minute
- C. Mepham (Bournemouth) at 58 minute
- K. Phillips (Manchester City) at 60 minute
- M. Akanji (Manchester City) at 63 minute
The last five games (including this match):
- Bournemouth – LWDLD
- Manchester City – WDWLW
Top 5 English Premier League scorers:
- Erling Haaland (27, Manchester City)
- Harry Kane (17, Tottenham)
- Ivan Toney (14, Brentford)
- Marcus Rashford (14, Manchester United)
- Aleksandar Mitrović (11, Fulham)
- Bournemouth will play with Arsenal. March 04 at 15:00 (UTC), on Emirates Stadium.
- Manchester City will play with Newcastle. March 04 at 12:30 (UTC), on Etihad Stadium.