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27 August 2017

Bournemouth 1 Manchester City 2 – MATCH HIGHLIGHTS: Raheem Sterling grabs winner two minutes after injury time is due to finish and is SENT OFF by Mike Dean for celebrating his controversial winner

RAHEEM STERLING scored two minutes after injury time was due to finish and was SENT OFF for celebrating his controversial winner.

The Manchester City star – who netted a late equaliser against Everton last weekend – popped up again with a crucial 97th-minute goal as his side came from behind to win.

Bournemouth 1-2 Manchester City: Raheem Sterling grabs winner two minutes after injury time is due to finish and is SENT OFF by Mike Dean for celebrating his controversial winner

Raheem Sterling scored a controversial winner after injury time was up
Raheem Sterling scored a controversial winner after injury time was up
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Manchester City stars sprint over to their fans after grasping a late winner
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Manchester City stars sprint over to their fans after grasping a late winner[/caption]

Raheem Sterling is sent off by Mike Dean after celebrating controversial late winner
Raheem Sterling is sent off by Mike Dean after celebrating controversial late winner
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But with Mike Dean allowing five minutes extra on top of the scheduled five minutes of added time, Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe will be raging at the result.

The home fans in the crowd of around 11,000 at Dean Court were far happier when Charlie Daniels scored a world class goal in the first half to ignite the match.

The midfielder let rip with a ferocious first-time left foot shot that rocketed across the face of goal and into the opposite top corner of the net.

It was Bournemouth’s first goal of the season but it wasn’t enough to give them their first point of the season.

Gabriel Jesus cancelled out the screamer after being played in by David Silva in the 22nd minute.

City dominated possession and carved out chance after chance as they took pot shots at Asmir Begovic’s goal, especially in the second half.

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Bournemouth star Charlie Daniels let rip with a thunderbolt from outside the box
Bournemouth star Charlie Daniels let rip with a thunderbolt from outside the box
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Manchester City keeper Ederson is powerless to save Charlie Daniels' strike
Manchester City keeper Ederson is powerless to save Charlie Daniels' strike
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Charlie Daniels put Bournemouth ahead early on in the game
Charlie Daniels put Bournemouth ahead early on in the game
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Charlie Daniels scores one of the goals of the season for Bournemouth against Manchester City


Defender Nicolas Otamendi hit the post with a header and new man Bernardo Silva should have done better 12 minutes into the second half from Kevin De Bruyne’s piercing run and cross.

Silva was replaced by striker Sergio Aguero with 24 minutes left as City chased a vital away win, with the brooding Argentine having surprisingly been benched by Guardiola.

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Shaven-headed Silva had showed quick thinking to pick out Jesus on a run into the area from a free kick and fed him the ball.

Jesus turned Nathan Ake and poked the ball home from 15 yards.

While City had plenty of options going forward, Pep will be worried by the fact that Daniels was given time and space to smash home a wonderful goal which made them look silly.

Gabriel Jesus scores for Manchester City against Bournemouth

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Gabriel Jesus pulled one back for Manchester City after Charlie Daniels opened the scoring
Gabriel Jesus pulled one back for Manchester City after Charlie Daniels opened the scoring
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Gabriel Jesus celebrates after levelling the score against Bournemouth
Gabriel Jesus celebrates after levelling the score against Bournemouth
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Cherries striker Josh King also struck the crossbar with a second half shot and Jermain Defoe was unlucky when he stretched for a volley in the first half only to push it straight to keeper Ederson.

Sterling – with a bit of help from ref Dean – struck late on from a corner to secure a dramatic win for City.

But the ex-Liverpool forward was amazingly given a second yellow card for running over to celebrate with the away fans.

Raheem Sterling scores a last minute winner for Manchester City at Bournemouth and then gets sent of for celebrating

Raheem Sterling pounces late on to break Bournemouth hearts
Raheem Sterling pounces late on to break Bournemouth hearts
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Raheem Sterling celebrates scoring right at the death against Bournemouth
Raheem Sterling celebrates scoring right at the death against Bournemouth
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Police stop a fan from running onto the pitch to celebrate with Manchester City
Police stop a fan from running on to the pitch to celebrate with Manchester City
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Sergio Aguero confronts a policeman while celebrating Manchester City's late win
Sergio Aguero confronts a policeman while celebrating Manchester City's late win
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Manchester City star Sergio Aguero facing police probe after Bournemouth steward alleges striker hit him during melee

FACTS, STATS, GOALS & LOLS

  • Benjamin Mendy whipped in some dangerous crosses on his Manchester City debut but looked a bit dodgy in defence.
  • Pep Guardiola’s £117m defence could do nothing to stop Charlie Daniels’ top-corner strike – an early goal of the season contender.
  • Sergio Aguero may be considering his future after starting the game on the bench.
  • And Pep Guardiola upset Dream Team fanatics by dropping the prolific Argentine.
  • Celebrity ref Mike Dean found himself in the spotlight again for first allowing double the injury time he added on and then sending off Sterling for celebrating with City fans.
  • Nathan Ake was a very lucky boy for avoiding a red card after blatantly wiping out Gabriel Jesus.
  • Jesus opened his City account at the third attempt. Probably longer than fans expected after his prolific season last year.
  • Nicolas Otamendi wins the theatrics award for the day after a record six roly-polys following an 80th-minute challenge.
  • Pep Guardiola looked like he was back in the Barcelona heat in just a polo shirt.
  • One fan was heard telling City’s £52m new right back Benjamin Mendy to “keep it simple”.

SOCIAL SAYS

Dream Team ratings

Bournemouth: Begovic 7, Smith 6, Cook 6, Ake 5, Mings 6, Daniels 6, Surman 6, Arter 6, Gosling 6, King 7, Defoe 6 (Afobe 6) (Mousset 5)

Manchester City: Ederson 6, Danilo 7, Kompany 7, Otamendi 8, Mendy 6, Fernandinho 7, B Silva 6 (Aguero 6), Silva 7 (Stones 6), De Bruyne 6, Sterling 6, Jesus 7 (Sane 6)

What they said

Vincent Kompany: “The first thing I did was go to Mendy and Silva and say ‘Welcome to the Premier League’. It’s absolute madness.”

On Sterling’s red card: “I don’t know whether the crowd ran towards him or he ran towards the crowd. There were too many emotions.”

Bernardo Silva: “It was a tough match. I can see this [the Premier League] is very difficult, all the teams are very competitive.

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“[Pep Guardiola] asked me to be myself, to play as I did last season. I have to adapt to the team and players but I’m feeling well.”

Pep Guardiola: “Yeah [Sterling’s red card is unfair]. I don’t understand, maybe someone can call me to explain.

“He went there to celebrate so I don’t know what happened. I would like to know because against Liverpool he will not be able to play and we miss Kyle Walker too.

“If we cannot celebrate with the fans maybe we [have to] play without them.”

Eddie Howe: “I’m proud of them. If we carry on with that spirit well be fine and pick up a lot of points. I was clear that we shouldn’t panic at this stage.”


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