MAN CITY v BOURNEMOUTH: The Citizens roar strongly
Manchester City regained top spot with victory over Newcastle – sounds simple, but the six-one thumping they handed out made quite a statement. Sergio Aguero’s stunning five goal haul was a sit-up-and-take-notice moment for the rest of the Premier League – all the more annoying that the Argentine will be out until mid-November with a hamstring injury.
WE PLAY SO MANY GAMES DURING THE LEAGUE HERE, THE PREMIER LEAGUE REALLY HAS VERY INTENSIVE GAMES. THAT YOU NEED TWO PLAYERS FOR EACH POSITION. NOW IS THE MOMENT TO NOT COMPLAIN ABOUT THE INJURED PLAYERS, IT’S THE MOMENT FOR THE PLAYERS WHICH MUST PLAY IN THIS GAME TO DEMONSTRATE HOW GOOD THEY ARE.
Bournemouth’s draw with Watford proved the Cherries can live without top-scorer Callum Wilson, whilst at the same time highlighting the striker’s absence. Glenn Murray opened his account in place of the injured Wilson before missing a late penalty. He and his team will need to be more clinical if they’re to have any chance at the Etihad.
Bournemouth’s squad shouldn’t be able to live with big spending City – costing a fraction of the 350 million pounds the leaders have laid out. But having surprised people for some time now, what better way to celebrate a new contract than for Eddie Howe to take City’s scalp.