Leroy Sane poses for selfie with Manchester City supporter

Leroy Sane poses for selfie with Manchester City supporter

Raheem Sterling came racing out of the blocks in the second half with a series of runs and shots, and eventually managed to put City back in front after reacting quickest to Danilo's spilled shot - and has now scored in every game he has played against Bournemouth for City.

And Perez punished them after the break with a quickfire double before Michail Antonio also opened his Premier League account for the season. "Ideally, we won't stop before we have that Champions League trophy".

"I don't think we regard ourselves as invincible", Gundogan told Kicker magazine.

He claimed his attempt to improve the players against Bournemouth with a half-time team-talk did not work as well as he would have liked, and was grateful to Sterling for making the difference in the second half. I didn't know that. It looked at that stage as though Guardiola had begun to phase the Argentina striker out of his City team.

On their way to the title last season, City's 6-0 victory away at Watford laid down a marker with Aguero's hat-trick, Jesus, Sterling and Nicholas Otamendi among the goals.

The first half had ended with Callum Wilson cancelling out Bernardo Silva's opener, and the Cherries threatened again early in the second.

But the leaders restored order in the 57th minute as Sterling continued his mastery of Eddie Howe's team. Nobody can rest or be too sure he makes the starting formation.

Premier League football is back for a bumper midweek round of games. Obviously that I want to play more minutes, but I respect who is playing at the moment.

"We have in mind the last minutes, (in) the last minutes anything could happen", said Guardiola.

"To have more continuity in our attacking waves you can not lose the ball so many times".

Mourinho sat stern-faced on the bench as Southampton celebrated and his expression was even more vexed eight minutes later as Marcus Rashford's needless foul on Mario Lemina led to Southampton's second. Rashford was ruled to have fouled Mario Lemina two yards outside the penalty area, and Cedric curled the ball brilliantly over the wall and into the net between De Gea and his near post.

"That's the people who are aggressive on the ball, fight hard to recover the ball", he said.

However, despite dominating for the majority of the game, Guardiola's men had to withstand a nervy finish after Abdoulaye Doucoure bundled in five minutes from time.

United move to seventh - still six points off a Champions League place and 16 less than arch rivals Manchester City. Sane did not start any of City's opening four Premier League games and had his attitude publicly questioned by Germany team-mate Toni Kroos.

Related Articles