Aguero bags Brace as City see off Bournemouth

Sergio Aguero scored twice as reigning champions Manchester City moved up to second in the Premier League with a convincing 3-1 victory at Bournemouth.

Despite the lone goal conceded, it was a largely comfortable afternoon for Pep Guardiola’s side, who are now two points behind leaders Liverpool.

The reigning champions quickly established control, with Argentina forward Aguero turning Kevin de Bruyne’s cross into the bottom left corner from eight yards.

And Raheem Sterling doubled their advantage with his fifth goal in as many matches, flicking a shot beyond Cherries keeper Aaron Ramsdale after a fine David Silva pass.

While Bournemouth rallied and substitute Harry Wilson’s superb 25-yard free-kick raised hopes of a fight-back, Aguero pounced for City’s third after more good work from Silva.

The 31-year-old emphatically finished from 10 yards for his fourth league goal this campaign, and 400th in his career.

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