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  1. Man City's John Stones is rested as fellow centre-back Vincent Kompany is on the bench after injury lay-off
  2. Bournemouth midfielder Jack Wilshere starts as Callum Wilson drops to the bench

Live Reporting

By Mandeep Sanghera

All times stated are UK

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    Man City 4-0 Bournemouth

    Right that's it as the ref blows for full-time. A masterclass from Manchester City and misery for Bournemouth.

    Follow reaction to the game and the rest of Saturday's action by clicking here.

  2. 'Silly'

    Man City 4-0 Bournemouth

    Jason Roberts

    Former West Brom striker on Final Score

    It's not a headbutt as much as he brushed his head. But you still can't do that and you might as well start walking off the pitch.

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    Man City 4-0 Bournemouth

    Three minutes of added time for Bournemouth to endure before their misery is ended.

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    Liz Tray: That's the first poor decision Nolito's made. Incredibly stupid, and to appear baffled at the red? Grow up. You're nearly 30!

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    Man City 4-0 Bournemouth

    John Hartson

    Ex-Wales striker on BBC Radio 5 live

    Nolito puts his head into Smith's shoulder but I think that is really, really soft.

    Come on ref, there is two minutes to go.

  6. RED CARD - Nolito

    Man City 4-0 Bournemouth


    Silly from Nolito. He aims a head-butt at Adam Smith, without appearing to make contact, and is given a straight red. There was no need with City so dominant. Smith gets a yellow. 

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    Man City 4-0 Bournemouth

    Bournemouth go close to a consolation goal as Harry Arter fizzes a shot just wide.

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    Man City 3-0 Bournemouth

    John Hartson

    Ex-Wales striker on BBC Radio 5 live

    Sterling just looks a different player. 

    It is amazing what an arm around you can do.

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    Joe Kane: Didn't disagree with much Mourinho did but he got it so wrong with De Bruyne

    Bunmi Aweda: The EPL suddenly became too easy for Guardiola, he doesn't even need a pep for Man City to hit cruise control

    Mwiroreri: Guardiola has turned Sterling to Messi


    Man City 4-0 Bournemouth

    Kevin De Bruyne

    Manchester City midfielder Kevin de Bruyne exits stage left to a standing ovation as Aleix Garcia, 19, comes on for his Premier League debut.

  11. Dynamic De Bruyne

    Man City 4-0 Bournemouth

    Kevin de Bruyne touch map

    Kevin de Bruyne has been involved in all four of Manchester City's goals today.

    As his touch map would suggest, he's given free rein by the Premier League leaders to cause complete havoc.

  12. 'Torrid'

    Man City 4-0 Bournemouth

    Martin Keown

    Former England defender on Final Score

    Jack Wilshere, who came off for Dan Gosling, has spent the afternoon running after the ball which isn't his strength. It's been a torrid afternoon.

  13. What a waste of money!

    Man City 4-0 Bournemouth

    Simon Stone

    BBC Sport at Etihad Stadium

    Remember what I said about Raheem Sterling at half-time?

    He is now being serenaded - ironically - with 'What a waste of money' by the City support, plus 'Raheem Sterling, he's top of the league'.

    There is a standing ovation waiting for him if Pep Guardiola decides on an early substitution.

    In contrast, Jack Wilshere has just gone off. Not had the greatest day.

  14. De Bruyne the world's best?

    Man City 4-0 Bournemouth

    John Hartson

    Ex-Wales striker on BBC Radio 5 live

    It is an absolute romp.

    Who is playing better than De Bruyne right now? Bale, Ronaldo, Messi, Suarez?

    De Bruyne has got to be right up there? 

  15. GOAL - Man City 4-0 Bournemouth

    Ilkay Gundogan

    Ilkay Gundogan

    Ilkay Gundogan gets his first goal for Manchester City. The Germany midfielder is found by Kevin de Bruyne and calmly slots home. Easy as you like.


    Man City 3-0 Bournemouth

    Raheem Sterling dispossesses Charlie Daniels on the right flank, goes past a host of defenders as he runs across the Bournemouth box but his shot comes off the post.

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    Man City 3-0 Bournemouth

    Bournemouth lost 5-1 here last season and the only difference this time could be that they won't get the one. 

  18. 'This could get embarrassing'

    Man City 3-0 Bournemouth

    John Hartson

    Ex-Wales striker on BBC Radio 5 live

    This is like watching Barcelona against Celtic in midweek.

    That is no criticism of Bournemouth. Man City are just far superior in every area of the pitch.

    If Bournemouth don't sure up this could get embarrassing.

    Barca thrashed Celtic 7-0 in midweek for those of you who missed it.


    Man City 3-0 Bournemouth

    John Stones

    Man City boss Pep Guardiola brings on John Stones for Nicolas Otamendi. Has that just made City stronger? Plus, with the hosts so comfortable, how long before we see the return to action of Vincent Kompany?

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    Man City 3-0 Bournemouth

    John Hartson

    Ex-Wales striker on BBC Radio 5 live

    3-0 City and game over.