The best pictures from City's crucial Premier League trip to Bournemouth...
Manchester City moved back on top of the Premier League after a crucial 1-0 win away at Bournemouth.
Substitute Riyad Mahrez, who came on for the injured Kevin De Bruyne, was the Blues’ hero,
ending the Cherries’ dogged resistance early in the second half with a close range strike.
It proved a tough test for Pep Guardiola’s men with central defender John Stones also forced off early in the second half.
However, the vital victory means we move two points clear of Liverpool, who play tomorrow away at Merseyside rivals Everton.
View the best pictures from the game via our gallery below…
1. CENTRE OF ATTENTION:
The boss poses for a picture with some happy young Bournemouth fans prior to kick-off
2. ALL SMILES:
A fit-again John Stones and Raheem Sterling step out for City's pre-match warm-up
3. CENTURY MAN:
Ilkay Gundogan in the thick of the action on his 100th appearance for the Blues
4. NO ENTRY:
Nicolas Otamendi shuts the door on Bournemouth's Josh King
5. ACTION STATIONS:
Nathan Ake goes crashing as he fends off Sergio Aguero
6. FALL GUY:
Kyle Walker shows his strength to fend off Ryan Fraser who goes tumbling
Nico takes to the air to execute a superb overhead kick - but his effort flew just over the bar
8. SOLID AS A ROCK:
John Stones brushes off Josh King
There was a blow for City when Kevin De Bruyne was forced off with what looked like a hamstring problem on the stroke of half-time.
The boss consoles Kevin De Bruyne after he was forced off
11. CLOSE CALL:
Cherries keeper Artur Boric dives to snuff out a Blues attack
12. SUPER SUB:
Riyad Mahrez breaks the deadlock with a close-range shot early in the second half
13. SMILES BETTER:
Pep Guardiola celebrates our opener with Mikel Arteta
14. BLUE HEAVEN:
Riyad Mahrez celebrates with his City team-mates after his crucial goal
15. STER CRAZY:
Raheem almost doubles our lead with a rasping shot
Bournemouth keeper Boruc just beats Raheem to the ball as City sweep forward in search of a second
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