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Ambitious Guardiola targeting Champions League after spending big

Ambitious Guardiola targeting Champions League after spending big

Manchester City, on the other hand, has looked okay, but nothing special and Pep Guardiola will be keen to get his side in fine form and shape before they fall under the shadow of their noisy neighbors, Manchester United.

King curled an effort against the post in the second half while City's Nicolas Otamendi was also denied by the woodwork.

"The first season in the Premier League was an eye-opener and that was the closest wee have been to them".

Seconds after Bournemouth had a chance to snatch victory the ball went back down the other end and Sterling's deflected shot looped past helpless Bournemouth keeper Asmir Begovic.

Sterling had already been booked and was shown a second yellow card.

Sadly this game is sold-out with no match-day tickets remaining.

Pep Guardiola sent on Aguero and Leroy Sane in a bid to force a victor but with the Cherries standing firm, it looked like a draw was likely and the home side would earn their first points of the season. Fellow summer signing Danilo appeared to struggle to the left side in the season opener against Brighton & Hove Albion, likely because he's always played as a right-back or sometimes in defensive midfield. City were frustrated and Guardiola and Howe had to be separated after a dispute over returning the ball following a stoppage.

He told Sky Sports: "Winning in the last minute is always special". It was a tough game. But while the three points for City are certainly welcome, if they really want to win the title this season they will have to play better than this.

- Bournemouth have lost their first three league games in a campaign for the first time since 1994-95 in the third tier.

Chaotic scenes followed as referee Dean had to wait more almost three minutes to restart the game with even the whole City bench running on to the pitch to celebrate. "What a strength of character to hang in there and finish it like we did". I am disappointed for the players and the supporters. They play long balls, balls into the channels and play set-pieces, but we got into the game.

And yet in the first 15 minutes, a long time before Sterling's victor, Bournemouth were all over them.

"We knew it would be a different test".

"We tried, our finishing was not good, but we are there".