Agency, 2 December : Manchester City stretched their Premier League lead over Liverpool to five points with a 3-1 win against AFC Bournemouth. Bernardo Silva opened the scoring when he converted the rebound after Asmir Begovic had parried Leroy Sane’s shot.
Callum Wilson equalised on the stroke of half-time when he headed in a cross from Simon Francis. But the hosts regained the lead from another well-worked move. Begovic blocked Danilo’s effort and Raheem Sterling pounced to score against the Cherries for the sixth successive match in a Man City shirt.
Ilkay Gundogan ensured City maintained their 100 per cent PL home record when he made it 3-1 from Sane’s low cross. AFC Bournemouth’s fourth successive defeat drops them to ninth place with 20 points.
Man Utd rally to peg back Southampton
Manchester United came from two goals behind to earn a 2-2 draw with Southampton at St Mary’s Stadium. Saints opened the scoring after 13 minutes when Stuart Armstrong buried a low drive for his third goal in two Premier League matches.
Mark Hughes’s side doubled their lead thanks to a wonderful 20-yard free-kick by Cedric Soares, the first he has ever taken in the top flight.
Romelu Lukaku gave Man Utd a lifeline on 33 minutes with his first PL goal in 13 matches. Six minutes later, Jose Mourinho’s men were level.
Marcus Rashford cut a low ball across the six-yard box and Ander Herrera smartly flicked it between Alex McCarthy’s legs.
United remain in seventh place on 22 points. Southampton move above Burnley into 18th place with nine points.
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