Manchester City wasn't sparked by my 'ridiculous' half-time speech - Pep Guardiola

Guardiola speaks out on UEFA's FFP probe into Manchester City

Manchester City defeated Bournemouth 3-1 to extend its unbeaten English Premier League start to 14 matches and strengthen its grip on the top spot.

Sterling restored City's lead with a close-range finish early in the second half after Bournemouth had gone in level at the interval when Callum Wilson's header cancelled out Bernardo Silva's opener.

Andros Townsend's 77th minute curler ensured Palace would win for the first time since September and condemn third bottom Burnley to a seventh successive league game without a win.

A much-changed City side moved five points clear at the top of the Premier League for 24 hours at least as second-half goals from Raheem Sterling and Ilkay Gundogan saw off a battling Bournemouth team.

And in his first full season, the highly-rated forward scored 17 goals in 42 games across all competitions as Pep found a rotational policy with Aguero that worked with aplomb as they romped to the Premier League title.

Pep Guardiola has insisted that Manchester City are ready to do everything possible to keep Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain target Brahim Diaz, but admits that the ultimate decision will rest on the player's will.

Bournemouth suffered its sixth loss of the season and provisionally holds the ninth spot with 20 points. As ever, stick around for all the latest team news, reaction from the studio along with Live Match updates and the goals as they go in!

The 21-year-old did score a hat trick in the Champions League against Shakhtar Donetsk but has found it tough after a disappointing World Cup where he failed to score as Brazil were dumped out in the quarterfinals. In the 44th minute, Simon Francis swung in a flawless cross for Callum Wilson to rise and head home.

Guardiola, who has had no personal involvement in the negotiations, said: "I don't have any info about the club, about (there) being trouble with Leroy". I play nine games but many other contenders, our opponents, play nine games too.

"He was incredible, offensively, defensively, creating chances, positive in the mind, reactions were good".

Jamie Vardy's 12th-minute penalty, after the striker himself was brought down, gave Leicester the lead. Just imagine if Watford could stun Man City!

Bournemouth now sit in 8th place in the Premier League having had a decent start to the Premier League season.

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