Hello and welcome to our live coverage of Bournemouth vs. Manchester City. We’ll bring you team news and build-up over the next hour, followed by full text commentary.
Premier League / Matchday 32
Vitality Stadium / 02.04.2016
The final whistle goes and Manchester City celebrate an excellent win. It's Paris Saint-Germain next up for Pellegrini's side, and on this evidence they will give it a real go against the French Champions. Bournemouth weren't able to live with City during that breathtaking opening 20 minutes, but the Cherries are all-but safe and have six games remaining to pick up the two points they need to reach 40 points. At the Vitality Stadium it finishes Bournemouth 0, Manchester City 4.
GOOOAAALLL!!! Aleksandar Kolarov produces a superb individual goal to put the cherry on top of City's win, bursting into the box through a crowd of defenders before burying a powerful strike into the far corner from a difficult angle. 4-0.
There will be three minutes of added time.
A bouncing ball is flicked towards the bottom corner by Grabban, but Caballero makes a superb save to protect the clean-sheet. That looked like it was offside in any case, but Willy wasn't to know.
The free-kick is blocked by the wall, but City can't clear their lines...
Fernando gives away a sloppy free-kick in a promising position and picks up a booking for his trouble.
Bournemouth were blown away in the opening 20 minutes here, but their recovery since then has been impressive. It says a lot for the team spirit that Howe has fostered at Dean Court that the players never allowed their heads to drop.
Gosling replaces Gradel for Bournemouth.
Before the international break it was hard to see City really troubling PSG in the Champions League quarter-finals, but this performance has had such intensity, such obvious counter-attacking threat, and such an impressively solid base that City fans will rightly feel they can get something against the French Champions.
The emergence of Iheanacho has been one of the stories that has flown under the radar this season, but the forward is a very exciting prospect indeed. He's slowly been bedded in at City, given more and more game time and looking increasingly at home in the first-team. He's got pace, vision and a cultured touch... which isn't a terrible combination.
Aguero makes way for Iheanacho.
Nasri drifts past his marker - who is presumably stunned by the sight of the Frenchman's barnet - but he runs the ball straight out of play with Aguero waiting in the middle.
Kolarov stings the palms of Boruc and the loose ball falls to Aguero, but the striker can't bring it under control before he's crowded out.
Credit where it's due, Bournemouth have been much, much better in the second half. City have eased off slightly, but they've been unable to dominate midfield in the manner that they did before the break.
Amidst all the excitement about Nasri's new trim, it went almost unnoticed that Elphick came on for Smith for Bournemouth.