Following draws with Nottingham Forest and RB Leipzig, the Blues knew victory over struggling Bournemouth was crucial.
The Cherries won last weekend with a gutsy display at Wolves and went into the game with their tails up.
So, what happened?
We leave the score off our Full Match Replay offering so fans who want to, can avoid the result and watch the whole game from start to finish as though it were live.
To discover how things went, watch on the video above via your CITY+ subscription or via our Recast channel.
CITY+ and Recast
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It will allow you to watch full-match replays of all Men's and Women's matches, selected broadcasts of Women's, Elite Development Squad and Academy matches and provides access to the full catalogue of City Studios documentaries.
The official Man City Recast channel offers fans flexible, pay-per-view live fixtures and on demand viewing options including match action from across the years, legend interviews, Best of Series, Man City Esports and City Studios documentaries.