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Team news

OK, we have the team and will share with you at 16:30 (UK)...


Neil Leigh at the Vitality....

You can definitely tell that the Premier League champions are in town.

The press room here at Bournemouth is positively bursting at the seams with an air of keen anticipation in the air even amongst the press pack.

Pep Guardiola and Co are big box office wherever we go with a visit by City ranking high on every fans’ - and reporters’ - wish-list it seems.

The Vitality Stadium is a charming ground but with a considerably smaller capacity than every other top flight ground and there’s no doubt it could have sold out numerous times such has been the level of demand to see today’s match.


Remember this?

Crazy scenes deep into added time at the Vitality  in August 2017 when Raheem Sterling's late goal snatched a 2-1 win. He was then red carded for what the referee described as an over-the-top celebration! 


Gunners ahead

Just as it was last week when we played later than Arsenal, the Gunners look like they're on their way to three points with a 1-0 lead at Leicester. Additional pressure for the defending champions...


The boss expecting tricky game

Pep has seen enough of Bournemouth to believe it won't be easy at the Vitality...


Matchday Live

Our live show kicks off in about 25 minutes -studio guests today are Steve McInerney, Paul Dickov and Dakota Ditcheva and we'll have live commentary on the Man City App with Alistair Mann and Michael Brown.


Happy birthday, Goat!

Club legend Shaun Goater is 53 years young today - celebrate by watching our CITY+ documentary on the Bermudian goal machine...


Bernardo focused on glory

Our Portuguese playmaker looking for consistency in final third of the campaign...


Cherry pickers

City have an astonishing record against Bournemouth. 

We have never lost to the Cherries in 17 meetings, winning 15 of those - and that's an English league record.

Furthermore, City have won all 11 of their Premier League fixtures by an aggregate score of 34-5.

Quite a stat!


Under-18s win again

Here's the best of yet another victory for Ben Wilkinson's side...