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That's a wrap

Thanks for sticking with us and as I say, plenty more to come on and our offical Man City App. Great win and we'll see you back on here against Bristol City on Tuesday evening for the FA Cup 5th round tie and then Newcastle United next weekend!


View from the boss...

ON THE DISPLAY: "Considering the amount of games, we performed incredibly aggressive. We attacked more dynamic and we got a good result."

ON RICO LEWIS: "Rico is always so reliable, we can rely on him a lot. Ever since he came up he has shown incredible high standards, he’s a fantastic player. We’re delighted to have him. He played very, very well.

"He moves in small spaces. To play in small spaces, in pockets that we need, he is unique. Like other players we have. He is really good at that."


"He’s been criticised. His impact has been incredible. We love him, he’s made a lot of goals and today he helped us. He’s an incredible threat."


"He scored a goal, he was good, he is important. We need Phil, his work ethic. He made a goal and assist. He’s so important, step by step he will be back."


Pep reaction

Coming up...


Opta Joe

7 - Phil Foden created seven chances against Bournemouth, the most by a Man City player in a Premier League away game since James Milner's eight against Aston Villa in October 2014. Interesting.


More from Rico...

"I got my rhythm quickly and did as well as I could. Pep just tells me to play my normal game but asks me to go inside alongside Rodri, to give us more control of the midfield. It's about winning the ball back on the transition.

"It's nice that he wants to play me and trusts me, it's up to me to perform. The players in the dressing room are very experienced and have had it every year, we know to focus on ourselves and that's the only way."


Busy bee

Foden covered plenty of ground against the Cherries


Mutual appreciation

Pep and the players spent several minutes applauding the travelling fans on the final whistle


Chris Sutton on BBC Radio 5 Live

"The pressure was on Manchester City after Arsenal's win earlier but they responded emphatically."


Rico Lewis reaction

"The best thing to do to come back from a few poor results is to win. We are gutted not to get a clean sheet but it sends out a message. The early goal set the tone and we could have had more in the end.

"I love playing in this role. I have played as a midfielder before and then been a full-back so I love it. I have played there all the way through the academy but with these players around you it's 10 times easier."