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City could climb back to the top of the table with a victory - or even a draw - here, with Liverpool not in action until tomorrow's Merseyside derby. Bournemouth are an entirely different prospect at home than they are on the road, though, and may feel that they have a chance of pulling off an upset today despite their poor record against City in recent years.
Kickoff is just five minutes away, so let's have a quick look at the team news before we get started...
SUBS: Begovic, Rico, Gosling, Taylor, Ibe. Mousset, Surridge
SUBS: Muric, Danilo, Kompany, Sane, Mahrez, Jesus, Foden
City have dominated possession and territory, but clear chances have been difficult to come by and so far Bournemouth have managed to frustrate their visitors.
Sterling has also come close with a curling effort while Otamendi has threatened from a couple of corners, but the first half ended on a sour note for the champions as De Bruyne limped off with an injury.
There is still a long way to go in this match, of course, and you'd think that Man City would eventually find a breakthrough if the same pattern occurs in the second half, but it certainly isn't plain-sailing for the visitors.
You would expect Man City to up the intensity again in the second half, then, and they always have the likes of Sane and Gabriel Jesus on the bench to call upon.
Boruc will feel that he should do much better, though, as he allows a fairly tame finish to creep under him at the near post - one that should never go in from that angle. It was good play from City in the build-up with some quick passing and Silva provided the final one out to Mahrez, who fired home.
Riyad Mahrez came off the bench to score the winner for the champions, but their victory may have come at a cost with De Bruyne and John Stones both picking up injuries.
Thank you very much for joining Sports Mole for today's Premier League clash as Manchester City return to the top of the Premier League table courtesy of a narrow victory over Bournemouth. I will leave you with our match report, and be sure to stick around for reaction too.
From me, though, it is goodbye for now!