The fairytale start to the season for Manchester City continued today as they won their fifth straight match in the Premier League.
On Saturday afternoon, their opponents were Bournemouth and fresh on the back of dismantling Borussia Monchengladbach in the Champions League, a few players were rested.
John Stones was on the bench while David Silva was left out altogether while Vincent Kompany was also available for selection after a long spell on the sidelines due to injury.
The match started brightly, with Kevin De Bruyne testing the keeper just ten seconds in. It proved to be a sign of things to come as City stamped their authority on the game and patiently probed a Bournemouth team which seemed content to sit back and hope for the best.
It took half an hour for City to break down the Cherries and the opener was a clever free kick from Kevin De Bruyne as he rolled the ball under the free kick wall to begin the rout.
Iheanacho doubled the lead a few minutes later after an assist from Raheem Sterling and in the second half, Iheanacho returned the favor by setting up Sterling for the third goal.
City new boy, Ilkay Gundogan completed the scoring after receiving a brilliant assist from Kevin De Bruyne. It is City’s eight win in all competitions and from today’s showing, it is near impossible to not regard them as genuine title favorites.