Bournemouth vs Manchester City (Watched by NAFB)
Bournemouth 1 – 2 Manchester City
The big news pre game was that Aguero would not be starting, with Walker suspended, Pep switched up formations and went for a 4-3-3 while Bournemouth started with a 5 at the back. New signings Mendy, Silva and Danillo are all starting for City.
Charlie Daniels scored a screamer to open the scoring for Bournemouth. However, the next 30 minutes was all City. Jesus scored his first of the season and showed that Pep made the right call starting him over Aguero.
At 1-1 the second half was a very cagey affair with City picking up 5 and Bournemouth picking up 3 yellow cards, in addition to the 1 from the first half. Aguero came off the bench but did not have much of an impact on the score line. Lots of stoppages in play with 5 minutes added on at the end. Bournemouth effectively parked the bus at the end of the game and then challenges started flying. Tempers are rising. Busy night for Mr. Mike Dean
Can you believe It, Sterling scores a goal in the 7th minute of stoppage time and this is pathetic from the supporters. The police is involved now and the fans are just a huge disgrace here. 10 yellows so far and now Sterling is off for celebrating in the crowd. Things are ugly here and we could see more bookings. Sterling refusing to go off and this could get worst for him. Now we’ve reached 10 minutes of stoppage time and Stones is on for Silva. Everyone is up for Bournemouth. That’s it. Game over. Ugly, very ugly game. 10 mins of stoppage time. A red card, I think we had 11 yellow cards? Still not sure as everyone is trying to figure out the last 10 minutes. City are VERY lucky to get a win here.
Man of the Match
An absolute screamer deserves a nod and the fact that he had a fantastic outing earns Charlie Daniels the Man of the Match award.
The EPL is away next weekend due to the International Break so City don’t play again till the 9th of September when they host Liverpool while Bournemouth face a trip the Arsenal on the same day.
Manchester United vs Leicester City (Watched by NAFB)
Manchester United 2 – 0 Leicester City
Man of The Match
Kasper Schmeichel was the reason it was just 2-0, a massive penalty save and a few big saves in the first half kept the Foxes in the tie. Phil Jones and Harry Maguire deserve a shout out as well.
Leicester are home to Chelsea on the 9th of September, after the international break while United visit Stoke City on the 9th as well.