Raheem Sterling hit a first-half hat-trick and Wilfried Bony struck twice as Manchester City hamm...
Raheem Sterling hit a first-half hat-trick and Wilfried Bony struck twice as Manchester City hammered Bournemouth 5-1 at The Etihad.
City had needed someone to step up in the absence of injured star striker Sergio Aguero and £49million man Sterling duly rose to the challenge.
The Ivorian striker who replaced injured Sergio Aguero up front set up the first goal for Sterling and then added two as City totally blew Bouremouth apart.
He and Bony both struck inside the opening 11 minutes and the former Liverpool man added two more after a Glenn Murray reply. Bony wrapped up scoring in the closing minutes and eased to a routine three points but Bony was not quite finished and tucked home another in the 89th minute.
Substitute Kelechi Iheanacho wanted to get in on the act but had a last-gasp effort ruled out for offside.