Manchester city felicitated their European reprieve with 2-1 win that drew Bournemouth closer to a relagation pace as David Silva and Gabriel Jesus produced jawbreaking goals on Wednesday.
Silva opened the scoring with an undisclosed free kick and set up Jesus’s solo effort at the Ethiad Stadium to leave Bournemouth three points from safety despite David Brook’s late goal.
Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe said, “nothing is impossible” , after his side secured their first victory in 10 games against Leicester on Sunday.
But a ninth successive away get rid by winning means Bournemouth go into their final matches against Southampton and Everton likely needing two wins matches to have an opportunity of elongating their five year stay in the top flight.
However, City’s mood is far more advance after the Court of Arbitration for sport backed their appeal against UEFA’s in two seasons Champions League ban on Monday.
Furthermore, they have been already assured of second place in the Premier League, City’s priority are Saturday’s FA Cup semi final against Arsenal and their Champions League last 16, second leg feature with Real Madrid next month.
In terse, a tribute troop in after Silva’s fine free kick against Newscastle and the 34-year-old took just six minutes to produce another fascinating set-piece at Bournemouth’s expense.
Jefferson Lerma fouled, Silva dusted himself down, took aim from the right hand side of the penalty area, and rolled his free kick past Aaron Ramsdale’s scattering dive into the roof of the net.