SERGIO Aguero scored twice as champions Manchester City maintained their unbeaten start to the season on the sun-kissed south coast.
Raheem Sterling also netted his customary goal against Bournemouth to help Pep Guardiola’s men move to within two points of the top of the Premier League.
Aguero gave City the lead against the run of play in the 15th minute, maintaining his record of bagging in all three of City’s league games.
The Argentine poked home from eight yards after Kevin de Bruyne’s scuffed shot from Oleksandr Zinchenko’s cross fell kindly into his path.
Sterling doubled the visitors’ lead two minutes before half time, taking David Silva’s through ball in his stride before rifling beyond Aaron Ramsdale.
Substitute Harry Wilson got Bournemouth back in the game with a stunning 25-yard free-kick in first half stoppage time.
The Cherries had a golden chance to get back on level terms early in the second half when Callum Wilson found himself one-on-one with Ederson only to be denied by the City goalkeeper.
De Bruyne let Bournemouth off the hook when he failed to round-off a fine breakaway move from City, side-footing tamely wide.
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There was no escape for Eddie Howe’s men as Aguero completed his brace in the 64th minute.
Silva dribbled his way into a shooting position but just as the Spaniard was about to pull the trigger, Aguero stole the ball from his toe and coolly slotted beyond Ramsdale.
Bournemouth also lost defender Charlie Daniels was stretchered off with a suspected dislocated knee.
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