Manchester Metropolis swept to the highest of the Premier League as Jeremy Doku’s dazzling show impressed a 6-1 win towards Bournemouth, however the champions’ rout was marred by Erling Haaland’s damage scare. Pep Guardiola’s facet ripped Bournemouth aside with three objectives in seven minutes late within the first half on the Etihad Stadium on Saturday. Belgian winger Doku led the best way as he scored the treble winners’ opener earlier than organising Bernardo Silva for the second. Manuel Akanji deflected in Doku’s shot for Metropolis’s third aim and Phil Foden grabbed the fourth after the interval from one other Doku help.
Teed up by Doku but once more, Silva made it 5 and Nathan Ake accomplished the demolition job for Metropolis.
Nevertheless, Guardiola might be sweating on Haaland’s health after the Norway striker was pressured off at half-time following a first-half knock.
“Twist within the ankle. We did not need to take dangers with him as a result of he did not really feel snug,” Guardiola mentioned.
Haaland’s availability is unsure for Metropolis’s Champions League conflict with Younger Boys on Tuesday and their Premier League journey to Chelsea subsequent weekend.
“He’ll be again perhaps Tuesday however perhaps subsequent Sunday. Hopefully not an enormous concern,” Guardiola mentioned.
Saluting Doku, the Metropolis boss added: “He is settled so fast. It is not simply right now, all of the video games he performed have been actually good. He’s an unimaginable risk.”
Since dropping to title rivals Arsenal in October, Metropolis have reeled off 4 successive victories in all competitions — together with three within the league — to point out their starvation for silverware stays sturdy after final season’s unimaginable haul.