Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has said his team’s extra quality in attack made the difference as the champions powered to a 3-1 win at Bournemouth on Sunday.
Their second victory this season ensured second-placed City remained two points behind leaders Liverpool.
Speaking in a post match press conference, Guardiola acknowledged his side had been forced to work hard for the win.
He highlighted the ruthlessness of City’s finishing as the decisive factor on a hot day at Dean Court.
“It was a tough game, we knew it would be. We have seven points. We should have nine, but it’s OK.
“It’s a nice three points but we have a few things to improve. They were stronger than us in the boxes. But the quality of our players in front made the difference,” he said.