Raheem Sterling celebrates scoring Manchester City's fourth and his hat-trick goal against Bournemouth at the Etihad Stadium.
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Raheem Sterling hit his first senior hat-trick as Barclays Premier League leaders Manchester City swept aside Bournemouth 5-1 at the Etihad Stadium.
City were without injured duo Sergio Aguero and David Silva, but Sterling shouldered the attacking responsibilities against a Cherries side suffering even worse fitness problems.
The England winger opened the scoring in the seventh minute and netted twice more before the interval.
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Wilfried Bony was also on target in either half, while Glenn Murray briefly gave his side hope at 2-1.
Manchester United kept within two points of their neighbours, Wayne Rooney capping a 3-0 win with his 187th Premier League goal.
That put him level with former Red Devil Andy Cole in second on the league’s all-time list, behind only Alan Shearer.
Morgan Schneiderlin got things started with his first goal for the club after 18 minutes, followed by Ander Herrera’s effort soon after.
Rooney benefited from a Phil Jagielka error to net his second league goal of the season against his former club.
Jurgen Klopp’s hotly-awaited bow as Liverpool boss ended with a goalless draw at Tottenham.
The result might have swung either way, with Divock Origi heading against the crossbar for the Reds, whose goalkeeper Simon Mignolet needed to be at his best to maintain a clean sheet at the other end.