Jeremy Doku played perhaps the best game of his career. The Belgian winger was the hero for Manchester City in their 6-1 thrashing of Bournemouth, taking part in six goals for the “citizens”.
The 21-year-old winger, for whom City paid €60m in the summer, scored a goal and provided four assists to the delight of the Etihad fans.
City scored three goals in seven minutes in the first half to effectively decide the outcome of the match.
Doku opened the scoring in the 30th minute before setting up Bernardo Silva and Manuel Akanji for City to lead 3-0 by the 37th minute.
It was Doku’s second Premier League goal, who already has three goals and six assists since arriving at City.
Phil Fowden made it 4-0 in the 64th and City added two more in the last 10 minutes.
In the 83rd, Bernardo scored his second goal of the match, and the final 6:1 was made by Nathan Ake after a cross from the 20-year-old Norwegian talent Oskar Bob, who appeared minutes earlier.
In the last second, Mateo Kovacic could have scored a seventh goal for City, but his shot was sent straight into the body of the visitors’ goalkeeper.
The victory temporarily lifted the “citizens” to the top of the Premier League standings with an asset of 27 points. Tottenham, who host Chelsea on Monday, have 26, and later today there is a clash between seventh-placed Newcastle (17 points) and third-placed Arsenal (24 points).
Bournemouth remain in 17th place with six points.