Manchester City set to rest Sergio Aguero ahead of busy December schedule

City were stunned in the 44th minute when Callum Wilson headed Bournemouth's equaliser from a Simon Francis cross.

But City went ahead with five minutes of the half remaining as Mahrez, whose cross should have been turned home by David Silva 30 seconds previous, delivered a beauty for Sane to improvise and chest past the onrushing Foster from six yards.

Should Diaz leave, it will be the second time in recent seasons one of City's brightest prospects has chose to leave the Etihad, after Jadon Sancho joined Borussia Dortmund last summer in search of regular first-team football.

Leroy Sane might be playing a key role in Manchester City's surge to the top of the Premier League but cut a rather serious figure as he was enjoying some downtime in the City on Monday.

Bournemouth suffered its sixth loss of the season and provisionally holds the ninth spot with 20 points. "We have an honest group of players and I can't fault them at all".

That should have been United's cue to press home their momentum after the break.

"But I think he played a lot last season, we only had one left winger and he had an incredible season, but we will see".

The Spaniard acknowledged his team's first-half performance was "flat", but he was pleased to come away with a victory - his 400th as a manager - after a testing 2-2 Champions League draw at Lyon. It seems clear that Bournemouth have the ability to score goals and will set out to cause City difficulties on Saturday.

"Unfortunately I was out of the Champions League match that I really wanted to play".

"Because the opponents are good too, so that is what it is".

Bournemouth have not won a game since their League Cup victory over Norwich on 30 October 2018.

Asked if Aguero could be available to face Watford, Guardiola added: "I'm not quite sure. Hopefully I make the best out of my next chances".

Jamie Vardy opened the scoring with a penalty after 12 minutes before James Maddison netted a brilliant volley to move Leicester up to seventh. Just imagine if Watford could stun Man City!

Crystal Palace ended their eight-game winless league run with a 2-0 success against fellow strugglers Burnley.

"He is a tough man to stop but they are a tough team to stop".

Newcastle's three-match winning run was abruptly halted as a goal in either half from Javier Hernandez and Felipe Anderson's injury-time strike gave West Ham a comprehensive 3-0 win at St James' Park.