Aguero, who has scored in all three games this season, gave City a 15th-minute lead. He slotted home after left-back Oleksandr Zinchenko’s low cross had been mis-hit by Kevin De Bruyne only to fall kindly for the Argentine. Adam Smith then missed a great chance to level for the Cherries, firing high over the bar from a good position.
Moments later, Raheem Sterling doubled City’s lead with a confident finish after David Silva concluded a sweeping move with a perfectly angled pass to the England striker. But Bournemouth got back into the game in magnificent fashion, just before the interval, thanks to an unstoppable curling free-kick from substitute Harry Wilson.
Wilson went close to a leveller after the interval but Ederson was out quickly to foil his effort. City then made sure of the win when Aguero poked home his second goal in the 63rd minute. Late on Saturday, Mohammed Salah struck a brace as Liverpool trounced Arsenal 3-1 at Anfield.
Madrid held to draw
Real Madrid’s early optimism was punctured by an 88th-minute equaliser from Real Valladolid’s Sergi Guardiola as Zinedine Zidane’s side stumbled to a 1-1 draw in its first home game of the La Liga season. In Serie A, Juventus captain Giorgio Chiellini gave the titleholder a 1-0 win over Parma in the opener. Napoli trumped 4-3 in a seven-goal thriller against Fiorentina.