Man City moved five points clear as Raheem Sterling struck versus Bournemouth and Bernardo Silva and Ilkay Gundogan made scoring returns.
Raheem Sterling again proved the scourge of Bournemouth as he helped Manchester City to a 3-1 win at the Etihad Stadium.
The Premier League leaders hit the front through Bernardo Silva's 16th-minute opener but an XI featuring five changes from Tuesday's 2-2 Champions League draw at Lyon did not have things their own way.
Callum Wilson found a deserved equaliser but Bournemouth were sunk by a familiar foe.
Sterling's 57th-minute goal was his eighth in six top-flight appearances against Eddie Howe's side and Ilkay Gundogan's simple finish 10 minutes from time meant an uneven outing ended with City extending their lead at the summit to five points.