Manchester City star Raheem Sterling bagged a first-half hat-trick against Bournemouth at the Etihad on Saturday afternoon.
The former Liverpool star took just seven minutes to break the deadlock as he took full advantage of some slack marking from the visitors to tap home after good work from Pablo Zabaleta.
Sterling added two more goals to his afternoon’s work while Wilfried Bony scored to ease the club’s woes after Sergio Aguero suffered a hamstring injury on international duty.
Glenn Murray scored his second goal of the season for the visitors to give them some hope at 3-1, but Sterling ensured that the commanding lead was restored at the interval as City continued to look dangerous every time they went forward.
Manuel Pellegrini will be delighted with the way his side have played despite missing both Aguero and David Silva due to injury, as they also look to protect their two-point lead at the top of the Premier League table.