"The team is much younger than it was when I arrived two years ago".
Dean then intervened to send Sterling off for his exuberant celebrations which led to fans coming onto the pitch to celebrate with their players, leaving Bournemouth pointless after three games, as City moved top before the rest of the weekend's games.
Seconds before City's victor, Josh King had spurned a great chance for the hosts. Having been warned during pre-season and after both Premier League matches so far, his omission at Bournemouth was a sterner reminder of his status under the Spanish coach.
Sterling scored with a deflected shot deep into stoppage time at the Vitality Stadium and celebrated by running into the away section, for which referee Mike Dean showed him a second yellow card.
Macron and Fico agree on commensurate salaries for workers posted overseas
Firms in former Communist countries pay much lower salaries, giving them a huge competitive edge when bidding for work overseas . Macron's tour of the region is aimed at winning some understanding for the position of the more prosperous countries.
It wasn't convincing but Guardiola could at least be consoled by the knowledge that City had finally clicked into gear.
The drama was not done there however, the goal sparked wild scenes in the away end as Sterling joined in with the celebrations. We had our chances against one of the best defensive teams, because they didn't concede in the last games.
Though they eventually lost the game, Eddie Howe will be extremely pleased with his team's performance. The Brazilian has five assists in his 11 starts; Aguero has the same number in 32 starts in the Premier League and Champions League since the start of last season. "We had to be disciplined, which I felt we were, but one or two moments of class from them can hurt you".