Jeremy Dookoo has earned rave reviews from manager Pep Guardiola and his teammates.
Manchester City recorded a 6-1 victory over Bournemouth in the 11th round of the 2023-24 English Premier League (PL) season at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England, on Friday at 0:00 a.m. ET. With the win, City improved to 9-2-2 (27 points) and moved into first place.
It was a one-sided affair. With their recent momentum, objective strength, and the fact that the game was played at the Etihad Stadium, City were expected to dominate. In fact, according to soccer stats outlet Futbol Scorecard, City dominated the game with 64.8% possession and attempted 21 shots in 90 minutes. Their passing success rate was nearly 93%.
However, they were unable to create a goal until midway through the first half. Despite playing a one-sided half-court game and exploiting Bournemouth’s gaps, their defense was solid with a back five.
This is where the ‘cracks’ came into play. The hero was Doku. In the 30th minute, after exchanging a 2-on-1 pass with Rodriguez, Dokou found the back of the net with an exquisite right-footed shot from inside the box. After conceding the lead, Bournemouth began to fall apart. In the 33rd minute, Bernardo Silva doubled the lead after being played in by Dokou, and in the 37th minute, Dokou’s shot bounced off Manuel Akanji’s hip and into the Bournemouth goal. 무지개토토 주소
City’s onslaught continued in the second half. In the 19th minute, Phil Foden slotted home a pass from Dokou to make it 4-0. Luis Sinisterra pulled one back in the 29th minute, but Silva and Nathan Ake added goals in the 38th and 43rd minutes to complete the ‘Six and the City’.
Doku was the star of the show. Starting on the left wing for the game, Doku had one goal and four assists. HootScore and CouchScore gave him a 10/10 rating.
The praise from within the team followed. Guardiola said: “We had two or three options. Dokou is the resource we needed,” said Guardiola. Rodri added: “He’s a player with abilities we didn’t have last year. He’s the same type of player as Raheem Sterling or Leroy Sane. He has a lot of pace on the flanks. He is a boy who gives happiness. I’m proud of him.”