southampton vs man city
57 mins: Fernandinho clatters into Redmond, and gets booked for doing so. 90+7 mins: Smallbone comes on for Armstrong before the free-kick is taken. In 3 (100.00%) matches played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. The hosts stand firm during another long period of possession around their box, before City lose patience as Laporte lashes a hopeless effort well over from 30 yards. 64 mins: Action resumes, with City still rapping at Southampton’s still-locked door. They're leaving absolutely no space between bodies. Southampton are a 4-4-2. This is a great game. STERLING IS PLAYED IN! Southampton: McCarthy (9), Walker-Peters (8), Bertrand (7), Bednarek (9), Stephens (9), Romeu (7), Ward-Prowse (8), Armstrong (7), Redmond (7), Adams (8), Ings (8). 90+5 mins: Zinchenko produces his best cross of the night - and there have been a few - but Southampton clear again. Armstrong has another go from outside the area but bends it into the goalkeeper's arms. Danny Ings is a player I never thought I'd see pushing for the Golden Boot but he's been outstanding this season, leading the line for Southampton, linking play, running off the shoulder of the last man, dipping into space - a proper all-rounder. For other inquiries, Contact Us. We rely on advertising to help fund our award-winning journalism. Southampton are right up for this and playing aggressively. Yes, they got lucky with the little mistake Zinchenko made, but it was all about hard work, organisation, spirit, determination, and even more hard work. For this side to rouse themselves from that 9-0 thrashing and finish in the top 10 would be a phenomenal achievement. Ings for Man City? Southampton try to sclear but can't, Fernandinho has it, sets up a shot.... FERNANDINHO OFF THE POST! They had clearly been upbraided and set about Southampton, who were driven back but defended with their lives. City huffed and they puffed - producing 26 shots in this game - their highest tally in a Premier League match without scoring since March 2016 versus Manchester United. RAAAAARRRRRR is the noise I'd imagine he makes. But… we are losing like we didn’t lose.” In injury-time City won a free-kick on the edge of the area and De Bruyne stepped up. Silva tries to score a Shearer header by flying into the box and attacking a cross but he and Walker-Peters wipe each other out by colliding. City begin with intent as David Silva attempts to jink his way down the left flank, but Walker-Peters races across to put in a firm tackle and win back possession. "You could always feel the belief and the game plan of allowing them possession and breaking on the counter-attack worked well. Pep Guardiola’s men delivered a master-class the last match-day over Liverpool, making it clear that the title-race next season is going to be a fierce one. Adams was having his worst run without a goal in senior football - 35 games - and hadn't scored in any of his previous 29 games since joining Southampton for £15m from Birmingham last summer. It certainly surprised Ederson who was on the edge of his own penalty area when the Ukrainian was slow in possession, from Aymeric Laporte’s pass, tried to beat Stuart Armstrong and was hustled off the ball. No matter what City try, Southampton clear it. And so indeed are we. The players are back out and ready for more. Jack Stephens made a vital contribution to Southampton's 1-0 victory, Hasenhuttl hails 'best ever' home performance, £18 Premier League and Football channel offer, We would like your feedback, please fill in our survey. After a nervy opening five minutes, Southampton's press has really disrupted City's backline and Armstrong is the beneficiary as he tackled Zinchenko on the halfway line to set up Adams' wonderful lob! MANCHESTER CITY (4-3-3): Ederson; Joao Cancelo, Eric Garcia, Aymeric Laporte, Oleksandr Zinchenko; Bernardo Silva, Fernandinho, David Silva; Riyad Mahrez, Gabriel Jesus, Raheem Sterling. Please elaborate,” writes, um, sjr8545. As you can tell, I am something of a football manager genius. Constant City pressure, so many shots - at least 16 so far for Man City - but as the ball drops for Bernardo inside the area there are bodies everywhere, and one of them blocks his shot to deflect it just wide. They pass quickly from side to side, tapping the ball around, Hassenhuttl shouting "DOUBLE UP!" Comments are subject to our community guidelines, which can be viewed, The BBC's coverage of Southampton vs Manchester City drew in a record audience of 5.7million, Che Adams scored the only goal of the game with a brilliant lob over Ederson from 40 yards, FA Cup semi-final dates confirmed with Man Utd vs Chelsea on Sunday 19 free on BBC, Simply predict Man City, Spurs vs Arsenal and Leicester scores this coming weekend and win £100, previous record held by Sky Sports - set on June 21 as Everton and Liverpool, Burnley's home clash with Wolves on July 15, FA Cup semi-final between Chelsea and Manchester United, Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO). It's great being able to hear the managers yell out instructions, even if it is just Hassenhuttl at the moment. The game is paused for another drinks break. A first time shot is perfectly looped over the goalkeeper and into the net. Follow your club now for first access to all our news, views and analysis, For Pep Guardiola it was a “resume” of Manchester City’s season: utter dominance, 26 attempts at goal, 74 per cent possession, 13 corners – and another shock defeat. I think Guardiola will try to get his players to play more aggressively, pass quicker, press with more intensity... just the same as the first half but more of it. FULL TIME: Southampton 1-0 Manchester City. A tall, powerful striker might help with all these crosses. Aguero’s absence through injury was felt and while City’s main priority this summer appears to be in central defence they will have to also soon address the issue of who will eventually replace the 32-year-old Argentinean. 67 mins: Garcia horribly underhits a backpass, and Adams looks certain to run onto it only for Ederson to scream off his line to get there first! In defeat City have now lost nine league games this season, three more than the last two campaigns combined and their worst return since Manuel Pellegrini was being ushered out to make way for Guardiola who, himself, has also now lost three consecutive away games for the first time in his managerial career.


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