Southampton 0-1 Manchester City- As it happened
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17:55a month ago

Full time

The full-time whistle blows. City have grabbed the 3 points at St. Mary's. They climb up to 5th place.
17:50a month ago


Southampton commit numbers forward and Mahrez is presented with a glorious chance on the volley inside the box. He can't keep his shot down, however.
17:49a month ago


De Bruyne picks out Mahrez brilliantly with the outside of his foot but Mahrez can't apply the finish and skies the ball.
17:45a month ago


Southampton are trying to crack Manchester City's defence but Guardiola's side stay tight. 4 minutes to go...
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N'lundulu comes on for Adams.
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Gundogan's shot is heading towards the top corner but Mccarthy is level to it. Fantastic save from the keeper.
17:32a month ago


Walker-Peters skips past his man and play a through ball to the youngster, Tella. He puts in a great ball which causes confusion between Diaz and Ederson. Adams couldn't quite angle his header towards the goal. Let off.
17:29a month ago


De Bruyne almost capitalises on Bertrand's error. However, the finish is too tame and hasn't tested the Saints keeper.
17:23a month ago


Lovely football from Saints. Romeu inches away from picking out the onrushing Bertrand. The ball trickles past for a goal kick
17:19a month ago

Penalty shout

The ball meets Sterling's elbow from the corner but is deemed to be ball to hand.
17:17a month ago


Djenepo makes way for Redmond.
17:15a month ago


De Bruyne's corner is dealt with by Bednarek.
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City catch Southampton on the break with De Bruyne exposing the space Walker-Peters left. De Bruyne fizzles the ball into Silva's feet but his finish lacked any venom to beat Mccarthy. 
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Cancelo picks out a beautiful pass to Torres who can't quite find the target. Whistles past Mccarthy's goal.
17:03a month ago

Second half

We are back underway at St. Mary's
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Half time

It has been a very tight contest so far. Sterling put the visitors ahead early on but Southampton have responded well. Both sides look very lively; sets up for a good second half. 
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A worry for Saints as Ings is forced to come off. Replaced by Nathan Tella.
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Romeu goes into the book after a challenge on Torres.
16:35a month ago


Walcott plays a beautiful cross in towards Che Adams who couldn't get any contact on the ball. 
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Ward-Prowse's delivery is pinpoint but Vestergaard can't get the right connection on the ball.
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Southampton corner. Walcott earns a corner off Cancelo.
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Walcott dinks the ball into Ings who guides his header wide.
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De Bruyne picks up the first yellow card of the game after a tackle on Bertrand. 
16:24a month ago


Ward-Prowse's free-kick is headed out by Walker.
16:23a month ago


Free kick for Southampton after a foul on Djenepo, near the corner flag.
16:22a month ago


Walcott takes a shot which forces a save to Ederson's right. Danny Ings inches away from getting anything on the rebound. Better from the home side.
16:21a month ago


Guardiola's side have their tails up. They are pushing for the second. What's Southampton's response?
16:18a month ago


Raheem Sterling finishes off a brilliant City move. Ederson's long ball finds De Bruyne who cuts it back and finds his partner, Sterling. 1-0 City
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Rodri has the ball in the back of the net from De Bruyne's free kick but was deemed offside.
16:15a month ago

City starting to mount pressure

Adams commits a foul around 40 yards out. De bruyne will take it.
16:14a month ago


City corner. The corner is played out to Rodri who fires a decent effort at Mccarthy, forcing a save.
16:12a month ago

End to end stuff

Ings lays the ball off to Djenepo who wis unable to conjure anything up just outside the City box. City quickly break with numbers but Sterling's shot goes way above the goal.
16:09a month ago

Lively start!

Both sides look dangerous coming forward. The game has started at a high tempo. Saints' press causing City's backline problems.
16:08a month ago


Ward-Prowse's corner is headed away at the front post. The ball comes back to the skipper who plays the ball into Djenepo but the latter couldn't beat Walker.
16:06a month ago


Ings carries the ball out from the halfway line brilliantly and feeds Djenepo who earns the Saints a corner.
16:03a month ago


Raheem Sterling does well to skip past Walker-Peters but gets crowded out by Jan Bednarek.
16:00a month ago

Kick Off

We are underway!
15:58a month ago

Players are heading out

Both teams lookup for the challenge. Ward-Prowse leading his side out the tunnel alongside City skipper De Bruyne.
15:50a month ago

10 minutes warning

We are just 10 minutes from kick-off at St. Mary's and the sides have headed in for their final preparations. 

Stay tuned for our final pre-match thoughts before the action commences.

15:26a month ago

In other news...

League leaders Liverpool have ran riot against Crystal Palace, winning by SEVEN goals to nil. Wow. 
15:06a month ago

Manchester City XI

Lineup: Ederson, Walker, Dias, Stones, Cancelo, Rodrigo, Gundogan, De Bruyne, Bernardo, Torres, Sterling
15:02a month ago

Southampton XI

Lineup: Mccarthy, Walker-Peters, Bednarek, Vestergaard, Bertrand, Romeu, Ward-Prowse, Djenepo, Walcott, Adams, Ings
14:58a month ago

Hasenhuttl on Manchester City

"We play against a fantastic team. In possession, one of the best teams in the world. It's about investing more than the opponent, that's what we did last game against them."
14:53a month ago

Guardiola on Southampton

"They have an exceptional manager. I know him from his time in Germany. He was at many clubs, Leipzig he played a specific style. He has experience at the back and one of the best midfielders in the league, Romeu."
14:48a month ago

How to Watch

The game will be broadcast on Amazon Prime in the UK, however, live updates will be provided here on VAVEL for those who are unable to watch
14:43a month ago

Team News

City striker Sergio Aguero could be in contention to feature at St Mary’s. Despite a new injury problem and the forward playing for only 14 minutes against West Brom mid-week.


Oleksandr Zinchenko and Eric Garcia are the only two City injury concerns.


Southampton have no injury concerns or suspensions.

14:38a month ago

Manchester City look to make amends for poor start

Pep Guardiola's side sit ninth in the table with a game in hand.

Manchester City have failed to replicate the form they showed last season but will look to climb up the European spaces with a win today at Southampton.

City are four games unbeaten.

14:33a month ago

Southampton keen on continuing fine home form

High flying Southampton sit third in the table and will seek to grab their 5th home win of the season. 

Ralph Hasenhuttl's side have turned their home form around from last season, and sit second in the home form table. 

The Saints have lost one game in their last 11 games in the Premier League.

14:28a month ago

Kick-off time

Southampton vs Manchester City will be played at St. Mary's stadium.

The kick-off is scheduled at 15:00 BST

14:23a month ago


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