Preview - Man City vs Southampton 30 Nov

Started by Bensergi, Nov 30, 2017, 01:41 AM

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Man City vs Southampton

Another record is awaiting to be smashed as Man City entertain Southampton. Never in the club's history have they won 12 league games in a row. The last team to deny City full points was Everton in the second game of the season, a 1-1 draw at The Etihad.

This is where City have won five and lost just one of their last eight EPL clashes with Southampton. The last time the Saints won here was in the pre-Abu Dhabi era, a 3-1 win in 2004.

Firstly, the Saints will have to stifle the City firepower, which is just too scintillating to watch. They have scored 24 goals after six home matches, double the output at this stage last season.

But one that's worth a note is that Raheem Sterling needs just one more strike to carve out his highest total in a single season. The winger currently has 12 goals in 18 appearances.

Charlie Austin is also another to watch. The Southampton striker has seven goals and one assists in his last 11 EPL starts, the last one which saw him grab a brace, for the club.

Eliaquim Mangala could replace Vincent Kompany if Man City opt to rotate their squad, while Gabriel Jesus is also likely to be recalled.

Fernandinho and Leroy Sane are both one booking away from a ban, while Benjamin Mendy and John Stones remain sidelined.

Oriol Romeu returns for Southampton after serving a one-game suspension.

Mario Lemina is again set to feature after showing no ill-effects on his comeback from an ankle injury at the weekend but Matt Targett remains out.

Prediction: Man City 4-1 Southampton

Bensergi

Match Stats:

  • Man City 2-1 Southampton
  • Shots: 26-6
  • Possession: 74%-26%
  • Corner kicks: 6-5


Raheem Sterling's stunning strike deep into stoppage time earned Manchester City a 12th Premier League win in a row, as they beat Southampton 2-1.

Wesley Hoedt headed against the bar and Maya Yoshida blasted over as Saints went close to a first-half opener despite Man City's pressure.

But Kevin De Bruyne whipped in the opener from a left-wing free-kick shortly after the interval.

Oriol Romeu looked to have earned Saints a point on 75 minutes when he scored from Sofiane Boufal's cutback, but Sterling curled in from the edge of the box in the sixth minute of added time.

City are eight points clear at the top while Southampton drop to 11th.

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