Report: Manchester City 6-1 Saints

Etihad Stadium | Sun 04 Nov 3PM | Attendance: 53,916
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MCI vs Saints
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MCI vs Saints As It Happened

Key moments so far

  • Saints beaten 6-1 at the Etihad
  • Hoedt own goal, Agüero, David Silva, Sterling (2) and Sané on target for City
  • Saints found themselves 3-0 down after 18 minutes and trailed 4-1 at half time
  • Ings made it 3-1 from the penalty spot after he was brought down by Ederson

i was disappointed with the opening period. clearly that's where the game was lost. we were never able to get a foothold in the game and didn't have an opportunity to clear our heads.

mark hughes
southampton manager
19.19

Hughes reflects on difficult day

Watch the post-match reaction of Southampton manager Mark Hughes after a really tough afternoon for his team at the Etihad.

19.17

FULL TIME: Manchester City 6-1 Southampton

A really tough day for Saints at the Etihad Stadium, where City were ruthless in front of goal. It started badly for the visitors, who trailed 3-0 after 18 minutes to Wesley Hoedt's own goal and further strikes from Sergio Aguero and David Silva. Danny Ings pulled one back from the penalty spot, but Raheem Sterling found the net either side of half time, before Leroy Sané completed the scoring.

Sané scores City's sixth

It's another one for City, as Sané's shot finds its way past McCarthy's outstretched hand.

90’

GOAL

Leroy Sané (90’) | 6 1

83’

Long goes close

Great work by Obafemi to stretch City down the right. His low cross picks out Long, whose shot is just the wrong side of the near post with Ederson beaten.

82’

Southampton substitution: Stuart Armstrong replaces Danny Ings

Third and final change for Saints, as Armstrong is introduced for the closing stages.

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81’

High and wide from Aguero

Aguero gets the better of Lemina, but his shot is uncharacteristically wild, and well off target from 20 yards.

78’

Manchester City substitution: Fabian Delph replaces Fernando Luiz Rosa

Final City change sees Fernandinho given a rest in midfield.

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74’

Southampton substitution: Mohamed Elyounoussi replaces Nathan Redmond

It's a double change for Saints. Obafemi is also on, making his first appearance of the season, in place of Ward-Prowse.

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72’

Ings heads over

Saints have carved out a few chances in this second half. This time Ings gets his head to a Ward-Prowse free-kick, but can't keep his header down.

71’

Manchester City substitution: Phil Foden replaces David Silva

Young starlet Foden is given 20 minutes to impress in place of Silva.

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70’

Long goes close

First action for Kompany is to get a crucial touch on Long's low shot, which is sneaking inside the far post until the substitute intervenes.

70’

Manchester City substitution: Vincent Kompany replaces John Stones

First change of the afternoon is an alteration in the City backline.

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Sterling gets his second

It's a fifth goal for City. Aguero just waited for Sterling to run beyond him, sliding the ball to his right for the winger to drill a low shot between the legs of McCarthy.

67’

GOAL

Raheem Sterling (67’) | 5 1

66’

Cédric blocks Silva's shot

Bernardo Silva embarks on a mazy run, but his shot at the end of it is blocked by Portuguese compatriot Cédric.

63’

Lemina fires wide

Saints launch a counter-attack and Lemina steps on to a loose ball with a strike from distance that sails wide of the target.

62’

Sané strikes the post

Wow. An explosive shot from Sané out of nothing crashes against the face of McCarthy's right-hand post. The keeper didn't even move - it was past him before anyone could see it.

56’

Ederson denies Ings

So close! Ings meets a Ward-Prowse corner and his header takes a deflection that looks certain to beat Ederson, but again the Brazilian reacts quickly to get down and push the ball away.

54’

Better from Saints

This has been a decent spell for the visitors, who have forced a couple of corners at the start of this second half.

49’

Ederson forced into double save

So close to 4-2... Ward-Prowse drills a low shot that's spilled by Ederson, but the keeper is so quick to make amends, pouncing on the rebound from Ings, who looked set to score his second of the day.

45’

We're back under way...

The second half is up and running at the Etihad.

HALF TIME: Manchester City 4-1 Southampton

It's been a first half to forget for Saints. City flew out of the blocks, scoring three times inside the first 18 minutes through Wesley Hoedt's own goal, Sergio Aguero and David Silva. Danny Ings reduced the deficit from the penalty spot after he was sent tumbling by Ederson, but Raheem Sterling added a fourth just before the interval.

Sterling makes it four

Saints needed to stay in the game until half time, but instead Sterling has pounced to restore City's three-goal advantage, scoring with a low shot from Aguero's cross.

+1’

GOAL

Raheem Sterling (+1’) | 4 1

43’

Lemina too strong for Sterling 

Sterling has been a major threat down the City right, but this time Lemina chases back and shrugs him off the ball in the box. The home fans optimistically claim a penalty, but are rightly ignored.

38’

Yellow Card for Sergio Agüero (Manchester City)

Aguero goes into the book. After he's penalised for handball, the striker boots the ball into the crowd in frustration.

37’

Intricate play from City

A queue of City players appear to have the chance to shoot, but in trying to walk the ball into the net the chance is gone.

GOALSCORER 9 Danny Ings

Ings scores from the spot

Having won the penalty himself, Ings steps up and casually sends Ederson the wrong way.

29’

GOOOAL!!!

Danny Ings (29’) | 3 1

29’

Penalty to Saints!

Ings gets in behind, Ederson rushes out and brings him down for a penalty!

27’

Ings goes close

Better from Saints, who have had their first spell of sustained possession. Cédric crosses from the right towards Ings, but the striker can't get a telling touch at the near post.

23’

Lemina fires wide

Saints keep the ball alive from a Ward-Prowse free-kick, before Lemina lashes the loose ball a couple of yards wide.

Silva smashes home City's third

This has been a nightmare start for Saints. This time Sterling gets in behind and stands up a floated cross that finds Silva, who rifles home from 12 yards.

18’

GOAL

David Silva (18’) | 3 0

17’

McCarthy denies Aguero

Aguero goes through in search of his second, but McCarthy spreads himself and makes a fine save with his outstretched leg.

Aguero doubles City's lead

Sterling bursts into the box, draws McCarthy out of his goal and cuts it back for Aguero for a simple tap-in.

12’

GOAL

Sergio Agüero (12’) | 2 0

10’

Yellow Card for James Ward-Prowse (Southampton)

It's an early booking for Ward-Prowse for kicking the ball away after Lemina was penalised for a foul on David Silva.

9’

Walker hobbling

England defender Walker goes down following a painful blow to the knee, prompting a break in play. The right-back is now back on, but still limping.

Saints behind early on

Sané gets in behind the Saints defence and fires the ball across goal, where Hoedt can only find his own net from point-blank range.

5’

OWN GOAL

Wesley Hoedt (5’) | 1 0

4’

City on the front foot

Saints will know they have to be resolute without the ball. City are enjoying the bulk of the early possession, as Sterling delivers a dangerous low cross, but nobody is there to convert.

1’

We're up and running!

Saints have got us under way and we're into the action. Come on, lads! 👊

The teams observe a minute's silence

Both sets of players have lined up on the edge of the centre circle to observe a minute's silence in tribute to Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, and those who tragically lost their lives at the King Power Stadium. Kick-off is imminent.

15.00

Getting warm 🔥

The players have been out warming up at the Etihad, where kick-off is just 1️⃣5️⃣ minutes away! ⏳

14.45

Hughes's pre-match thoughts 💭

Hear from Saints boss Mark Hughes ahead of kick-off, as he explains the thought process behind his team selection.

14.40
VOTE NOW
Who do you fancy to score today, Saints fans?

Who do you fancy to score today, Saints fans?

The results so far:

  • James Ward-Prowse
    24%
  • Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
    9%
  • Mario Lemina
    6%
  • Nathan Redmond
    12%
  • Danny Ings
    41%
  • Shane Long
    9%

we've had a good week's training and a couple of positive results in the past few weeks, so we come here with plenty of confidence. we'll give it a good go.

jack stephens
southampton defender
14.20

📸 Look who's here!

Saints have arrived at the Etihad, and our club photographer was in the right place to capture the moment.

14.18

Obafemi on the bench 👊

Mark Hughes makes 3️⃣ changes to his starting line-up following last weekend's home game with Newcastle, as Pierre-Emile Højbjerg, James Ward-Prowse and Shane Long return in place of Oriol Romeu, Mohamed Elyounoussi and Charlie Austin. Austin is joined on the bench by 18-year-old striker Michael Obafemi - could it be a day to remember for the youngster?

14.15

Man City team confirmed

Starting XI: Ederson, Walker, Stones, Laporte, Mendy, Sterling, B. Silva, Fernandinho, D. Silva, Sané, Agüero.

Subs: Muric, Kompany, Danilo, Delph, Foden, Mahrez, Jesus.

14.05

The teams are in!

Starting XI: McCarthy, Cédric, Stephens, Hoedt, Bertrand, Ward-Prowse, Højbjerg, Lemina, Redmond, Ings, Long.

Subs: Gunn, Vestergaard, Yoshida, Armstrong, Elyounoussi, Austin, Obafemi.

14.00

🎥 Watch Saints train ahead of City test

Check out the best of the action from Staplewood, where Saints spent the week preparing for today's game.

13.42

at the end of the day, strikers, wide guys, attacking midfield players, they have to chip in with goals, and if we have to place demands on them that's what we'll do. i think we're at a point where we have to put pressure on them.

mark hughes
southampton manager
13.30

Will Redmond trouble City again?

Remember this one, Saints fans? Nathan Redmond opened the scoring at the Etihad back in October 2016 en route to a 1-1 draw in Pep Guardiola's first season in charge of City.

13.04

1️⃣ hour until team news! ⏳

We're counting down to kick-off at the Etihad Stadium, where both line-ups are due to be announced at 2pm GMT. Who would you like to see in the Saints team today?

13.02

What should we expect from Man City?

We got the inside track on today's hosts from Manchester Evening News correspondent Stuart Brennan. Find out what he had to say here.

12.44
VOTE NOW
Who will be Saints' key man today?

Who will be Saints' key man today?

The results so far:

  • Alex McCarthy
    38%
  • Jack Stephens
    1%
  • Wesley Hoedt
    3%
  • Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
    39%
  • Nathan Redmond
    7%
  • Danny Ings
    12%
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12.11

Need to know more?

Check out our Match Pack for a detailed preview, with everything you need to know ahead of today's game. Click here for more!

12.06

the structure of the week changed with the tragic events at leicester, but that allowed us a little bit more time to work on things that we think will be to our advantage against the opposition. you just have to make the best of it.

mark hughes
southampton manager
11.58

Hear from the boss...

We caught up with Mark Hughes at Staplewood on Friday to find out how the manager will approach today's game. Watch the full interview here 👆

11.55

It's matchday in the Premier League! 😇

Southampton return to action with perhaps the toughest test on the Premier League calendar: a trip to champions Manchester City. Saints pushed Pep Guardiola's side to the limit in both meetings last season - can they go one better this time? Stay with us for all the build-up, team news, match updates and live commentary from the Etihad Stadium! 

11.53

MCI vs Saints Line Ups

Manchester City

31
Ederson (GK)
5
John Stones
Vincent Kompany (68′)
22
Benjamin Mendy
14
Aymeric Laporte
2
Kyle Walker
21
David Silva (C)
Phil Foden (72′)
20
Bernardo Silva
25
Fernandinho
Fabian Delph (79′)
7
Raheem Sterling
19
Leroy Sané
10
Sergio Agüero
47
Phil Foden
26
Riyad Mahrez
18
Fabian Delph
4
Vincent Kompany
33
Gabriel Jesus
49
Arijanet Muric
3
Danilo

Southampton

1
Alex McCarthy (GK)
5
Jack Stephens
2
Cédric Soares
6
Wesley Hoedt
21
Ryan Bertrand (C)
23
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
22
Nathan Redmond
Mohamed Elyounoussi (73′)
18
Mario Lemina
16
James Ward-Prowse
Michael Obafemi (73′)
7
Shane Long
9
Danny Ings
Stuart Armstrong (82′)
11
Mohamed Elyounoussi
4
Jannik Vestergaard
61
Michael Obafemi
10
Charlie Austin
17
Stuart Armstrong
3
Maya Yoshida
28
Angus Gunn

MCI vs Saints Match Stats

Manchester City

Head to Head Stats

Southampton
  • Possession (%)
    67
    33
  • Shots
    18
    13
  • Shots on target
    8
    6
  • Corners
    4
    4
  • Passes Complete
    664
    269

Top Saints Player Stats

Goals
1
Danny Ings
Danny Ings
Shots On Target
3
Danny Ings
Danny Ings
Chances Created
3
James Ward-Prowse
James Ward-Prowse
Passes Completed
52
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
Tackles
6
Ryan Bertrand
Ryan Bertrand
Clearances
8
Wesley Hoedt
Wesley Hoedt
Saves
3
Alex McCarthy
Alex McCarthy