Spirited Saints denied by late City winner

Etihad Stadium | Sat 02 Nov 3PM | Attendance: 53,922
Match Report Highlights

MCI vs Saints
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MCI vs Saints As It Happened

Key moments so far

  • Kyle Walker strikes late to complete the comeback against a battling Saints side
  • James Ward-Prowse gave the visitors the lead in the 13th minute
  • Southampton led at the break with City continually frustrated
  • The reigning champions hit back through Sergio Agüero before going on to win it late on

FULL TIME: Man City 2-1 Southampton

Gutting for the visitors 💔

A valiant effort from Saints who are undone by a late comeback from the reigning Premier League champions.

+4’

Yellow Card for Ederson Santana de Moraes (Manchester City)

A yellow card for the City keeper for time wasting.

+1’

Manchester City substitution: Nicolás Otamendi replaces Sergio Agüero

The hosts look to firm up their defence.

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90’

What a save McCarthy! 

Jesus has a brilliant chance to confirm the win, but McCarthy spreads himself to divert the striker's shot over the bar.

87’

Southampton substitution: Ché Adams replaces Jan Bednarek

We need a quick response, as Adams comes on Bednarek. 

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Walker strikes late

McCarthy looks to have gotten something on Angelińo's cross, but it falls to Walker at the back post who slides in to volley home. Gutting for Saints. 

85’

GOAL

Kyle Walker (85’) | 2 1

84’

Manchester City substitution: Phil Foden replaces Bernardo Mota Veiga de Carvalho e Silva

A change for City as well, with Foden replacing Bernardo Silva. 

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83’

Southampton substitution: Moussa Djenepo replaces Danny Ings

Moussa is back! 🙌 The Malian is on to replace Danny Ings in the closing stages. 

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83’

Stephens to the rescue!

What a block from Jack Stephens! Agüero looked to have time to shoot from six yards, but the Saints defender gets across brilliantly to deflect the effort wide. 

80’

De Bruyne just wide

A let off for Saints... after conceding that bizarre indirect free-kick, De Bruyne flashes a curling effort just wide. 

79’

A bizarre free-kick conceded

Saints have an uncontested drop ball which is passed back to McCarthy, but the Saints stopper picks it up and concedes an indirect free-kick inside the penalty area! 

77’

Super stop from McCarthy!

Bernardo Silva hits one first time from inside the box, but McCarthy is perfectly placed to tip the ball over the bar.

Final 15 😬

Into the final quarter-of-an-hour. Dig deep, lads!

74’

Southampton substitution: Kevin Danso replaces Yan Valery

It's an injury blow for the Saints full-back who can't continue. Danso takes his place. 

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Agüero levels it up

Finally City find a way past Saints. Walker's low cross from the right is drilled into Agüero who fires through the legs of McCarthy. 

70’

GOAL

Sergio Agüero (70’) | 1 1

66’

Big miss from Agüero!

Bernardo Silva's cross is perfect for Agüero just six yards out, but he gets under the ball and heads over. 

65’

Gündogan deflected wide

What a block from Ward-Prowse! The ball falls kindly to Gündogan on the edge of the box, but his driven effort is superbly deflected for a corner by the Saints man. 

60’

Ańgelino's cross threatens

The City full-back swings in a cross from the left that loops over McCarthy but thankfully drops wide of the far post.

Defence on 🔝

What an effort from Southampton so far. Alex McCarthy is yet to be called into meaningful action as the reigning champions continue to be frustrated. 

54’

Sterling thwarted

It looks to have opened up slightly for Sterling, but Saints are quick to close ranks and hack clear the danger. 

50’

As you were...

The second half is following the pattern of the first so far; City with all the possession, but continually frustrated by a disciplined Saints defence. 

46’

Manchester City substitution: Gabriel Fernando de Jesus replaces David Silva

A forced change at the break for the hosts, with Gabriel Jesus replacing the injured David Silva.

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45’

The second half is under way...

Can Saints keep hold of their lead? Stay with us to find out...

HALF TIME: Man City 0-1 Southampton

How about that, Saints fans? 😅 A brilliant opening 45 minutes from Ralph Hasenhüttl's men who stunned the hosts with Ward-Prowse's early opener, before defending resolutely. 

+1’

Silva's shot deflected wide

It looked for a second to have opened up for David Silva, but his shot is blocked by Jack Stephens for a corner. 

43’

Ings fires from range

Saints hit City on the counter again, as this time Ings fires into the arms of Ederson from 25 yards. 

40’

Yellow Card for Raheem Sterling (Manchester City)

Brilliant from Valery who strips the England winger of possession and then wins a foul as he looks to break away. 

39’

Stones heads over

Stones beats McCarthy to Gündogan's in-swinging cross, but thankfully for Saints he gets too much on it and it sails over. 

36’

Cool from McCarthy

Walker swings in a dangerous looking cross from deep, but McCarthy is off his line to calmly claim. 

32’

No way past ❌

Saints are looking disciplined at the back, with Bednarek and Romeu already putting in some vital blocks. 

29’

Corner number four...

City continue to press for an equaliser, but their latest quickly taken corner flies wide at the back post with several interested parties nearby. 

26’

A spell of City pressure

The hosts are camped in Southampton's half at the moment, but some heroic defending means Alex McCarthy is still yet to be called upon. 

Things you love to see 😍

Ward-Prowse reels off in celebration after capitalising on Ederson's mistake. 

21’

A confident start

What a start this has been from the away side. Confident in possession and holding City at arm's length, Ralph Hasenhüttl's side are fully deserving of the lead. 

18’

Yellow Card for Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (Southampton)

The Saints captain goes into the book for bringing down Bernardo Silva 25 yards out from goal. 

GOALSCORER 16 James Ward-Prowse

GET IN THERE PROWSEY!

Some brilliant build-up sees Redmond tee up Armstrong on the edge of the box, but Ederson can only spill his shot allowing Ward-Prowse the chance to lift the ball into the net from a few yards out!

13’

GOOOAL!!!

James Ward-Prowse (13’) | 0 1

12’

Agüero heads over

City win a free-kick wide out on the right, and from De Bruyne's delivery the diminutive Argentinean - who netted twice against Saints in midweek - glances a header a yard over the bar. 

8’

Some early possession for Saints

The visitors have enjoyed some good early possession at the Etihad, passing it around confidently. We're still yet to see either goalkeeper tested yet, though. 

5’

Gündogan blazes over

We have our first shot of the game, but it's not one to remember. Ilkay Gündogan hits one on the volley from 20 yards but it almost lands in the second tier behind the goal. 

1’

We're up and running! 🙌

The game is under way at the Etihad Stadium. COYR! 😇

The man you're most pleased to see! 😇

With three changes from the side that faced City on Tuesday, you're most looking forward to seeing Nathan Redmond back in action. 👊

14.50

Getting warm 💪

The countdown to kick-off is on! Saints are warming up for their Premier League encounter with City.

14.38
VOTE NOW
SAINTS POLL: Three changes today. Who are you most looking forward to seeing back in the side?

SAINTS POLL: Three changes today. Who are you most looking forward to seeing back in the side?

The results so far:

  • Jannik Vestergaard
    8%
  • Nathan Redmond
    49%
  • Danny Ings
    43%

Look who's back! 😍

Moussa Djenepo is back in the squad for the first time since mid-September following a tendon injury. Could he help make the difference from the bench? 

14.15

We've got our game plan and we're fully confident that if we do our job, we won't make it an easy game for them."

oriol romeu
on today's task
14.12

Ralph agrees with you, Saints fans 👏

The winner of our poll vote was Alex McCarthy, and Ralph Hasenhüttl has opted to start with our number one between the sticks. 

14.05

Man City team confirmed

Starting XI: Ederson, Walker, Stones, Fernandinho, Angeliño, Gündogan, D. Silva, De Bruyne, Sterling, Agüero, B. Silva.

Subs: Bravo, Mendy, Otamendi, Cancelo, Foden, Mahrez, Jesus.

14.04

🚨Team news is in! 🚨

Starting XI: McCarthy, Valery, Stephens, Vestergaard, Bednarek, Højbjerg, Ward-Prowse, Romeu, Armstrong, Redmond, Ings.

Subs: Gunn, Danso, Yoshida, Boufal, Djenepo, Long, Adams.

14.00

🔜 Team news

Teams news for both sides will be with us at 2pm. We made six changes on Tuesday, how many will there be today?

13.24

📍We've arrived!

The Etihad is ready for today's Premier League action! The Saints team are scheduled to arrive in around half-an-hour.

12.57

We will remember them... 🌹

Saints will be wearing special commemorative shirts at the Etihad Stadium this afternoon in support of the Royal British Legion.

12.35
Southampton FC

For the second time this week, to Manchester together 💛🖤 #saintsfc

12.26
VOTE NOW
Ralph Hasenhüttl confirmed on Thursday he is yet to decide who will start between the sticks this afternoon. Who gets your vote? ��

Ralph Hasenhüttl confirmed on Thursday he is yet to decide who will start between the sticks this afternoon. Who gets your vote? ��

The results so far:

  • Alex McCarthy
    97%
  • Angus Gunn
    3%

On the mend! 🤕

Ralph Hasenhüttl confirmed on Thursday that the injured duo of Cédric and Moussa Djenepo have both resumed first-team training. Today's trip to Manchester City may have come too soon, but you can read the full team news here.

12.16

Match Pack 📖

Check out our Match Pack for all the information you need, including manager quotes, player stats and team news, ahead of today's Premier League meeting.

10.19

Both teams will take from Tuesday's game the good and the bad things and try to change a few things. They will do it and we will do it."

Ralph hasenhüttl
on facing city again
10.17

🔙 To Manchester!

Saints are back at the Etihad Stadium today for the second instalment of the week against Manchester City. Ralph Hasenhüttl's side suffered a 3-1 Carabao Cup defeat on Tuesday night, but can they pick up a result in the Premier League? Stay with us for all the build-up, match updates and more. 

10.14

MCI vs Saints Line Ups

Manchester City

31
Ederson (GK)
5
John Stones
25
Fernandinho
12
Angeliño
2
Kyle Walker
17
Kevin De Bruyne
8
Ilkay Gündogan
21
David Silva (C)
Gabriel Jesus (45′)
10
Sergio Agüero
Nicolás Otamendi (92′)
7
Raheem Sterling
20
Bernardo Silva
Phil Foden (84′)
1
Claudio Bravo
9
Gabriel Jesus
27
João Cancelo
26
Riyad Mahrez
47
Phil Foden
22
Benjamin Mendy
30
Nicolás Otamendi

Southampton

1
Alex McCarthy (GK)
35
Jan Bednarek
Che Adams (88′)
23
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (C)
5
Jack Stephens
4
Jannik Vestergaard
43
Yan Valery
Kevin Danso (75′)
14
Oriol Romeu
17
Stuart Armstrong
16
James Ward-Prowse
22
Nathan Redmond
9
Danny Ings
Moussa Djenepo (84′)
38
Kevin Danso
10
Che Adams
7
Shane Long
3
Maya Yoshida
12
Moussa Djenepo
19
Sofiane Boufal
28
Angus Gunn

MCI vs Saints Match Stats

Manchester City

Head to Head Stats

Southampton
  • Possession (%)
    75
    25
  • Shots
    26
    3
  • Shots on target
    4
    3
  • Corners
    17
    0
  • Passes Complete
    562
    139

Top Saints Player Stats

Goals
1
James Ward-Prowse
James Ward-Prowse
Shots On Target
1
Stuart  Armstrong
Stuart Armstrong
Chances Created
2
Nathan Redmond
Nathan Redmond
Passes Completed
17
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
Tackles
4
Oriol Romeu
Oriol Romeu
Clearances
18
Jannik Vestergaard
Jannik Vestergaard
Saves
2
Alex McCarthy
Alex McCarthy