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premier-league Etihad Stadium | Sat 18 Sep 3PM | Attendance: 52,698

MCI vs SOU
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MCI vs SOU As It Happened

Key moments

  • Saints travel to Manchester City in the Premier League at 3pm BST.
  • Elyounoussi and Gündogan with chances in the first half
  • Stephens withdrawn for Saints with an injury on 36 minutes.
  • Saints awarded a penalty and Kyle Walker sent off, both decisions are overturned by VAR
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Your Man of the Match?

Your Man of the Match?

The results so far:

  • Tino Livramento
    19%
  • Mohammed Salisu
    24%
  • Jan Bednarek
    8%
  • Kyle Walker-Peters
    8%
  • Oriol Romeu
    40%
  • Other
    2%

FULL-TIME: Man City 0-0 Saints

WHAT A SHIFT! Saints more than deserved of a point here at the Etihad, arguably unlucky not to take all three. Both sides had chances in the first half, Elyounoussi going closest for the visitors. In the second Saints thought they had a penalty, Armstrong fouled by Kyle Walker (who was also red carded), VAR overturned both decisions. City couldn't get through Saints with a draw a fair result.

+4’

They've gone for the corner, and won a corner!

Good move from the visitors!

+3’

Saints awarded a free-kick...

What a chance this is!

+2’

VAR Decision: Goal not awarded for Manchester City [Raheem Sterling] was confirmed

Saints breathe a huge sigh of relief.


That would have been cruel.

90’

City score...but it's offside! 😅

Sterling thinks he's won it...but the flag is up.


VAR is checking however.

89’

ANOTHER SALISU BLOCK! ✋

Sterling twisting and turning to get into the box, takes a shot but Salisu is there in the way again.

89’

De Bryune shot blocked, City corner

The home side ramping up their pressure in the final minute here.

87’

BIG SALISU BLOCK!

Superb from the Saints defender! De Bruyne hits a strike from just inside the penalty area but Salisu is there to block the effort. 

85’

Southampton substitution: Romain Perraud replaces Tino Livramento

Final Saints change.

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83’

Yellow Card for Tino Livramento (Southampton)

The youngster booked after a late challenge on Sterling.

82’

Brave Saints blocks as City threaten

Superb defending from the visitors as City look to make the most from a corner.

80’

Moi fires over! 😩

City struggling to get out in the last five minutes, but Elyounoussi's curled effort is well over the bar.

79’

KWP and Armstrong combine again!

The full-back feeding the striker who has to cut back inside, before forcing a corner.

77’

Lovely Saints move! 👏

One-touch football here from Saints! Walker-Peters finding Elyounoussi, who back heels the ball into Armstrong whose shot is an easy claim for Ederson.

76’

Sterling looks for a penalty, nothing given

Jonathan Moss waves away the appeals.

74’

Cancelo hits a shot way over from range

City showing their frustration here as Saints continue to hold firm.

71’

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

First Premier League minutes of the season for Foden.

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Saints' pressure continues...

The visitors bringing the game to Manchester City here.

67’

Southampton substitution: Armando Broja replaces Ché Adams

Here comes Broja!

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67’

Manchester City substitution: Riyad Mahrez replaces Gabriel Fernando de Jesus

A second City change.

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66’

Manchester City substitution: Kevin De Bruyne replaces Fernando Luiz Rosa

Attacking City change.

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64’

VAR Decision: Red card given for Manchester City [Kyle Walker] was cancelled

Walker has also not been sent off.

63’

VAR Decision: Penalty awarded for Southampton [Adam Armstrong] was cancelled

Erm...so the penalty has not been awarded. Would love to tell you why.

60’

Red Card for Kyle Walker (Manchester City)

Walker off for the challenge on Armstrong which resulted in the penalty.

60’

SAINTS PENALTY!

56’

Aké heads wide from corner

Gündogan whips the ball in and the City centre-back rises highest, but can only header wide. 


Aké now receiving treatment after clashing with Dias when going for the ball.

54’

Adams drills his shot wide...

City give possession away, leaving Adams with only Aké and Ederson to beat. The Scotland international dragging his shot wide of the far post with a good effort.

52’

Jesus misses the target

Grealish slips the ball to his forward who cuts back inside but can't find the target with a dipping effort.

51’

Yellow Card for Kyle Walker-Peters (Southampton)

First booking of the game.

HT

Jesus gets the game back under way!

45 minutes to go...

HT

The teams are back out here...

Let's do this, Saints!

HALF-TIME: Man City 0-0 Saints

A draw probably a fair scoreline at the break as both sides have had chances. Saints started the game the brighter of the two sides with City unable to get out of their own half. Then the home side turned the screw; Gündogan and Jesus amongst those who went close for City. Saints more than holding their own as the half-time whistle is blown.

45’

TWO ADDED MINUTES

44’

Elyounoussi whips a shot in 😱

More space for Saints going forward, this time Moi cuts inside before whipping an effort towards goal which Ederson does well to claim.

43’

BIG opener for Redmond 😩

Livramento feeds Redmond just inside the left side of the penalty area, who can't direct his cross.


Let off for City.

41’

Jesus heads wide on the stretch

Fernandinho clips a ball over the top to the City striker, but the Brazilian just can't reach the ball so miscues his header

40’

Grealish then Cancelo threaten down the left

Both look to get balls into the box, Saints deal with both.

38’

Another BIG Livramento run 🏃‍♂️💨

The youngster bursts down the right wing, feeds Armstrong but he is crowded out in the penalty area by Aké and Dias.

36’

Southampton substitution: Mohammed Salisu replaces Jack Stephens

Saints forced into an early change.


Get well soon, Jack! 

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34’

Stephens goes down, this doesn't look good...

A blow this for Saints and Jack Stephens who clutches his hamstring.

31’

Big block from Bednarek! 👏

Gabriel Jesus lines one up, Bednarek in the way to block it with his head.

Busy few minutes for McCarthy now 🤔

Saints holding firm so far as the hosts ramp up the heat.

28’

City break again...Silva can't connect

One-touch passing from the hosts, as Gabriel Jesus looks to find Bernardo Silva at the back post. The City midfielder can't reach it. 

26’

Sterling curls wide...

Grealish and Sterling combining well, the latter curling his shot well wide of the far post.

25’

City's turn to build pressure...

Bernando Silva wins a free-kick in a good position for a cross. Gündogan stepping over it...

23’

Bednarek with a vital block! ✋

Grealish produces a low ball across the face of goal which Jan Bednarek has to connect with in order to prevent a tap-in for Sterling.

21’

Gündogan close with a header

Kyle Walker with a cross towards the back post where the German midfielder can only header over.

18’

Gündogan inches away...

Sterling feeds his midfield teammate, but his pass is just slightly too strong and McCarthy comes to collect.

Very positive start! 👊

Saints enjoying most of the early pressure and chances here at the Etihad.

14’

SO CLOSE... but a foul is given!

Ward-Prowse fires a ball into the box towards the head of Stephens, but the referee blows his whistle.

14’

Still all the visitors; JWP steps over a free-kick

Another opportunity for the visitors to put the ball into the box as the pressure builds.

11’

Good move, Tino ⚡️

Nice one, two from the young full-back with Elyounoussi after a direct run into the City half.


Another Saints corner...

8’

Moi tests Ederson

Elyounoussi cuts in from the left before producing a cross which Ederson does well to eventually claim.

3’

Positive Saints start here! 👏

Redmond beats the retreating Gabriel Jesus on the left flank, before putting in a cross which forces a corner...

0’

Saints get us under way... 👊

LET'S GO!

The teams are out here at the Etihad... 👀

Not long to go, Saints fans!

14.54

Warm-ups ⏳

15 minutes till kick-off...

14.47

👋 Afternoon, fellas!

14.24
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How are we feeling, Saints fans?

How are we feeling, Saints fans?

The results so far:

  • Confident! Let's do this!
    10%
  • Excited...got a good feeling
    32%
  • Nervous, City are dangerous
    58%

🔵 CITY TEAM NEWS

Starting XI: Emerson, Walker, Dias, Aké, Cancelo, Fernandinho (C), Silva, Gündogan, Grealish, Sterling, Jesus

SUBS: Carson, De Bruyne, Torres, Mahrez, Foden, Mbete, Palmer, Lavia, Wilson-Esbrand.

14.02

😇 SAINTS TEAM NEWS

Starting XI: McCarthy, Walker-Peters, Stephens, Bednarek, Livramento, Romeu, Ward-Prowse (C), Redmond, Elyounoussi, Armstrong, Adams

SUBS: Forster, Perraud, Lyanco, Salisu, Valery, Diallo, Djenepo, Tella, Broja.

14.00

📍 Etihad Stadium

90 minutes till the 90 minutes... 👀

13.30
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How many changes would you make today?

How many changes would you make today?

The results so far:

  • None, let's keep it the same
    13%
  • Just the one change
    30%
  • Two or three, time for a freshen up
    57%
  • Four or more, we need a change
    0%

The weekend's football kicked off in style 🦁✨

England's Lionesses started the weekend in some style with an 8-0 win over Macedonia at St Mary's Stadium.

10.28

We want to be a nasty team to play against, and then you need luck and the ball in the right moments."

Ralph Hasenhüttl
on facing City
10.25

🗣 Take a seat for the gaffer's presser...

Sit back and listen to Ralph Hasenhüttl as he faces the press ahead of this weekend's trip to the Etihad.

10.23

Here we go... IT'S MATCHDAY! 😇

The weekend is back, football is back, Saints are back! It's another Saturday afternoon game for Ralph Hasenhüttl's side as they travel to the champions Manchester City at 3pm (BST). Despite opening day defeat, Saints have had a consistent start to the campaign with three draws. City also suffered a loss on opening day and have since scored 11 goals with three wins.

10.21

MCI vs SOU Line Ups

Manchester City

31
Ederson (GK)
3
Rúben Dias
2
Kyle Walker
6
Nathan Aké
27
João Cancelo
8
Ilkay Gündogan
25
Fernandinho (C)
replace Kevin De Bruyne (65′)
20
Bernardo Silva
replace Phil Foden (72′)
9
Gabriel Jesus
replace Riyad Mahrez (67′)
10
Jack Grealish
7
Raheem Sterling
90
Romeo Lavia
21
Ferran Torres
17
Kevin De Bruyne
47
Phil Foden
79
Luke Mbete
26
Riyad Mahrez
80
Cole Palmer
97
Joshua Wilson-Esbrand
33
Scott Carson

Southampton

1
Alex McCarthy (GK)
21
Valentino Livramento yellow card
replace Romain Perraud (86′)
2
Kyle Walker-Peters yellow card
5
Jack Stephens
replace Mohammed Salisu (37′)
35
Jan Bednarek
24
Mohamed Elyounoussi
8
James Ward-Prowse (C)
11
Nathan Redmond
6
Oriol Romeu
10
Che Adams
replace Armando Broja (68′)
9
Adam Armstrong
23
Nathan Tella
44
Fraser Forster
19
Moussa Djenepo
22
Mohammed Salisu
18
Armando Broja
43
Yan Valery
4
Lyanco
15
Romain Perraud
27
Ibrahima Diallo

MCI vs SOU Match Stats

Manchester City

Head to Head Stats

Southampton
  • Possession (%)
    64
    comparison angle
    36
  • Shots
    16
    comparison angle
    10
  • Shots on target
    1
    comparison angle
    2
  • Corners
    8
    comparison angle
    5
  • Passes Complete
    484
    comparison angle
    239

Top Saints Player Stats

shots on target
Shots On Target
1
Mohamed Elyounoussi
Mohamed Elyounoussi
chances created
Chances Created
2
Kyle Walker-Peters
Kyle Walker-Peters
passes completed
Passes Completed
35
Oriol Romeu
Oriol Romeu
tackles
Tackles
4
Mohamed Elyounoussi
Mohamed Elyounoussi
clearances
Clearances
5
Jan Bednarek
Jan Bednarek
saves
Saves
1
Alex McCarthy
Alex McCarthy