MCI vs SOU
Audio description highlights: Man City 4-0 Saints
Highlights from the Premier League match at Etihad Stadium, with audio description.
Extended Highlights: Man City 4-0 Saints
Recap the action from the Premier League match at Etihad Stadium.
Highlights: Man City 4-0 Saints
Watch the key moments from the meeting at Etihad Stadium.
Hasenhüttl praises "complete" City
Manager recognises quality of Premier League champions after away defeat.
Video: Hasenhüttl reflects on City defeat
Watch our post-match interview with the Southampton manager.
Video: Diallo insists lessons need to be learned
Hear Diallo's post-match analysis.
Diallo: We have to learn
The Frenchman reflects on defeat at the Etihad.
Gallery: Man City 4-0 Saints
Our images from the trip to Etihad Stadium.
On-song City too strong for Saints
Reigning champions hit four at the Etihad Stadium.
Tactical Watch: Saints must be brave
Sam Tighe previews Saturday's trip to in-form Manchester City.
Match Pack: Man City vs Saints
Gearing up for Saints' trip to Manchester.
Classic Match: Phillips double downs City
Saints were victorious on their first visit to the Etihad Stadium in 2004.
Matchday information: Man City away
A guide for travelling supporters.
Press Conference (part two): Manager on Man City trip
The concluding part of Ralph Hasenhüttl's media address.
Press Conference (part one): Hasenhüttl previews Man City
Manager looks ahead to Saturday's Premier League clash.
Classic Match: Petrescu volleys Maine Road winner
The Romanian struck the only goal of the game in style in 2001.
Gallery: Focus on City
Saints prepare for Saturday's Premier League clash with Man City.
MCI vs SOU As It Happened
Key moments so far
- Cancelo, Foden, Mahrez and Haaland all find the back of the net for City
- Man City go top of the Premier League table, Saints 16th
- Four changes to Saints' starting XI as Salisu, Perraud, Diallo and Adam Armstrong came in
- HALF TIME: Man City 2-0 Saints
FULL TIME: Man City 4-0 Saints
A disappointing defeat on the road to the reigning Premier League champions. An early goal from Cancelo was all it took for Man City to find their stride and secure all three points at the Etihad. Plenty to work on for Saints who next face West Ham at St Mary's next Sunday.
Palmer denied by Bazunu
Despite the scoreline, Bazunu has been the best player on the pitch for Southampton in Manchester. Another fantastic save as he denies City youngster Palmer from close range at the near post.
Saints search for a consolation
Finally some time on the ball for Saints, who see Larios launch an attack from the right flank. Elyounoussi eventually crosses a ball into the area but it's adequately cleared by City.
Saints take first corner of the game
A rare slip up from City sees Saints awarded their first corner of the encounter, Dias gets a head to Ward-Prowse's delivery but can only clear as far as Perraud. The Frenchman has three attempts at firing goalwards, the first two blocked by a sea of blue shirts with the third then bouncing wide of the post.
Southampton substitution: Sékou Mara replaces Joe Aribo
Southampton substitution: Juan Larios replaces Kyle Walker-Peters
Another change from Hasenhüttl as the former City player enters the field of play.
Manchester City substitution: Rico Lewis replaces Bernardo Mota Veiga de Carvalho e Silva
The 17-year-old comes on at the Etihad.
Bazunu makes fingertip save
Another impressive save from Bazunu who outstretches a hand to send a powerful strike from Grealish over the top of the crossbar.
Manchester City substitution: Sergio Gómez replaces João Pedro Cavaco Cancelo
Manchester City substitution: Cole Palmer replaces Riyad Mahrez
Manchester City substitution: Julián Álvarez replaces Kevin De Bruyne
A triple change for Guardiola.
Southampton substitution: Mohamed Elyounoussi replaces Adam Armstrong
The second substitution for Saints as Elyounoussi replaces Adam Armstrong.
Southampton substitution: Moussa Djenepo replaces Stuart Armstrong
The first of two substitutions from Hasenhüttl.
Haaland gets his goal
It's been coming but Haaland finally gets on the scoresheet. A lovely cut back from Cancelo to Haaland, who executes the finish perfectly to make it four for City.
Erling Haaland (64’) | 4 – 0
Bazunu denies Haaland
Excellent from Bazunu who leaves his line and gets low to deny a charging Haaland from adding to City's tally.
Manchester City substitution: Jack Grealish replaces Phil Foden
A first change from Guardiola.
Salisu blocks Haaland
Another fine bit of play initiated by De Bruyne who cuts the ball across goal into Haaland in close range but Salisu does well to get his body in front of Haaland to deny the Norwegian from making contact.
Haaland fails to find the target
Foden continues his slick work down the left flank as he picks out Haaland just inside the area, his first time shot is low and bounces wide of the post.
Mahrez makes it three
Rodri finds Mahrez at the far post, with the Algerian firing the ball into the back of the net.
Riyad Mahrez (48’) | 3 – 0
Silva skims it wide
De Bruyne sees his cross deflected out by the Saints defence but it only goes as far as Silva on the edge of the penalty area, it's a weak connection which sees his effort bounce wide of the post.
Back underway 👊
A huge performance needed for the remaining 45 minutes.
HALF TIME: Manchester City 2-0 Saints
A difficult first half at Etihad Stadium as Southampton trail Manchester City in the Premier League. With City the more dominant of the two sides, a huge shift will be needed from Saints in the second half to get something out of their trip to Manchester. Come on you Saints!
Armstrong fires over
The first attempt on goal for Southampton with Adam Armstrong finding Stuart Armstrong who releases a powerful shot from the edge of the box, unable to keep it down it fires over for a City goal kick.
The lack of attempts on goal for Saints is counteracted by the action at the other end of the pitch, with Foden the latest to fire over for the hosts.
Salisu blocks Haaland
The ball falls fortuitously for Haaland inside the area but Salisu does enough to get in the way and knock the ball back to Bazunu.
Foden makes it two
Another goal at the Etihad, this time for Foden who lifts the ball over Bazunu and into the back of the net.
Phil Foden (31’) | 2 – 0
Adams makes vital block
A wonderful looping ball from De Bruyne falls for Haaland who looks to release towards goal but a fantastic move from Adams, who throws himself in the way to block the 22-year-olds effort.
There's no doubt who is on top at the Etihad as Guadiola's side continue to launch attacks through Cancelo and Foden. A huge challenge on the horizon for Saints.
Yellow Card for Kyle Walker-Peters (Southampton)
Walker-Peters finds himself in the book for a challenge on Foden in the build up to the opening goal.
Cancelo opens the scoring
A fine individual goal from Cancelo gives the hosts the lead.
João Pedro Cavaco Cancelo (19’) | 1 – 0
The onslaught of Manchester City attacks keep coming with Cancelo looking to cut the ball across goal before Walker-Peters makes a vital interception to send the ball behind for a corner.
Haaland hits the inside of the post
A wonderful ball from the left-flank from Foden who makes no error in finding Haaland on the charge, just one touch from the Norwegian who fires towards the target but he sees it bounce off the inside of the post and out for a goal kick. A stroke of luck for the visitors.
Mahrez fires over
The attacking threats keep on coming from the hosts, who launch forward through Cancelo who find Mahrez in acres of space in the area.
Bazunu comes out to deny Haaland
Haaland is given an opportunity as De Bruyne plays the ball in but Bazunu does well to leave his line and retrieve for Saints.
De Bruyne pounces
A slip up from Diallo allows De Bruyne the time to pick up the ball, he lays it into Mahrez but Saints do well to intercept and clear the threat.
Bella-Kotchap receiving treatment
There's an extended break in play as the German international stays down. He's back on his feet now - let's hope he's fit to continue.
Great save from Bazunu!
Mahrez receives a cross from the left, takes it down and thunders a half-volley goalwards, but Bazunu flies through the air and makes a spectacular save, high to his right.
We're under way!
The hosts kick off and we're into the action...
Your key man 🧱
Thanks for voting, Saints fans! Armel Bella-Kotchap was the winner of today's key man poll. We're ready to go at the Etihad!15.00
Manchester memories 💭
Who remembers Saints' first visit to the Etihad, way back in 2004? It was one to savour!14.40
Last time at the Etihad 🤝
Saints were unlucky not to take maximum points in last season's trip to Man City, which featured a controversy penalty incident...14.32
Salisu returns 👊
Your most popular selection in our latest poll is restored to the Saints starting line-up today as one of four changes. Mohammed Salisu, who picked up 32% of the vote, is joined by Romain Perraud, Ibrahima Diallo and Adam Armstrong. Duje Ćaleta-Car, Juan Larios, Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Sékou Mara drop to the bench, while there is no place in the matchday squad for ex-City winger Samuel Edozie.14.06
Manchester City team confirmed
Starting XI: Ederson, Cancelo, Dias, Akanji, Aké, Rodri, Mahrez, Bernardo, De Bruyne, Foden, Haaland.
Subs: Ortega, Laporte, Wilson-Esbrand, Lewis, Gómez, Gündogan, Grealish, Palmer, Álvarez.14.02
Southampton team confirmed 😇
Starting XI: Bazunu, Walker-Peters, Bella-Kotchap, Salisu, Perraud, Ward-Prowse (c), Diallo, S. Armstrong, Aribo, A. Armstrong, Adams.
Subs: McCarthy, Lyanco, Ćaleta-Car, Larios, Maitland-Niles, Djenepo, Elyounoussi, Walcott, Mara.14.00
Remember this beauty? 🚀
Well done to all the Saints fans who answered our pre-match trivia question correctly! It was Kyle Walker-Peters who was on target in last season's 1-1 draw with City at St Mary's back in January.13.49
1️⃣ hour until team news...
Who would you like to see come into the Saints starting line-up today? Vote in our poll before we announce both starting line-ups at 1pm BST.12.59
No Room For Racism ⛔️
With Premier League teams to take the knee this afternoon in support of the No Room For Racism campaign, Saints skipper James Ward-Prowse explains the impact of the gesture on younger generations.12.55
if you look only at erling haaland, you will not win this game. there are other players to concentrate on. i think we have shown in the past against the strong sides we are competitive. this year they are even stronger, but it is a good challenge to show if we are strong enough to take something there."ralph hasenhüttlon facing in-form striker erling haaland
Get clued up 🤓
Check out our in-depth Match Preview for all the key facts, stats and team news ahead of this afternoon's encounter.12.35
we know what team we are facing, but we also know that we drew twice against them last season, and we were one of only a few teams to take a point in the etihad."ralph hasenhüttlsouthampton manager
Hear from the boss 🎙
Check out what Saints manager Ralph Hasenhüttl had to say when he spoke to the media at this week's pre-match press conference.11.46
Back on the road 🛣
Southampton face arguably the toughest test in world football today: a trip to the Etihad Stadium to take on free-scoring Manchester City. But Saints have fared well against the reigning champions in the recent past, including two draws in the Premier League last season. Stay with us for all the build-up, team news, live commentary and regular match updates!11.44
MCI vs SOU Line Ups
João CanceloSergio Gómez (70′)
Bernardo SilvaRico Lewis (78′)
Phil FodenJack Grealish (58′)
Kevin De Bruyne (C)Julián Álvarez (70′)
Riyad MahrezCole Palmer (70′)
Gavin Bazunu (GK)
Kyle Walker-PetersJuan Larios (79′)
Stuart ArmstrongMoussa Djenepo (66′)
James Ward-Prowse (C)
Joe AriboSékou Mara (79′)
Adam ArmstrongMohamed Elyounoussi (66′)
MCI vs SOU Match Stats
Head to Head Stats
Shots on target80