CONNECTIONS: Southampton and Manchester City

By SFC Media Fri 28 Nov First team

saintsfc.co.uk takes a look at some of the current links between Saints and Manchester City ahead of Sunday's game at St Mary's.

• Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart and Saints stopper Fraser Forster work together for England under goalkeeping coach Dave Watson.

• Defenders Toby Alderweireld and Vincent Kompany both represented Belgium at the World Cup in Brazil this summer.

• Saints winger Dušan Tadić is teammates with Manchester City defenders Matija Nastasić and Aleksandr Kolarov for the Serbia national team.

• Morgan Schneiderlin has been part of recent France squads along with Manchester City defenders Bacary Sagna, Eliaquim Mangala and Gaël Clichy.

• James Milner and Joe Hart both featured for England when Nathaniel Clyne made his debut against Slovenia at Wembley.

• Emmanuel Mayuka’s Zambia beat Yaya Toure’s Ivory Coast 8-7 on penalties in the final of the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations.

• Ryan Bertrand and Frank Lampard both started Chelsea’s Champions League final penalty shootout win against Bayern Munich in 2012.

• Manchester City defender Dedryck Boyata made his debut for Belgium in late-2010, replacing Saints defender Toby Alderweireld as a second-half substitute.

• Manchester City goalkeeper Richard Wright had a short loan spell with Saints in 2008, where he made seven appearances.

• Saints midfielder Steven Davis was at Aston Villa when James Milner joined on a loan deal from Newcastle during the 2005/06 campaign.

• Manchester City midfielder David Silva was part of the Valencia squad during Ronald Koeman’s time in charge of the Spanish outfit.

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