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We are not far from kick off now as thew teams begin to make their way onto the pitch.
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Man City XI: Ederson, Cancelo, Zinchenko, Laporte, Garcia, Fernandinho, Silva, Bernardo, Mahrez, Sterling, Jesus. Subs: Bravo, Stones, Gundogan, Rodrigo, De Bruyne, Otamendi, Foden, Doyle, Taylor Harwood-Bellis.
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Southampton XI: McCarthy, Walker-Peters, Bertrand, Bednarek, Stephens, Romeu, Ward-Prowse, Armstrong, Redmond, Adams, Ings. Subs: Gunn, Jankewitz, Ferry, Danso, Vokins, Smallbone, Obafemi, Djenepo, Long.
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Man City manager Pep Guardiola will have Fernandinho available again after suspension.
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Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl is dealing with a number of injury concerns ahead of Manchester City's visit, but Moussa Djenepo and Jack Stephens are available.
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Manchester City are on the back of a sumptuous 4-0 victory over league champions Liverpool, demonstrating that although retaining the league title has proved too difficult a task, they plan to finish the season strongly never the less.
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Fourteenth place Southampton are on 40 points and will consider themselves safe from relegation. A win today, which will not be easy, will see them jump Crystal Palace and move up one spot.
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Good evening and welcome to our coverage of this premier league clash between Southampton and Manchester City, live from St. Mary's Stadium.
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KICK OFF: We are underway!
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CLOSE! An anxious moment for City as Aymeric Laporte scuffs his clearance before Adams' low ball finds Redmond at the far post, but Garcia is able to block his attempted shot from close range!
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It's been a bright start by Southampton as Redmond's deflected free-kick loops over Ederson's crossbar for a corner.
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Bednarek takes the ball away from Jesus in a fair challenge as Redmond seeks the run of Adams but Laporte gets a block in as City escape another scare.
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Goal! Southampton lead, and in quite magnificent fashion! Zinchenko receives the ball on the half way line and Armstrong pinches it off him. The ball falls for Adam's who spots Edersen off his line and scores from some 40 yards! Southampton 1-0 Man City.
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Southampton are now having to do some defending as David Silva's corner is cleared by Romeu.
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NO PENALTY! Forward come City as Bernardo Silva slaloms into the penalty area between Bednarek and Romeu. He went down a bit easily there, and there's no need for VAR thankfully to check Marriner's on-field decision.
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Southampton lead, as the teams go in for orange slices.
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City have come back out and are passing the ball around with zip as they look to equalize.
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CLOSE! Again City come forward and are so nearly level as Danny Ings spots the run of David Silva to hook clear Sterling's cross. It was a lovely flighted pass into the forward's path by Cancelo.
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SCORE UPDATE: Southampton 1-0 Manchester City.
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Chances! City should be level as the home side survive an onslaught of City pressure. McCarthy was called into action a couple times after Fernandinho thumped the base of the past from range! But the score remains 1-0.
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OVER! More positive play by Southampton as Redmond nips in to take the ball off Cancelo. He has Adams in support but this time he goes it alone, only to curl his shot comfortably over the bar.
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SAVE! Great defending from Southampton as moments after Riyad Mahrez sees yet another shot saved by the feet of Alex McCarthy, the Algerian can't get his shot away as Bednarek is in his face to block.
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Just five minutes to go here till the break and Southampton will be counting down the minutes.
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CHANCE! Southampton very nearly pinch a second as Walker-Peters gets his head up, spots the run of Ings, and the former Liverpool striker is just on the stretch as he volleys the cross over!
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There will be a minimum of three minutes added time.
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YELLOW: Romeo founds himself in the book for a foul on Silva.
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KICK OFF: We are underway again.
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CLOSE! Joao Cancelo's probing ball forward is intercepted just about by Romeu but at the expense of a corner that Mahrez takes. It's towards Jesus and Laporte very nearly directs his flicked header home from close range but he can't quite reach it!
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HALF TIME: Southampton 1-0 Manchester City.
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SAVE! McCarthy is going to be a very busy man this half as again he is forced into a fine stop to deny Jesus an equaliser! When will it go in for the Brazilian? He's now gone eight and a half games without a goal.
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Huge chance! Zinchenko fizzes the ball into the feet of Silva in the box. He turns and only has the keeper to beat from close range, but can't do so as McCarthy makes another fine save.
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Canceol's cross finds Jesus who attempted a scissor kick. His effort was blocked.
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It's another chance for City as Bernardo Silva's shot is blocked. It seems as though it may be a matter of time before they equalize, but Southampton are defending very well.
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SUB: City bring on De Bruyne and Foden for Sterling and Mahrez.
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SCORE UPDATE: Southampton 1-0 Manchester City.
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Chance for City as the ball falls for Silva in the box. His effort is deflected narrowly wide.
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And another save for McCarthy! The cross comes in and Jesus's header is down into the crowd, but easily saved.
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Somehow Southampton are still in the lead as we go into the second drinks break.
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SUB Goalscorer Adams makes way for Sane Long.
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De Bruyne attempts a snap shot on the swivel but can't find the target.
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SAVE! All of a sudden, so very nearly a second Saints goal after Long's pass for Ings hits the heel of the striker, pops back to Armstrong and the shot from the edge of the box is kicked away by Ederson!
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Southampton are holding out and defending heroically as we enter the final 10 minutes or so. Bednarek and Stephens have been superb all evening, putting their bodies in the way.
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La Porte shoots from range but cannot trouble to goalkeeper.
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BOOKED! Are City running out of ideas? Gabriel Jesus shows his frustration to go into Mariner's notebook for something he said.
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There will be a minimum of five minutes added time.
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Chance! De Bruyne clips a pass over the top into the box and Bernardo Silva attempts the volley but cant quite get the desired connection.
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One last chance for City as Armstrong fouls David Silva right on the edge of the box!
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FULL TIME: Southampton 1-0 Manchester City.
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De Bruyne's effort strikes the wall and the full time whistle blows.
Southampton
Manchester City
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Goal Scorers
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16' Che Adams
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Yellow Cards
2
45' Oriol Romeu
57' Fernandinho
86' Gabriel Jesus
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Red Cards
0
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Squad
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Alex McCarthy
Jack Stephens
Danny Ings
Che Adams
Oriol Romeu
James Ward-...
Stuart Arms...
Ryan Bertrand
Nathan Redmond
Kyle Walker...
Jan Bednarek
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5
9
10
14
16
17
21
22
24
35
7
9
11
14
20
21
25
26
27
31
50
Raheem Ster...
Gabriel Jesus
Oleksandr Z...
Aymeric Lap...
Bernardo Silva
David Silva
Fernandinho
Riyad Mahrez
João Cancelo
Ederson
Eric García
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Reserves
9
Shane Long
Moussa Djenepo
Michael Oba...
William Sma...
Angus Gunn
Jake Vokins
Kevin Danso
Alexandre J...
7
12
20
27
28
29
38
47
64
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5
8
16
17
30
47
69
78
Claudio Bravo
John Stones
Ilkay Gündogan
Rodrigo
Kevin De Br...
Nicolás Ota...
Phil Foden
Tommy Doyle
Taylor Harw...