Match officials : Our referee is Simon Hooper. He will be assisted by Simon Long and Derek Eaton. The fourth official is Andre Marriner and the VAR is Darren England.
Manchester City : Ederson, Walker, Laporte, Dias, Cancelo, Rodri, De Bruyne, Silva, Grealish, Foden, Sterling
Subs: Carson, Stones, Ake, Gundogan, Jesus, Fernandinho, Slicker, McAtee, Wilson-Esbrand.
Southampton : Forster, Bednarek, Perraud, Salisu, Walker-Peters, Romeu, Ward-Prowse, S.Armstrong, Redmond, Broja, Adams
Subs: Caballero, Lycano, Stephens, Long, A.Armstrong, Diallo, Valery, Walcott, Elyounoussi.
These teams met in September last year when they played to a goalless draw at the Etihad.
Southampton went down to Wolves 3-1 in their last game, while City beat Chelsea 1-0.
Manchester City have won their last 12 Premier League games, while Southampton have not lost at home in their last seven Premier League matches.
Manchester City continue to lead the table and they are 11 points clear of Liverpool having played a game more. Southampton occupy 12th place on the table.
G'Day and welcome to St Mary's for our live coverage of this Premiership encounter between Southampton and Manchester City.
Kick-off! We are underway here in Hampshire.
City have a corner inside the first 90 seconds.
Sterling goes down easy as he does and Man City have another set-piece.
Southampton launch an attack and secure a free-kick. It is floated in but the header is poor and Ederson watches it over the dead-ball line.
GOAL, SOUTHAMPTON, WALKER-PETERS! 1-0:
WOW! What a move and what a finish from the young full-back at the end of a blistering move!
Redmond did well to find Walker-Peters. He controls the bouncing ball and floats and shoots it both on the half-volley past Ederson!
When last did City concede the first goal this season?
City building regularly now and Southampton may regret scoring first.
Looking at various replays reflects how a poor Sterling pass handed the ball to Southampton that ended at the back of the net!
This time a poor Sterling cross after a run down the right ends up in the hands of Forster.
Pep is NOT HAPPY down on the side-line.
I guess City's play THUS FAR is summed up by the fact that De Bruyne sends a pass too long. He has not arrived yet.
NO GOAL! The flag is up after Broja finds the back of the net after another superb Saints move. VAR confirms NO GOAL!
Sterling pulls the shirt of Broja and Southampton have a free-kick near halfway.
Grealish receives a trough-ball and secures a corner that is cleared by Southampton.
City have another corner but it's poor from Cancelo and company for a goal kick.
Sterling has been put under pressure on a few occasions thus far.
Yellow! Bednarek is booked after a dangerous foul on Grealish, who retaliates.
Sterling almost gets City's first shot on target as he tries to curl it in from the right. It flies over! Only just!
The Saints have not sat on this lead and good for them as that would be dangerous. How long will that last?
Foden combines with Sterling, who feeds Grealish but great work by Forster BLOCKS the effort!
It should have been 1-1.
The Saints have launched two counter-attacks in the last few minutes but the final touches have let them down.
City build and then Rodri tries his luck but it flies WIDE!
We will have two minutes of time added on for stoppages.
HALF-TIME: SOUTHAMPTON 1-0 MANCHESTER CITY. Now when last did we see a half-time score like this? Can the Saints take this further?
Kick-off! We are back underway in the second half.
SUBSTITUTION: A change at the break for The Saints! Redmond is off and Elyounoussi is on.
CLOSE! Ward-Prowse heads home a corner but Ederson does well to clear the danger.
City applying the pressure even more. Pep could not have been impressed at the break!
The home fancs have not stopped chanting their support for their team!
Great keeping by Ederson by coming out after Broja is sent down the middle but La Porte saves the day and we have a corner.
POST! The header after the corner from Broja hits the Post! WOW!
SAVE! Great technique from Foden on the half-volley to smash it but even better from Forster to SAVE!
The CROSS-BAR comes to Southampton's recue after a shot from Rodri!
SUBSTITUTION: City make a change! Jesus is on for Sterling. No surprise really!
Stuart Armstrong is down and needs attention for Southampton.
GOAL, MANCHESTER CITY, LA PORTE! 1-1: A way back into the game for City after a self inflicted set-piece by The Saints! It is floated in and the Southampton defence is all over the place. Easy peasy!
You do not hand City favours. That was a CHEAP GOAL! Southampton beware as we still have 23 minutes left.
NO PENALTY for CITY! after Salisu BLOCKS an attempt with his hand? The referee says NO!
De Bruyne tries his luck and hits the post, as Man City are asking all the questions.
SUBSTITUTION: A change for The Saints and Bednarek is replaced by
It's one-way traffic now! What can The Saints do to stop it?
How long can this defence hold on? De Bruyne is down and VAR has a look. The check is OVER or is it?
Play is stopped and they check again! NO PENALTY! Darren England the VAR at it again!
YELLOW! This time VAR checks a foul by Armstrong on LaPorte! At first it's a YELLOW and it stays there.
We have had far too many incidents where Darren England overruled the on-field referee and where it was proven incorrect in the past.
SUBSTITUTION: Southampton bring on Diallo!
We now have five minutes of regulation time and possibly five more for stoppages left.
"Oh when the Saints go marching on" rings around St Mary's.
Another City corner after a Grealish shot is BLOCKED! De Bruyne shoots and it's a goal kick.
We are now into the SIX minutes of time added on for stoppages.
YELLOW! Rodri gets away with one but Elyounoussi is booked.
This will go on longer as we have a stoppage in stoppage time. Perraud is down.
City have a late corner and De Bruyne floats it in. It's not his best and Southampton clear!
FULL-TIME: SOUTHAMPTON 1-1 MANCHESTER CITY. Again The Saints take points off City for the second time this season. Great work by Ralph Hasenhüttl and his team. Thank you for joining us!