Saints pick up valuable point at City

premier-league Etihad Stadium | Sun 23 Oct 1.30PM | Attendance: 53,731
Match Report post Highlights

MCI vs SOU
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MCI vs SOU As It Happened

Key moments so far

  • Saints make it five games unbeaten
  • Nathan Redmond opened scoring
  • Kelechi Iheanacho equalised for Man City
  • Saints stay eighth in the Premier League

FULL TIME: Manchester City 1-1 Southampton

After a long week, it's a fantastic point on the road for Claude Puel's side.

15.29
+6’

Yellow Card for Fraser Forster (Southampton)

Southampton's goalkeeper is booked for time wasting.

+5’

Manchester City substitution: Manuel Agudo Durán replaces Leroy Sané

Nolito is on for Manchester City, as five minutes additional time are indicated.

Boufal in action

Here's Sofiane Boufal in action on his Premier League debut for Southampton.

87’

Southampton substitution: James Ward-Prowse replaces Charlie Austin

A final change for Southampton, as Charlie Austin is replaced by James Ward-Prowse for the final eight minutes.

82’

Manchester City substitution: Vincent Kompany replaces Jesús Navas

Another very attacking change from Pep Guardiola, as Vincent Kompany makes way for Jesus Navas.

79’

Chance for Austin!

Sofiane Boufal does brilliantly to find Charlie Austin, but his powerful strike is pushed away by Claudio Bravo.

74’

Southampton substitution: Sofiane Boufal replaces Dušan Tadić

Sofiane Boufal is now on for his Premier League debut, as he replaces Dušan Tadić.

73’

Forster to the rescue!

Manchester City come forward and Ilkay Gundogan finds space in the penalty area, but Fraser Forster makes an excellent stop to keep the ball out.

71’

Southampton substitution: Pierre-Emile Højbjerg replaces Jordy Clasie

A double change coming up for Southampton. Pierre-Emile Højbjerg is one for Clasie in the first change.

63’

Yellow Card for Sergio Agüero (Manchester City)

Sergio Agüero is booked for a late challenge on Charlie Austin. Manchester City putting lots of pressure on the visitors when they gain back possession.

62’

Yellow Card for Vincent Kompany (Manchester City)

As Virgil van Dijk tries to lead the Southampton charge, he's taken out by Vincent Kompany, who is booked for the foul.

59’

GOAL

Kelechi Iheanacho (59’) | 1 1

58’

Pressure from City

The hosts are starting to build pressure, and it's a lovely ball in from Raheem Sterling, but it just evades two Manchester City men in the penalty area.

57’

Yellow Card for Oriol Romeu (Southampton)

A booking for Oriol Romeu, as he goes in late on Ilkay Gundogan in the middle of the pitch.

54’

Yellow Card for Aleksandar Kolarov (Manchester City)

Charlie Austin tries to break clear of Aleksandar Kolarov, but the Manchester City defender brings him down and is cautioned.

54’

A bright start

Southampton have looked very bright at the start of the second half, with a couple of excellent counter attacks.

50’

So we're back under way!

Can Southampton come away with a massive three points? They've got 45 minutes to hold on, thanks to Nathan Redmond's opening goal.

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Manchester City substitution: Kelechi Iheanacho replaces Kevin De Bruyne

It's a half-time change for the hosts, as Kelechi Iheanacho comes on to replace Kevin De Bruyne. An attacking move from Pep Guardiola.

First-half images

Check out some photos from the first 45 minutes of action at Etihad Stadium.

Get in!

A great photo of Nathan Redmond celebrate Southampton's opening goal.

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HALF TIME: Manchester City 0-1 Southampton

Nathan Redmond's goal has given Claude Puel's side the lead at half time.

Redmond nets

Here's the moment Nathan Redmond opened the scoring for Southampton against Manchester City.

+4’

Yellow Card for Jordy Clasie (Southampton)

A strong challenge from Jordy Clasie sees the Southampton man go into the book.

Puel will be pleased

Claude Puel will be a happy manager as we approach the final ten minutes of the first half. Saints currently lead 1-0 against Manchester City.

38’

Stones thinks he's equalised

Manchester City think they've equalised through John Stones, but the flag goes up for offside and Southampton are let off!

GOALSCORER 22 Nathan Redmond

REDMOND SCORES!

Redmond opens the scoring! The forward pounces on a defensive error, rounds the goalkeeper and fires the ball into the empty net. Get in there!

31’

GOOOAL!!!

Nathan Redmond (31’) | 0 1

25’

Wild from Clasie

Saints break forward and Nathan Redmond picks up the ball in the penalty area. He sets it back for Jordy Clasie, but the midfielder's effort flies well wide.

22’

City create the first chance

Fernandinho does well to drive forward and into the penalty area, but his cross just evades Raheem Sterling at the back post.

15’

First corner of the game

Dušan Tadić wins the first corner of the game, but Steven Davis's ball in is cleared away by Manchester City at the near post.

11’

A quiet start

Not much to report in the early minutes at Etihad Stadium. The hosts have had plenty of possession, but Claude Puel's men have remained resolute so far.

5’

We're underway!

Manchester City get us started at Etihad Stadium!

Last time out

Take a quick look at how Southampton fared against Manchester City when the two sides last met.

13.29

we didn't lose four games in the premier league. it's in all competitions. when you don't win you have to accept the opposite side.

pep guardiola
manager
13.20

we believe in our team. we need to be sharp. they are a very good team, but we have to focus on our own game.

cuco martina
defender
13.18

A look at the pitch

Claude Puel and his players have checked out their surroundings for this afternoon.

13.17

Puel's preview

Claude Puel spoke to the media at Etihad Stadium ahead of today's game.

13.09

They're here!

Watch as Southampton arrive at Etihad Stadium ahead of today's game.

12.45

Manchester City team vs Southampton

Starting XI: Bravo, Kompany (c), Stones, Kolarov, Fernandinho, Gundogan, Silva, Sane, Sterling, De Bruyne, Aguero.
Substitutes: Caballero (GK), Fernando, Nolito, Navas, Clichy, Otamendi, Iheanacho.

12.39

Southampton team vs Manchester City

Starting XI: Forster, Martina, Fonte (c), van Dijk, McQueen, Romeu, Clasie, Davis, Tadić, Redmond, Austin.
Substitutes: McCarthy (GK), Yoshida, Rodriguez, Ward-Prowse, Boufal, Højbjerg, Stephens.

12.37

Team news is coming soon!

Who will Claude Puel name in his starting line-up for today's clash with Manchester City? We'll have team news shortly.

12.18

A wounded City?

This afternoon's hosts lost out to Barcelona in midweek. Pep Guardiola's side lost 4-0 against his former club. They will be desperate to get back to winning ways this afternoon!

12.03

Sofiane's City preview

We caught up with Sofiane Boufal after his Southampton debut, and the summer signing also looked ahead to Manchester City.

12.02

IT WAS SO SPECIAL TO MAKE MY DEBUT IN THE SAN SIRO, BUT I WANT THE WIN. TODAY IS A BIG, BIG GAME.

SOFIANE BOUFAL
MIDFIELDER
12.01

The scene is set!

We're all set at Etihad Stadium ahead of today's game against Manchester City. We'll have team news at 12.30pm BST.

12.00

The lowdown

We've got quotes from both managers and Sofiane Boufal in our handy pre-match video.

It's matchday!

Southampton are back in Premier League action today, as they take on Manchester City at the Eithad Stadium. Can Claude Puel's men claim all three points this afternoon?

MCI vs SOU Line Ups

Manchester City

1
Claudio Bravo (GK)
24
John Stones
4
Vincent Kompany (C) yellow card
replace Jesús Navas (78′)
11
Aleksandar Kolarov yellow card
7
Raheem Sterling
19
Leroy Sané
replace Nolito (90′)
25
Fernandinho
8
Ilkay Gündogan
17
Kevin De Bruyne
replace Kelechi Iheanacho (45′) goal
21
David Silva
10
Sergio Agüero yellow card
9
Nolito
22
Gaël Clichy
72
Kelechi Iheanacho
15
Jesús Navas
13
Willy Caballero
6
Fernando
30
Nicolás Otamendi

Southampton

1
Fraser Forster (GK) yellow card
15
Cuco Martina
17
Virgil van Dijk
6
José Fonte (C)
38
Sam McQueen
11
Dusan Tadic
replace Sofiane Boufal (70′)
14
Oriol Romeu yellow card
4
Jordy Clasie yellow card
replace Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (67′)
8
Steven Davis
10
Charlie Austin
replace James Ward-Prowse (83′)
22
Nathan Redmond goal
13
Alex McCarthy
3
Maya Yoshida
24
Jack Stephens
16
James Ward-Prowse
19
Sofiane Boufal
23
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
9
Jay Rodriguez

MCI vs SOU Match Stats

Manchester City

Head to Head Stats

Southampton
  • Possession (%)
    65
    comparison angle
    35
  • Shots
    14
    comparison angle
    6
  • Shots on target
    3
    comparison angle
    2
  • Corners
    10
    comparison angle
    3
  • Passes Complete
    488
    comparison angle
    223

Top Saints Player Stats

shots on target
Goals
1
Nathan Redmond
Nathan Redmond
shots on target
Shots On Target
1
Charlie Austin
Charlie Austin
chances created
Chances Created
1
Oriol Romeu
Oriol Romeu
passes completed
Passes Completed
29
Oriol Romeu
Oriol Romeu
tackles
Tackles
8
Oriol Romeu
Oriol Romeu
clearances
Clearances
11
saves
Saves
2
Fraser Forster
Fraser Forster