Saints beaten by City

St Mary's Stadium | Sat 15 Apr 5.30PM | Attendance: 31,850
Match Report Highlights

Saints v MCI Match Centre

Saints v MCI As It Happened

Key moments so far

  • Vincent Kompany gives the visitors the lead with a header
  • Leroy Sané doubled the advantage during a City break away
  • Sergio Agüero made it 3-0, heading home from Kevin De Bruyne's cross

FULL TIME: Saints 0-3 Manchester City

Saints are undone by an incisive Manchester City side at St Mary's with goals from Kompany, Sané and Agüero.

88’

Manchester City substitution: Kelechi Iheanacho replaces Sergio Agüero

85’

Manchester City substitution: Raheem Sterling replaces Leroy Sané

81’

Southampton substitution: Jay Rodriguez replaces Shane Long

Shane Long is replaced with an injury and Jay Rodriguez enters the field of play.

Agüero 😩

Kevin De Bruyne hangs up a delightful cross from the byline and Sergio Agüero heads home at the back post to make it 0-3.

80’

Goal

Sergio Agüero (80’) | Southampton 0 3 Manchester City

Sané makes it two

Kevin De Bruyne breaks away before feeding the ball into Leroy Sané who tucks it under Fraser Forster to double the visitors advantage.

77’

Goal

Leroy Sané (77’) | Southampton 0 2 Manchester City

72’

Yoshida's header is saved

After a good spell of pressure, Dušan Tadić sends a teasing cross to the back post and Maya Yoshida is denied by Claudio Bravo.

69’

Saints press high

Pierre-Emile Højbjerg wins the ball after Claudio Bravo tries to play out, before Dušan Tadić's backheel in search of Sofiane Boufal runs all the way through.

65’

Forster makes a good save

Kevin De Bruyne delivers a low cross with Sergio Agüero waiting, but Fraser Forster is down well to push it away before Jack Stephens makes a block.

61’

City in search of a second

Leroy Sané breaks forward and feeds Kevin De Bruyne, who hits a right-footed effort that is never troubling Fraser Forster.

59’

Southampton substitution: Sofiane Boufal replaces Manolo Gabbiadini

59’

Southampton substitution: Shane Long replaces James Ward-Prowse

The visitors lead

From the resulting corner, Vincent Kompany climbs highest to head beyond Fraser Forster and gives City the lead.

55’

Goal

Vincent Kompany (55’) | Southampton 0 1 Manchester City

54’

Nava's drive tipped over

Jesús Navas hits a rising shot , which Fraser Forster does well to push over the top for a corner.

52’

Ward-Prowse goes close

James Ward-Prowse takes aim from a free-kick after Steven Davis is brought down, but it goes inches wide of Claudio Bravo's upright.

45’

We're back under way at St Mary's!

Come on, Saints! 😇

Photo by Matt Watson

HALF TIME: Saints 0-0 Manchester City

The visitors have gone closest through David Silva, but it's been an evenly-contested game here at St Mary's.

Photo by Matt Watson

Anguish for Dušan 😫

Dušan Tadić reacts to missing a chance early on from Manolo Gabbiadini's cut back.

40’

Yellow Card for Cédric (Southampton)

Cédric is the next man in the book for a foul on Fernandinho.

37’

Sané goes one-on-one

Leroy Sané is released by Yaya Toure and looks to round Fraser Forster but the Saints stopper does well to get a hand on the ball.

37’

Silva misses a golden opportunity

Sergio Agüero gets to the byline and delivers an inch-perfect ball for David Silva, but he misses from point-blank range.

35’

Saints enjoying a good spell

Cédric and James Ward-Prowse link up well down the right before the England international clips a cross in towards Davis, who flicks a header wide.

30’

Yellow Card for Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (Southampton)

Pierre-Emile Højbjerg goes into the book after a late sliding challenge on David Silva.

25’

City pressing

The visitors looking for an opening but David Silva's corner is headed away by Pierre-Emile Højbjerg in the box.

Photo by Matt Watson

Game of few chances so far...

Ryan Bertrand looks to move Saints forward in what has been a relatively quiet opening 20 minutes here at St Mary's.

14’

Tadić fires over

Manolo Gabbiadini finds space on the left before finding Dušan Tadić with a clever cut-back, but the Serbian can't keep his shot down.

3’

Chance for City!

Gaël Clichy gets away down the left and delivers a deep cross to Sergio Agüero but he can't make a clean contact and it drifts out.

0’

We're under way! 😇

Sergio Aguero gets us going at St Mary's in the Premier League. Come on!

The players are emerging from the tunnel

It's a great atmosphere inside St Mary's this evening! 😇

16.37

Warm up ✅

It's almost time...

16.35

Man City's starting XI

Here's how Pep Guardiola's men line-up: Bravo, Clichy, Kompany (c), Otamendi, Fernandinho, Toure, Sane, Silva, De Bruyne, Navas, Aguero.

16.37
Photo by Matt Watson

The teams are in!

Here's how Saints line-up to take on Manchester City: Forster, Cédric, Stephens, Yoshida, Bertrand, Davis (c), Højbjerg, Ward-Prowse, Tadić, Redmond, Gabbiadini.

16.34
Photo by Matt Watson

Win a brand new car 🚗

Franny Benali is outside the stadium today selling raffle tickets to win a brand new car! Just £5 to enter and all the money is going to Cancer Research UK!

16.03

The players arrive at St Mary's 

Watch as the Southampton squad arrive at St Mary's ahead of this evening's game against Manchester City.

15.06

The lads are here! 👊

The players have started arriving at St Mary's for this evening's match against Manchester City.

14.25
Photo by Matt Watson

The scene is set!

The cameras are all in place and the scene is set here at St Mary's! 😇

13.44

Tadić relishing Manchester City clash

Dušan Tadić will be hoping to continue his fine form of late against Manchester City. Get his thoughts ahead of today's clash at St Mary's.

12.54
Photo by Matt Watson

Opposition View: Manchester City

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is expecting a tough test when his side visit St Mary's today. Get his thoughts here.

12.48

we need to finish the season strong. we're in a good moment, we need to keep doing the same things and it won't be a problem.

DUŠAN tADIĆ
Southampton midfielder
12.45

Puel looks ahead to City clash

We got the thoughts of Saints boss Claude Puel ahead of today's meeting with Pep Guardiola's Manchester City at St Mary's.

12.42

Inside Staplewood: Saints prepare for City

Watch our footage from Staplewood Campus, as Southampton prepared to take on Manchester City in the Premier League today.

12.41

It's matchday! 😇

Southampton take on Manchester City in the Premier League at St Mary's, looking for a third win on the bounce for the first time this season.

12.39

Saints v MCI Line Ups

Southampton

1
Fraser Forster (GK)
3
Maya Yoshida
24
Jack Stephens
21
Ryan Bertrand
2
Cédric Soares
22
Nathan Redmond
16
James Ward-Prowse
Shane Long (60′) Jay Rodriguez (82′)
8
Steven Davis (C)
23
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
11
Dusan Tadic
20
Manolo Gabbiadini
Sofiane Boufal (60′)
4
Jordy Clasie
40
Mouez Hassen
19
Sofiane Boufal
7
Shane Long
12
Martín Cáceres
9
Jay Rodriguez
15
Cuco Martina

Manchester City

1
Claudio Bravo (GK)
30
Nicolás Otamendi
22
Gaël Clichy
4
Vincent Kompany (C)
15
Jesús Navas
17
Kevin De Bruyne
42
Yaya Touré
19
Leroy Sané
Raheem Sterling (86′)
21
David Silva
Pablo Zabaleta (81′)
25
Fernandinho
10
Sergio Agüero
Kelechi Iheanacho (89′)
11
Aleksandar Kolarov
6
Fernando
7
Raheem Sterling
72
Kelechi Iheanacho
75
Aleix García
13
Willy Caballero
5
Pablo Zabaleta

Saints v MCI Match Stats

Southampton

Head to Head Stats

Manchester City
  • Possession (%)
    41
    59
  • Shots
    8
    18
  • Shots on target
    1
    5
  • Corners
    4
    8
  • Passes Complete
    344
    547

Top Saints Player Stats

Shots On Target
1
Maya Yoshida
Maya Yoshida
Chances Created
3
Dušan Tadić
Dušan Tadić
Passes Completed
70
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
Tackles
5
Jack Stephens
Jack Stephens
Clearances
3
Maya Yoshida
Maya Yoshida
Saves
2
Fraser Forster
Fraser Forster