MCI vs Saints Match Centre
Pellegrino sees another side to Saints
Manager pleased with versatility of his players.
Highlights: Man City 2-1 Saints
Watch the best of the action from Saints' trip to the Etihad Stadium.
90 in 90: Man City 2-1 Saints
Watch the 90-second highlights of Saints trip to the Etihad Stadium.
Gallery: Man City 2-1 Saints
The pick of the action shots from Manchester.
Pellegrino's pride in valiant Saints
Manager pleased with players after battling display.
Video: Pellegrino proud of players' efforts
Mauricio Pellegrino reacts to last-gasp Man City defeat.
Romeu: "We did almost everything"
The midfielder reflects on Saints' heartbreak at the Etihad.
Video: Romeu gutted after City strike late
Oriol Romeu proud despite Saints' late heartbreak at the Etihad.
Saints fall to last-gasp City defeat
Disciplined display comes up agonisingly short against Premier League leaders.
Pellegrino: City clash "a huge opportunity”
The boss looks ahead with confidence to the game in Manchester
Opposition View: Manchester City
Guardiola excited to reunite with former teammate Pellegrino
Pellegrino previews trip to City
Watch Mauricio Pellegrino lay out his plans for tonight's meeting in Manchester
Match Preview: Man City vs Saints
An in-depth look at our midweek clash with the league leaders
Pre-match quiz: Saints, City, both or neither?
Test your knowledge with our quiz ahead of Saints meeting with Manchester City.
On the Road: Manchester City
Everything you need to know about Wednesday's away day.
Inside Track: Manchester City
Get the lowdown on Manchester City from MEN correspondent Stuart Brennan.
No new injury concerns for City
Mauricio Pellegrino gives his team news ahead of Wednesday's match
Press Conference (part one): Pellegrino on City
Watch the manager speak with the media ahead of Man City.
MCI vs Saints As It Happened
Key moments so far
- Sterling scores with last kick of the game
- Oriol levels after superb Boufal assist
- City in front through deflected De Bruyne free-kick
- Lemina, Højbjerg and Romeu all feature in midfield
FULL-TIME: City 2-1 Saints
City win it with the last kick of the game as Raheem Sterling curls an unstoppable shot into the top corner.22.02
FIVE minutes of added time
Not long to go now, boys! It's been a brilliant away performance for 90 minutes...
It's a superb Saints equaliser! Sofiane Boufal produces a magical first touch and cross and ORIOL ROMEU is there to fire high into the net. GET IN!
Oriol Romeu (74’) | Manchester City 1 – 1 Southampton
Virgil ends over the top
Half chance for Saints to get back in the game as van Dijk heads Redmond's left-wing corner over the bar. Tricky one for Virgil who would have hit the target had he been running onto the ball.
Yellow Card for Shane Long (Southampton)
Long gets his name taken for a late challenge on Otamendi.
Fraser Forster, making his 100th appearance for the club tonight, keeps Saints in the game. The big man flies out to deny Sergio Aguero before punching De Bruyne's long-range shot away from danger.
Come on, Saints!
Nothing to be done about the game's opening goal which was very tough on the visitors given the way they went about their business in the first half.
City in front
Kevin De Bruyne's near-post free-kick is sliced into the net by what looks like the boot of Virgil van Dijk, under pressure from City's Nicolas Otamendi.
Nicolás Otamendi (47’) | Manchester City 1 – 0 Southampton
SECOND HALF: Back under way in Manchester
Plenty to build on here, Saints!
HALF-TIME: City 0-0 Saints
It's goalless at the Etihad at the interval. So far, so good...
Really impressive stuff from the men in red and white so far. The boys are defending superbly and threatening on the break and from set pieces. A few murmurs of unrest from the home crowd show what a good job we've done.
Yellow Card for Vincent Kompany (Manchester City)
Kompany goes into the book for a cynical foul on Shane Long near the halfway line.
CHANCE FOR LEMINA!
Saints break forward through Redmond. The winger is joined by Lemina who scrambles through the City defence and sees his low shot fumbled clear by Ederson.
Mauricio the happier manager?
Plenty of positives for Mauricio Pellegrino's men so far who have kept City at bay with confidence in the first half an hour.
Forster saves from Fernandinho
Saints turn the ball over in midfield as City press high up the pitch. The ball breaks to Fernandinho whose side-footed shot is palmed away by Fraser Forster.
WESLEY OFF THE POST!
Big opening for Saints! Ryan Bertrand's corner is flicked on at the near post towards Wesley Hoedt who smacks a header against the upright...
Oriol Romeu is joined in midfield tonight by Pierre-Emile Højbjerg and Mario Lemina with Ryan Bertrand and Cédric Soares either side of them. Plenty of City ball early on here, but Saints are looking solid.
We're under way at the Etihad!
Saints have kicked off and we're up and running. Come on boys! 😇20.01
Ready to go!
The warm-ups are over and the players are exchanging handshakes ahead of kick-off.19.58
they are a really strong team and it's a chance to show how far we've come. it's never good to go into a game with fear - we have to do our best and play as a team.wesley hoedtsouthampton defender
Touchdown in Manchester...
Our cameras were in position to see the squad arrive at the stadium for tonight's game.19.29
Mario Lemina makes his first start in five and a half weeks as one of five changes for Mauricio Pellegrino. Maya Yoshida, Oriol Romeu, Nathan Redmond and Shane Long also return. Kick-off is at 8pm BST.19.08
Man City team confirmed
Starting XI: Ederson, Walker, Kompany, Otamendi, Delph, De Bruyne, Fernandinho, Gundogan, Sterling, Aguero, Jesus.
Subs: Bravo, Mangala, Danilo, B. Silva, D. Silva, Zinchenko, Diaz.19.03
Saints team confirmed! 😇
Starting XI: Forster, Yoshida, van Dijk, Hoedt, Cédric, Lemina, Romeu, Højbjerg, Bertrand, Redmond, Long.
15 minutes until team news!
Who would you like to see on the teamsheet? We'll bring you the two line-ups at 7pm BST.18.46
i want us to be in the game until the end. we want to get the ball on the floor and move them, because they are not used to having to run behind the ball. we know we might have to defend more than normal, but that's part of the competition - we have to adapt to different situations.mauricio pellegrinosouthampton manager
Watch Pellegrino's pre-match interview
We caught up with Saints boss Mauricio Pellegrino to preview tonight's game against the Premier League leaders.18.26
Let's continue where we left off!
Saints were in red-hot form at St Mary's on Sunday, hitting four past Everton to climb back into the top half of the Premier League.17.40
I am very pleased that tomorrow, I will see him after a long time. On the pitch, he had a lot of courage. He was an intelligent player. We had a great relationship and I have a lot of memories of him.Pep GuardiolaSpeaking about mauricio pellegrino
Pellegrino previews tonight's game
Watch the highlights from the manager's pre-match press conference.13.52
Matchday is back! 😇
A big welcome from the Etihad Stadium for tonight's Premier League clash with Man City! Thanks for joining us on Matchday Live. We'll be here with you throughout this evening, bringing you all the build-up, team news and live match updates, as well as free audio commentary from the game! Come on you Saints 👊11.55
MCI vs Saints Line Ups
Vincent Kompany (C)
Ilkay GündoganBernardo Silva (80′)
Kevin De Bruyne
Gabriel JesusDavid Silva (74′)
Fraser Forster (GK)
Cédric SoaresSam McQueen (87′)
Maya Yoshida (C)
Virgil van Dijk
Pierre-Emile HøjbjergSofiane Boufal (64′)
Shane LongCharlie Austin (83′)
MCI vs Saints Match Stats
Shots on target122