Manchester City took on Southampton in the premier league game on Sunday afternoon in a bid to get out of their mini rut of 4 games without a win but they started on the back foot when Southampton scored just before the half hour mark thanks to Nathan Redmond who intercepted John Stone’s back pass and squared Bravo to make it 1-0. But City finally got back on level terms after the break when Kelechi Iheanacho came on sub for de Bruyne in second half and tapped home from close range.
Manchester City 1-1 Southampton Highlights
[ English Premier League 2016-17 ]
27′ 0 – 1 Nathan Redmond scored after intercepting John Stone’s back pass to put Saints 1-0 up at Etihad Stadium
55′ 1 – 1 Kelechi Iheanacho came on as second half sub to score the equalizer.
Match Highlights (English)
Pep Guardiola and his Manchester City side has gone 4 games without a win after their incredible start to the season. They must get back on winning ways this weekend specially because their next few games are difficult ones where they take on Manchester United in league cup and Barcelona visit Etihad a week later. Southampton on the other hand has been very solid and they are unbeaten in the league since 10th September 2016. They will surely give Manchester City a game and might well cause problems for Guardiola who is in uncharted territory without a win in 4 competitive games.
Team News & Lineups: Sergio Aguero’s omission for starting lineup against Barcelona caused all sorts of critcism but Guardiola is defiant in his stance. Aguero will return to starting lineup while de Bruyne, Silva and Sterling to start in attacking roles ahead of Gundogan and Fernandinho.
Southampton on the other hand will start with their trusted 4-3-3 system where Charlie Austin to play upfront while Redmond and Tadic to start in attacking roles behind Austin. Davis, Jordi Clasi and Romeu to play in central midfield roles. This is how I expect both teams to lineup on Sunday afternoon.
Match Predictions: Manchester City will find it hard to breakdown Southampton looking at both teams recent performances. But they have too much talent in their ranks to drop points at home against a team who can blow hot and cold. I expect City to get back on winning ways this Sunday and possibly a thumping win. I am going with a comfortable 3-0 win for City in this one.