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K. De Bruyne
P. Foden
5 - 2
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C. Adams
Goal
4 - 2
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R. Mahrez
P. Foden
4 - 1
45' + 3'
İ. Gündoğan
Goal
3 - 1
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R. Mahrez
Goal
2 - 1

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58% 41%
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Shots On Target 10 6
Total Passes 673 481
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City look to continue their momentum away at Fulham this weekend, while Southampton host Brighton in a big game down the bottom end of the table.
Kevin De Bruyne and Riyad Mahrez both scored twice, while Ilkay Gundogan was also on target as Manchester City got back to winning ways and moved 14 points clear at the top of the Premier League table. James Ward-Prowse and Che Adams found the net for Southampton, who remain 14th and have now lost eight of their last 11 games.
90' + 3' FULL-TIME: MANCHESTER CITY 5-2 SOUTHAMPTON
90' + 1' Good save! Foden sends Aguero on his way with a precise through ball. Although the angle is tight, the Argentine's powerful strike forces an important save by McCarthy at his near post.
90' We are going to have three minutes of stoppage time at the end of this game.
88' JUST WIDE! Good awareness by Gundogan to pick out Silva in space. The Portugal international looks for the far corner with a low left-footed strike, but it drifts marginally wide of the target.
87' In fairness to Southampton, they have continued to enjoy plenty of positive spells despite their deficit. This will give them confidence heading into their home clash with Brighton at the weekend.
85' OFFSIDE, NO GOAL! Adams is denied the flag! Ward-Prowse wins possession back for Southampton and drives at the City defence before feeding Adams, who brilliantly finds the far corner with a precise finish. However, his joy is cut short by the offside flag and he can have few complaints.
Fernandinho
Yellow Card
82' Fernandinho clips the heels of Tella and rightly goes into the book.
B. Mendy
O. Zinchenko
81' Another change for City with Benjamin Mendy coming on for Zinchenko.
78' WIDE! Torres should score! A glaring opportunity for the Spaniard after Fernandinho robs Salisu of possession in the Southampton penalty area. However, he can only drag the ball wide from close range.
76' Aguero does boast an impressive record against Southampton. In fact, he has found the net four times in the last three meetings between the sides at the Etihad.
74' It seems hard to believe, but it is almost 14 months since Aguero last scored in the Premier League. A total of 277 different players have found the net since the Argentine was last on target in the English top-flight.
S. Agüero
K. De Bruyne
72' City also turn to the bench with De Bruyne making way for Sergio Aguero.
Caleb Watts
S. Armstrong
72' Southampton make a change with Caleb Watts replacing Armstrong.
72' Just wide! The goal continues to evade Foden as receiving the ball from Gundogan on the edge of the box, he whips a low shot just wide of the far post.
70' We are into the final 20 minutes at the Etihad and City appear to be going through the motions as they comfortably retain possession in the Southampton half.
67' As for City, this would open up a 14-point gap at the top of the Premier League table. Already, you feel like it would take an almighty collapse to prevent them from lifting the trophy in May.
65' Barring a miraculous turnaround, this would be a ninth defeat in 10 trips to the Etihad for Southampton. Ironically, they were victorious in the last-ever Premier League game at City's former home - Maine Road - in May 2003, with Michael Svensson netting in a 1-0 success.
I. Diallo
J. Stephens
63' Southampton also turn to the bench with Ibrahima Diallo replacing Stephens.
Ferran Torres
R. Mahrez
61' City make a change and Mahrez is given a well-earned rest, with Ferran Torres coming on in his place.
P. Foden
Assist
59' Foden did well to take the pace out of the cross and cushion the ball into De Bruyne's path.
K. De Bruyne
Goal
59' DE BRUYNE!!! 5-2 CITY! The Belgian completes his brace! After Foden does well to take the pace out of a fizzed cross into his feet, De Bruyne drives into the area before firing home a fifth goal.
58' City immediately looking to restore their two-goal buffer with Foden getting a low shot away, but McCarthy is equal to it.
C. Adams
Goal
56' ADAMS!!! 4-2! Hope for Southampton! A brilliant response from the Saints - although, City will be far from happy. Sloppy possession in and around their own penalty area leads to Armstrong's shot ricocheting off Adams, who reacts quickly to slam the ball home.
P. Foden
Assist
55' Foden was the creator as he demonstrated great awareness to pick out Mahrez in the box.
R. Mahrez
Goal
55' MAHREZ!!! 4-1! His second goal of the game! The Algerian completes his brace following another devastating attack by City. Receiving the ball from Foden in the box, he calmly steps away from a couple of challenges before drilling past McCarthy.
54' Guardiola's men are turning on the style as they look to hammer home their advantage. You feel it is only a matter of time before goal number four arrives.
52' It is fair to say that City have started the second half with purpose. In fact, they have enjoyed a staggering 95 per cent of possession since the restart.
50' Seeking his 12th goal of the season in all competitions, Foden unleashes a fierce strike from the edge of the box that requires strong hands from McCarthy.
48' As things stand, City are on course for their fifth consecutive home win over Southampton. It would also be their 20th victory against the Saints in the Premier League.
46' City get the ball rolling once more at the Etihad.
N. Tella
M. Djenepo
46' Southampton have made a change at the break with Djenepo making way for Nathan Tella.
Despite the scoreline, Southampton will be impressed with their first-half efforts. They looked threatening going forward and were unlucky not to add to their one goal. But it is important they do not let their heads drop and try to stay in this contest upon its resumption.
Those two late goals at the end of the first half have put Man City in control at the break. Despite a slow start, the hosts took the lead through Kevin De Bruyne, but were pegged back by James Ward-Prowse's well-taken penalty. However, they regained their advantage through Riyad Mahrez before Ilkay Gundogan's stoppage-time strike gave them breathing space going into the second half.
45' + 4' HALF-TIME: MANCHESTER CITY 3-1 SOUTHAMPTON
İ. Gündoğan
Goal
45' + 3' GUNDOGAN!!! 3-1! Mahrez bursts into life as he exchanges passes with De Bruyne on the edge of the box, before seeing his low shot cannon back off the post. However, Gundogan is quickly on the scene to tuck away the rebound.
45' The fourth official raises his board to indicate that there will be a minimum of three additional minutes at the end of this first half.
42' Southampton will be pleased with their first-half display, but that was a glaring reminder that you simply cannot afford that level of sloppiness against City and for it to go unpunished.
R. Mahrez
Goal
40' MAHREZ!!! 2-1 CITY! And it's a nightmare for Adams! The Southampton striker looks to switch the play, but only succeeds in sending the ball straight to Mahrez. The Algerian ruthlessly punishes the error as he cuts inside onto his favoured left foot, before whipping a powerful shot beyond McCarthy at the far post.
39' A concern for the Saints as Djenepo appeared to hurt himself after that shot. The visitors' medical team is quickly on to see to the midfielder, who will be hopeful he can continue here.
37' CHANCE! City caught in possession outside their own penalty area and Southampton look to capitalise. The ball is threaded through for the onrushing Djenepo, but he is unable to keep his shot on target.
36' Not one of Ward-Prowse's finest deliveries in all fairness as he whips the ball way over the crossbar and it is never troubling Ederson.
35' The Saints continue to apply the pressure and are awarded a free-kick just over 25 yards from goal. This is Ward-Prowse territory...
33' Great effort! At the other end, Ward-Prowse unleashes a ferocious strike from around 30 yards out. His shot is dipping and Ederson is forced to tip it over the bar.
31' NO PENALTY! But respect to Foden! The City youngster is tripped by McCarthy, who got into a right tangle inside the penalty area. However, rather than appeal, Foden quickly gets back to his feet as he looks to slot the ball home, but Southampton quickly recover in numbers and the chance goes begging. Following a VAR check, play goes on.
29' The hosts look to respond with space opening up for Fernandinho to try his luck from distance. However, the Brazilian's ambitious attempt is always rising.
27' For the second game running, City are punished after conceding a penalty. It was sloppy play by Laporte, but full marks to Ward-Prowse for the clinical manner in which he converted the spot-kick.
J. Ward-Prowse
Penalty Goal
25' WARD-PROWSE!!! 1-1! The Southampton skipper equalises! Ward-Prowse steps up to the penalty spot and calmly drills the ball down the middle of the goal, evading the dive of Ederson.
24' PENALTY TO SOUTHAMPTON! The referee points to the spot after Laporte drags down Vestergaard, whose initial thumping header was somehow kept out by Ederson.
23' Good effort! Southampton look to stem the tide with a neat exchange of passes resulting in Redmond finding space to run into. He looks for the far corner and Ederson has to turn it away to safety.
21' The goal has certainly settled the hosts down as they comfortably maintain possession and the gulf in quality is gradually becoming more evident.
19' City are seeking their 14th consecutive victory in a Premier League match played on a Wednesday. Their current tally of 13 is a record for that particular day.
17' The brilliant Belgian's fourth Premier League goal of the season has sparked City into life. The whole complexion of the game appears to have changed in that moment, with the hosts now very much on the front foot.
K. De Bruyne
Goal
15' DE BRUYNE!!! 1-0 MAN CITY! Smash and grab by the Premier League leaders! With their first attack of the game, the hosts edge their noses in front. A terrific diagonal ball sends Zinchenko clear down the left. His cross is met by Foden, who is denied by McCarthy, but De Bruyne is quickly on the scene to gobble up the rebound.
13' Southampton's positive start is all the more impressive when you consider that they have lost seven of their last 10 games in all competitions. The Saints were also beaten 9-0 on their last visit to Manchester.
11' Opposite number Hasenhuttl will be greatly encouraged by the start his side have made to this game. The Saints have been positive going forward, but just need a bit more quality in the final third.
9' Of course, it is early days yet, but it is worth noting that Guardiola has never lost consecutive home league games during his managerial career. The Spaniard will be very keen to ensure that impressive record remains firmly intact here.
7' Southampton have enjoyed a whopping 73 per cent of the possession inside the opening seven minutes. However, the Saints will be aware that they must capitalise when in the ascendancy, or City will eventually punish them.
5' Following a good spell of pressure from the visitors, City deal with Ward-Prowse's corner before Djenepo runs the ball out of play.
3' The Saints have made a positive start in their quest for a first victory at the Etihad since April 2004. James Beattie and Kevin Phillips were the scorers that day.
1' The referee blows his whistle and Southampton get the match underway.
The teams are out and kick-off is fast approaching at the Etihad.
City have won seven of the last eight meetings between the sides; scoring 18 goals along the way. Their only defeat during that span came courtesy of a 1-0 reverse at the back end of last season.
As for Southampton, there are six changes from their win over Sheffield United. Ralph Hasenhuttl is without Danny Ings, who misses out after sustaining a muscle injury at Bramall Lane. There is also a change in goal with Alex McCarthy replacing Fraser Forster. Che Adams is among the other players recalled to the starting line-up.
Pep Guardiola makes five changes as he looks to put Sunday's derby defeat firmly behind his team. Notably, Raheem Sterling drops to the bench, but there are recalls for Kyle Walker, Aymeric Laporte, Fernandinho, Bernardo Silva and Phil Foden. Again, Guardiola opts to name a starting 11 without a recognised striker, as Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus take their places among the substitutes.
SUBS: Fraser Forster, Kyle Walker-Peters, Kayne Ramsay, Ibrahima Diallo, Will Ferry, Caleb Watts, Nathan Tella, Takumi Minamino, Daniel N'Lundulu.
SOUTHAMPTON (5-4-1): Alex McCarthy; Jan Bednarek, Jannik Vestergaard, Jack Stephens, Mohammed Salisu, Ryan Bertrand; Moussa Djenepo, James Ward-Prowse (captain), Stuart Armstrong, Nathan Redmond; Che Adams.
SUBS: Zack Steffen, John Stones, Joao Cancelo, Benjamin Mendy, Rodri, Ferran Torres, Raheem Sterling, Sergio Aguero, Gabriel Jesus.
MANCHESTER CITY (4-3-3): Ederson; Kyle Walker, Ruben Dias, Aymeric Laporte, Oleksandr Zinchenko; Kevin De Bruyne, Fernandinho (captain), Ilkay Gundogan; Riyad Mahrez, Bernardo Silva, Phil Foden.
Man City are aiming to get back to winning ways after seeing their 21-game streak ended by rivals Manchester United on Sunday. Whereas, Southampton will look to make it back-to-back victories following their weekend success at Sheffield United.
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