Premier League: Southampton stuns Manchester City 1-0

Catch the live commentary, stats, goal updates, and highlights from the Premier League match between Southampton and Manchester City at St. Mary's Stadium.

Updated : Jul 06, 2020 01:32 IST , Southampton

Manchester City will look to draw confidence from its last Premier League match against Liverpool on Friday, where it beat the champion 4-0.
Manchester City will look to draw confidence from its last Premier League match against Liverpool on Friday, where it beat the champion 4-0.

Manchester City will look to draw confidence from its last Premier League match against Liverpool on Friday, where it beat the champion 4-0.



FULL-TIME ⚽: Southampton, the side with the worst home record in the division, stuns Manchester City, which had shut the champion out 4-0, only a few days ago.

Well, who would have thought?

90+4': Can Manchester City salvage something from here with all of the Saints literally camping withing 25 yards off goal? And well, what do we have here? A free-kick. For City. Right at the edge of the box. It's all happening here!

90+2': What a day Danny Ings is having too. Stunning and crucial clearance from him as Southampton hangs on for dear life!

90': Bednarek comes down, caught on the face by Jesus' stray elbow. We will have a minimum of five minutes of added time.

87': As for Southampton, everybody but Long is behind the ball. They desperately want to hang on to what they have!

86': YELLOW CARD: Speaking of frustration, Jesus has been booked for collecting the ball before it rolled out of play and banging it onto the pitch.

84': Frustration writ large on City now. Laporte going for it from 30 yards out only makes it more evident.

82': Two back-to-back corners taken by Kevin de Bruyne. No harm done...

Manchester City has 22 attempts on goal now

Alex McCarthy with six saves, and,

Jack Stephens with four blocks.

Well, that accounts for most of the story tonight...

75': A beauty from Ederson! It was all but 2-0. Ings craftily works the ball back to Armstrong, whose low shot finds the Brazilian's trailing leg. Almost, one would have thought...

74': De Bruyne, not in control of that shot, sends it swinging wide into the North Stand.

70': SUBSTITUTION for Southampton: Shane Long IN. Che Adams OUT.

Drinks break

67': Garcia commits a blunder, misjudging the power on a backpass, but would have heaved a sigh of relief when Ederson reaches the ball before Adams.

66': McCarthy is having the game of his life. Has put up a stunning show tonight. This was a comparatively easier save, though - played right into his gloves by Jesus again.

63': We have a brief stoppage as Ryan Bertrand gets some treatment.

58': SUBSTITUTIONS for Manchester City: Raheem Sterling and Riyad Mahrez come off. Phil Foden and Kevin de Bruyne are the new men in.

57': Booked for a late challenge on Redmond! This is the 11th yellow card of the campaign for Fernandinho alongside two reds.

56': Shot and a block! And shot and a block, again! City has no free space on offer and is on the lookout for an error to exploit.

54' It doesn't get worse. City has constantly been bang on target but the collective brilliance of the Southampton defensive setup has managed to keep all worries at bay. Zinchenko feeds the ball to David Silva who plays it into the hands of the shot-stopper again.

50' AGAIN! Another opportunity goes abegging for the Cityzens as Fernandinho lays one off to Laporte at the right wing. It balloons over to Jesus, who has headed it into the safe hands of McCarthy.

48' City wins a corner. Will this be it? Mahrez sends in a curler and although Jesus manages to get to it at the near post it lands beyond Laporte at the far.

45' KICK-OFF: We are back underway and there were no changes made at the break.


HALF-TIME : Southampton's defence has put up an extraordinary show. It has been a tight game in the first 45 minutes, with City's midfield seemingly a bit on the slower side. There have been no changes from either of the managers yet and will KDB coming in, make a difference? Only time will tell...

45' We will have three minutes of added time before heading into the half-time break. Yellow card for Oriol Romeu, who goes for a late challenge on David Silva.

44' Walker-Peters plays it wonderfully in from the right. With Danny Ings lunging at it, you almost thought this was Southampton's second, but it has been nodded well over the crossbar.

43' Kevin de Bruyne can be seen pacing up and down; he is doing some stretches as well. The Belgian will be eager to get onto the pitch.

37' Mahreeeez.... oops! Southampton has put up a solid defensive show, thus far. McCarthy is quick on his feet, this time, to keep the scoreline unchanged.

35' The Saints' counter-attack has the potential to damage City further. They have been pushing on the run and as I type Ederson has denied Redmond, again.

30' Three missed opportunities for Guardiola's men. I repeat: How is it still 1-0?

First, Alex McCarthy makes a brilliant save off Sterling's effort. Second, we had Fernandinho hit the woodwork and lastly, another McCarthy wonder to deny David Silva.

27' David Silva's cross has been pushed out of danger. But Sterling gets to the ball and sends in another shot into the box. Danny Ings pulls off a superb clearance!

Momentary break for drinks

23' CHANCE! How is it still 1-0? Cancelo rushes up the right flank to cross one into the box. He does find Jesus who heads it over.

21' PENALTY APPEAL: The men in blue go up as Bernardo Silva crashes between Bednarek and Romeu. The referee isn't interested.

20' David Silva's cross has been put away by Romeu.

16' GOAL! Che Adams is on the sheet and how! His first shot on target at the St. Mary's.
Armstrong wins the ball from Zinchenko and plays it on to Adams, who was about 50 yards out. He spots Ederson quite out of his line and sends in a curling shot over the head of the stopper and into the net! WHAT. A. FINISH.

12' The 3-1 win at Watford last week have clearly done the Saints' confidence a world of good. City is being tested.

9' Crisis averted as City does well to render two consecutive corner-kicks harmless.

8' Early free-kick for Southampton. Will Ward-Prowse be able to convert? No, not this time! The ball thuds into the wall to bounce out of play. Corner!

6' City survives a scare! Laporte messes up as he looks to clear the ball. Adams senses an opportunity and pulls the trigger. Redmond, at the other end, tries to slot it home but Garcia blocks the shot from a distance too close for comfort.

1' Early signs of an attacking gameplay from Manchester City. Bernardo Silva's cross has been cleared by Armstrong.

KICK-OFF: And off we go... Manchester City has set the ball rolling!

David Silva wins the toss, opts to have the ball.




Manchester City is a model for clubs looking to play an exciting brand of football and Southampton will have its work cut out trying to contain Pep Guardiola's side in Sunday's Premier League clash, manager Ralph Hasenhuettl said on Friday.

City's reign as Premier League champion ended last week but it responded with a 4-0 thrashing of newly crowned winner Liverpool on Friday.

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Southampton, which is 14th in the standings, has lost its last seven games to City in all competitions and Hasenhuettl acknowledged the magnitude of the task facing his side.

“They play the most exciting football, it is unbelievable, every manager who wants to develop his team should be looking at the way they keep possession. They're among the best in the world,” Hasenhuettl, 52, told reporters.

“If you want to win against such an opponent you must run more, fight more, work more with and against the ball. You must be smarter than them as in the end they have better players on the pitch.”

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Hasenhuettl confirmed defender Jannik Vestergaard and midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg are set to miss the game.

“We have a few problems, still with Pierre and also Sofiane Boufal is not available for the weekend. We have Vestergaard with a few problems with muscle injuries. Yan Valery also has problems,” the Saints boss added.

Southampton will welcome back Moussa Djenepo after the winger completed a three-match suspension for his red card against Newcastle United in March.

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