• PREVIEW: SAINTS vs Manchester City - Barclays Premier League - 2015-16





    SOUTHAMPTON VS MANCHESTER CITY
    SUNDAY 1ST OF MAY - ST. MARY'S
    16:30 KICK-OFF



    Match Officials:

    Referee - Andre Marriner
    Assistant - J Brooks
    Assistant - P Kirkup
    4th Official - A Taylor



    TEAM NEWS

    Ronald Koeman has a full quota of players available for the Citizens' visit to St. Mary's.

    Charlie Austin has returned to full training, while Florin Gardos has now come through two U21 matches without any recurring injury issues.


    PREDICTED XI: Forster; Cédric, Fonte, Van Dijk, Bertrand; Clasie, Wanyama, S. Davis; Mané, Long, Tadić.




    THE FORMBOOK

    (league games)


    SOUTHAMPTON: WWLWDW

    Goals Scored: 13
    Goals Conceded: 8


    MANCHESTER CITY: LWWWDW

    Goals Scored: 14
    Goals Conceded: 3



    LAST TIME WE MET

    Saturday the 28th of November, 2015
    Barclays Premier League

    MANCHESTER CITY 3-1 SOUTHAMPTON


    Attendance: 54,102

    GOALS: De Bruyne - 9', Delph - 20', Kolarov - 69'; Long - 49'.



    MANCHESTER CITY: Caballero; Sagna, Demichelis, Otamendi, Kolarov; Fernandinho, Delph (Fernando - 70'); De Bruyne, Touré, Sterling (Silva - 75'); Agüero (Bony - 64').

    Unused Subs: Wright, Clichy, Navas, Iheanacho.



    SOUTHAMPTON: Stekelenburg; Yoshida, Fonte (Caulker - 36'), Van Dijk, Bertrand; Wanyama; Romeu (Tadić - 45'), Ward-Prowse (Juanmi - 77'); S. Davis; Long, Mané.

    Unused Subs: K. Davis, Martina, Clasie, Gastón.


    STORY OF THE GAME:

    Saints were sent packing from the Etihad Stadium with zero points, as City ran out comfortable winners.

    Kevin De Bruyne slotted home from a Raheem Sterling cross inside the opening 10 minutes, before Fabian Delph's deflected effort doubled the advantage.

    Shane Long nodded past Willy Caballero to give the travelling support a glimmer of hope, but Aleksandar Kolarov killed off the game when he slammed the ball home from a tight angle in the 69th minute.



    Koeman's Konklusion





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