Manchester City moved to the top of the Premier League on Sunday after beating Southampton 6-1 in a 1-1 draw at City of Manchester. The goals of the home team were scored by Aguero, Sterling twice, David Silva, Sané and Hoedt against. Ings took the visitors’ throw from the penalty box.
With the win, Pep Guardiola’s team reached 29 points, gaining a two-point advantage over Liverpool, who ended up only leveling in the round. Southampton continue with seven points and remains in 16th place.
Next week, citizens make the Manchester City classic against rival United. The match takes place next Sunday. Sothampton hosts Watford on Saturday.
The game – The match was a real walk for Manchester City from the first minutes. Soon after five, after a good play worked by almost all offensive players of the team, Sané tried to cross and ended up watching the ball deflect in the defender Hoedt and die in the back of the goal.
The City attack followed the inspiration and after a new collective move, Sterling left Aguero in a good position to be able to score and double the advantage on the scoreboard after 12 minutes.
The offensive quintet of Guardiola’s team continued to play a highly technical football and reached the opponent’s goal very easily. At 18, after a new play worked the ball was left for David Silva to hit a beautiful kick, noting the third for the owners of the house.
Southampton managed to reach the opposing area with danger for the first time in the 28th minute when Ings was sent off and came on the ball before goalkeeper Ederson was knocked over by the Brazilian. The referee saw the penalty that was charged by the same Ings to narrow the gap.
The goal did not change the landscape of the game and City could still score again in the first half with Sterling. The attacker received inside the area and ended up sticking in the first attempt, but in the second hit full and made the score in a win after the 46 in the first half.
In the second half the home team slowed down a bit and focused only on managing the result. Southampton took a little more risk on the attack and even managed to create some dangerous chances. The first of them came at nine minutes, when Ederson made a nice save after Ings’s header.
City’s response came shortly after, with Sterling finishing firmly after Aguero’s beautiful assist to close the scoring and score the fifth goal of the Manchester team.
The goal served well to calm the game that was already set. In the remaining minutes, the citizens exchanged the ball well and managed the time passing. It was still time for Sané to score in extra time beating from outside the area after a four-on-three counter-attack.
Source: Naija News