Man City get easy win

Pep Guardiola side won 6-1 against Southampton without trying too hard. Man City played as usual 4-3-3 with David Silva playing more advanced role comparing to Bernardo Silva. City scored first goal after Southampton  lost ball close to their box and quick combination between Aguero, Davild Silva and Sane which resulted in own goal by Hoedt. City could score second goal almost immediately on quick attack but Sergio Aguero was denied after Bernardo Silva through ball. Couple minutes later Sterling entered box without problem dribbled past Southampton defenders and gave pass inside six yard box which was finished by Aguero. Little later after Bernardo Silva cross and Leroy Sane failed header David Silva scored great volley from around 10 meters. City were extremely in attack interchanging positions. Sterling played on some occasion more inside and Bernardo Silva played closer to touching line, Leroy Sane too played more inside than usually when Mendy overlapped. Sterling and Sane for few minutes switched flanks on which they played. Sergio Aguero dropped deeper to link up with teammates and also pressed opposition defenders actively which resulted in two goals. After three goal in first 20 minuted City intensity dropped significantly and they let opposition hold ball and attach them. City defenders committed rush challenges, conceded unnecessary free kicks and corners. After rush challenge by Ederson Southampton earned penalty which was scored by Ings. City scored fourth goal before half time after Aguero successful press inside opposition penalty box and pass to Sterling in center of penalty box, first attempt by English winger was mishit but second attempt was successful . In second half City conceded numerous of shots, almost all chances came from Mendy side where French full back struggled to defend. Also Ederson mistake almost resulted in goal, Brazilian goalkeeper lost control of ball after shot but saved second attempt from Southampton player. City played on counter attacks in second half and had numerous great opportunities but City players like Aguero, Bernardo Silva hold ball too much on some occasions or like Sane because of poor first touch lost ball. Fifth City goal in 67 minutes came after quick combination between Sterling, Aguero and Sterling shot from angle between goalkeepers legs. Six goal came in added time after counter attack, Sterling pass to Sane and German great shot. City in this game conceded in this game more chances than in any other this season. Guardiola after match said that team wasn’t stable in defense and must improve. Positive from this game is that City were very good in possession, fluid in attack and made numerous great combinations but were to relaxed and careless after first 20 minutes of match. City are top of the league with two point advantage over Chelsea and Liverpool and can look with optimism for next league match against Man United at home in Sunday.


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