Man City get important win

In away game against Southampton Guardiola time get injury boost with David Silva and Fernandinho returned to starting eleven. Zinchenko, Danilo played as full-backs with Kompany and Laporte were center-back pairing. Mahrez, Sterling and Aguero started in attack. City created chance at start of the game after Sterling won ball back in Southampton penalty area and pass ball back to David Silva which shot from 9-10 meters was saved by goalkeeper. Most attacks City made from right with Mahrez and Bernardo Silva combining with each other after one of those attacks Bernardo made cut back to David Silva after which Spaniard scored. Couple minutes later after combination on right Sterling made low cross to Aguero but Argentinian shot right at keeper. City made fantastic quick attack from back after which Mahrez made shot from 16-17 meters which was wide but most disappointing thing was that Sterling was open in better position but Algerian missed. After missing multiple great chances City conceded after Zinchenko lost ball 30 meters away from City goal and Hojbjerg scored with powerful high shot. After that visitors lost control of game and became nervous but in the end of first half visitors get lucky break after Sterling cross Ward-Prowse scored own goal and in added time after Zinchenko cross Aguero scored header. In second half City started to attack from left and Sterling missed 1 vs 1 against goalkeeper plus his low cross Aguero wasn’t able to end with goal his shot was blocked. Bernardo Silva played deeper and helped to control game from midfield. Southampton made numerous dangerous challenges in second half, one of them by Hojbjerg on Fernandinho ended with straight red card. Mahrez got in the end after Jesus pass who came for Aguero great chance but shot straight at home team keeper. Guardiola team bounce back after two losses in a row and overtook Tottenham in PL table. It is tough to draw any conclusions after this game given quality of opposition. more about City form we will know when they will play Liverpool at Etihad Stadium in 3 January.


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