Manchester City has a weak end of the calendar year, still a bit of color can give. The Citizens had after the defeats against Crystal Palace and Leicester City absolutely win at Southampton, the seventeenth of the Premier League. The Saints made it to the champion as difficult, but ultimately it was the match before the break played: it was 1-3. Vincent Kompany was the whole party between the lines for the visitors.
David Silva kicked City after only ten minutes on lead. The Citizens gave, however, not the best impression, and so it was just before the break suddenly 1-1. With thanks to Southampton-captain Pierre-Emile Højbjerg. A wake up call for Manchester City. Yet the champion a fluke need to get back on the lead. A swipe of Raheem Sterling ended up through the legs of Ward-Prowse and the upper arm of goalkeeper McCarthy in goal: 1-2. In the injury time caused Aguëro with the head still for the 1-3.
In the second half came City never really in trouble. Aguëro hit the crossbar, moments later, gave the Citizens no penalty for a suspected error on the Sterling. In the slot came to Southampton with z ” n tens to stand up after a big error from goalscorer Højbjerg on Fernandinho: ref Tierney immediately pulled red. 1-3 turned out to be the final score.
In the rankings, nip and Manchester City over Tottenham to place two. The Citizens now have 47 points: 7 less than Liverpool. And next Thursday will receive Manchester City, the match organiser: winning is an absolute must.