Manchester City 4-1 Southampton: Blues win to keep title in their own hands

Manchester City 4 - 1 Southampton

  • 3" Yaya Touré (pen)
  • 37" Rickie Lambert (pen)
  • 46" Samir Nasri
  • 49" Edin Dzeko
  • 81" Stevan Jovetic

Ref: Chris Foy
Attendance: 47,009

City Of Manchester Stadium

Manchester City beat Southampton 4-1 at the Etihad Stadium this afternoon.

Manchester City defeated Southampton 4-1 at the Etihad Stadium in Saturday's early kick-off, ensuring the Blues' title chances remain in their own hands as a result.

City took the lead when Yaya Toure converted a penalty after Edin Dzeko had been fouled by Jose Fonte in the area.  But their lead was short-lived, with the visitors equalising when Rickie Lambert scored with a penalty of his own.

That came after Jack Cork had been felled by Pablo Zabaleta, but it was as good as it got for Mauricio Pochettino's men, as goals from Samir Nasri, Dzeko and Steven Jovetic secured the win.

However, the biggest concern for the visitors was not the result, but the fact that Jay Rodriguez suffered what looked like a serious knee injury in the first-half.

For now it remains unclear just how long the striker will be out for and if the injury will end his World Cup hopes.

 

Statistics

Manchester City

Southampton

Possession

43.6%
56.4%

Shots on target

Total shots

Team Lineups

Manchester City

  • Joe Hart
  • Aleksandar Kolarov
  • Martín Demichelis
  • Vincent Kompany
  • Pablo Zabaleta
  • Yaya Touré
  • Jesús Navas
  • David Silva
  • Fernandinho
  • Samir Nasri
  • Edin Dzeko

Substitutes

  • Álvaro Negredo
  • Stevan Jovetic
  • Joleon Lescott
  • Costel Pantilimon
  • James Milner
  • Javi García
  • Micah Richards

Southampton

  • Paulo Gazzaniga
  • Calum Chambers
  • Luke Shaw
  • Dejan Lovren
  • Jose Fonte
  • Steven Davis
  • Adam Lallana
  • Jack Cork
  • Morgan Schneiderlin
  • Jay Rodriguez
  • Rickie Lambert

Substitutes

  • Jos Hooiveld
  • Sam Gallagher
  • Guly
  • Victor Wanyama
  • Nathaniel Clyne
  • Cody Cropper
  • James Ward-Prowse

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