Manchester City v Southampton Live Commentary & Result, 02/11/2019, Premier League


Southampton make three changes from their 9-0 defeat to Leicester City last Friday. McCarthy replaces Gunn in goal, and Stephens replaces Yoshida at centre-back. The third alteration has been in midfield, where Armstrong has been in for Bertrand.

Manchester City make three changes to the XI that started last time out in the Premier League; last week in a 3-0 victory over Aston Villa. A change of full-backs sees Angelino and Walker replace Mendy and Joao Cancelo respectively, while Jesus has been dropped in favour of Aguero.

SOUTHAMPTON SUBS: Maya Yoshida, Moussa Djenepo, Sofiane Boufal, Angus Gunn, Kevin Danso, Che Adams, Shane Long.

SOUTHAMPTON XI (5-3-2): Alex McCarthy; Yan Valery, Jan Bednarek, Jack Stephens, Jannik Vestergaard, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg; James Ward-Prowse, Oriol Romeu, Stuart Armstrong; Danny Ings, Nathan Redmond.

MANCHESTER CITY SUBS: Riyad Mahrez, Phil Foden, Benjamin Mendy, Nicolas Otamendi, Claudio Bravo, Gabriel Jesus, Joao Cancelo.

MANCHESTER CITY XI (4-3-3): Ederson; Angelino, Fernandinho, John Stones, Kyle Walker; David Silva, Ilkay Gundogan, Kevin De Bruyne; Raheem Sterling, Sergio Aguero, Bernardo Silva.

With 15 minutes remaining before kick-off, let’s take a look at the team news, starting with the hosts!

Southampton travel to the Etihad for the second time in less than a week, after their match in the EFL Cup on Tuesday, which ended 3-1 to the hosts. 9-0 losers to Leicester City their last time out in the Premier League, Ralph Hasenhuttl will be demanding a response from his 18th placed Saints, who have conceded a league-high 25 times. Winless since a 1-0 on September 14 over Sheffield United, Southampton haven’t scored more than once since late August; a run of seven Premier League matches.

Six points back of pace-setting Liverpool, Manchester City will be looking for a third consecutive Premier League victory to keep them within two wins of Jurgen Klopp’s side, ahead of their clash next weekend. Despite their injury woes in defence, City rank second in goals conceded with 10 in 10 matches, which couples nicely with their league-leading 32 goals scored in that time.

Hello and welcome to our LIVE commentary of the Premier League fixture between Manchester City and Southampton.


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