November 2018
City 6 Southampton 1
November 4th 2018 att.53,916
Yet another impressive City team performance cracking six past Southampton and putting them back on top of the Premier League. City attacked with real energy and were two up in no time .A Sane cross ended up in the visitors net after just six minutes put in by Hoedt under pressure from Sterling. Shortly after Aguero netted from close range thanks to good work by Sterling. It was his 150th Premier goal for City in 217 games. David Silva added a third after just 18 minutes so would we get ten! Then we had a blip when Ederson conceded a penalty and they scored putting an end to City's run of 630 minutes without conceding a goal in the Premier league. Sterling made it 4-1 just before half time and added another in the second half to make it five. Sane finished it off with a sixth in added time and it was the 12th time City had scored five or more under Pep in a single game.
It could have been more if all chances had been taken. I'm sure the watching English manager would have been delighted with the form of Sterling. The defence made one or two errors for once and Ederson actually had to make a couple of saves! So we did not miss Kevin today and lets hope we can keep this form up in the next couple of crucial games.
Having made 10 changes for the League Cup game City were back to their first team - only one change from the Spurs away game Sane coming in for Mahrez
Not all that many away fans today
City were on the attack early .......
....and Sane's dangerous cross was put into his own net by Hoedt
It was so important to get that early goal and there were some celebrations!
a few minutes later Walker was injured but recovered
On 10 minutes Silva was brought down and Ward-Prowse got a yellow card
On 12 minutes Sterling got the ball to Aguero who scored from close range
It was Aguero's 10th goal this season
The South Stand enjoyed that
Sterling was the provider
I don't think Mark Hughes is very happy
Aguero has a shot saved
18 minutes on the clock and Sane passes to Silva who hits it first time past the keeper
The South Stand erupts and it's three nil
It was goal number 5 for David Silva this season
Just as I was checking to see if Mourinho was watching from the stand Ederson brings down Ings and it's a penalty which he scored from sending Ederson the wrong way
The visiting fans have something to smile about
McCarthy punches away a City corner
Aguero gets a yellow card for handball
Just on half time Sterling gets in a shot.......
..and it beats the keeper to give City a three goal lead at 4-1
There is plenty for City fans to celebrate - a great first half show
Ederson did well to save from Ings early in the second half
Ederson has more work to do
At the other end Sterling tries to beat the keeper
A City attempt fails
Ederson makes a good save from Ings
More work for Ederson as Southampton try to score
62 minutes and Sane hits the post with a shot
A shot from Lemina is easily saved
Another City attack is blocked
Aguero and Sterling break through
Aguero passes to Sterling who scores to make it 5-1
Sterling and the North Stand celebrate
The City team celebrate
Kompany comes on for Stones
Southampton don't give up and the City defence has more work to do
Shane Long shoots wide
Foden -on for Silva - dashes towards the goal
...but is brought down just outside the area - Sane takes the kick but the ball goes just over the bar
Right on 90 minutes City attack once more and Sane gets the ball from Sterling and shoots home
The North Stand celebrate goal number six - what a finish
Sterling tries to make it 7 but the keeper saves and then it's full time and a lot of happy faces go home
Ederson 6: Walker 7, Stones 7.5 (Kompany) Laporte 7, Mendy 6: Fernandinho 7.5 (Delph) , Silva 8 (Foden) Benardo 8, Sane 8, Sterling 9.5, Aguero 8
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