Southampton v Manchester City, 30 December 2018

Score3-1 to Manchester City
RefereePaul Tierney
CompetitionPremier League
VenueSt Mary's Stadium
Attendance31,381
Kick-off: 2.15pm Manchester City had now won five consecutive games against Southampton for the first time. Premier League Head to Head Played: 30 Southampton won: 6 Drawn: 7 Manchester City won: 17 Southampton scored: 32 Manchester City scored: 54

1 Southampton

Manager: Ralph Hasenhüttl

3 Manchester City

Manager: Pep Guardiola

Goals:

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg 37 G

Goals:

David Silva 10 G
James Ward-Prowse own goal 45 OG
Sergio Agüero 45 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Alex McCarthy
Defender Jan Bednarek
Defender Jack Stephens
Defender Matt Targett
Defender/Midfielder Kayne Ramsay
Midfielder Mohamed Elyounoussi
Midfielder Mario Lemina
Midfielder James Ward-Prowse
Midfielder/Forward Oriol Romeu
Forward Charlie Austin

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Ederson
Defender Danilo
Defender Aymeric Laporte
Defender/Centre back Vincent Kompany
Defender/Midfielder Fernandinho
Defender/Midfielder Olexsandr Zinchenko
Midfielder David Silva
Midfielder/Forward Bernardo Silva
Midfielder/Forward Riyad Mahrez
Midfielder/Forward Raheem Sterling
Forward Sergio Agüero

Substitutions:

Nathan Redmond for Mario Lemina 46
Yann Valery for Oriol Romeu 59
Shane Long for Charlie Austin 68

Substitutions:

Gabriel Jesus for Sergio Agüero 73
Leroy Sané for Riyad Mahrez 83
Kyle Walker for Fernandinho 86

Cards:

Charlie Austin 58 Y
Jan Bednarek 73 Y
Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg 85 R

Cards:

Sergio Agüero 32 Y
Vincent Kompany 71 Y
Danilo 78 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Angus Gunn
Defender Yann Valery
Defender Maya Yoshida
Midfielder Stuart Armstrong
Midfielder/Forward Nathan Redmond
Forward Danny Ings
Forward Shane Long

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Aro Murić
Defender John Stones
Defender Kyle Walker
Midfielder Phil Foden
Midfielder/Forward Leroy Sané

Comments:

League position: 17th This was Southampton's 200th game at St Mary's Stadium in the Premier League (won 76, lost 58). The Saints had now conceded more own goals than any other team so far in this Premier League season (three). In making his senior debut, at 18 years and 81 days, Kayne Ramsay became the youngest starter in a Premier League game so far in this season; previously Ryan Sessegnon of Fulham at 18 years and 85 days. The Saints' starting XI had an average age of 24 years and 274 days; their youngest in a Premier League game since 14 December 2013 at Newcastle United. Pierre-Emile Højbjerg became the third Southampton player to score and be sent-off in the same Premier League game; also Sadio Mané (at Liverpool on 25 October 2015) and Peter Crouch (at Crystal Palace on 7 May 2005).

Comments:

League position: 2nd Manchester City avoided losing three consecutive games in the Premier League for the first time since March 2016. They had lost three of their preceding four Premier League games; as many as they had lost in their previous 70 games in the competition City had now failed to keep a clean sheet in their last ten games in all competitions. Sergio Agüero scored in an away game in England in the Premier League for the first time since the Citizens' visit to Huddersfield Town on 26 November 2017 (also scored in the competition at Swansea City on 13 December 2017 and at Cardiff City on 22 September 2018). Manchester City won their final Premier League game of a year for the first time since 2013. James Ward-Prowse conceded an own goal in the final minute of normal time at the end of the first-half before Sergio Agüero added City's third goal three minutes later.