Key moments so far
- Full time: Saints 1-0 Man City
- Saints standing firm against Man City pressure
- Saints lead 1-0 at half-time thanks to Che Adams.
- Alex McCarthy produces double save to keep it 1-0
Think the boss liked that...and you can find out why in our Match Report.
FULL TIME: SAINTS 1-0 MAN CITY
WHAT A THREE POINTS! Ché Adams scores a beauty and Saints hold on with everything in their power. It's not a massive result in terms of the Premier League table but it shows the fight and passion this team has!
IT COMES TO NOTHING!!
Is that the three points for Saints!?
What might be the last kick of the game here as City win a free-kick on the edge of the box...
FIVE MINUTES ADDED ON!
Saints still lead. City chasing. 😰
NEARING THE 90...
It's been nervy for most of the half but now we are into the final minutes. Can Saints hold on? It would be a brilliant reward for the fight this team have shown.
Yellow Card for Gabriel Fernando de Jesus (Manchester City)
The striker booked for disagreeing with the referee over a goal-kick decision.
City are moving the ball around the box at great pace and the balls keep coming in and they keep getting cleared. Laporte loses patience though is hits hard from outside the area but clears the bar.
Armstrong again has a chance but his curling effort is caught by Ederson. Best period for the Saints so far in this second half.
The Scot has an opening after great work by Shane Long but his shot is straight at Ederson! 15 minutes to go here...
A drinks break for Saints to take a breather. Wonder what Ralph Hasenhuttl has said to his team with twenty minutes to go?
SILVA WITH THE EFFORT!
Bernardo Silva gets a shot away from inside the box but it's deflected by Jack Stephens out for a corner. Moments later, McCarthy pulls off a simple stop. Still 1-0 to Saints here with the clock counting down...
30 MINUTES TO GO! ⏳
Alex McCarthy has been busy in the Saints goal in this second half but has kept City at bay so far. Now that Kevin De Bruyne is on, can we hold on to take the three points?
Yellow Card for Fernando Luiz Rosa (Manchester City)
Fernandinho booked for a late challenge on Nathan Redmond.
📸 Saints standing strong
McCarthy again is there to stop City from getting an equaliser. This time it's from David Silva and before that it was Gabriel Jesus and Aymeric Laporte! City having the majority of possession as Saints look to counter.
FIRST CHANCE GOES TO CITY
A corner to Manchester City is crossed in, met by Gabriel Jesus at the front post and Aymeric Laporte can't get onto the flick at the back post.
SECOND HALF UNDERWAY!
Can Saints keep hold of their lead? Extend it? A big second half here as Saints lead 1-0.
HALF TIME: SAINTS 1-0 MAN CITY
What a first-half at St Marys! An incredible 40 yard lob from Ché Adams gives Saints the lead at half-time.
THREE MINUTES ADDED ON
Saints will need to hang on for a few more minutes to ensure they go in at half-time with a 1-0 lead.
Yellow Card for Oriol Romeu (Southampton)
A first yellow card of the game goes to Oriol Romeu.
Kyle Walker-Peters crosses into the box from deep and Danny Ings runs onto it, stretches his leg out but it goes over the bar!
A highlight reel is starting to form as Alex McCarthy blocks low down from Riyad Mahrez!
REDMOND GOES CLOSE!
Much better from Redmond this time and he cuts inside from the left and gets a well connected shot away but Ederson gets his body behind it. Still 1-0 here to the Saints.
CHANCE FOR SAINTS
Redmond has the ball outside the area, he tees it up and it goes over the bar. Saints first chance since the goal as Man City start to dominate possession.
SAVES BY MCCARTHY! 🙌
UNBELIEVABLE! McCarthy saves from Sterling, the ball lands to Fernandinho who hits the post then the cross comes back in and David Silva heads towards goal but McCarthy again is there to save.
CHANCE FOR CITY
Great ball over the Saints defence from Cancelo which finds Sterling who crosses first time across the six yard box but who is there to clear? Danny Ings! 💪
Safe to say the players were happy for Ché Adams as he grabbed his first Saints goal!
A FIRST GOAL FOR THE SAINTS!
Unbelievable from Adams!!! Stuart Armstrong tackles Zinchenko just inside the City half, he then gives it to Adams who spots Ederson off his line and lobs it over the keeper from roughly 40 yards!
Ché Adams (17’) | 1 – 0
CHANCE FOR SAINTS!
Adams gets free on the right and his shot drags to Nathan Redmond but he also couldn't get a clean shot away before the ball is cleared by City. Good start here by Southampton!
We're underway! ⚽🏃♂️
COME ON YOU SAINTS! 🤜🤛19.01
HERE COME THE TEAMS!
The teams are out at St Mary's but first there is an applause for the NHS on its 72nd anniversary.18.58
Adams to score first Saints goal?
Can this man get his first Saints goal this evening? He faces a Man City side who have kept four clean sheets in their five games since the Premier League restart.18.49
Kevin De Bruyne benched
Pep Guardiola has rested Kevin De Bruyne for tonight's game as the in-form Belgian has to settle for a place on the bench. Joining him is fellow midfielder Phil Foden.
Manchester City team news
Starting XI: Ederson, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Eric Garcia, Aymeric Laporte, Joao Cancelo, Fernandinho, David Silva, Bernardo Silva, Riyad Mahrez, Raheem Sterling, Gabriel Jesus.
A start for Adams 👍
Ché Adams will partner Danny Ings in attack as Ralph Hasenhüttl rotates his front two. Jack Stephens returns from suspension and goes straight into the starting line-up with Jannik Vestergaard out injured.
😇 SAINTS TEAM NEWS 😇
Starting XI: Alex McCarthy, Kyle Walker-Peters, Jack Stephens, Jan Bednarek, Ryan Bertrand, Nathan Redmond, James Ward-Prowse (c), Oriol Romeu, Stuart Armstrong, Ché Adams, Danny Ings.
Ings up for Player of the Month 🥇
Danny Ings has been recognised for his red-hot form with a nomination for June's Premier League Player of the Month award!
Final three fixtures confirmed 📆
Club awarded Premier League Advanced Standard 😇
Southampton FC has been awarded the Premier League’s Equality Advanced Standard, becoming the first top-flight club to earn the accolade at the first time of trying! Read more HERE!17.40
Get clued up! 🤓
Get ready for today's Premier League clash with our Match Pack, in association with eToro...17.37
it's about knowing you have to invest more than the opponent. if you run the same, sprint the same and fight the same, you will be second.ralph hasenhüttlsouthampton manager
🎥 Last time out...
Get ready for tonight's game with the highlights from our 3-1 win against Watford. A Danny Ings double and that spectacular free-kick from James Ward-Prowse sealed maximum spoils at Vicarage Road.17.06
Return of Djenepo? 🤔
Will we see this man back for the first time since the Premier League restart? Full team news is at 6pm...18.31
The manager speaks...
Hear from the boss ahead of the visit of Manchester City...18.28
BACK HOME! 🏠
It's a return to St Mary's to face Manchester City! Pep Guardiola's side haven't managed retain their title this season, but did brush aside new Premier League champions Liverpool on Thursday night, netting four goals without reply.
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