MCI vs SOU
Hasenhüttl on solid Saints
Manager confident that team shape and defensive stability are both key to winning games.
Ward-Prowse makes 100th consecutive Premier League appearance
Saints captain reaches milestone.
Highlights: Man City 0-0 Saints
The extended action from Etihad Stadium.
Video: Hasenhüttl on Man City stalemate
The boss reflects on a draw against the champions.
Video: Ward-Prowse on determined point
The skipper reacts to the point at Manchester City.
Ward-Prowse on mature performance
The skipper reacts to the point at the Champions.
Saints hold champions at the Etihad
City survive penalty and red card, as VAR rules against Saints.
Match Pack: Man City vs Saints
Get set for Saturday's trip to Manchester.
Tactical Watch: Salisu's evolution
Sam Tighe highlights where the developing defender has improved.
Classic Match: Saints make Premier League return
Newly-promoted Saints gave the champions a fright in 2012.
Press Conference (part two): Hasenhüttl on Man City test
The concluding part of the manager's pre-match media address.
Gallery: Working up to Man City
The Saints squad ramp up preparations ahead of Saturday's trip.
Hasenhüttl on selection dilemmas
Manager unpacks thinking behind playing personnel from week to week.
Press Conference (part one): Hasenhüttl previews Man City
The manager speaks to the broadcast media ahead of Saturday's clash.
Hasenhüttl on Pep conundrum
The manager assesses Manchester City ahead of Saturday's Premier League meeting.
Smallbone back in full training
Midfielder edging closer to return after eight months out.
Classic Match: Saints spoils Maine Road party
Michael Svensson headed the only goal in the last game at Man City's former home.
Gallery: Planning for City trip
Saints get battle ready as a Premier League trip to Manchester looms.
Man City and Sheffield United tickets on sale
Eligible Season Ticket holders can secure their seats for the upcoming away games.
MCI vs SOU As It Happened
- Saints travel to Manchester City in the Premier League at 3pm BST.
- Elyounoussi and Gündogan with chances in the first half
- Stephens withdrawn for Saints with an injury on 36 minutes.
- Saints awarded a penalty and Kyle Walker sent off, both decisions are overturned by VAR
FULL-TIME: Man City 0-0 Saints
WHAT A SHIFT! Saints more than deserved of a point here at the Etihad, arguably unlucky not to take all three. Both sides had chances in the first half, Elyounoussi going closest for the visitors. In the second Saints thought they had a penalty, Armstrong fouled by Kyle Walker (who was also red carded), VAR overturned both decisions. City couldn't get through Saints with a draw a fair result.
They've gone for the corner, and won a corner!
Good move from the visitors!
Saints awarded a free-kick...
What a chance this is!
VAR Decision: Goal not awarded for Manchester City [Raheem Sterling] was confirmed
Saints breathe a huge sigh of relief.
City score...but it's offside! 😅
Sterling thinks he's won it...but the flag is up.
VAR is checking however.
ANOTHER SALISU BLOCK! ✋
Sterling twisting and turning to get into the box, takes a shot but Salisu is there in the way again.
De Bryune shot blocked, City corner
The home side ramping up their pressure in the final minute here.
BIG SALISU BLOCK!
Superb from the Saints defender! De Bruyne hits a strike from just inside the penalty area but Salisu is there to block the effort.
Yellow Card for Tino Livramento (Southampton)
The youngster booked after a late challenge on Sterling.
Brave Saints blocks as City threaten
Superb defending from the visitors as City look to make the most from a corner.
Moi fires over! 😩
City struggling to get out in the last five minutes, but Elyounoussi's curled effort is well over the bar.
KWP and Armstrong combine again!
The full-back feeding the striker who has to cut back inside, before forcing a corner.
Lovely Saints move! 👏
One-touch football here from Saints! Walker-Peters finding Elyounoussi, who back heels the ball into Armstrong whose shot is an easy claim for Ederson.
Sterling looks for a penalty, nothing given
Jonathan Moss waves away the appeals.
Cancelo hits a shot way over from range
City showing their frustration here as Saints continue to hold firm.
Saints' pressure continues...
The visitors bringing the game to Manchester City here.
VAR Decision: Red card given for Manchester City [Kyle Walker] was cancelled
Walker has also not been sent off.
VAR Decision: Penalty awarded for Southampton [Adam Armstrong] was cancelled
Erm...so the penalty has not been awarded. Would love to tell you why.
Red Card for Kyle Walker (Manchester City)
Walker off for the challenge on Armstrong which resulted in the penalty.
Aké heads wide from corner
Gündogan whips the ball in and the City centre-back rises highest, but can only header wide.
Aké now receiving treatment after clashing with Dias when going for the ball.
Adams drills his shot wide...
City give possession away, leaving Adams with only Aké and Ederson to beat. The Scotland international dragging his shot wide of the far post with a good effort.
Jesus misses the target
Grealish slips the ball to his forward who cuts back inside but can't find the target with a dipping effort.
Yellow Card for Kyle Walker-Peters (Southampton)
First booking of the game.
Jesus gets the game back under way!
45 minutes to go...
The teams are back out here...
Let's do this, Saints!
HALF-TIME: Man City 0-0 Saints
A draw probably a fair scoreline at the break as both sides have had chances. Saints started the game the brighter of the two sides with City unable to get out of their own half. Then the home side turned the screw; Gündogan and Jesus amongst those who went close for City. Saints more than holding their own as the half-time whistle is blown.
TWO ADDED MINUTES
Elyounoussi whips a shot in 😱
More space for Saints going forward, this time Moi cuts inside before whipping an effort towards goal which Ederson does well to claim.
BIG opener for Redmond 😩
Livramento feeds Redmond just inside the left side of the penalty area, who can't direct his cross.
Let off for City.
Jesus heads wide on the stretch
Fernandinho clips a ball over the top to the City striker, but the Brazilian just can't reach the ball so miscues his header
Grealish then Cancelo threaten down the left
Both look to get balls into the box, Saints deal with both.
Another BIG Livramento run 🏃♂️💨
The youngster bursts down the right wing, feeds Armstrong but he is crowded out in the penalty area by Aké and Dias.
Stephens goes down, this doesn't look good...
A blow this for Saints and Jack Stephens who clutches his hamstring.
Big block from Bednarek! 👏
Gabriel Jesus lines one up, Bednarek in the way to block it with his head.
Busy few minutes for McCarthy now 🤔
Saints holding firm so far as the hosts ramp up the heat.
City break again...Silva can't connect
One-touch passing from the hosts, as Gabriel Jesus looks to find Bernardo Silva at the back post. The City midfielder can't reach it.
Sterling curls wide...
Grealish and Sterling combining well, the latter curling his shot well wide of the far post.
City's turn to build pressure...
Bernando Silva wins a free-kick in a good position for a cross. Gündogan stepping over it...
Bednarek with a vital block! ✋
Grealish produces a low ball across the face of goal which Jan Bednarek has to connect with in order to prevent a tap-in for Sterling.
Gündogan close with a header
Kyle Walker with a cross towards the back post where the German midfielder can only header over.
Gündogan inches away...
Sterling feeds his midfield teammate, but his pass is just slightly too strong and McCarthy comes to collect.
Very positive start! 👊
Saints enjoying most of the early pressure and chances here at the Etihad.
SO CLOSE... but a foul is given!
Ward-Prowse fires a ball into the box towards the head of Stephens, but the referee blows his whistle.
Still all the visitors; JWP steps over a free-kick
Another opportunity for the visitors to put the ball into the box as the pressure builds.
Good move, Tino ⚡️
Nice one, two from the young full-back with Elyounoussi after a direct run into the City half.
Another Saints corner...
Moi tests Ederson
Elyounoussi cuts in from the left before producing a cross which Ederson does well to eventually claim.
Positive Saints start here! 👏
Redmond beats the retreating Gabriel Jesus on the left flank, before putting in a cross which forces a corner...
Saints get us under way... 👊
The teams are out here at the Etihad... 👀
Not long to go, Saints fans!14.54
15 minutes till kick-off...14.47
🔵 CITY TEAM NEWS
Starting XI: Emerson, Walker, Dias, Aké, Cancelo, Fernandinho (C), Silva, Gündogan, Grealish, Sterling, Jesus
SUBS: Carson, De Bruyne, Torres, Mahrez, Foden, Mbete, Palmer, Lavia, Wilson-Esbrand.
😇 SAINTS TEAM NEWS
Starting XI: McCarthy, Walker-Peters, Stephens, Bednarek, Livramento, Romeu, Ward-Prowse (C), Redmond, Elyounoussi, Armstrong, Adams
SUBS: Forster, Perraud, Lyanco, Salisu, Valery, Diallo, Djenepo, Tella, Broja.
📍 Etihad Stadium
90 minutes till the 90 minutes... 👀13.30
We want to be a nasty team to play against, and then you need luck and the ball in the right moments."Ralph Hasenhüttlon facing City
🗣 Take a seat for the gaffer's presser...
Sit back and listen to Ralph Hasenhüttl as he faces the press ahead of this weekend's trip to the Etihad.10.23
Here we go... IT'S MATCHDAY! 😇
The weekend is back, football is back, Saints are back! It's another Saturday afternoon game for Ralph Hasenhüttl's side as they travel to the champions Manchester City at 3pm (BST). Despite opening day defeat, Saints have had a consistent start to the campaign with three draws. City also suffered a loss on opening day and have since scored 11 goals with three wins.10.21
MCI vs SOU Line Ups
Fernandinho (C)Kevin De Bruyne (65′)
Bernardo SilvaPhil Foden (72′)
Gabriel JesusRiyad Mahrez (67′)
Kevin De Bruyne
Alex McCarthy (GK)
Jack StephensMohammed Salisu (37′)
Valentino LivramentoRomain Perraud (86′)
James Ward-Prowse (C)
Che AdamsArmando Broja (68′)
MCI vs SOU Match Stats
Shots on target12