Man City had to settle for one of the disappointing football results of the Premier League after they were held to a goalless draw against Southampton. A near full capacity Etihad stadium watched on as the home team could not break down the resilient Southampton defense. Man City manager Pep Guardiola had called upon supporters to attend the match in high numbers after a poor attendance of 38,000 watched their team beat, RB Leipzig, in the Champions League. The draw moved Man City up to second in the table before title rivals Manchester United and Chelsea play tomorrow.
Man City: Ederson (6), Walker (6), Dias (6), Ake (7), Cancelo (7), Fernandinho (6), Gundogan (5), Bernardo (5), Grealish (6), Jesus (5), Sterling (6).
Subs: De Bruyne (6), Mahrez (6), Foden (6).
Southampton: McCarthy (7), Livramento (7), Stephens (6), Bednarek (8), Walker-Peters (7), Romeu (7), Redmond (6), Ward-Prowse (7), Elyounoussi (6), Adams (6), Armstrong (6).
Subs: Salisu (7), Broja (6), Perraud (N/A)
Man of the Match: Jan Bednarek.
Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl: “We had the feeling it was not a clear wrong decision but when the referee has this feeling it is a clear wrong decision, he has to overrule it. We accept it,” he added. “You need such luck to get a penalty. When you hear the crowd starting to boo you know you’re doing something right. We can be proud of what we have shown today. It was a more than deserved point for us.”
Manc City boss Pep Guardiola: “Always when the game is not good I feel bad for them,” he said. “They come to see a show, to see a game and when it doesn’t happen I feel a bit guilty because we didn’t play well.”
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