Manchester City’s incredible run of 12 wins came to an end as Southampton produced one of the surprising football results of the weekend in the Premier League. Kyle Walker-Pieters shocked the defending champions in the seventh minute with Aymeric Laporte scoring the equalizer in the 65th minute. City tried their best to score the winner and struck the post but had to settle with a point.
Southampton: Forster (7), Bednarek (7), Perraud (7), Salisu (8), Walker-Peters (8), Romeu (7), Ward-Prowse (8), S.Armstrong (7), Redmond (7), Broja (8), Adams (7)
Subs: Lyanco (7), Diallo (7), Elyounoussi (7)
Man City: Ederson (7), Walker (7), Laporte (8), Dias (7), Cancelo (7), Rodri (7), De Bruyne (7), Silva (7), Grealish (6), Foden (6), Sterling (5)
Subs: Jesus (7)
Man of the match: Kyle Walker-Peters
Pep Guardiola said: “We played really well. Unfortunately, in the first half, we conceded a goal, but I think this was one of our best performances of the season, by far. They were incredibly organized and this is one of the best performances we played against them. Yes, the result was not good, but in terms of performance and the way we played, it was excellent. We played better than in the Arsenal game when we won, and today we drew. Sometimes you deserve it and you don’t win, but the way we played here was excellent. Why should we lose belief in what we have done? It was a good performance. We are going to drop points, but the way we behave is very good. We have two weeks to prepare for the next game. People will say the Premier League race is not over and that is good for this side.”
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