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Premier League:Southampton 1 -1 Manchester City

by Kolkata Today

Southampton had taken an early lead through Kyle Walker-Peters’ seventh minute shot.Pep Guardiola’s side though responded in kind with Laporte deservedly heading home from Kevin De Bruyne’s pinpoint free-kick midway through the second half.

This was De Bruyne’s 80th Premier League assist, taking him level with David Beckham and ninth in the all-time league list.
De Bruyne however has achieved that landmark in 68 fewer appearances.

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A hard-fought display from Southampton ended Manchester City’s 12-match winning run in the Premier League in a 1-1 draw at St Mary’s.

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Kyle Walker-Peters gave Saints an early lead, scoring his first Premier League goal in the seventh minute with a superb finish after he had linked up with Nathan Redmond.
Southampton had chances to increase their lead but Jan Bednarek’s header was kept out by Ederson and Armando Broja’s header struck a post after the break.

Manchester City turned up the pressure and it paid off in the 65th minute when Kevin De Bruyne’s free-kick was headed in by Aymeric Laporte.

Both De Bruyne and substitute Gabriel Jesus struck the woodwork for the leaders but they could not find a way past a Southampton defence superbly led by Mohammed Salisu.
City are on 57 points, 12 ahead of Liverpool, having played two matches more. Southampton stay 12th with 25 points.

Soutampton’s Kyle Walker-Peters said,”I couldn’t hear a thing!”

Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola said ,”I don’t need a good result even today winning the game (to know) the title race will not be over. In January no-one is champions.
There are many games, many tough games like today and that’s all.
Today we played to play good and tried to defend our badge and our people as best as possible and the title will always be a consequence of what we have done.Today was really good.”

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