Manchester City vanquished the sending-off of Eliaquim Mangala to straightforwardness to a 3-0 win at St Mary’s Stadium as the champions supplanted Southampton in second place in the Barclay’s Head Group.City were facing a highly motivated Southampton team who have been winning a number of games lately and are at the top 5 in the log standings.City were surely going to be challenged by the side but the experience of Manchester City proved to be vital for them as they managed to hold back Southampton even after they were one man down.
Southampton went into Sunday’s beguilement sure after a stunning start to the season, however were given a severe shock in an exhaustive execution from Manuel Pellegrini’s side. Yaya Toure, Frank Lampard and Gael Clichy got on the score sheet for the visitors, who wanders up their execution in the wake of going in at 0-0 at the break.This proved Manchester City’s superiority over Southampton as they went to the second half leading even though they were playing away.
Ronald Koeman’s gathering, who had won their last five home top-flight redirections while yielding one and only target, were given trust when Mangala was sent off for a minute bookable offense at 1-0 down with 16 minutes left. In the meantime it mattered little as City included late goals courtesy of Lampard and Clichy to move six points just behind pioneers Chelsea.
Sergio Aguero had claims for a discipline at an early stage denied when he went down under Jose Fonte’s test and was occupied by ref Mike Jones for reenactment.Southampton essentially got City on the counter in the 21st minute however an unmarked Graziano Pelle fail to get a tremendous touch on Morgan Schneiderlin’s chip ludicrous just after Joe Hart had pulled a good stop from Steven Davis shot.
A clearing City move completed with Stevan Jovetic, one of four movements from the midweek win over Bayern Munich, pressing a shot past Fraser Forster immediately before the break, yet Toby Alderweireld did well to get back and clean up the line.Koeman was obliged into a change at half-time, with Maya Yoshida supplanting Schneiderlin, who had a thigh hurt, Alderweireld and Dusan Tadic came back in the second half to ensure that the home side would be in the front foot when both their long powerful shots almost threatened the goalkeeper.
In any case, City went in front six minutes after the restart when Toure was teed up by Aguero on the edge of the region, and his powerful low shot took a slight evasion off Alderweireld and wound up in the base corner.Koeman tried to mix a more noteworthy measure of an attacking hazard as Shane Long proceeded for Sadio Mane in the 67th minute, on the other hand it was City who practically struck again not long after when captain Vincent Kompany, who was compelled off late on with a damage, flicked on a corner and Aguero let go over from short vicinity on the volley.
Long’s pace turned into a necessary component not long after as he was cut around Mangala while hustling towards Hart’s target after Toure had been gotten in possession. The Frenchman got a second yellow to hand Southampton a chance to get go into the match.Be that as it may as the hosts sought after the redirection, Aguero was incorporated in a fine City break before substitute Lampard hustled onto James Milner’s pass and let go past Forster from 20 yards. It was Lampard’s 174th target in the Barclays Chief Association, one behind Thierry Henry, who is fourth in the once-over ever goalscorers.
The Southampton goalkeeper did well to deny Aguero as he dashed clean through on an interchange counter, however the forward turned supplier again in the closing stages to set down Clichy for a third, the left-back’s first target for the club.Crouch, Diouf, Walters.The club’s remaining matches will be a big test for them as they are trying to close down Chelsea FC in the contest for the domestic league tittle. Chelsea are leading with five points whilst Manchester City are chasing behind hoping to ensure that they win all their next games to put the Blues under pressure who themselves have been consistent lately having ensured that they win most of their games.