Southampton put in a plucky performance to get a deserved point from their match against Manchester City at the Saint Mary’s Stadium on Saturday. The Saints came into the fixture in poor form, losing three matches on the trot while City had been turning on the style at home, but were poor travellers, winning just 2 of their away matches this season. On the balance of play, Southampton were the dominant team and had the better chances, but they could not make them count and had to settle for a point against the Premier League title contenders.
Mauricio Pochettino was unable to name a full-strength side for the match, with 7 players including regulars Victor Wanyama, Nathaniel Clyne, Morgan Schneiderlin and Artur Boruc nursing injuries. The Saints side had many youth players filling the bench, City meanwhile had no such worries. Manuel Pellegrini made two changes to his lineup from the last match day team at West Bromwich Albion, with James Milner and Alvaro Negredo starting this time out.