Citizens go second in Premier League with vital win over Saints

Manchester City put an end to their barren run of two straight defeats after securing a 3-1 win over Southampton at St Mary’s.

A much-improved performance from Pep Guardiola’s men saw them take an early lead with David Silva’s strike but Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg levelled the game after taking advantage of Oleksandr Zinchenko’s error.

However, City restored their lead when James Ward-Prowse turned Raheem Sterling’s cross into his own net and Sergio Aguero’s downward header on the stroke of half-time effectively wrapped things up.

Hojbjerg was sent off for a terrible tackle on Fernandinho on 85 minutes but the Brazilian was unscathed as City moved back up to second – seven points behind leaders Liverpool ahead of the top two’s colossal clash at the Etihad Stadium on Thursday night.

Source: Talksports

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