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Preview: Man City v Southampton

Southampton eye record third win over leaders

8 Mar 2021
Man City v Southampton

Team news

Pep Guardiola reports no fresh injury concerns ahead of Manchester City's home match with Southampton.

Danny Ings is expected to be out until after the international break with a muscle injury, joining Theo Walcott, Oriol Romeu, Will Smallbone and Michael Obafemi on the sidelines for Southampton.

Did you know?

Man City have won their last 13 Premier League matches played on a Wednesday, which is a record on that specific day.

Raheem Sterling has scored or assisted 11 PL goals against Southampton, his second-best tally against a club after his 14 goal contributions against West Ham United.

Southampton can be the first PL team to beat three different league leaders in a season, after overcoming Everton in October and Liverpool in January.

No player has been involved in more PL goals for Southampton this season than James Ward-Prowse's 11, after six strikes and five assists. He has netted seven goals in all competitions this term, his joint-best return in a single season for Saints.

Match officials

Referee: Jonathan Moss. Assistants: Marc Perry, Dan Robathan. Fourth official: Martin Atkinson. VAR: Andy Madley. Assistant VAR: Stephen Child.

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