In the Europa Premier League at St Mary’s Stadium both teams played Southampton 4-2 Manchester City. Manchester City have been beaten down on the south coast, hardly ideal preparation for a clash with Real Madrid. Southampton were excellent from start to finish, clinching a fifth win in their last eight outings thanks mainly to a hat-trick from Mane. Tadic had a treble of his own, assisting three goals, while Long set the Saints on their way with the opener.
Manchester City’s player Iheanacho grabbed both goals for the visitors, but City simply had too many passengers today. A side showing eight changes from midweek did not look up to the challenge. They face Arsenal next Sunday in a crucial game in the battle to finish in the top four.
Southampton 4 – 2 Manchester City – Match Highlights
- 25′ 1-0 Long.
- 28′ 2-0 Mane.
- 44′ 2-1 Iheanacho
- 57′ 3-1 Mane.
- 68′ 4-1 Mane.
78′ 4-2 Iheanacho.
Manchester City will go into their midweek meeting with Real Madrid off the back of a 4-2 Premier League loss against Southampton. Shane Long opened the scoring before Sadio Mane scored three times.
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