Manchester City 2-1 Southampton: Report, Ratings & Reaction as Champions Survive Saints Scare

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Manchester City survived a huge scare at home to a struggling Southampton side, with Kyle Walker’s late goal securing the three points.
Manchester City came out the blocks quickly in search of an opening goal to open the floodgates against a Saints team who had conceded 12 times in their last two games, but came up against a resilient opponent who took a shock lead when Ederson couldn’t contain a Stuart Armstrong shot, bobbling the ball to James Ward-Prowse who scored from a yard out.
Pep Guardiola made a change at half time in search of a response, taking off captain David Silva for Gabriel Jesus, who went up to partner Sergio Aguero. 
Southampton’s brave resistance wasn’t broken until 70 minutes were on the clock, Sergio Aguero applying a lovely finish to Kyle Walker’ drilled cross, with Walker turning finisher with three minutes to go to wrap up the points. 

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Key Talking Point
Falling behind early to a Southampton team short of any confidence would’ve raised questions about this City side.


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