MANCHESTER. Manchester City and Southampton didn’t manage to score any goal on Saturday. It was vastly superior in terms of ball possession (64%).
The match was played at the Etihad Stadium stadium in Manchester on Saturday and it started at 2:00 pm local time. The referee was Jonathan Moss with the assistance of Marc Perry and Tim Wood. The 4th official was Peter Bankes. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was pleasant at 21.1 degrees Celsius or 69.98 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 64%.
Manchester City started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3). On the other side, Southampton adopted a conservative formation (4-4-2).
Manchester City – Formation
The manager Josep Guardiola i Sala decided to play with the following team: Ederson, Kyle Walker , Rúben Dias , Nathan Aké , João Cancelo , İlkay Gündoğan , Fernandinho , Bernardo Silva , Gabriel Jesus , Raheem Sterling and Jack Grealish .
The home team had on the bench: Kevin De Bruyne, J. Wilson-Esbrand, Phil Foden , C. Palmer, S. Carson, R. Lavia, Riyad Mahrez , Ferran Torres and L. Mbete-Tabu.
Best player: Rúben Dias
The player that probably impressed the most for Manchester City was Rúben Dias.
His rating iswith 83 passes (90% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 8 duels out of 13. He performed 1 cross.
Southampton – Formation
On the other side, Ralph Hasenhüttl played with: Alex McCarthy, Valentino Livramento , Jack Stephens , Jan Bednarek , Kyle Walker-Peters , Oriol Romeu , Mohamed Elyounoussi , James Ward-Prowse , Che Adams , Nathan Redmond and Adam Armstrong .
They had on the bench: I. Diallo, Romain Perraud, N. Tella, Lyanco, Y. Valery, Armando Broja , Mohammed Salisu , M. Djenepo and F. Forster.
Southampton could not rely on the presence of M. Salisu (injured).
Best player: Jan Bednarek
The player that probably impressed the most for Southampton was Jan Bednarek.
His rating iswith 32 passes (93% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 6 duels out of 9.
- ! 64 Ball Possession 36
- 15 Total 11
- 2 On Target 2
- 13 Off Target 9
- 5 Shots blocked 1
- 110 Attack 89
- 66 Dangerous attack 34
- 67 Ball safe 67
- 0 Penalties 0
- 8 Corners 5
- 5 Total 8
- 0 Yellow Cards 2
- 0 Double Yellow 0
- 0 Red Card 0
- 3 Substitutions 3
Manchester City was in firm control of the ball 64% while Southampton was struggling with a 36% ball possession.
Manchester City was more aggressive with 66 dangerous attacks and 15 shots of which 2 were on target. However, that was not enough Manchester City to win the match.
Manchester City shot 15 times, 2 on target, 13 off target. On the opposite side, Southampton shot 11 times, 2 on target, 9 off target.
Manchester City didn’t receive any yellow card. On the opposite side, Southampton received 2 yellow cards (K. Walker-Peters and V. Livramento).
After playing this match, Manchester City will have 10 points like Everton to stay in the 6th place. On the opposite side, Southampton will have 4 points to stay in the 15th place.
In the next match in the Premier League, Manchester City will play away against Chelsea on the 25th of September with a 20-14 head to head in favor of Chelsea (3 draws).
Southampton will host Wolverhampton Wanderers on the 26th of September with a 5-4 head to head statistic in favor of Wolverhampton Wanderers (6 draws).
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Premier League.
- Wolverhampton Wanderers – Brentford – 0-2
- Burnley – Arsenal – 0-1
- Liverpool – Crystal Palace – 3-0
- Manchester City – Southampton – 0-0
- Norwich City – Watford – 1-3
- Aston Villa – Everton – 3-0