Southampton salvaged a draw after a passionate performance at the Etihad stadium as they survived City’s late attacking spells. Nathan Redmond put the visitors in front after a horrible pass from Stones. Though, Iheanacho brought City back to life in the second half but, it was not good enough to break the gritty Southampton defense twice and the visitors got a deserved point after an amazing performance. Claude Puel has his tactics on point as Southampton defended like warriors in the first half which forced Pep to take Kevin de Bruyne off during the half time break. City started off brightly in the second half. The introduction of Iheanacho brought them back to life but, Southampton’s defense was too good to concede yet another goal.
1. Vincent Kompany is finally back
The skipper was sorely missed by the Citizens in the last few games especially, against Barcelona but he finally back from his injury and got his first start today. Kompany had a great game overall but was substituted for Navas as City pushed for a winner. His comeback is a huge boost for City and it’s defense which has found it tough to keep clean sheets so far. City are still on the top of the table but now the lead is only due to goal difference and they will have to improve their defense drastically if they want to stay put. They face West Brom next away from home who have a good defensive record as well. City will have to be rock solid at the back if they want to grab all the three points and break the run of poor results.
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