Premier League Results: Score, Match Analysis and Video Highlights from the EPL Fixture between Southampton vs Manchester City on Saturday, February 09, 2013. (Video Highlights posted as available for U.S. Readers.)
Result: Southampton 3 – 1 Manchester City
Location: St. Mary’s Stadium – Southampton
|Southampton – 3||Man City – 1|
|Jason Puncheon 7’||Edin Dzeko 39’|
|Steven Davis 22’|
|Gareth Barry OG 48’|
Southampton came out full of confidence, which they have certainly built up over the past few weeks. Pochettino has done well to pick up where Adkins left off and build from it. Southampton has become a decent side that presses hard on defense, passes well and their counterattack has become more deadly. Manchester City did not look ready or indeed, up for the task today, with Jason Puncheon scoring in only the 7th minute.
Gareth Barry’s own goal was one that highlighted City’s weakness in defense on the day. The back line looked to be desperately missing Vincent Kompany. Yaya Toure looked quite tired, especially towards the end of the match.
This could be the weekend that everyone looks back on as the one in which City was dropped from the title race. The loss puts them 9 points behind Manchester United with their match tomorrow where a win would put them 12 points clear at the top.
For Southampton the three points means that they move above Newcastle into 15th place level with 27 points, but ahead on goal difference.
Barry Own Goal:
Full Match Highlights:
Week 26 Premier League Results and Highlights