Manchester City back to winning ways as they put three past Southampton and move to second place

Southampton 1-3 Manchester City

Manchester City beat Southampton to move to second place in the Premier League table and close the gap on league leaders Liverpool to seven points.

David Silva scored an early opener but Pierre-Emil Højbjerg leveled for Southampton as he took the ball off Oleksandr Zinchenko and fired it into the top corner.

City doubled their lead from James Ward-Prowse‘s own-goal from Raheem Sterling’s deflected shot deflected.

Sergio Aguero‘s back-post header completed the scoring before half-time.

Southampton goalscorer Hojbjerg was shown a straight red card for a dangerous tackle on Fernandinho with just over five minutes to go.

City had a number of decent chances as Silva, Aguero and Riyad Mahrez all went close in the first half and Aguero smacked the crossbar after the break.

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