Man City 5 Southampton 2 LIVE REACTION: Mahrez and De Bruyne score brace each in emphatic win – latest updates

MANCHESTER CITY returned to winning ways at the Etihad with an impressive 5-2 win over Southampton thanks to goals from Riyad Mahrez (x2), Kevin de Bruyne (x2) and Ilkay Gundogan.

  • RESULT: Man City 5-2 Southampton
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  • Man City XI: Ederson, Walker, Dias, Laporte, Zinchenko, Fernandinho (C), Gündogan, Mahrez, De Bruyne, Bernardo, Foden
  • Southampton XI: McCarthy, Bednarek, Salisu, Vestergaard, Bertrand, Stephens, Ward-Prowse, Armstrong, Djenepo, Redmond, Adams

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    GOALS GALORE

    Man City v Southampton is the 13th different Premier League game to see 7+ goals in 2020-21; only 1992-93, 1997-98 and 2009-10 (all 14) have had more games with 7+ goals in a season in the competition.

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    QUICKFIRE

    De Bruyne scored City's fifth and final goal of the game, killing off any Momentum the Saints had.

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    FULL-TIME STATS

    Lots of action in the second half.

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    FT: MAN CITY 5-2 SOUTHAMPTON

    What a second half of football!

    We were treated to three goals within four minutes of each other, and it was Man City who struck first.

    The ball fell to Mahrez inside the penalty area, and the Algerian made no mistake with the finish.

    Southampton hit back within a minute, Adams finished off a well-worked move after some calamitous Man City defending.

    And De Bruyne all-but took the wind out of the Saints sails minutes later, drilling the ball past McCarthy.

    Adams did have the ball in the back of the net late on, but the linesman ruled the goal out for offside.

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    PEEEEEEEP!

    THE FULL-TIME WHISTLE GOES AT THE ETIHAD!

    CITY BOUNCE BACK!

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    MAN CITY 5-2 SOUTHAMPTON

    90+2. Fernandinho plays a wonderful, defence-splitting pass into Aguero.

    The forward tries to bring the ball down with his first touch, but the ball bounces off his leg and out of play.

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    MAN CITY 5-2 SOUTHAMPTON

    90. Three additional minutes to be played.

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    MAN CITY 5-2 SOUTHAMPTON

    86. JUST WIDE!

    Gundogan gets away from Diallo in the midfield and floats the ball out wide to Silva on the left-hand side.

    The Portuguese winger takes a touch and sends a shot JUST wide of the far post!

    Both teams have given this a good go!

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    MAN CITY 5-2 SOUTHAMPTON

    84. NO GOAL!

    Ward-Prowse breaks up play on the halfway line and drives forward for Southampton.

    The Saints captain then feeds Adams in on goal and the forward drills the ball into the bottom-right corner.

    But the linesman has his flag up for offside and the goal won't count!

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    MAN CITY 5-2 SOUTHAMPTON

    83. Ederson comfortably saves Ward-Prowse's free-kick.

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    MAN CITY 5-2 SOUTHAMPTON

    82. YELLOW CARD!

    Tella turns and skips away from Man City captain Fernandinho.

    The Brazilian then extends his leg in an attempt to stop the tricky Saints man, and he's successful.

    But he's booked as a result and Ward-Prowse will get another opportunity from a free-kick.

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    MAN CITY 5-2 SOUTHAMPTON

    80. SUBSTITUTION!

    Pep makes another change and Mendy is on replacing Zinchenko at left-back.

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    MAN CITY 5-2 SOUTHAMPTON

    79. Gundogan rises highest to head Ward-Prowses' corner clear at the near post.

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    MAN CITY 5-2 SOUTHAMPTON

    78. Ederson concedes a corner.

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    MAN CITY 5-2 SOUTHAMPTON

    76. CHANCE!

    Fernandinho picks Salisu's pocket on the edge of Southampton's penalty area.

    The ball breaks to Torres and the midfielder fluffs his effort wide of the far post!

    Poor from the substitute.

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    MAN CITY 5-2 SOUTHAMPTON

    74. Zinchenko carries the ball down the line before playing a wonderful pass in behind Southampton's backline for Aguero to latch onto.

    Bednarek does well to beat the Argentine to the ball and recover possession for the Saints.

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    MAN CITY 5-2 SOUTHAMPTON

    72. SUBSTITUTION!

    De Bruyne's evening comes to an end, and he won't get the chance to complete his hat-trick.

    Aguero is on in his place.

    And for Southampton, Armstrong makes way for Caleb Watts.

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    MAN CITY 5-2 SOUTHAMPTON

    70. CHANCE!

    Torres drives Man City forward down the right-hand side before playing the ball back towards the penalty spot.

    Foden picks up the ball and plays a slick one-two with Gundogan.

    A shooting opportunity presents itself, but Foden drags his effort wide of the far post!

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    MAN CITY 5-2 SOUTHAMPTON

    68. Southampton have seen 68 per cent of the ball in the last ten minutes, they're searching for a way back into this game.

    Man City are quite happy sitting off.

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    MAN CITY 5-2 SOUTHAMPTON

    66. What a manic last 15 minutes or so! Goals were flying in literally minutes apart!

    Man City have a three goal cushion, but Southampton are pushing looking for a third.

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    END-TO-END

    We saw three goals in four minutes!

    Mahrez scored Man City's fourth of the evening, finishing well past McCarthy
    Adams pulled one back a minute after Mahrez's strike
    De Bruyne extended City's lead once again just minutes after Adams handed the Saints a lifelineCredit: Getty Images
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    MAN CITY 5-2 SOUTHAMPTON

    62. SUBSTITUTION!

    Hasenhuttl makes a change of his own and Stephens is coming off for Diallo.

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    MAN CITY 5-2 SOUTHAMPTON

    60. SUBSTITUTION!

    Mahrez's night comes to an end as he is replaced by Spanish winger Ferran Torres.

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    MAN CITY 5-2 SOUTHAMPTON

    58. It's getting hard to keep up!

    Walker drills the ball into Foden on the edge of Southampton's penalty area.

    De Bruyne takes the ball off the young City midfielder, weaves his way through some Saints defenders and finishes well!

    it's end to end stuff and goals are flying in!

  • Joshua Mbu

    GOOOOAAAAALLLL!!!

    MAN CITY HAVE A FIFTH!!!

    GOALS ARE FLYING IN!!!

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