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Manchester City are up to third in the Premier League, and they were well worth all three points at St Mary's. Vincent Kompany opened the scoring with his first league goal since August 2015 before Leroy Sane and Sergio Aguero finished Southampton off on the counterattack.
Kevin de Bruyne is running riot. His tendency to drift into crossing positions on the right has caused Southampton problems all day and his latest floated cross is headed in by Sergio Aguero at the back post. Great football.
Seconds after seeming under big pressure, Manchester City have put this game beyond Southampton with a brilliant counter-attack.
David Silva's pass releases Kevin de Bruyne and the Belgian races through before squaring the ball for Leroy Sane, who nervelessly slots the ball under Fraser Forster. That, surely, is that.
For all Manchester City's attacking talent it's a defender who breaks the deadlock for them at St Mary's. Vincent Kompany rises highest to meet David Silva's out-swinging corner and power a header beyond Fraser Forster before celebrating wildly with the travelling fans.
We're through 45 minutes at St Mary's and aside from two early chances for Sergio Aguero, Manchester City have struggled to create clear chances against a disciplined Southampton defence - though they should have been awarded a penalty when Fraser Forster brought down Leroy Sane.
The home side have actually created the best opening, but Dusan Tadic blazed over unmarked in the box and we're still waiting for a breakthrough.
Match-winner Jordy Clasie hailed team-mate Fraser Forster after Southampton's 1-0 victory at West Brom.
Goalkeeper Forster preserved victory with two late saves from Craig Dawson and Jonny Evans at The Hawthorns on Saturday.
Clasie had struck a first-half winner to settle a forgettable game which saw the Saints close the gap on the eighth-placed Baggies to four points.
Claude Puel's side have two games in hand on Albion and strengthened their grip on a top 10 finish thanks to Forster's late heroics, including a fine reaction stop from Dawson.
Clasie praised Forster and also highlighted how pleased he was at scoring his first league goal since April 2015, for Feyenoord.
The last two or three saves he made were incredible. They were so important for us, not only as defenders but the whole team.
We have a 'keeper that can take points for us. I scored but I think you can give him the credit as well because he won us two points.
It was a lovely feeling.
Every player wants to play in their career. You can have some difficult moments on the bench or not in the squad, and I've had those moments.
Sometimes you need that little bit of luck and today was my chance, but the most important thing was to get all three points.
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