Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola felt his side’s patience and attacking intensity were key in their win over gutsy Southampton that keeps them six points behind leaders Liverpool.
City trailed to an early James Ward-Prowse goal and did not equalise until Sergio Aguero scored with their first shot on target on 70 minutes, with Kyle Walker hitting their late winner.
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Most of Southampton’s players were down on their haunches to show their dejection at the final whistle, as they were at the end of their previous league game -humiliation at the hands of the Foxes.
But this performance from Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side was nothing like their meek surrender at St Mary’s, with Saints putting on an impressive defensive show of determination and organisation that almost brought them some reward.