Southampton 0-3 Manchester City: Superior 10-men Citizens coast to comfortable victory at St Mary’s

Sergio Aguero played a hand in two of the goals as Manchester City earned a 3-0 win away to Southampton this afternoon, reports BBC Sport.

Manchester City were by the far dominant side in the first-half against Southampton, with Manuel Pellegrini’s men creating a host of chances without scoring. The Sky Blues could have had a penalty too when Sergio Aguero was brought down in the area, but was cruelly booked for simulation.

Southampton did come back into the match for a period in the first 45 minutes, threatening to take a shock lead at times, but were lacking with good decision-making in the final third.

In the second-half, City stepped it up in pursuit of an opener, and they finally got their goal in the 51st minute. Yaya Toure hit a low drive outside the box to give the Sky Blues a deserved lead.

Late in the game, Frank Lampard came off the bench and scored another low effort from the edge of the area, while Gael Clichy wrapped up the win in the last few minutes of normal time to seal the win for City.

The result sees the defending champions overtake Southampton in the table to go second in the league.

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