- Kompany first PL goal since Aug. ’15
- Sane nabs fifth PL goal, ninth overall
- Aguero poaches 17th of PL season
- De Bruyne nabs two assists
Vincent Kompany, Leroy Sane, and Sergio Aguero scored as Man City won a second-straight match, defeating Southampton 3-0 at St. Mary’s on Saturday.
Manchester City moves into third place, two points ahead of Liverpool. City is seven points back of Tottenham and 11 behind Chelsea.
Saints remain ninth with 40 points.
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Fraser Forster was fortunate not to concede a penalty from a takedown of Leroy Sane in the 37th minute, a corner given instead.
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The second half didn’t bring much more life to the proceedings, though James Ward-Prowse tempted the goal with an early free kick.
Forster made a terrific reaction stop to punch a Jesus Navas rip over the bar in the 55th minute, but City struck on the ensuing corner when Kompany headed the ball through Forster.
Kevin De Bruyne keyed a stylish counterattack in the 77th minute, racing down the right to collect David Silva‘s through ball and squaring for Sane. The 21-year-old stayed calm in besting Forster to make it 2-0.
De Bruyne then hit a clever chipped pass square from the edge of the six, and Aguero rose high to head home a third City goal.