- David Silva opens scoring
- Saints level through Hojbjerg, who is later sent off
- City scores a minute apart before halftime
Manchester City stopped its rot with a 3-1 win over Southampton at St. Mary’s on Sunday.
David Silva and Sergio Aguero scored to go along a James Ward-Prowse own goal, as City pulled to within seven points of Liverpool ahead of a big match on Thursday at the Etihad Stadium.
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That was when Saints’ hopes to a big hit, with Bernardo Silva finding David Silva alone in the heart of the box for a calm finish past McCarthy. Dave’s done this before.
Raheem Sterling put City back in front, albeit the own goal route and with no help from McCarthy’s slow reaction to a deflected pass.
Aguero went a more traditional route, nodding home from a cross to make it 3-1 into the break.
McCarthy denied Mahrez a chance at 4-1 in the 80th minute of a mostly quiet second half, which got a little louder when Hojbjerg was shown red in the 85th for a studs-up challenge on Fernandinho.
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