Man City 3-2 Southampton Highlights
Samir Nasri saved Manchester City’s blushes as the Frenchman scored a late winner to beat a battling Southampton in a dramatic game at the Etihad.
Watch English Premier League match, Man City V Southampton highlights here.
Venue: Etihad Stadium
Date: Sunday, 19 August, 2012
Kick Off: 16:00
1-0 Tevez 40′
1-1 Lambert 59′
1-2 Davis 68′
2-2 Džeko 72′
3-2 Nasri 80′
Saints have only lost one of their last five Premier League games away to City, winning three times.
The last top-flight match between the sides came on New Year’s Day 2005, when Paul Bosvelt opened the scoring in a 2-1 win for City.
In four of the last five seasons City have started their league campaign with a clean sheet. The exception was 2008-09, when they lost 4-2 at Aston Villa on the opening day.
City have not begun a season with a home defeat since 1999, when they lost 1-0 to Wolves at Maine Road in the second tier.
Roberto Mancini’s men won their final six league games last term.
They dropped only two points at home during the 2011-12 season – in a 3-3 draw with Sunderland.
Last season Saints beat Leeds to win their opening game for the first time this century. Their 1-0 win at Coventry in the 1999-2000 season is the last time they began a top-flight season with a victory.
Opta statistics show that Southampton scored only four league goals from outside the penalty area last term – fewer than any other Championship side.
Nigel Adkins’ side were the top scorers in the second tier last term with 85 goals.