Southampton 3-1 Man City Highlights
Manchester City’s title defence suffered a huge blow on the south coast as they gifted Southampton victory with a series of glaring defensive errors.
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Venue: St Mary’s Stadium
Date: Saturday, 9 February, 2013
Kick off: 17:30 GMT
Southampton have only won one of their last nine home league matches against Manchester City (W1, D3, L5).
This is their first meeting on the south coast since a goalless draw in the Premier League in October 2004.
They have only managed one win in their last nine league games, drawing six of those. They have two points out of a possible nine under manager Mauricio Pochettino.
The Saints have thrown away 24 points from leading positions this season, more than any other side.
Southampton have the worst record in the division against teams in the top half of the table, failing to win in 13 attempts (D5, L8).
Their next three league fixtures after Saturday are all against teams near the bottom: Newcastle (a), QPR (h), Norwch (a).
Rickie Lambert is the top-scoring Englishman in the Premier League this season with 11 goals. He has scored 99 goals in total for Southampton.
City are nine points behind Manchester United for the first time since the end of the 2010-11 season.
The defending champions are on a six-match unbeaten run but have drawn successive games. They last went three consecutive league games without a win in March-April last year.
Roberto Mancini’s side have the division’s best defensive record and have kept an unrivalled 11 clean sheets.
However, they have scored 17 fewer league goals than at this stage last season.
Carlos Tevez has failed to score in his last eight league appearances.