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  • Date:19 Aug 2012
  • Kick-off:16:00
  • Venue:Etihad Stadium
  • Attendance:46,190
  • Tevez (39) Dzeko (71)
    Nasri (79)
  • Lambert (58)
    Davis (67)
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90mins

The ball is swung over by Jose Fonte, clearance by Pablo Zabaleta.

90mins

Centre by Steven Davis, clearance made by Pablo Zabaleta.

87mins

Morgan Schneiderlin concedes a free kick for a foul on Carlos Tevez. Morgan Schneiderlin goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. Aleksandar Kolarov joins the action as a substitute, replacing Carlos Tevez. Yaya Toure takes the direct free kick.

86mins

Billy Sharp joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jason Puncheon.

85mins

The ball is crossed by Jason Puncheon.

84mins

A cross is delivered by Adam Lallana, Shot from deep inside the area by Jose Fonte clears the crossbar.

83mins

Corner taken by Daniel Fox from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by Joleon Lescott.

83mins

Shot by Morgan Schneiderlin. Blocked by Joleon Lescott.

82mins

Samir Nasri is shown a yellow card.

80mins

Samir Nasri fires in a goal from inside the box to the top left corner of the goal. Man City 3-2 Southampton.Assist on the goal came from Gael Clichy.

80mins

A cross is delivered by Gael Clichy, Daniel Fox manages to make a clearance.

78mins

Guly Do Prado challenges Joleon Lescott unfairly and gives away a free kick. Pablo Zabaleta restarts play with the free kick.

77mins

Yaya Toure crosses the ball, Headed effort from inside the area by Edin Dzeko misses to the right of the goal.

76mins

Mario Balotelli fouled by Jason Puncheon, the ref awards a free kick. Yaya Toure shoots direct from the free kick, Kelvin Davis makes a save.

74mins

Samir Nasri takes the inswinging corner, Kelvin Davis makes a save.

74mins

Mario Balotelli has an effort at goal from close in which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

74mins

Adam Lallana takes a shot. Gael Clichy gets a block in.

72mins

Edin Dzeko fires in a goal from inside the six-yard box to the top left corner of the goal. Man City 2-2 Southampton.Assist by Yaya Toure.

72mins

Samir Nasri takes the inswinging corner, Jos Hooiveld manages to make a clearance. Shot by Vincent Kompany. Blocked by Vincent Kompany.

72mins

Mario Balotelli replaces David Silva.

71mins

Pablo Zabaleta produces a cross, Jos Hooiveld makes a clearance.

70mins

Carlos Tevez takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Jos Hooiveld.

69mins

Corner taken left-footed by David Silva from the right by-line to the near post, Guly Do Prado makes a clearance.

69mins

Shot by Carlos Tevez. Blocked by Adam Lallana.

68mins

Steven Davis fires in a goal from just inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Man City 1-2 Southampton.The assist for the goal came from Adam Lallana.

67mins

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Samir Nasri.

66mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Morgan Schneiderlin on Carlos Tevez. Carlos Tevez produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick, Rickie Lambert gets a block in.

65mins

Steven Davis comes on in place of James Ward-Prowse.

63mins

Caution for Daniel Fox.

63mins

A cross is delivered by Yaya Toure, clearance by Jason Puncheon.

61mins

Rickie Lambert is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

59mins

Rickie Lambert finds the net with a goal from the edge of the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Man City 1-1 Southampton.Assist on the goal came from Guly Do Prado.

58mins

Shot by Carlos Tevez from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

57mins

Jason Puncheon produces a cross, Adam Lallana has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.

57mins

Shot from 20 yards from James Ward-Prowse. Joleon Lescott gets a block in.

56mins

Jos Hooiveld fouled by Carlos Tevez, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Jos Hooiveld.

55mins

Rickie Lambert joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jay Rodriguez.

55mins

Carlos Tevez crosses the ball, save by Kelvin Davis. Shot from deep inside the area by David Silva clears the crossbar.

54mins

Pablo Zabaleta takes a shot. Jos Hooiveld gets a block in.

53mins

Corner from the left by-line taken by Samir Nasri, Jos Hooiveld manages to make a clearance.

52mins

Gael Clichy produces a left-footed shot from inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.

49mins

Carlos Tevez takes a shot. Kelvin Davis makes a save.

47mins

David Silva takes a shot. Blocked by Jose Fonte.

47mins

Effort from 12 yards by Carlos Tevez. Kelvin Davis makes a save.

47mins

The ball is sent over by Pablo Zabaleta, Jose Fonte makes a clearance.

44mins

Shot from 18 yards by Edin Dzeko. Comfortable save by Kelvin Davis.

40mins

Carlos Tevez scores a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Man City 1-0 Southampton.Assist on the goal came from Samir Nasri.

39mins

The referee blows for offside against Guly Do Prado. Vincent Kompany takes the indirect free kick.

36mins

Daniel Fox takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post.

35mins

Handball decision goes against Pablo Zabaleta. Adam Lallana crosses the ball in from the free kick, Samir Nasri makes a clearance.

35mins

Daniel Fox crosses the ball.

34mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jay Rodriguez by Yaya Toure. Direct free kick taken by Jose Fonte.

32mins

Effort from 12 yards by Carlos Tevez. Save made by Kelvin Davis.

31mins

Inswinging corner taken by Samir Nasri.

31mins

Gael Clichy delivers the ball, clearance by Jose Fonte.

29mins

Centre by Carlos Tevez, Jose Fonte makes a clearance.

17mins

Corner taken short by David Silva.

16mins

Penalty awarded for an unfair challenge on Carlos Tevez by Jos Hooiveld. A save by Kelvin Davis from penalty by David Silva. Man City 0-0 Southampton.

15mins

Samir Nasri has an effort at goal. Jose Fonte gets a block in.

14mins

Edin Dzeko is brought on as a substitute for Sergio Aguero.

12mins

Effort from the edge of the box by Morgan Schneiderlin goes wide of the left-hand post.

7mins

Shot by James Ward-Prowse. Jack Rodwell gets a block in.

7mins

Vincent Kompany gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Guly Do Prado. Free kick taken by Adam Lallana.

5mins

Adam Lallana gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Yaya Toure. Yaya Toure takes the direct free kick.

5mins

The assistant referee signals for offside against Carlos Tevez. Jose Fonte takes the free kick.

4mins

The ball is sent over by Nathaniel Clyne, clearance by Vincent Kompany.

3mins

Unfair challenge on Morgan Schneiderlin by Pablo Zabaleta results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Daniel Fox.

2mins

Short corner worked by Adam Lallana.

Match Preview

Milner: City are there to be shot at James Milner expects it to be even tougher for Manchester City to defend the Barclays Premier League title than it was for them to win it - and feels confident the team are ready to make the step up to another level this term. After they secured their first top-flight championship for 44 years in May in the most dramatic fashion, the task of keeping hold of the trophy begins on Sunday for City when they get their 2012-13 league campaign under way by hosting newly-promoted Southampton. Blues midfielder Milner anticipates the job facing him and his team-mates this season to far exceed the one they met in sealing the club's maiden Premier League crown, but the 26-year-old England international is feeling good about City's prospects of rising to the challenge. Asked if he thought staying at the top was harder than getting there, Milner said: "I can't speak from experience because I haven't had that pleasure, but I'm sure it is. "Everyone says that. You're there to be shot at and teams are going to come for you. "It's up to us to keep on improving and not rest on our laurels. We are working harder in training, everybody wants to get better and the competition for places is there. "Being champions is a great feeling but it will be twice as hard to retain. "Teams will now lift their games even more than they did before so it will be a tough experience, but hopefully we'll keep improving as a team and doing well." Milner admits the memories of last season's triumph and having the tag of champions may help boost City this term, but insists the real key will just be hard graft. "Winning is a habit - you want to win matches and you want to win trophies," Milner said. "You gain that belief and I think we gained a lot of belief from winning the FA Cup (in 2011), which gave us the belief to go on and win the Premier League. "Winning the Premier League is not easy. There are a lot of top teams in there challenging so it's a fantastic achievement. "But it's an even bigger test to go out there and do it again so it's down to us to keep working hard. "We won't set any targets, we will just go out there and keep playing the same football and then hopefully we will win some more trophies." Southampton manager Nigel Adkins knows there are few tougher season openers than a trip to Manchester City but is relishing the challenge of trying to upset the reigning champions. Just three years after teetering on the brink of bankruptcy, the south coast side are back in the Barclays Premier League after a seven-year absence. Adkins led Saints to back-to-back promotions from League One and now faces the unenviable task of trying to overcome Roberto Mancini's men at the Etihad Stadium in their first game of the season. Rather than be overawed by the challenge, however, the former Scunthorpe boss is positive about his side's chances. "What a great, great fixture," Adkins said. "Southampton against Manchester City, away from home, the first game of the season, the league champions. "They have started pre-season ever so well again they're the benchmark for everybody now. They are the team that everyone has got to go and catch. "On paper one would expect Manchester City to win the game, but, as we all know, we don't play on paper. "We've got to go there with a belief that we can go and win the game. "It is going to be very challenging, we all know that, but we've got to go with a mindset that we can get something from it. "We've got to be positive in everything we do. It's the first game, we should relish it. "We know it is going to be challenging, we know it is going to be tough. "It would be wrong of us not to expect that, but we've got to have a belief about ourselves."

Formation:442Manager: Roberto Mancini

Man City

Formation: 442Manager: Nigel Adkins

Southampton

  • Joe Hart
  • Pablo Zabaleta
  • Vincent Kompany
  • Joleon Lescott
  • Gael Clichy
  • David Silva
  • Jack Rodwell
  • Yaya Toure
  • Samir Nasri
  • Sergio Aguero
  • Carlos Tevez
  • SUBS
  • Costel Pantilimon
  • James Milner
  • Edin Dzeko
  • Aleksandar Kolarov
  • Stefan Savic
  • Nigel De Jong
  • Mario Balotelli

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Form Guide

  • Man City
  • VS
  • Southampton

Last Meetings

  • Man City
  • 2 - 1
  • Southampton
  • 01/01/2005
  • Southampton
  • 0 - 0
  • Man City
  • 02/10/2004
  • Man City
  • 1 - 3
  • Southampton
  • 17/04/2004
  • Southampton
  • 0 - 2
  • Man City
  • 01/11/2003
  • Man City
  • 0 - 1
  • Southampton
  • 11/05/2003
  • Southampton
  • 2 - 0
  • Man City
  • 05/10/2002

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