Southampton vs Manchester City as it happened: Vincent Kompany, Leroy Sane and Sergio Aguero score on south coast

Live Blog

Re-live updates from the Premier League clash at St Mary's

Manchester City travel to the south coast to face Southampton as they look to cement their place in the Premier League's top four and qualify for next season's Champions League.

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Live Updates

Welcome to The Independent's live coverage of Southampton vs Manchester City.
 
Pep Guardiola's side arrive on the south coast in search of a win to boost their chances of a top-four finish, but his players will be wary of their heavy 4-2 defeat here at the tail end of last season.
 
Stay with us for team news, build-up and minute-by-minute updates...

Team news

Torino want to keep Joe Hart but 'cannot afford' to sign Manchester City outcast on permanent deal

The England international has admitted before that he is “surplus to requirements” at City, suggesting the ‘keeper’s future now lies in Italy.

Pep Guardiola: Manchester City 'are far away' from challenging in Europe

City crashed out of Europe at the Round of 16 stage at the hands of Monaco, despite taking a 5-3 lead into the second leg – only to lose 3-1 late on after seemingly abandoning defending. Manchester City fell 2-0 down at half-time in the second leg but only needed an away goal to confirm safe passage to the last eight – which Leroy Sane provided.
Guardiola's side remains a project in progress, but City remain determined to finish in the top four of the table. A win today will put Manchester City ahead of Liverpool, but Southampton will not make this easy for their opponents.
 
The home side have lost just one of their previous six league fixtures and will be hunting for their third consecutive league victory for the first time under the management of Claude Puel. They will be hungry to defeat Guardiola's men on home turf.
 
Can the underdogs do it? We'll see.
Gabbiadini's return to the side will provide a huge boost for the home side following his impressive start for The Saints. He bagged six goals in five games before injuring his groin against Spurs. 
 
During his absence, he was hugely missed within the club and his return will no boost his sides hopes of staying in the top half of the Premier League.
 
Kick off at 17:30.
KICK OFF
 
City to kick off to get the first half under way. Game on!
 
Stay tuned for minute-by-minute coverage of the action.
3 MINS
 
Hojbjerg knocks Toure to the ground to give away the first foul of the fixture. 
4 MINS
 
Clichy delivers an imposing ball across the face of goal, but Aguero fails to connect with the strike and volleys it wide. That should be a wake up call for The Saints. 
5 MINS
 
De Bruyne puts Aguero through, he looks up and sends the strike just wide of the far post. 
8 MINS
 
De Bruyne sends a deep corner into the box and it finds Aguero. The striker attempts a first time volley, but the effort flies wide.
10 MINS
 
City have controlled 66% of possession so far, as they continue to dominate their opponents in the early stages of this game. 
13 MINS
 
Following a string of passes from City, Navas gives the ball away with a sloppy pass into the feet of Bertrand. 
15 MINS
 
Redmond finds Gabbiadini in a wide position, he cuts the ball back to Tadic, but the strike on goal is dismal. He had time and space on the edge of the area, but he rushed it and sent it over the target. What a chance!
18 MINS
 
Bravo comes close to loosing possession inside of the area, with Tadic charging towards the City keeper following the pass back. 
20 MINS
 
Navas finds De Bruyne down the right, but the final ball into the box is intercepted at the front post. 
24 MINS
 
Clichy threads the ball through to Silva, but his attempted cross is blocked yet again. 
 
25 MINS
 
City have completed 216 passes so far, in comparison to 78 from the home side.
27 MINS
 
Silva spreads the ball wide to Sane, but he fails to knock the ball past Cedric. The battle between these two continues down the left. 
29 MINS
 
Southampton burst forward with Redmond leading the attack, but he overcooks his touch and it flies out of play. The 23-year-old's frustration is evident, as he punches the corner flag. 

What time does it start?

The match will kick off at 7.45pm BST on Saturday 15 August.

Where can I watch it?

It will be shown live on Sky Sports 3, with coverage starting from 7.30pm.

Previous meetings

Manchester City 1 Southampton 1
Premier League, October 2016

Southampton 4 Manchester City 2
Premier League, May 2016

Manchester City 3 Southampton 1
Premier League, November 2015

Form

Southampton: WLDWW

Manchester City: LDDLW

Odds

Provided by 888.com

Southampton: 7/2

Manchester City: 77/100

Draw: 29/10

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