Southampton vs Manchester City LIVE: Premier League result after Laporte cancels out Walker-Peters strike

Southampton 1-1 Manchester City: Follow all the latest reaction from St Mary’s as Pep Guardiola’s side were held in the Premier League for the first time since October

Michael Jones
Saturday 22 January 2022 19:48

Follow live reaction as Premier League leaders Manchester City were held to a 1-1 draw at Southampton, bringing their 12-game winning run to an end and offering a slimmer of hope to the chasing pack.

Kyle Walker-Peters gave Southampton an early lead thanks to a sublime finish with the outside of his boot on seven minutes. The lively Armando Broja saw a goal disallowed as Southampton continued to cause City problems before Raheem Sterling missed a good chance to equalise when he met Phil Foden’s cross from the left but was unable to beat Fraser Forster.

Broja hit the post with a header from close range after the break before City began to pile on the pressure. Kevin De Bruyne and Gabriel Jesus hit the woodwork before Aymeric Laporte arrived at the back post to meet De Bruyne’s cross and get City back on level terms on 66 minutes. It looked as if there was only going to be one winner from there, but Southampton held on to frustrate Pep Guardiola’s side. It leaves City 12 points ahead of second-placed Liverpool, although Jurgen Klopp’s side now have two games in hand.

Follow all the latest reaction below:


Reaction from Aymeric Laporte

Manchester City’s goalscorer Aymeric Laporte spoke to Sky Sports and gave credit to Southampton’s performance even though he believes City did enough to win the game. He said:

I think we played really well and maybe deserved more, but if we don’t score more than one it’s very difficult.

“They have good players here and the pitch is small, so it is a little bit more difficult.

“I think we deserved more but we have to stay focussed and keep doing like we have the last few weeks. We’re done a great job, now we focus on the next one.

“In the end we managed the game well and I think we could have scored more. We are happy because we have done a great job.

“I would like to win three points tonight but they played very good. We played very well also. Sometimes you win when you don’t deserve it and tonight we got a point when we maybe deserved a little bit more.”

Michael Jones22 January 2022 19:48

Southampton end Man City’s winning run with impressive draw at St Mary’s

Runaway leaders Manchester City were denied a 13th Premier League victory in a row after being held to a 1-1 draw by battling Southampton

Aymeric Laporte headed a 65th-minute equaliser for Pep Guardiola’s men following a surprise early opener from Saints defender Kyle Walker-Peters.

Kevin De Bruyne and Gabriel Jesus struck the same post in the second period but City were unable to find a winner during incessant pressure as they failed to win a top-flight game for the first time since a shock 2-0 loss at home to Crystal Palace way back in late October.

Southampton end Man City’s winning run with impressive draw at St Mary’s

Aymeric Laporte headed a 65th-minute equaliser for Pep Guardiola’s men.

Michael Jones22 January 2022 19:42

Southampton 1-1 Man City: Five things we learned as Saints end Premier League leaders’ winning run

Manchester City’s 12-game Premier League winning run came to an end on the south coast as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Southampton.

The hosts took the early lead at St. Mary’s thanks to an exquisite outside-of-the-boot finish from right-back Kyle Walker-Peters, his first league goal for the club, and they went into half-time with the advantage against the champions.

The second half saw City dominate possession and they eventually found the equaliser when Aymeric Laporte guided a Kevin De Bruyne free-kick into the net, but Pep Guardiola’s men could not find a winner and saw efforts from the likes of De Bruyne and substitute Gabriel Jesus hit the post.

Five things we learned as Southampton end Manchester City’s winning run

Southampton 1-1 Manchester City: Ralph Hasenhuttl's side deserved their point at St. Mary’s

Michael Jones22 January 2022 19:37

Southampton 1 - 1 Man City

Manchester City’s winning run of 12 Premier League matches comes to an end with that draw. Liverpool will think that the title race is still alive. They face Crystal Palace tomorrow and can cut City’s lead to nine points.

Michael Jones22 January 2022 19:34

Southampton 1 - 1 Man City

Kevin De Bruyne has now assisted as many Premier League goals as David Beckham (80), but the Belgian has done so having made 68 fewer appearances in the competition.

Michael Jones22 January 2022 19:30

Full-time: Southampton 1 - 1 Man City

90+6 mins: There’s the final whistle! Southampton haven’t beaten Manchester City but it feels like they have. City drop points for the first time since losing to Crystal Palace in October.

The Saints take a point from the game but Man City’s lead at the top of the tbale extends to 12 over second placed Liverpool.

Michael Jones22 January 2022 19:26

Southampton 1 - 1 Man City

90+3 mins: Elyounoussi loses possession and sprints back to recover the ball. He ends up fouling De Bruyne and giving City a free kick in a similar position to where they scored their first goal from.

De Bruyne flicks it into the box and Mohammed Salisu wins the header. He heads it down and then makes a block as Rodri fires a shot at goal. There’s a tussle in the box and Saints are awarded a free kick.

Mohammed Salisu has been exceptional for Southampton today. He doesn’t deserve to be on the losing side. Can Southampton hold on for a draw?

Michael Jones22 January 2022 19:22

Southampton 1 - 1 Man City

90 mins: Kevin De Bruyne sends a shot from range wide of the right-hand post. Pep Guardiola is urging his team on from the sidelines. Ralph Hasenhuttl looks nervous.

There’s going to be six minutes of added time to play. Plenty of time for a winning goal.

Michael Jones22 January 2022 19:18

Southampton 1 - 1 Man City

86 mins: Romeu sends the ball up to Diallo who’s closed down by Cancelo. Walker-Peters makes an overlapping run off the ball and allowd Diallo some space as Cancelo drops off. Diallo shoots from just outside the box and draws a save out of Ederson. Good signs from Southampton. They’re pushing for a winner.

Michael Jones22 January 2022 19:15

Southampton 1 - 1 Man City

83 mins: As if conceding that Armstrong got away with one Ralph Hasenhuttl brings him off and introduces Ibrahima Diallo for the closing stages of the game.

Southampton have regained a touch of momentum. Can someone find a winner?

Michael Jones22 January 2022 19:11

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