STAT PACK: Southampton vs Manchester City

By SFC Media time Sat 29 Nov Men's First team takes a look at some of the key stats and statistics ahead of Southampton's game against Barclays Premier League champions, Manchester City.

• Saints are two points ahead of Manchester City in the Barclays Premier League table heading into this game.

• Graziano Pellè is looking for his tenth goal of the season. The striker is Saints’ top goalscorer so far.

• Sergio Agüero has 17 goals in all competitions for Manchester City so far this season, and scored a hat-trick on Tuesday night against Bayern Munich.

• There have been at least two goals scored in each of the last six meetings between the sides.

• Saints have scored in each of their last six games, amassing a total of 16 goals.

• Manchester City have only kept three clean sheets in their opening 12 Premier League games.

• City have hit the most shots on target this season, with 76, while Saints have allowed the fewest on their goal (25).

• Saints have made the fewest substitutions in the Premier League this season with just 28.

Saints wins: 30

Draws: 24

Manchester City wins: 26

• The first ever meeting between the two sides was in the FA Cup in February 1910. Manchester City won the game 5-0.

• Saints’ first win came 16 years later when the two sides met again in Division Two, winning 4-3 away from home.

• Saints went six games unbeaten against Manchester City between 1950 and 1964, including a 5-1 FA Cup success.

• After seven years without a win against City, Saints beat them 4-3 after extra time in a Worthington Cup 2nd round second-leg tie in September 1999.

• Saints’ first-ever Premier League win against Manchester City came in March 2001, as they won 1-0 at Maine Road.

• Goals from Trevor Hebberd and Phil Boyer helps Saints to a 2-1 win against Manchester City in a League Cup quarter-final in 1978.

• Saints’ last win away from home against Manchester City was in April 2004, as they won 3-1 thanks to two goals from Kevin Phillips and one from James Beattie.

• The reverse fixture between the two is on the final day of the Premier League season.

Apr 2014: Manchester City 4-1 Southampton (Premier League)

Dec 2013: Southampton 1-1 Manchester City (Premier League)

Feb 2013: Southampton 3-1 Manchester City (Premier League)

Aug 2012: Manchester City 3-2 Southampton (Premier League)

Jan 2007: Manchester City 3-1 Southampton (FA Cup)

Manchester City 4-1 Southampton

Barclays Premier League

5th April 2014

Two goals from Manchester City in first-half stoppage time proved the difference at the Etihad last season, as the home side won 4-1.

Yaya Toure gave City the lead with a penalty inside the opening five minutes, but Rickie Lambert levelled with a penalty of his own in the 37th minute shortly after Jay Rodriguez had gone off with a serious injury.

City would head into half-time with a two-goal lead thanks to stoppage-time goals from Samir Nasri and Edin Džeko and they rounded things off in the 81st minute, when substitute Steven Jovetić turned home a cross from Jesus Navas.  

Man City: Hart, Zabaleta, Kompany, Demichelis, Kolarov, Navas, Toure, Fernandinho (Javi Garcia), Nasri, Silva (Jovetić), Džeko (Negredo). Subs not used: Richards, Lescott, Milner, Pantilimon.

Saints: Gazzaniga, Chambers, Fonte, Lovren, Shaw, Schneiderlin, Cork (Wanyama), Davis (Gallagher), Lallana, Rodriguez (Ward-Prowse), Lambert. Subs not used: Clyne, Do Prado, Hooiveld, Cropper.

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