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Southampton vs Man City: Match Preview | Premier League 2017/18


Man City will be looking to become the first team in the English top flight to reach 100 points when they visit Southampton at St Mary’s Stadium in final Premier League clash.

The Blues set three major Premier League records on Wednesday. Most victories (31), points earned (97) and goals scored (105) in a single Premier League season.

When & Where?

Southampton host Man City at St Mary’s with kick-off scheduled 3pm BST on Sunday, May 13.

Referee: Andre Marriner
Assistants: Simon Long, Richard West
Fourth Official: Mike Dean

Team News

For the visitors, Sergio Aguero is out with a knee injury. The remaining squad are up for selection.

Benjamin Mendy will be hoping to make a first league start since last September.

For the host, Mario Lemina and Steven Davis faces a late fitness test. Jan Bednarek is out from a head injury.

Managers Saying

Mark Hughes: “It’s been a roller-coaster for me personally in terms of how the season has gone from start to finish.

“You spend most of your time trying to preempt what happens in the future and sometimes it catches you out and you have to deal with things.


“It tests you every day this job and I wouldn’t change it for the world. I’ve enjoyed my time here at the end of a difficult season.”

Pep Guardiola: “We will try to win the game. That is not in doubt. We have done that all season.

“In the last few weeks these numbers have helped us keep focus.

Predicted line-ups

Manchester City XI: Bravo, Danilo, Kompany, Laporte, Benjamin, Fernandinho, Gundogan, De Bruyne, Sane, Jesus, Bernardo

Southampton XI: McCarthy, Bednarek, Stephens, Hoedt, Cedric, Romeu, Hojbjerg, Bertrand, Tadic, Redmond, Austin

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