Man City vs Southampton Live,Follow live coverage of Manchester City v Southampton in the Premier League from the Etihad Stadium.
Date: Sunday, Dec. 30
Time: 9:15 a.m. ET
Location: St. Mary’s Stadium in Southampton
TV channel: NBCSN
Defeats to Crystal Palace and Leicester mean it is the first time in two years that City have lost back-to-back Premier League games and they have now suffered three defeats in four league matches, following their loss at Chelsea earlier in the month.
But Guardiola remains confident in his team’s ability and has backed them to bounce back, saying: “The less important issue is Liverpool, we have to think about Southampton. I don’t forget who we are, how good a team we are, how exceptional these lads I have in the locker room are.
The pressure is on Manchester City. After being in first place for most of the season, Pep Guardiola’s team now finds itself in third place, seven points behind leaders Liverpool and a point behind second-place Tottenham. After losing three of its last four games, City now hits the road against a Southampton team that ended Arsenal’s unbeaten streak two weeks ago.
Man. City: The club is at pretty much full strength, having gotten David Silva back against Leicester following the return of Kevin De Bruyne. Benjamin Mendy is still out after his knee surgery, and Fernandinho has been out since Dec. 15 with a thigh problem but should be back soon.
Southampton: Midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg is back after his one-match suspension. In attack, Danny Ings has come alive. The former Liverpool man has four goals in his last four games and is in fantastic form. He has nine goals so far this season.