After no wins in four in all competitions, Manchester City got back on track last weekend with an impressive home win over Hull City. Today, the Blues face what could be one of their trickiest fixtures left on the calendar this season against Claude Puel’s Southampton side.
The Saints held City to a 1-1 draw at the Etihad earlier this season and after adding Manolo Gabbiadini to their squad in January, now have extra firepower that City must be wary of. City have been impressive on the road this season and will fancy their chances, with Pep Guardiola revealing that he has a fully fit squad besides İlkay Gündoğan, Gabriel Jesus and Bacary Sagna.
Neil Swarbrick is today’s referee and here are the sides selected by Pep Guardiola and his counterpart Claude Puel:
Southampton XI: Forster, Cédric, Stephens, Yoshida, Bertrand, Davis (c), Højbjerg, Ward-Prowse, Tadic, Redmond, Gabbiadini
Manchester City XI: Bravo, Clichy, Kompany (c), Otamendi, Fernandinho, Yaya Touré, Sané, Silva, De Bruyne, Navas, Aguero
Today’s match can be viewed on BT Sport 1 in the UK. A full list of TV coverage from around the world can be found here.
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