Man City vs Southampton LIVE: Stream, TV channel, team news and kick-off time – Premier League latest updates

MANCHESTER CITY welcome Southampton to the Etihad looking to get back to winning ways.

Pep Guardiola's men still hold a sizeable lead at the top of the Premier League, despite defeat to Man Utd last time out.

  • Kick-off time: 6pm GMT
  • TV channel: Sky Sports Main Event
  • Live stream: Sky Go/NOW TV
  • Man City XI: To follow
  • Southampton XI: To follow

Follow ALL the build-up and action with our live blog below…

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    PEP'S THOUGHTS

    Man City manager Pep Guardiola gave his thoughts in the matchday programme: "Our visitors arrive on the back of a very good performance in their last game at Sheffield, a win that reminded everyone that they were at one points this season on top of the Premier League table.

    "They have show that they have high quality players and we know their strength well after fighting so hard to beat them 1-0 in the reverse fixture at St Mary's in December.

    "Of course, we come into the contest having seen our great run of wins come to an end in Sunday's Manchester derby.

    "Now the response must be positive, and I am sure it will be.

    "These players want to go again and start another incredible run. It is how they think and why they are such top professionals."

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    LAST TIME OUT

    Kyle Walker scored the winner the last time Man City hosted Southampton at the Etihad!

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    TABLE CHECK

    Most Premier League teams have played 28 games.

    Man City are sitting comfortably at the top of the Premier League, despite last weekend's 2-0 defeat at the hands of rivals Man Utd.

    Southampton, on the other hand, got their first win in ten league games last weekend against Sheffield.

    And the Saints sit 14th, seven points clear of the drop zone.

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    HEAD-TO-HEAD

    Manchester City have won seven of their last eight Premier League games against Southampton, losing the other.

    The Citizens have netted 18 goals and conceded just five in this run.

    Southampton have lost eight of their last nine Premier League away games against Man City (D1), with their only victory at the Etihad coming in their first visit to the stadium (3-1 in April 2004).

     

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    GOOD AFTERNOON

    And welcome to the live blog for Man City vs Southampton!

    Pep Guardiola's side will be looking to bounce back from last weekend's disappointing derby defeat at the hands of rivals Man Utd.

    City were beaten 2-0 with goals coming from Bruno Fernandes and left-back Luke Shaw.

    Despite their 21-game winning streak coming to an end, Pep's side remain 11 points clear at the top of the Premier League.

    Southampton, on the other hand, picked up their first win in ten league games defeating Chris Wilder's sinking Sheffield United.

    James Ward-Prowse and striker Che Adams were on target at Bramall Lane – and Adams scored an absolute belter!

    The Saints are sat seven points clear of the drop zone, and they don't have the best record when travelling to the Etihad.

    Southampton have lost eight of their last nine away games at Man City.

    In terms of team news, Pep could have a fully fit squad to choose from with summer signing Nathan Ake making a return from injury.

    And we could see a heavily rotated Man City side with multiple changes from the team that lost at the weekend.

    Sergio Aguero hasn't had many minutes this season, and tonight could be a good opportunity for the Argentine to get up to speed.

    As for Southampton, they could be without key man Danny Ings who limped off in the win against Sheffield at the weekend.

    The likes of Theo Walcott, Oriol Romeu, Michael Obafemi and William Smallbone are all set to miss out for the Saints through injury.

    The teamsheets are due to be released in half an hour, so don't go anywhere!

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