The formation of Pep Guardiola lost points in the title race by stumbling over Southampton without scoring (0-0) on Saturday afternoon.
Three days after his crazy Champions League match against Leipzig (6-3), Manchester City offered no goal to the public at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday when Southampton came to a disappointing 0-0. Pep Guardiola’s men monopolized the ball, as usual, but showing too little danger (16 strikes attempted, 7 countered and only one on target).
After the hour of play, Kevin De Bruyne, Riyad Mahrez and Phil Foden were launched into the battle, Gabriel Jesus and Bernardo Silva notably regaining the touch. Raheem Sterling believed to give the victory to his team by pushing the ball into the net of Alex McCarthy but the VAR validated the cancellation of the goal for an offside of a few centimeters (92nd).
The reigning champions, already beaten at the opening for Tottenham (1-0), recorded a second poor performance and found themselves 3 lengths behind Liverpool, the only leader pending the matches of Manchester United (against West Ham) and Chelsea (ahead of the Spurs) on Sunday.
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