Manchester City vs. Southampton – Match Report – September 18, 2021


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Manchester City vs.  Southampton - Match Report - September 18, 2021

In a weekend marked by the statements of Pep Guardiola about the fans of his team, Manchester City left two points in the visit of Southampton in a 0-0 draw that could have been worse.

It could have been worse for the Sky Blues because the VAR annulled a penalty and expulsion from Kyle Walker, who had taken, as last defender, ahead of Adam Armstrong. The referee, Jonathan Moss, after reviewing the action on the monitor, ruled that there was no fault from the English defender and the game continued.

City were unable to break down Ralp Hasenhuttl’s wall until the 90th minute, when Raheem Sterling took advantage of a rebound to make it 1-0. However, the linesman quickly raised the flag and was called off for offside. After several minutes of tense waiting at the Etihad Stadium, the VAR confirmed that the English attacker was ahead and the 0-0 prevailed on the scoreboard.

This is the second puncture for Guardiola’s men this season, who have already lost against Tottenham Hotspur, and, while waiting for Manchester United, Chelsea and Everton to play, they are tied with them three, in second place, ten points, three below Liverpool.


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