Saints end Man City's 12-game winning streak

English Premier League

Manchester City’s winning streak in the Premier League ended with a 1-1 draw against Southampton on Saturday evening.

Southampton stunned the runaway league leaders inside seven minutes when Kyle Walker-Peters attacked a telling cross from Nathan Redmond to volley in from a tight angle.

The Saints seemed to have nabbed a second inside the midway spell after a defence-splitting pass from Oriol Romeu allocated Armand Broja, who then finished coolly only for the flag to go up.

As the Citizens held on strong despite the set-back, Raheem Sterling let an inviting chance pass them by inside 38 minutes when he scooped a cutback from the left straight at Fraser Forster.

Southampton put on a substitution at the start of the second half, with Redmond withdrawn and Moroccan international Mohamed Elyounoussi introduced.

The Saints looked to have doubled their lead seconds into the restart from a corner-kick by James Ward-Prowse, but Ederson smothered Jan Bednarek from point-blank range.

City continued to enjoy little forays in the final third, as the Saints carved out another clear chance 54 minutes in through Broja but Aymeric Laporte’s defensive stimulus thwarted him.

The Spaniard showcased his offensive attributes too after 12 minutes when he managed to get onto the end of Kevin De Bruyne’s free-kick to head in the equaliser.

Guardiola’s charges went close to turning the tie around in the latter stages with a few half-chances in and around the final third, but they couldn’t sliced through the Saints and left matters all square.

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Manchester United claimed back-to-back wins to move into the top-four in the Premier League with a 1-0 win over West Ham United on Saturday evening.

After a passive start, the Red Devils could’ve bagged the lead from a cross by Bruno Fernandes near the midway stage but Cristiano Ronaldo wasn’t on the same wavelength.

Whilst the Red Devils continued to hold pendulum in addition to stout possession advantage, West Ham struggled to get the same intermediaries under control as the half began to drift away.

To that end, the Hammers finished the first half on a positive note as a flowing move on the edge of the area nearly led to the opener but too much dilly-dallying saw the chance go astray.

It was the Red Devils though that got off to a bright start minutes in the second half when Fred brought Areola to sharp reflexes through a snap shot inside the area.

West Ham provided a scare of their own nine minutes following halftime as Jarrod Bowen volleyed into the side-netting from the edge of the area after the host battled to deal with a corner-kick.

As the match saw little chances following the closing quarter, West Ham missed out on the winner in the last four minutes when a diving header from Soucek went inches wide.

The Red Devils had the final say as Rashford popped up unmarked at the far post to tap in Edinson Cavani’s cutback with the last kick of the game.

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