October 11, 2022
Southampton v Manchester City – Football Match Report – 20 March 2022

Second-half goals from Kevin De Bruyne, Phil Foden and Riyad Mahrez helped Manchester City progress to the FA Cup semi-finals with a 4-1 win over Southampton on Sunday.

Raheem Sterling gave City a perfect start at St. Mary’s, giving the visitors an early 12-minute lead with a calmly taken finish. But Southampton found a way back into the game at half-time with an own goal from City defender Aymeric Laporte.

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Pep Guardiola’s side typically dominated possession in the second half and came back on top when striker Gabriel Jesus fell in the Southampton box after an elbow in the back from Mohammed Salisu, with De Bruyne scoring the penalty that followed.

City added a third in the 75th minute through Foden, who collected the ball after a blocked De Bruyne shot before shooting past goalkeeper Fraser Forster, and Mahrez capped a convincing win with his own strike shortly after.

The result means City remain active in two cup competitions – the Champions League and the FA Cup – as well as top of the Premier League heading into the end of the season.

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