Man City on top, Chelsea move second

Irene MckinneyNov 05, 2018

Raheem Sterling scored twice and Sergio Aguero became the ninth player to reach 150 English Premier League goals as Manchester City powered back to the top of the standings by crushing Southampton 6-1 at the Etihad Stadium on Monday (NZT).

Danny Ings' first half penalty did at least halt a run of five consecutive top flight games without a goal for Saints, but it was scant consolation as City romped to victory.

"The first season, when the ball arrived in the box he was scared, he was looking, who is the guy I am going to pass the ball?" "He is becoming a winning player and he is just 23 years old".

But Guardiola said it was too early to claim that Sterling is one of the best players in the world as he still needs to increase his consistency.

"He is in incredible form, he is sharp, fast, clever, fighting, decisive, he can play both sides and can play in the middle and receive the ball between the lines and commit the centre-backs with a lot of aggressiveness".

Southampton did pull a goal back through a Danny Ings penalty - the first City have conceded in the league since September 1 - but Raheem Sterling put any suggestion of a comeback to bed with a fourth in first-half stoppage time. "We can not forget that".

"Of course", Guardiola said when asked if this was how he wants to see Aguero play.

He has scored six times in nine games in 2018-19, having scored 10 in his first season under Guardiola (2016-17).

Southampton are in 16th place, two places above the relegation zone with a solitary win this campaign and manager Hughes was left to rue the disastrous start to the game.

"Thank you so much to make me feel at home in your country here and in Manchester".

"It is hard when you are down", Hughes added.

"You need to be more aggressive than we were able to show".

"Our shots on target are right up there in comparison to how clinical Man City were and how we were with our chances and that's been the story from the beginning of the season - we get good moments but at times we pick the wrong option or don't take clear cut chances that we create".

Related Articles:

« Previous article
Next article »

Popular Pages

Erdogan: Order to kill Khashoggi 'came from highest levels of Saudi govt.
Yet there are other, no less significant questions whose answers will contribute to our understanding of this deplorable act. When he failed to re-emerge, his fiancée - who was waiting outside - alerted Turkish authorities that something was wrong.

Late Marcus Rashford goal gives Manchester United win at Bournemouth
Defensively bad , absolutely terrible , and when I say defensively, I don't just look to my defenders but to the whole team as a team.

WR Geronimo Allison out for Packers against Patriots
If you are going to buy tickets to a Packers game, get them from a company operating in Wisconsin for over 25 years. The 6-2 Patriots entertain an inconsistent Packers team (3-3-1) at Gillette Stadium tonight.

One Pilot Dead In Mid-Air Plane Collision In Canada's Ottawa
Harvey said the NTSB will be looking at the people involved, the two aircrafts and the weather as potential contributing factors. The Carp Airport said it had no details about the incident. "It's very rare to have a mid-air collision, but it happened".

Trump vs. Obama in the final weekend of the midterms
Trump gave a howling hint of what to expect over the campaign's furious final few days during a Friday stop in Indiana. Florida is emerging as an epicenter of the nation's polarizing politics in the final days of the 2018 campaign.

Pochettino: Spurs will realise their dream
Erik Lamela , Lucas Moura and Harry Kane fired the visitors into a 3-0 lead at Molineux only for Wolves to nearly snatch a point. One thing Nuno was pleased about was seeing Wolves get back to scoring ways after the blanks against Brighton and Watford.

Priyanka Chopra gives future sister-in-law Sophie Turner piggyback ride during bachelorette party
After the boat ride, Priyanka posed with her party guests outside in a black, pink and orange sweater, a plaid skirt and booties. The newly renovated home boasts five bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms and features impressive views over the canyon.

'Red Dead Redemption 2' Leak Apology Ends With Over £1 Million Donation
It's unclear, at this point, whether Take-Two's intervention will set a new standard or be an outlier in the industry. In a statement provided to Variety , Take-Two stated that the company takes security very seriously.

Row erupts over killing of tigress
The BBC's Soutik Biswas says T-1 may have been attacking humans after coming across them as they grazed cattle in the forest. Services of controversial private marksman Shafat Ali Khan was also hired by the forest department.

VER-6.21 Patch Notes Revealed, New Item Added
For example, rocket launches, meteors, and the cube itself have caused great alterations to the map in the past. Players can inflate them by the primary fire button and let them go using the secondary fire button.