After two defeats was the mission of the City as plain as a pikestaff: After the demonstration of Liverpool yesterday was catching up with the proud leader of nine points. Only with a win against laagvlieger Southampton would be The Citizens on January 3, with any self-confidence and a respectable gap The Reds received. City had the job be done without Kevin De Bruyne – stayed at home after a tap in Leicester Wednesday. Vincent Kompany was at the kick-off: the Red Devil is again 100 percent fit.
The plan was clear: attack and score. And that loondde quickly. McCarthy did David Silva first of the opening goal, but gave up after 10 minutes and still won. Mahrez gave for after a handsome drawing, the Spaniard slid easily inside.