Manchester City had a very bad Sunday afternoon against Southamtpon, who destroyed the Citizens and easily built a 4-2 victory thanks to a horrible performance from the Sky Blues. Here's a few takeaways from what we saw at St. Mary's Stadium.
1. Real Madrid cannot be an excuse
Yes, the second leg of the Champions League semifinal is huge, but single that out as the one reason for City's loss is plain ignorance. There were eight changes to the lineup that played the first leg, which means that the reserves had a chance to play. They know they won't play at Santiago Bernabéu, and they had to give their best in the minutes they got. Samir Nasri, for instance, is not even registered in the European Cup, yet he managed to play a disappointing game. The two offensive full-backs did very little going forward and were abysmal at the back, and the midfield was completely swallowed by Ronaldo Koeman's men. It was painful, bad, and absolutely not related to next Wednesday. It was just horrible.
2. Wilfried Bony has to leave
Bony's signing was already strange when it happened, but two seasons of complete useless play from the striker have proven he's nowhere near the level a club like City should accept. He is slow, hides himself most of the time and in the very few instances he actually looks to be involved, he does nothing important. He is definitely not staying once Pep Guardiola arrives, and he has done nothing to earn a spot next season. He's a good player, just not Man City material.
3. Kelechi Iheanacho is fantastic
I won't say anything, just watch this and see the incredible future ahead of the kid: