Manchester City played a tough Southampton side away from home and came away with all three points. It wasn't an easy game for the Blues as Southampton seemed content to play top-four spoiler and hoped to hold on for a draw, but Captain Vincent Kompany got City on the board, and once the Saints were forced to attack, Kevin De Bruyne, Leroy Sané and Sergio Agüero killed them.
Below are the ratings for each City player who saw the field against Southampton along with our Man of the Match.
Claudio Bravo: 6.5
It wasn't the busiest afternoon for the Chilean, but a clean sheet was important nonetheless. Pep Guardiola will have a big goalkeeping decision in his hands as the FA Cup semi-final looms.
Jesús Navas: 7.0
The Navas At Right-Back Experiment has been solid during a time when City really could have been exposed at the position. Navas had another good game all around, which is very important given that Southampton clearly targeted the Spaniard through the game.
Vincent Kompany: 8.5 (Man of the Match)
Cometh the hour, cometh the captain! Scoring his first Premier League goal for City in nearly two years, Kompany had a very good game. It was so good to see the Belgian's goal celebration, and his defensive performance easily earned him MOTM honors.
Nicolas Otamendi: 7.5
It's amazing how much better City's defense looks with Kompany in it. The captain's performance affected the rest of his back line partners, and Otamendi had a quiet, yet great game.
Gaël Clichy: 7.0
Much better from Clichy going forward in this game, but his performance was buoyed by the fact Southampton rarely looked to move into scoring positions in the first hour.
Efficient is the best word to describe Fernandinho’s performance. Sometimes the Brazilian wasn't in evidence, but when City were protecting a one-goal lead he performed his role well.
Yaya Touré: 6.0
For some reason Touré and Fernandinho rarely play well when in the same team. Perhaps their best position is the other's. Either way I’m not sure we’ll see much more of this pairing together in the future.
David Silva: 7.0
This game was a story of two halves for Silva. The first was largely forgettable, but the second included an assist on Kompany’s goal and a beautiful pass to De Bruyne that started City's second.
Kevin De Bruyne: 8.0
De Bruyne occupied the right wing in the official formation but was constantly found moving inside, and this was an excellent game from the Belgian who added two assists to his season's tally.
Leroy Sané: 7.0
The German winger got his goal thanks to an extremely unselfish pass from De Bruyne and probably deserved a penalty after being brought down by Fraser Forster in the first half.
Sergio Agüero: 7.0
Eleven goals in eleven games is incredible. It's unbelievable that some people think Agüero might get sold this summer.
Pablo Zabaleta: N/A
Too late to mark.
Raheem Sterling: N/A
Kelechi Iheanacho: N/A