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Blues Final Game Sees Visit To Relegation Threatened Saints

Manchester City v Southampton - Premier League
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City take on Southampton in the finale game of the season, knowing victory will see the blues hit 100 points for the season. It will also mean City win the most away matches ever in the Premier League

The blues have a decent Premier League record at the home of the Saints. From thirteen Premier League games played, City have lost just three, drawn four and won six.

But despite that, City have not had it all their own way. In the days before the Premier League, Between December 1978 and September 1985 inclusive, City lost on each occasion, eight games in both league and League Cup, the worst losing streak the blues have endured.

City were unbeaten in their first five meetings at Southampton, which started with a 5-0 FA Cup triumph in February 1910, This was followed by two 1-1 draws, then another two wins, 2-1 and 1-0. After a 1-0 win in October 1965, City only won one game at the Saints until November 1991. That came courtesy of a 2-0 win in February 1974.

Overall, City have won 11 out of 39 games at Southampton, losing 17 and drawing 11. City’s best unbeaten run is five games, and have a three game winning streak from November 1991 to April 1994.

The longest stretch without a win is 11 games, between December 1978 and November 1991.

There has only been two 0-0 draws at the home of the Saints. City’s biggest league win is 3-0, achieved on three occasions. Their heaviest defeat is 4-1, which happened on two occasions.

Patterns

Each City win in the Premier League at Southampton has seen a clean sheet for the blues.

City wins in May 1993 and April 1994 were both 1-0

City wins in October 2000 and November 2003 were both 2-0

City wins in November 2014 and April 2017 were both 3-0.

The last three occasions City have lost at Southampton was by a two goal margin – 2-0 In October 2002, 3-1 in February 2013 and 4-2 in May 2016.

City and Southampton’s biggest victories and defeats have been by three goals – 3-0 and 4-1

What will happen on Sunday? Let us know your predictions.