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Manchester City v Southampton - Stats and Facts

A Look At The Key Stats And Figures Ahead Of Saturday’s Match

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Manchester City entertain Southampton on Saturday as they look to extend their winning Premier League run to 4 games.

The blues have also scored 10 goals in 2 games, and 16 in all competitions after City came out on top in a 9 goal thriller against RB Leipzig, as the blues finally overcame the German side 6-3.

City have scored at least 5 goals in each of their last 4 home games. Before Leipzig, City only only put 5 past Arsenal and Norwich, but beat Everton 5-0 on the final day of last season, when Ederson saved a penalty and Sergio Aguero gave the faithful two farewell goals.

Saturday’s match will be the 18th Premier League meeting between the two sides, with City winning 11 to Saint’s 3. Of those 3, Southampton’s 1-0 win in the final match ever played at Maine Road is still a sore point for some supporters.

City lost the first ever encounter between the two sides in Manchester, when Saints won 4-3 at Maine Road in October 1926. The visitors went on to win just 10 games from their following 47 visits in all competitions.

City’s biggest win over Southampton is 6-1, last achieved in November 2018, but first achieved in April 1928, their second meeting at Maine Road. Southampton’s biggest win is a 5-1 FA Cup victory in January 1960.

The blues have won the last 5 at home to Southampton, and are unbeaten in 12 matches in all competitions. It is City’s longest unbeaten run against the Saints, eclipsing an 11 match unbeaten run between March 1964 and October 1973.

City’s longest winning run is 6 matches, set between January 2005 and November 2015. Victory on Saturday will equal that run. Southampton’s longest unbeaton run is 3 matches, achieved between March 2001 and April 2004. Saints won all 3 of those matches, which is also their longest winning streak.

In the Premier League era, City have scored 41 goals to Saint’s 21, and both teams have only ever kept to clean sheets each. The last time City failed to score in this fixture is that match in 2003, while Saints is a bit more recent, failing to score in a 2-0 loss in May 2015.

There hasn’t been a goalless draw between these two since September 1999, when a League Cup tie finished 0-0. In the league, you’d have to go back to a Division 2 match May 1966 for the only other 0-0.

The two teams have only met in Manchester on five occasions in the month of September, with both teams winning 1 each and the other three ending in draws.

Southampton have drawn the last three matches, and another stalemate will be the first time they have drawn 4 consecutive top-flight matches since 2002.

If City hit another 5 on Saturday, they will become only the third team in top-flight history to win four consecutive home games by at least a five-goal margin. The last time this was achieved was in 1931 by Everton.