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29 Nov 2017 by TSZ

Premier League In Focus – Manchester City vs Southampton Preview

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When? Wednesday 29th November, 20:00 (UK)

Where? Etihad Stadium

What channel is it on? Manchester City vs Southampton will not be televised live in the UK

Are tickets still available?

Manchester City - https://tickets.mancity.com/events.aspx

Southampton- https://tickets.saintsfc.co.uk/PagesPublic/ProductBrowse/StandAndAreaSelection.aspx?stadium=ET&product=PA17MC&campaign=&type=H&productsubtype=AWAY&productIsHomeAsAway=N

STATS & FACTS
Head-to-head – last five meetings: Manchester City W3, Southampton W1, D1
Head-to-head – Premier League meetings: Manchester City W13, Southampton W6, D7
Head-to-head – all-time meetings: Manchester City W30, Southampton W31, D25

Of the 26 previous meetings between the two clubs in the Premier League, Manchester City have won 50% of them.

Nicolás Otamendi has attempted the most passes in his own half in the Premier League this season (567).

Manchester City have won their last 11 Premier League matches, while they have scored at least three goals in their last five Premier League home matches.

Two out of eight of the goals Manchester City have conceded this season have been own goals (Kyle Walker vs Stoke and Nicolas Otamendi vs Huddersfield).

Sergio Aguero has scored more penalties than any other Premier League player this season, converting all three of the spot-kicks he has taken - all three penalties were won by Raheem Sterling.

Manchester City have scored in each of the 13 Premier League matches that they have played in and currently average 3.2 goals per game.

They are also the most efficient team in the Premier League when it comes to shots vs goals, as they require an average of just 5.2 efforts before breaching the opposition’s net.

Manchester City top the charts when it comes to average possession and passing accuracy in the Premier League this season – 66.1% and 89.1% respectively.

Southampton have won just one of their last five Premier League games against Manchester City.

Of the five away games that Southampton have played in the Premier League this season, they have failed to score in two of them.

Prior to Charlie Austin's brace last weekend, the last Southampton striker to score two headed goals in a Premier League game was James Beattie in October 2002.

Thanks to the four goals scored against Everton last Sunday, the Saints are now averaging a goal each Premier League game.

Southampton have the highest average possession out of all the teams outside the top six in the Premier League – 56.5%.

MEMORABLE MEETING
April 2014 saw Manchester City take a step closer to the Premier League title thanks to a 4-2 win over Southampton at the Etihad. Two goals in first half injury time saw City go into the break 3-1 up and from there they kicked on for all three points.

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