City slip

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October 24, 2016
City slip

BIG MISTAKE: John Stones

Stones error leads to Saints draw.

Manchester  City have gone five games without a win, but they still top the Premier League.

After guiding his side to 10 straight wins, coach Pep Guardiola’s team are making a habit of slipping up – equalling his worst run as a manager.

This time a mistake by John Stones allowed the Saints to nick a point from Eastlands with a 1-1 draw, leaving City on top of the standings by goal difference from Arsenal and Liverpool who all have 20 points.

It could have been even worse for City after they gifted Southampton the lead when a wayward pass from Stones put Nathan Redmond in on goal after 27 minutes.

Moments later, Stones thought he had atoned by tapping in a freekick, but his goal was disallowed because Sergio Aguero was offside.

Guardiola then replaced Kevin de Bruyne with Kelechi Iheanacho, who made an immediate impact by scoring from close range after
Fernandinho found Leroy Sane with a great crossfield pass.

Saints remained a threat on the break and Claudio Bravo saved well from Charlie Austin on 74 minutes while Aguero went close at the other end as City pushed for the elusive winner.

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