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Manchester City possible crisis?
City enhanced in the wake of being booed off by some home fans at the break, leveling when half-time substitute Kelechi Iheanacho goaded in Leroy Sane's low cross.
Guardiola's side controlled the second half as they looked for a victor, however Saints attendant Fraser Forster delivered breathtaking recoveries to deny Ilkay Gundogan and David Silva. City's powerlessness to get a second gpal means ex-Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss, Guardiola, has neglected to win in five progressive matches for just the second time in his career. He stated: "The second half was much better. The first half was not really good. Of course our mistake was bad. The way I want to play is not to pass to the striker. They did it for themselves in the second half. They changed the game, I did not change the game. We did think we were going to win it, but Southampton did not make it easy. They have good defenders and are good at everything. We have to analyse what is the situation. In the period, apart from at White Hart Lane against Tottenham losing 2-0 it has been good. Against Everton and Barcelona the displays were as good as those in the first 10 games."
On the other hand, Southampton boss, Claude Puel, stated: "We can be satisfied with this point, we played against a good team and it was important to keep a good structure. We took our chances to score and after we defended well. My players played just two days ago in the Europa League, they were tired, but showed good spirit and organisation. Against fantastic players it was good to take a point and not disappointing. It was hard to defend at the end of the game but I am very satisfied."
In any case, the fact of the matter was that the Blues are back above Arsenal and Liverpool to the Barclays Premier League. Southampton remain eighth in the wake of extending their unbeaten class hurried to a fifth game. For City the next game will be a tough one, on the road, at Manchester United, while the Saints will host Sunderland.
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