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Aguero and Kompany start for City

HAT-TRICK HERO: Kun and Raheem Sterling celebrate once more as Sergio Aguero nets his third of the evening

HAT-TRICK HERO: Kun and Raheem Sterling celebrate once more as Sergio Aguero nets his third of the evening

Aguero, Kompany and Sane all recalled...

Pep Guardiola makes three changes from the team beaten by Barcelona in midweek.

Sergio Aguero, Vincent Kompany and Leroy Sane all return to the starting XI in a team packed with attacking options.

Injuries to Pablo Zabaleta and Bacary Sagna means City are likely to play with three across the back today

Starting XI plus bench:

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Expect City to go 3-2-4-1 today with Fernandinho and Ilkay Gundogan holding in front of the back three.

With Sane and Raheem Sterling on the flanks and David Silva and Kevin De Bruyne behind Aguero, it could be a busy afternoon for the Saints defence.

Southampton line up: 

SOUTHAMPTON XI

 

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Gundogan: We're Good Enough

SMILEY: Ilkay Gundogan smiles for the camera at the City Football Academy

Gundogan ready for important Premier League match up

Ilkay Gundogan says City will take plenty of learnings from last time out in the Premier League was the Blues look to recapture their early season form against Southampton at the Etihad on Sunday.

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Pep: We must improve in both boxes

Pep Guardiola believes City have to improve at both ends of the pitch if they are to return to winning ways against Southampton.

Having made an exceptional start to the season City have stuttered in recent weeks but they have the chance to correct that when the Saints visit the Etihad Stadium on Sunday.