The forward’s first-time lob from 35 yards found the net after Stuart Armstrong had intercepted possession on the half-way line just after the 15-minute mark to earn Southampton a 1-0 win.
But although the defeat will leave a bitter taste in the mouth, Pep Guardiola’s men unquestionably gave their all, and will feel hard done by not to have come away with at least a point.
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The early setback did not deter us, with City creating a flurry of chances before the 30-minute mark; notably when Alex McCarthy was forced into making quickfire saves from Raheem Sterling and David Silva after Fernandinho’s low effort had struck the post.
Our intensity continued at a lightning pace and, but for a timely Jack Stephens block, Bernardo Silva would surely have brought us level with a side-footed effort just after the hour mark.
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