Leroy Sane poses for selfie with Manchester City supporter

Manchester City's Leroy Sane has scored five Premier League goals this season

Manchester City's Leroy Sane has scored five Premier League goals this season

"Also, Fabian Delph [on for the injured Oleksandr Zinchenko at left-back] helped us to find our rhythm and the second half was much, much better".

Guardiola acknowledged his team's first-half performance was "flat", but he was pleased to come away with a victory - his 400th as a manager - after a testing 2-2 Champions League draw at Lyon on Tuesday. "I don't know what he ate but it will be on the menu for the next games".

And in his first full season, the highly-rated forward scored 17 goals in 42 games across all competitions as Pep found a rotational policy with Aguero that worked with aplomb as they romped to the Premier League title. The champions went ahead after Asmir Begovic could only parry Leroy Sane's shot, and Bernardo Silva was on hand to sweep in the rebound.

And with Bournemouth the visitors to Etihad Stadium, it was no surprise to see Raheem Sterling on the scoresheet for the unbeaten leaders.

Wilson was unable to make significant contact with Joshua King's cross, but City did not heed the let-off as the newly-capped England striker powered home a header from Simon Francis' ball into the box.

Premier League football is back for a bumper midweek round of games.

Jose Mourinho's side desperately needed a victory at St Mary's to stay in the hunt for a top four finish, but they ended up relieved to avoid defeat after falling two goals behind against third bottom Saints.

"There are many games to play and it's the same with Raheem, I have a feeling he can do better".

Everton are another, with their sights set on Europa League qualification, but Watford, perhaps alongside Bournemouth and Leicester, are in a group of teams that are unlikely to qualify for Europe, but more significantly, also too strong to worry about relegation.

Man-of-the-match Mahrez was denied by Foster's fine one-handed save late on, but a rare Watford attack then resulted in a goal as Doucoure bundled over the line after seeing his first effort blocked by Kyle Walker.

The Reds fell behind to an early Stuart Armstrong strike and when Cedric doubled Southampton's lead from an excellent free-kick the signs looked ominous.

"We had a lack of rhythm in the first half".

85- Goal! Doucouré bundles it in from close range!

But seventh-placed United reverted to their spluttering form after the interval and they are now six points adrift of fourth-placed Chelsea, who would increase that gap if they beat Fulham on Sunday.

Newcastle's three-match winning run was halted by a 3-0 home loss to West Ham, with Mexico striker Javier Hernandez scoring twice.

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