Manchester City vs. Southampton: 6 Things We Learned

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Manchester City vs. Southampton: 6 Things We Learned
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They rode their luck at times, but Manchester City eventually saw off Southampton 4-1 at the Etihad Stadium to move to within a point of table-toppers Liverpool.

City went ahead in the early stages when Yaya Toure converted a penalty following a foul from Jose Fonte on Edin Dzeko, only for Southampton to equalise when a foul from Pablo Zabaleta on Jack Cork allowed Rickie Lambert to score from the spot.

Southampton lost Jay Rodriguez to a serious-looking injury in between those goals and after they'd impressed they ended up 3-1 down at half-time following two goals in first half stoppage time.

The first of those was hugely controversial, as David Silva looked to be in a clear offside position before setting up Samir Nasri, before Edin Dzeko headed in a third.

Substitute Stevan Jovetic tapped in a fourth goal in a more subdued second half.

Here are six lessons learned from Saturday afternoon:

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