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SOUTHAMPTON VS MAN CITY

Published:Friday | April 29, 2016 | 4:00 AM

SOUTHAMPTON (4-2-3-1)

FORSTER, MARTINA, FONTE, VAN DIJK, BERTRAND,

CLASIE, WANYAMA,

MANE, LONG, TADIC,

PELLE

BONY, AGUERO,

NASRI, FERNANDO, DELPH, NAVAS,

KOLAROV, MANGALA, OTEMANEDI, ZABALETA, HART CITY (4-4-2)

On Tuesday, Manchester City held Real Madrid to a creditable goalless draw in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final and now go to Spain for the return knowing a 1-0 win will take them to their first ever final at San Siro in Milan, Italy.

Both teams are in fine form in the Barclays Premier League. Southampton have won four and drawn one of their last six while City have won five and drawn two of their last eight.

Saints won 4-2 at relegated Aston Villa last weekend and remain in eighth place. City beat Stoke 4-0 last time out in the league and moved into third spot ahead of Arsenal on goal difference.

Sergio Aguero scored a penalty against Stoke and now has 22 goals in his last 21 Premier League appearances, including seven in his last five games.

Aguero has now netted in five consecutive Premier League games for the fourth time in his career (also November 2013, January 2014 and May 2015).

City beat Saints 3-1 at the Etihad in November and, on their last visit to Southampton they won 3-0 despite having Eliaquim Mangala sent off.

That was the latest of five City wins in the Premier League at Southampton in 11 visits. They drew four more and have lost there just twice, most recently three years ago.

Southampton are relatively healthy, missing only Charlie Austin and Florin Gardos. City, meanwhile, test Samir Nasri and Yaya Toure, who both missed the draw against Real on Tuesday.