Manchester City will look to maintain their stranglehold atop the Premier League table when they host Southampton at the Etihad on Wednesday

Another week, another outfit trying to stop a rampaging Manchester City outfit in their tracks. The latest side trying to deny Pep Guardiola & co. maximum points will be Southampton, as they pay a visit to the Etihad on Wednesday in a Gameweek 14 encounter.

There’s been no stopping Manchester City this season, with Everton being the only side that has managed to steal some points from the unbeaten Citizens. In the Premier League, the club are on a club-record 11-game unbeaten run with the latest result being a come-from-behind 2-1 win over Huddersfield.

Southampton, on the other hand, have blown hot and cold so far this season, having struggled to string together a consistent run of results. Their performance last weekend though, suggests a slight upturn in form, after Mauricio Pellegrino’s men cruised to a 4-1 win over Everton to get back into the top ten.

The corresponding fixture last season was a keenly contested affair, with Manchester City coming back from behind to hold the Saints to a 1-1 draw. Ahead of their latest meeting on Wednesday, The Hard Tackle takes a closer look at the encounter.

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Pep Guardiola does not have a lot of injury concerns on his hands ahead of the visit of Southampton. But, defence is a bit of a concern for the Manchester City boss though, with John Stones…

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