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Southampton’s Irish striker Shane Long (C) jumps to head the ball against Manchester City’s Portuguese defender Joao Cancelo (back) during the English Premier League football match between Southampton and Manchester City at St Mary’s Stadium in Southampton, southern England on July 5, 2020. (Photo by Frank Augstein / POOL / AFP)

Manchester City lost for the ninth time in the Premier League this season as Che Adams’s spectacular first Southampton goal condemned Pep Guardiola’s men to a 1-0 defeat on Sunday.

Just four days after thrashing newly-crowned champions Liverpool on Thursday, City were given a reminder of why they are 23 points behind the Reds at the top of the table as defensive mistakes and a host of missed chances cost them at St. Mary’s.

Adams caught City goalkeeper Ederson stranded well outside his area to score the only goal on 16 minutes as Saints then somehow held out to mathematically secure their Premier League status for another season.

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Source: Guardian Newspaper