- Kevin De Bruyne scored brace for Manchester City in their win over Southampton
- The Citizens are still topping the Premier League table after 29 games played
- Pep Guardiola and his wards are favored to win the title for this term
Manchester City on Wednesday night, March 10, bounced back to winning ways in the Premier League by beating visiting Southampton 5-2 in a tough Premier League battle.
Pep Guardiola and his wards went into this game with aggressive minds having lost their last game against Manchester United who broke their unbeaten run.
The Citizens started this match impressively and it took them only 15 minutes to score the first goal through Kevin De Bruyne who beat goalkeeper Alex McCarthy.
James Ward-Prowse restored parity for Southampton in the 25th minute via a penalty in which Ederson Moraes was unable to save.
Riyad Mahrez and Ilkay Gundogan scored a goal each before the half time to give Manchester City a comfortable lead over their opponents.
Riyad Mahrez scored again in the 55th minute after benefiting from an assist by Phil Foden who also assisted Kevin De Bruyne to score the last goal for Manchester City.
Los Blancos signed Chelsea hero Eden Hazard in a deal valued at around €115 million in August 2019 but the Belgian has failed to live up to his billing.
The 30-year-old has spent more time on the sidelines than on the pitch since his mega move from Chelsea almost two years ago due to a series of injuries and lack of required fitness to do the job.
Coach Zinedine Zidane is now hoping to bring the highly-rated Algerian star to Santiago Bernabeu with the hope he will put an end to their search for Ronaldo's replacement.
The 36-year-old ended his nine-reign with the Galacticos and joined Juventus in 2018 after failing to reach a new deal with the club, and since then, they have not found a player like him.
Ibitoye Shittu is an award winning Sports Journalist with more than 10 years experience in News-writing, reporting and Public Relation. He is an HND and B.SC holder of Mass Communication and can be reached on Twitter @Ibishittu