Che Adams scored his first goal for Southampton, a year after joining the club, with a stunning long-range strike as they beat Manchester City 1-0 on Sunday.
The Saints’ win condemned Pep Guardiola’s side to a third successive away loss in the English Premier League (EPL).
Adams signed for Saints from Birmingham City for a reported 15 million pounds in July 2019, and had failed to score in his previous 24 league appearances for the team.
But after Oleksandr Zinchenko gave the ball away, Adams spotted Manchester City’s Brazilian goalkeeper Ederson far off his line and beat him with a beautiful lofted drive from over 30 metres out.
Second-placed Manchester City responded with a wave of attacks, but came up against Southampton goalkeeper Alex McCarthy in inspired form.
McCarthy saved a powerful drive from Raheem Sterling, a goalbound header from David Silva ——- after Fernandinho struck the post —— and then kept out Riyad Mahrez with his feet.
After the break, Manchester City’s pressure intensified but Saints held on for a win that moves them up to 13th and 43 points from 33 games.
Manchester City stay on 66 points, 23 points adrift of champions Liverpool.
Edited By: Olawale Alabi) (NAN)
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