Kelechi Iheanacho levelled the score after Nathan Redmond’s opener to take Manchester City back on top of the Premier League following Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Southampton.
After coming on as substitute in midweek’s Champion’s League match against, FC Barcelona, Sergio Aguero started the match, alongside captain Vincent Kompany.
But City looked uncoordinated throughout first half, until half-time substitute Iheanacho, came to City’s rescue on 55 minutes, scoring from Leroy Sane’s low cross, for his eighth goal in 11 league matches.
Though this result brought Manchester City back at the top, ahead of Arsenal and Liverpool on goal difference, but City’s fans are getting frustrated, having watched their daring club fail to record a win in five matches.
Reacting to the match, Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola insists he will find the solution to his side’s winless run.
The drop in form is in stark contrast to their early performances, when City won 10 matches in a row and scored 30 goals, but Guardiola – who kept his players in the dressing room for more than 40 minutes after the match – has vowed to iron out any problems.
“You can win 10 times and then you are not able to win five times,” he said. “I have to discover the reason why and I am going to find that.
“We are together. We spoke about the situation we have. We try to go up.”
In his own reaction Southampton’s Nathan Redmond said that Southampton expected Manchester City’s defense to make some mistakes for his team to take advantage.
“From watching them in preparation we knew they would give us chances, they only play three at the back,” he told Sky Sports. “I was anticipating it and it was it just about keeping a cool head and putting the chance away.
“We take a positive from it, we wanted at least a point. With our mentality, we wanted three points, and even if we draw we’re sometimes frustrated.
“But we’ve got good form in the league at the moment, so we’ll take the point and move forward.”