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Kompany scores as Manchester City climb to third with Southampton victory
April 15, 2017 / 6:38 PM / 7 months ago

Kompany scores as Manchester City climb to third with Southampton victory

(Reuters) - Vincent Kompany was among the scorers as Manchester City beat Southampton 3-0 to climb above Liverpool into third in the Premier League on Saturday.

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After an entertaining yet goalless first half, City’s captain Kompany headed home his first league goal since August 2015 following two injury-ravaged seasons in the 55th minute.

City’s array of attacking talents had been well-marshalled by Southampton until Leroy Sane, unlucky to have a first-half penalty appeal waved away, converted Kevin de Bruyne’s pass to finish a superb counter attack in the 77th minute.

Sergio Aguero headed home a third three minutes later to seal an impressive away win for Pep Guardiola’s side.

With six games remaining City have 64 points, one more than fourth-placed Liverpool, who visit West Bromwich Albion on Sunday. Southampton, meanwhile, sit safely in mid-table with 40 points from 31 games.

Reporting By Tom Hayward; Editing by Toby Davis

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