Koeman left out Dusan Tadic, Jordie Clasie and Cedric Soares and was without suspended striker Graziano Pelle and Saints fell 2-0 behind inside 20 minutes.
NEVER mind Lionel Messi – things were becoming rather messy for Manchester City until Aleksandar Kolarov settled the jangling Etihad nerves.
Manager Ronald Koeman and Shane Long have given their thoughts following defeat to Manchester City today.
Manuel Pellegrini played down concerns over Sergio Aguero's fitness after Manchester City's win over Southampton.
Southampton boss Ronald Koeman says a poor start and a lack of "focus" were key factors behind his side's 3-1 defeat away to Manchester City.
Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini says he is pleased with the way his players responded to losing two games in a row, after City beat Southampton 3-1 at the Etihad Stadium.
Ronald Koeman accused his Southampton side of beating themselves as they went down 3-1 at Manchester City.
Perhaps Manchester City prove little by swatting aside lesser sides on their own turf, but they remain very good at it. After a chastening week that included defeats to Liverpool and Juventus, they produced a characteristic rejoinder. Emphatic in attack, if brittle in defence, a team with a…