SOUTHAMPTON: 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 to condemn Pep Guardiola’s side to a third successive away loss in the Premier League.
After Oleksandr Zinchenko gave the ball away, Adams spotted City’s Brazilian keeper Ederson far off his line and beat him with a beautiful lofted drive from over 30 metres out.
Second-placed City responded with a wave of attacks but came up against Southampton keeper Alex McCarthy in inspired form.
The win moves Saints up to 13th and 43 points from 33 games. City stay on 66 points, 23 adrift of champions Liverpool.
Earlier, Liverpool made it 17 wins out of 17 at Anfield with a 2-0 win over Aston Villa.
Sadio Mane scored the opener in the 71st minute, meeting a low ball from Naby Keita with a firm shot that rattled in off the underside of the cross-bar. Substitute Curtis Jones scored the second, a minute from the end.
Villa remain deep in relegation trouble, in 18th place on 27 points.