Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has hailed his side's team spirit after they came from behind to beat Southampton on Sunday.The reigning Premier League champions took the lead themselves five minutes before the break through Carlos Tevez, but two goals in quick succession from Rickie Lambert and Steven Davis saw Nigel Adkins' side to the lead, before Edin Dzeko and Samir Nasri sealed the three points.
Roberto Mancini has called for improvement from his Manchester City side after they battled to a 3-2 win over Southampton.The Premier League champions looked to be in control following Carlos Tevez's opener, but goals from substitutes Rickie Lambert and Steven Davis in the second half gave the Etihad Stadium faithful a fright before Edin Dzeko and Samir Nasri earned City the three points.
Manchester City started their Premier League defence with a dramatic 3-2 victory over Southampton at Etihad Stadium.Carlos Tevez gave the hosts a first-half lead, although City manager Roberto Mancini had been dealt an early blow when Sergio Aguero left the game on a stretcher with a knee injury.
Southampton midfielder Adam Lallana said survival is the most important objective for the newly promoted south coast side this season.The Saints are back in the Premier League after a three-year absence, and the 24-year-old attacking midfielder is desperate to ensure his side are still there come next off-season.
Newly promoted Southampton face the daunting task of taking on Premier League champions Manchester City on Sunday.Southampton followed in the footsteps of Norwich to secure back-to-back promotions but Nigel Adkins' men will be in no doubt as to the step up in quality when they tackle Roberto Mancini's side at Etihad Stadium.
English Premier League champions Manchester City will open the 2012/13 season at home to newly promoted Southampton.The fixtures for the upcoming season were released on Tuesday, and pitted Nigel Adkins' Championship winners against a City side who claimed the Premier League crown on the final day of the season in dramatic circumstances.