Feb 9, 2013 at 5.30pm UK at ​St Mary's Stadium
Man CityManchester City
Davis (22'), Puncheon (7'), Barry (48' og.)
Lambert (27')
FT(HT: 2-1)
Dzeko (39')
Clichy (50'), Touré (70')

Rickie Lambert hails "superb" Southampton

Rickie Lambert celebrates his goal with Jack Cork against Chelsea on January 16, 2013
© PA Photos
Southampton striker Rickie Lambert hails his side's "superb" performance during their 3-1 win over Manchester City this afternoon.

Southampton striker Rickie Lambert has described his side's performance during their 3-1 win over Manchester City as "superb".

Goals from Jason Puncheon, Steven Davis and a Gareth Barry own goal were enough to hand the Saints all three points as they sealed a famous victory.

However, Lambert is keen to keep his feet on the ground and insists that they won't get carried away as they still face a battle against relegation.

"I think it's our best performance of the season. I thought we were absolutely superb," said the striker.

"We got the early goal that we needed and just got stronger and stronger. We realise the position we are in, but we believe we are good enough to stay in this division and then push on.

"We want to open up the gap on the bottom as quickly as possible."

The result is just the 13th time in Premier League history that the reigning champions have been beaten by a newly-promoted team.

Southampton's Jason Puncheon celebrates scoring the opening goal in his team's match against Manchester City on February 9, 2013
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