Apr 5, 2014 at 12.45pm UK at ​Etihad Stadium
Man CityManchester City
4-1
Southampton
Toure (3' pen.), Nasri (45'), Dzeko (45'), Jovetic (80')
Fernandinho (44'), Garcia (68'), Toure (77')
FT(HT: 3-1)
Lambert (36' pen.)

Manchester City's Manuel Pellegrini expects "tough" match against Southampton

Manchester City's Chilean manager Manuel Pellegrini watches from the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Manchester City at the Emirates Stadium in London on March 29, 2014
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Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini believes that Southampton will provide a "tough" test for his side on Saturday.

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini is wary of Southampton's threat ahead of Saturday's Premier League clash at the Etihad Stadium.

The North-West outfit are currently third in the table, four points adrift of leaders Liverpool with two games in hand.

Pellegrini believes that the Saints will provide a "tough" test for his side as they can play without pressure.

"They are a very good team," Pellegrini said in Friday's press conference. "They are playing without pressure, they are in a comfortable situation in the table.

"They cannot arrive in Europe, they cannot be relegated, they have very good players and a very good manager. We are absolutely sure we are going to have a tough game on Saturday."

Southampton are eighth in the standings with six games left to play in their campaign.

Manchester City's Argentinian striker Sergio Aguero celebrates scoring his third goal during the English FA Cup fourth round football match between Manchester City and Watford at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester on January 25, 2014
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