Result: Manchester City held to draw by Southampton

Southampton and Manchester City share the points this afternoon in the Premier League.

Southampton and Manchester City have drawn 1-1 in their Premier League match.

After an even start, the first chance came Man City's way. Alvaro Negredo did well to bring the ball down, but his second touch was heavy and Paulo Gazzaniga was able to gather.

The home side then threatened when Luke Shaw's cross was nodded into the path of Steven Davis, but his shot went wide.

It did not take long for the deadlock to be broken, however. Aleksandar Kolarov ran down the left and managed to find Sergio Aguero, who swept the ball home for his 11th goal in 10 matches.

The visitors began to dominate possession, but were unable to carve out a clear-cut chance.

Southampton gradually came back into the game, but Pablo Osvaldo was unable to find the target with a volley, although he was given offside.

Man City continued to search for a second goal and almost found it through Aguero. Yaya Toure clipped a ball to Pablo Zabaleta, who pulled it back for the goalscorer. However, this time Aguero's shot went over the bar.

The hosts almost found an equaliser before the break as Shaw's cross bounced along the six-yard box, but Calum Chambers was unable to get his header on target.

However, it was 1-1 three minutes before half time. Osvaldo ran down the left-hand side of the box before cutting in on his right and curling a dipping effort in off the underside of the bar.

Pablo Daniel Osvaldo of Southampton shoots to score the equalising goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Southampton and Manchester City at St Mary's Stadium on December 7, 2013© Getty Images

Manuel Pellegrini's men made the better start to the second half, with Aguero forcing Gazzaniga to save down low.

Toure then curled a shot wide after battling his way through the home defence, but Southampton went up the other end and Osvaldo ballooned his effort over.

Aguero flashed a shot across the face of goal when Jose Fonte failed to challenge him, but City needed Vincent Kompany to clear a dangerous cross.

Both teams pushed for a winner in the final minutes, but had to settle for a point apiece.

Man City's Sergio Aguero scores the opening goal via the penalty spot against Viktoria Plzen during their Champions League group match on November 27, 2013
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