MX23RW : Tuesday, September 28 04:14:56| >> :120:16646:16646:

Result: Frank Lampard, Sergio Aguero goals down Southampton

Goals from Frank Lampard and Sergio Aguero give Manchester City a 2-0 win over Southampton on the final day of the Premier League season.

Frank Lampard wrapped up his Manchester City career with the opening goal before Sergio Aguero netted to give Manuel Pellegrini's men a 2-0 win over Southampton at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

The obstinate Saints were showing why they hold the division's best defensive record, and City were unable to create anything clear cut inside the first 20 minutes.

It was the visitors who created the first real chance of the game when Shane Long raced onto a flick-on by Graziano Pelle, but the Irishman's effort was saved by Joe Hart.

Manchester City's English midfielder Frank Lampard celerbates scoring the opening goal during the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and Southampton at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, northwest England on May 24, 2015© Getty Images

City responded almost immediately when David Silva threaded a ball through to Aguero, but the Argentina hitman could only fire over the bar on 21 minutes.

Aguero was denied by Kelvin Davis moments later after the goalkeeper had initially spilled Yaya Toure's strike into the path of the striker.

Lampard, who was made captain for the afternoon, broke the deadlock just after the half-hour mark in typical fashion when he arrived inside the penalty area to meet James Milner's low cross and send the ball past Davis with a first-time strike.

After the break, City pushed for a second and some neat build-up play saw Milner flight a cross to Lampard, but his header was held by Davis.

Long was given a half-chance to even things up on 67 minutes, but his strike was tame and comfortably held by Hart.

City had the England goalkeeper to thank for keeping the score at 1-0 as he stopped Sadio Mane's weak header before denying Long again.

Aguero made the result secure with two minutes of normal time remaining, nodding home after Eliaquim Mangala had sent a looping header into his teammate's path.

ID:224693: cacheID:224693:1false2false3false:QQ:: from db desktop :LenBod:restore:4403:
Restore Data
Share this article now:
Did you know...?
Manchester City's English midfielder Frank Lampard celerbates scoring the opening goal during the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and Southampton at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, northwest England on May 24, 2015
Read Next:
Live Commentary: Manchester City 2-0 Southampton - as it happened
>

rhs 2.0
Todays Game Header Right
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool64201541114
2Manchester CityMan City64111211113
3Chelsea64111221013
4Manchester UnitedMan Utd6411135813
5Everton6411127513
6Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton641185313
7West Ham UnitedWest Ham6321138511
8Aston Villa631297210
9Brentford62318539
10Arsenal6303510-59
11Tottenham HotspurSpurs630349-59
12Watford621379-27
13Leicester CityLeicester6213710-37
14Wolverhampton WanderersWolves620435-26
15Crystal Palace613269-36
16Southampton604247-34
17Newcastle UnitedNewcastle6033714-73
18Leeds UnitedLeeds6033614-83
19Burnley6024511-62
20Norwich CityNorwich6006216-140

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!