Raheem Sterling earns a recall for Manchester City's trip to Southampton.
is back up front this afternoon for Raheem Sterling 's trip to Manchester City . Southampton
The England international comes in for
alongside Gabriel Jesus and Leroy Sane as Bernardo Silva 's side aim to reach an unprecedented Pep Guardiola 100-point tally in the Premier League. is back in the starting XI at the expense of Kevin De Bruyne , who played his last game for City in Wednesday night's Yaya Toure 3-1 victory over Brighton & Hove Albion.
The Belgian playmaker is joined in the centre of the park by
and Fernandinho , while there are two changes in defence as Ilkay Gundogan and John Stones replace skipper Fabian Delph and Vincent Kompany alongside Oleksandr Zinchenko and Danilo . Aymeric Laporte again gets the nod between the posts, with Claudio Bravo instead among Guardiola's options on the bench. Ederson
As for the hosts,
is forced into just one change following their Mark Hughes vital win over Swansea City on Tuesday night that all but guaranteed their Premier League survival, barring a remarkable set of events this afternoon. picked up a head injury in that encounter and consequently is replaced by Jan Bednarek at right-back. Wesley Hoedt
Hughes is expected to stick with a back three today, with
in the middle and Maya Yoshida on the left ahead of Jack Stephens between the sticks. Alex McCarthy , Cedric Soares , Ryan Bertrand and Oriol Romeu make up a four-man midfield, while Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg , Dusan Tadic and Charlie Austin spearhead the attack. Nathan Redmond Southampton: McCarthy; Hoedt, Yoshida, Stephens; Cedric, Bertrand, Romeu, Hojberg; Tadic, Austin, Redmond Subs: Forster, McQueen, Pied, Sims, Ward-Prowse, Gabbiadini, Long Manchester City: Bravo; Danilo, Stones, Laporte, Delph; Fernandinho, Gundogan, De Bruyne; Bernardo, Sane, Sterling Subs: Ederson, Walker, Kompany, Zinchenko, Jesus, Diaz, Foden
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