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Summary

  1. Mane with two crisp strikes and scrambled effort
  2. Long's 100th goal in English football
  3. Man City remain fourth in table

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By Saj Chowdhury

All times stated are UK

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Until tomorrow...

Southampton 4-2 Man City

So, it's another big Premier League day on Monday - a Bank Holiday fixture to end all Bank Holiday fixtures: 

*Tottenham must beat Chelsea to remain in the title hunt.*

The match at Stamford Bridge begins at 20:00 BST. We will beam a special text commentary to you live throughout the internet.

Be here.

Thanks and goodbye.

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Mr: Philosophy is the wrong way round for @MCFC. Securing Champions League football is the non-negotiable. Semis of the CL is icing on the cake.

'We’re still fighting for something'

Southampton 4-2 Man City

Ronald Koeman
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Southampton boss Ronald Koeman told BBC Sport: “It was a great game. Maybe the best opening 45 minutes by us of the season. We scored some great goals. We play full of confidence and have a very good record at home.

“We created so many problems for them – the pace was the key to win the game. Sadio had a big impact in the result. We did an amazing job.

“We really have a team of players really motivated and we like to play good football. We fight for Europe and that’s what we like. Two games to go and we’re still fighting for something.“

That's almost Keegan-esque. I'd love it...

'We might have named a stronger team'

Southampton 4-2 Man City

Manuel Pellegrini
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Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini told BBC Sport: "I'm very frustrated because I didn’t expect that performance - especially in defence. At least four of them [today's line-up] are not playing [regularly].

"I think we could've played on Saturday and named a stronger team. But in this case we had to prioritise Wednesday's game [against Real Madrid].

"The best way to prepare is to win but we couldn’t do it."

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Shane Daly: Man City will be asking Liverpool for their money back. If Sterling goes to the Euros then so should I

Transfomation

Southampton 4-2 Man City

Near the start of this text commentary there was a graphic that showed a sizeable gap between the two Saints forwards and the midfield.

This is the full-time average positions graphic, which shows that Southampton ended the match with a far more attacking formation.

Magic.

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'I like football'

Southampton 4-2 Man City

Ronald Koeman
Reuters

Southampton boss Ronald Koeman told Sky Sports: "It's very good to win against teams like City. You have to be at your best. The first 45 minutes we played great football. Even in the second half we did everything you need to do. 

"I like football and I like a team who play from the beginning to win the game. Our three forward players did a phenomenal job. Dusan Tadic, if he gets some freedom, he’s dangerous. 

"It’s an important win because we are still fighting for Europe. We have passed Liverpool and that’s good. We need two more wins. Last year was a fantastic season with 60 points. We have 57 now – maybe we can do better than last season, which would be incredible."

Good job once more Ron, good job.

'We didn't defend well'

Southampton 4-2 Man City

Kelechi Iheanacho
AFP

Manchester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho: "Many things went wrong in our team. We lost so many balls and didn’t defend well. I think we’re going to come stronger in the next game. This game didn’t give us enough encouragement. But we will put it behind us and focus on the Real Madrid game."

That game at the Bernabeu is on Wednesday. They will have to defend a lot, lot better.

Player reaction

Southampton 4-2 Man City

Jose Fonte
Reuters

Southampton hat-trick hero Sadio Mane on Sky Sports: "The most important thing was the three points. I’m happy to score the goals for the team. We are happy to score more goals today. I think we’ve played fantastic football."

Saints captain Jose Fonte: "I thought we were commanding and superior. We are pleased with the performance. We knew we would have to contain their pressure and Mane was on fire today. It’s important to be in the fight [for the Europa League] – you never know what will happen in the Premier League – it’s the best league in the world."

Southampton 4-2 Manchester City

Southampton players celebrate
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Sadio Mane celebrates

Southampton 4-2 Manchester City

Sadio Mane scores a hat-trick in an easy Southampton win that threatens Manchester City's Champions League qualification hopes.

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Paul Bennett: 3 games today and not 1 of them went the way you would have predicted before the season began. This is the Premier League 15/16.

Premier League table update

Southampton 4-2 Man City

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So City remain three points behind third-place Arsenal, which at the moment means they will have to play a pre-group Champions League round.

As for the Saints they are targeting a Europa League spot with West Ham and Manchester United within spitting distance.

Southampton 4-2 Man City

Clive Allen

Former Tottenham & England forward for 5 live Sport

Dusan Tadic
AFP

"Southampton had the outstanding Dusan Tadic, the man of the match. He created chances and Saido Mane capitalised on that. It was a thoroughly deserved victory for the home team.

"City were so poor for a team that are looking forrward to a Champions League semi-final."

FULL-TIME

Southampton 4-2 Man City

Sadio Mane celebrates
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Southampton 4-2 Man City

City have possession 25 yards from goals but they seem to have run out of ideas.

Samir Nasri dinks a ball into the area but it's easily collected by Fraser Forster.

That might be that.

Southampton 4-2 Man City

Raheem Sterling
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If Sterling was worth £50m then what is Mane worth?

Ponder that one on Bank Holiday Sunday.

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Kizzzza:What has happened to Sterling this season? £50 million for what?

Jason Kwang:Raheem Sterling, the biggest 50m flop in BPL since Fernando Torres.

STOPPAGE TIME

Southampton 4-2 Man City

There are four of your EPL minutes of it.

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Southampton 4-2 Man City

I think we've seen the last of the goals... it's got that winding down feel.

Pushy shovey

Southampton 4-2 Man City

Samir Nasri
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City's Samir Nasri pushes Cuco Martina because he was holding on to the ball a tad too long.

It happens.

Ref Andre Marriner has a word.

Southampton 4-2 Man City

The Saints are back on the attack - they want a fifth.

This time full-back Ryan Bertrand fizzes a low cross into the area which keeper Joe Hart has to be alert to collect.

We have about six minutes plus a bit remaining.

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Kelechi Iheanacho
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Simon Boendermaker: Another brace for Iheanacho overshadowed by a dire City performance, you've got to hope Pep gives him game time next season.

Southampton 4-2 Man City

I predicted a 0-0.

Southampton 4-2 Man City

Clive Allen

Former Tottenham & England forward for 5 live Sport

"If Manchester City's intention is to be Premier League champions then they cannot afford these type of defeats. This lacklustre performance shows why they have been on the end of heavy defeats this season."

GOAL - Southampton 4-2 Man City

Kelechi Iheanacho

Kelechi Iheanacho celebrates
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The best goal of the match so far.

This teenager is blinking brilliant. Kelechi Iheanacho is fed the ball by sub Jesus Navas.

From 20 yards he takes one look at where he is going to place the ball and bends in a gorgeous effort.

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Montymadman: Taxi for Pellegrini! Hang on make that a minibus so half the squad can go with him! Shambolic!

Southampton 4-1 Man City

Manuel Pellegrini
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We still have 15 minutes and a bit left. I have the feeling there aren't many City fans left reading this. 

Hello?

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Southampton 4-1 Man City

James Ward-Prowse comes on for Steven Davis. Glory hunter ;)

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Jamie Pragnell: Bit disappointed with the speed of Sadio Mane's latest hat-trick. Only the 39 minutes this time......

Mane holds the record for the fastest hat-trick in Premier League history in just two minutes and 56 seconds.

GOAL - Southampton 4-1 Man City

Sadio Mane

Sadio Mane scores
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Sadio Mane
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A brilliant hat-trick.

Sadio Mane, 24, whose value has risen to £50m during the match slots in his third.

It's Tadic again, who today could thread anything through the eye of the needle, who plays in the Senegal midfielder.

The nippy Saint calmly squeezes his shot past Joe Hart.

Quick Van Dijk

Southampton 3-1 Man City

Virgil van Dijk
Reuters

No apologies for the pun.

The defender with more than an eye for goal goes for the spectacular as his overhead effort has to be tipped over by Joe Hart.

Saints are not relenting.

The attendance

Southampton 3-1 Man City

Today's attendance is 31,472. Thank you once again for your incredible support, #SaintsFC fans! 👏

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Sadio Mane
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Wale ibraheem: Demechelis in for Fernadinho? Look like Pellegrini has already conceded defeat in this match.

aleel oladipo: To think of the ridiculous amounts paid to acquire their services and their wages afterwards, Bony and Sterling have been poor.

Aaron Theaker: Mane is a fantastic player, always show up for big games, quick on the ball. Why aren't teams looking to sign him.

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Southampton 3-1 Man City

Fabian Delph
AFP

Now wing... er... wonder Jesus Navas comes on to replace Fabian Delph for City.

SUBSTITUTIONS

Southampton 3-1 Man City

While you were digesting the scoreline, City brought on Martin Demichelis for Fernandinho and Saints brought on Oriol Romeu for Jordy Clasie.

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Kelechi Iheanacho
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Jonathan HQ: This display from Man City today has been vile 

Vile. Bit strong. Let us know what you think using #bbcfootball or text 81111 (UK only).

Southampton 3-1 Man City

Clive Allen

Former Tottenham & England forward for 5 live Sport

"It's a classic nearpost corner, Virgil van Dijk gets his head to it and Joe Hart tips it onto the crossbar but there is no reaction from the City defenders."

Southampton 3-1 Man City

Clive Allen

Former Tottenham & England forward for 5 live Sport

Sadio Mane celebrates
Reuters

"When Southampton get the ball they move it quickly and are happy to run beyond, but Manchester City play it squarely, there is little movement."