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Manchester City 2-0 Southampton

By Nabil HassanBBC Sport at Etihad Stadium
Frank Lampard celebrates his goal
Frank Lampard's goal was his 177th in the Premier League
  • Manchester City finish second, Southampton stay seventh
  • Saints will qualify for Europa League if Arsenal win FA Cup
  • Frank Lampard plays 609th and final Premier League game
  • City finish season with sixth straight win

Frank Lampard scored for Manchester City in his final Premier League appearance as Southampton missed out on a top-six finish.

Ronald Koeman's men must now hope Arsenal can defeat Aston Villa in next weekend's FA Cup final to help them earn a place in next season's Europa League.

Lampard, who is set to play for New York City FC in the USA, side-footed home from 10 yards to give the hosts a first-half lead.

Sergio Aguero doubled that advantage with a close-range header into an empty net, having seen three earlier efforts saved by Kelvin Davis.

Victory for City saw them consolidate second place in the table, ending the season eight points behind champions Chelsea.

For Southampton, 60 points still marks their highest total in the Premier League and they must now wait a week to find out whether seventh will be enough to seal European football.

City's statistical success
Despite finishing eight points behind title winners Chelsea, Manchester City finished the season with the most goals, the individual top scorer, the best goal difference and the most clean sheets.

Tottenham and Liverpool have already secured a Europa League place by finishing above Saints, but the qualifying spot handed to the FA Cup winners will go to Southampton, if Champions League-bound Arsenal lift the trophy at Wembley.

As well as Lampard's final game for City, both goalkeepers Joe Hart and Davis were making their 300th appearances for their respective clubs.

And other than Hart's low save from Shane Long, Davis was kept the busiest with a point-blank save from Aguero and two further stops to deny the Argentine in the first half.

The goal came from good work by James Milner on the right to tee up Lampard who arrived late in the box to fire home from 10 yards.

It was Lampard's 177th goal in the Premier League and the midfielder almost added to that total with a back-post header which Davis kept out. At the other end Long had a low strike from 18 yards comfortably saved by Hart.

Sadio Mane, who scored a three-minute hat-trick last weekend, had Southampton's best chance of the second half but he mistimed his header and failed to trouble Hart.

Lampard, who delivered a speech to the crowd and was held aloft in celebration by his team-mates after the final whistle, was replaced after 75 minutes and received a standing ovation from the home fans.

And the supporters were on their feet again with five minutes left as Aguero headed home his 26th Premier League goal at the back post from two yards out to seal victory.

Southampton's Graziano Pelle reacts to a missed chance
Southampton failed to score for the first time in 10 Premier League visits to Manchester City
Frank Lampard applauds fans as he is substituted
Frank Lampard received a standing ovation as he was substituted off on his final Premier League appearance
Sergio Aguero scores
Sergio Aguero's goal was his ninth in his last seven Premier League games
Joe Hart celebrates
Joe Hart's clean sheet earned him a record fourth Golden Glove award


Man City

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Hart
  • 5Zabaleta
  • 26DemichelisBooked at 2mins
  • 20Mangala
  • 11Kolarov
  • 42Y TouréSubstituted forBonyat 66'minutes
  • 25Fernandinho
  • 7MilnerSubstituted forKompanyat 79'minutes
  • 18LampardSubstituted forNavasat 77'minutes
  • 21Silva
  • 16Agüero


  • 3Sagna
  • 4Kompany
  • 10Dzeko
  • 13Caballero
  • 14Bony
  • 15Navas
  • 35Jovetic


Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Davis
  • 2Clyne
  • 6José Fonte
  • 17Alderweireld
  • 21Bertrand
  • 12Wanyama
  • 8DavisSubstituted forEliaat 76'minutes
  • 7LongBooked at 25mins
  • 15DjuricicSubstituted forWard-Prowseat 59'minutes
  • 10Mané
  • 19Pellè


  • 3Yoshida
  • 5Gardos
  • 16Ward-Prowse
  • 22Elia
  • 25Gazzaniga
  • 28Reed
  • 33Targett
Chris Foy

Match Stats

Home TeamMan CityAway TeamSouthampton
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    Match ends, Manchester City 2, Southampton 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Manchester City 2, Southampton 0.

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    Corner, Manchester City. Conceded by Jose Fonte.

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    Offside, Southampton. James Ward-Prowse tries a through ball, but Shane Long is caught offside.

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    Corner, Southampton. Conceded by Eliaquim Mangala.

  6. Goal!

    Goal! Manchester City 2, Southampton 0. Sergio Agüero (Manchester City) header from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Eliaquim Mangala with a headed pass following a corner.

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    Attempt blocked. Jesús Navas (Manchester City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

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    Corner, Manchester City. Conceded by Ryan Bertrand.

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    Attempt blocked. Sergio Agüero (Manchester City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

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    Corner, Manchester City. Conceded by Toby Alderweireld.

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    Attempt missed. Graziano Pellè (Southampton) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

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    Attempt missed. Wilfried Bony (Manchester City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Eliaquim Mangala.

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    Aleksandar Kolarov (Manchester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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    Foul by Sadio Mané (Southampton).

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    Foul by Vincent Kompany (Manchester City).

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    Graziano Pellè (Southampton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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    Foul by Aleksandar Kolarov (Manchester City).

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    Sadio Mané (Southampton) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Manchester City. Vincent Kompany replaces James Milner because of an injury.

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    Eliaquim Mangala (Manchester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.