Manchester City strolled to a 3-0 win over Southampton at St. Mary’s as they moved within six points of league leaders Chelsea. The game wasn’t quite as straight forward as the scoreline suggests, as Sergio Aguero picked up a booking for diving and Eliaguim Mangala was sent off for two bookable offences. Although there was nothing controversial about Mangala’s red card, Aguero will feel very hard done by, as his so-called ‘dive’ appeared to be a clear penalty.
The biggest surprise of the game, however, was in the goalscorers. Aguero failed to get on the score sheet, but both Yaya Toure and Frank Lampard scored the first two goals. The third came from an unlikely source when Aguero played the ball across to Gael Clichy, who smashed it in to the top corner of the goal from close range, claiming his first goal for the Sky Blues.
Here’s how Twitter reacted to Clichy’s goal:
Clichy scored. I cant believe it.
— TFM (@TaylorMade117) November 30, 2014
— Waqar Ahamed (@swahamed) November 30, 2014
Clichy on same prem goals scored as Falcao…..Let that sink in a minute !! @MCFC
— LORDY-MCFC® (@ianlord76) November 30, 2014
— White Mario (@Alex1088_) November 30, 2014
— Danny Fields (@DFields289) November 30, 2014
I was there when Clichy scored! #mcfc
— Keenan moss (@KeenanM) November 30, 2014
Great performance from @MCFC. Tough opposition, down to 9 men and still won 3-0. Clichy was great, happy for his first MCFC goal!!
— TomSkade (@tom_skade) November 30, 2014
Thought we were superb all round today especially Clichy-chuffed he finally got a goal #MCFC
— Marko (@SopranoCrew) November 30, 2014
Brilliant result and performance, players and team starting to get back to form. Gael Clichy MOM! @MCFC
— Jonny Pringle (@mcfcpringle) November 30, 2014
So happy for Clichy! Deserved that after last week quality effort! #MCFC
— Mike Newall (@MrMikeNewall) November 30, 2014