Manchester City were made to work hard for the victory but in the end two late goals helped the Citizens claim a come-from-behind 2-1 win over Southampton whom Kyle Walker has blasted for their defensive setup.
England international Walker was the hero for City on Saturday as he provided the assist for Sergio Aguero’s equalizer, then grabbed a late winner to get Pep Guardiola’s side past a Saints team that did not impress the former Spurs star.
“We have to stuck to our game plan, stayed patient and it worked as we came away with the three points,” said Walker after the encounter.
“It’s tough when teams put 11 players behind the ball. We have players who can spin a game on its head and we did that today.
“Every three points is vital. We have the quality – it is about the mental state of the players. We have to keep positive.”
“It’s a great feeling that I can contribute but more importantly it was about the three points. Anyone could have scored, I didn’t care who it was. It was just a case of hit it and hopefully get the ball in the back of the net. I don’t score many.”
Despite the win, City still trail league leaders Liverpool with six points after the Reds also claimed a stunning 2-1 comeback win at Aston Villa on Saturday. The top two teams in the EPL go head to head next weekend.