Manchester City - Mancini's job hangs in the balance

Roberto Mancini

A review of Saturday's Premier League action that included Manchester City's shock defeat to Southampton.

Mistakes a plenty as Man City crashed to a 3-1 defeat at Southampton with both Joe Hart and Gareth Barry to blame.

City keeper Hart had a superb game for England in midweek and made headlines for denying Ronaldinho a spot-kick but his performance against Southampton on Saturday evening is one he would like to forget.

The former Shrewsbury Town keeper conceded after just seven minutes when the lively Jason Puncheon slotted home and Hart was at fault for Saints' second.

This time saving Rickie Lambert's effort only to fumble the ball and allow Steven Davis in to make it 2-0.

Edin Dzeko grabbed a goal back but Southampton ensured the points when strangely Gareth Barry passed the ball into his own net.

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The win gives Mauricio Pochettino his first in English football but leaves Roberto Mancini's job hanging in the balance.

In London at Stamford Bridge, Frank Lampard once again reminded everyone why he is deserving of a new contract with Chelsea as he scored in the 4-1 win over Wigan Athletic.

Ramires, Eden Hazard and Marko Marin scoring the others, Shaun Maloney netting for Roberto Martinez's side.

The early game of the day saw Tottenham Hotspur beat Newcastle United but once again proved an over reliance on Gareth Bale as the Welshman scored two goals to cancel out Yoan Gouffran's striker.

Arsenal had Carl Jenkinson sent off against Sunderland but they held on to an early Santi Cazorla striker to seal all three points.

Meanwhile, rock bottom QPR were hammered 4-1 by a Michu inspired Swansea City.

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