City loss at St Mary's would cost them title - Lallana

Daily Echo: Adam Lallana Adam Lallana

Manchester City's failure to beat Southampton would cost them the title, according to Saints captain Adam Lallana.

Last season Roberto Mancini's side incredibly overcame an eight-point gap on Manchester United in the final three weeks to secure a first title since 1968.

However, City look unlikely to repeat the feat this term as Manchester United already post a nine-point lead at the top.

Joe Hart has admitted defeat at St Mary's would all but end their hopes of retaining the title - something Lallana has echoed in the build-up.

''Yeah I agree,'' the Saints skipper said. ''I think if we beat them and United win, it would be a 12-point gap.

''I am not really looking at that end of the table as I'm concentrating on the other end at the minute.

''But if that is what Joe Hart says, he is an experienced character and player. As an England international, he knows his stuff.''

 

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11:55am Sat 9 Feb 13

Norwegian Saint says...

Would love three points today!
One thing that really gets my goat is "Lawros Predictions"
Last eight matches he has put us to lose.
He only has got one result correct in the last 7... and that was a narrow defeat at Man U.
Hope we continue to piste him off again today!

My prediction... A 4-2 win!
Would love three points today! One thing that really gets my goat is "Lawros Predictions" Last eight matches he has put us to lose. He only has got one result correct in the last 7... and that was a narrow defeat at Man U. Hope we continue to piste him off again today! My prediction... A 4-2 win! Norwegian Saint

11:56am Sat 9 Feb 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

You know what you have got to do Adam, let us see you do it in style.
You know what you have got to do Adam, let us see you do it in style. OSPREYSAINT

12:54pm Sat 9 Feb 13

Tirau Dan says...

We'd love a bit of that Adam.. 3 pts and let the Mancs sort themselves out.
UTS COYR STID FOADP
We'd love a bit of that Adam.. 3 pts and let the Mancs sort themselves out. UTS COYR STID FOADP Tirau Dan

12:55pm Sat 9 Feb 13

costa gaz says...

The bookies have city as red hot favourites but this is a very winnable game.
COYR
The bookies have city as red hot favourites but this is a very winnable game. COYR costa gaz

1:07pm Sat 9 Feb 13

damoose says...

Only four Saints players were away on international duty this week. Thirteen City stars are returning from trips.

COYSAINTS
Only four Saints players were away on international duty this week. Thirteen City stars are returning from trips. COYSAINTS damoose

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