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SAINTS might have been used to being the big club in the lower leagues in recent years, but this was a first cup tie as a top flight side for some time.
After three years of glory, the harsh realities of the place Saints have aspired to be since they last departed it back in 2005 were there for all to see.
NEWLY promoted Saints give the champions a fright in the their first match of the 2012-13 Premier League season at the Etihad Stadium.
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