New boys Southampton gave the champions a scare as Roberto Mancini’s had to come back from a 2-1 deficit to win 3-2…
Manchester City needed a goal from Samir Nasri 10 minutes from time to secure 3 points in a thrilling game.
Carlos Tevez gave the Blues the lead 5 minutes before half time. David Silva missed a penalty early in the first half following a foul on goalscorer Tevez.
Southampton’s top goalscorer last term Rickie Lambert equalised before former Rangers midfielder Steven Davis fired the Saints ahead.
Edin Dzeko then equalised from a set piece before the dramatic Samir Nasri winner.
It was a very entertaining game for the neutrals. Roberto Mancini will be pleased with the win but Nigel Adkins will be disappointed his side couldn’t hold on for a point.