Saints out to dent City record

JOE HART

JOE HART

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SAINTS face the daunting prospect this weekend of trying to score against the side with the second best away defensive record in the top four divisions.

Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart has only conceded 10 goals in his 11 away Premier League matches in 2012/13.

England’s undisputed No 1 has kept four clean sheets on his travels this season, including his last two games at Arsenal and QPR.

The only other team in the top four leagues in England with a better awyay defensive record is League 2 high-fliers Gillingham.

They have only let in nine goals in 13 away league games.

But even the Gills are nowhere near the incredible record currently held by German Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich.

In away league games this season, they have only conceded one goal!

At least there is hope for Saints this weekend, though.

Hart has only conceded more than one goal in five Premier League games this season.

The first of those occasions was on the opening day of the season when Saints conceded a late goal to lose 3-2.

Liverpool (twice), Manchester United and Norwich have also scored two or more goals against him.

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8:42am Fri 8 Feb 13 Alicesdad says…

I predict a riot

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9:08am Fri 8 Feb 13 batesieboy says…

Do you mean a goal riot, like 5-4, or 6-3 scoreline? If so, could be, cos they might as well come and play attacking...

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1:44pm Fri 8 Feb 13 forever a saint says…

Citeh were lucky last time ,they know SAINTS can play & score goals,we had just come up from the championship & most of our players were not use to Prem football.We have since got better & can score against the best ( as proven ) so i believe we have no fear and will give them a right old game. COYS

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2:02pm Fri 8 Feb 13 milton road says…

Close game either way. Two teams high press, depends on our injuries. We deserve some luck but this is a top notch side who if they do not win are basically out the title hunt so this is a critical 3 points for them as it is us. In other words a cup final.

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3:00pm Fri 8 Feb 13 RedArmy1 says…

OVERDUE A WIN AT HOME. WE ARE THE MIGHTY SOUTHAMPTON. WE HAVE FIREPOWER AND PLENTY OF STRIKE OPTIONS (otherwise we would have dipped into the Transfer Market) WE HAVE RICKIE (who is due one from a set piece with all the work on the Training Ground) A hostile atmosphere at ST MARY'S which sets us apart from the quiet Home fans around the Country. See You in the ITCHEN NORTH. RED ARMY 2013. WE FIGHT. WE WIN. COYR.

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3:09pm Fri 8 Feb 13 CB FRY LIVES says…

They will come to ST MARYS as pampered spoiled little rich kids but they will go back to manchester feeling like paupers.3 points to the SAINTS. COYR

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4:19pm Fri 8 Feb 13 Silva`s Left Boot says…

CB FRY LIVES wrote…

They will come to ST MARYS as pampered spoiled little rich kids but they will go back to manchester feeling like paupers.3 points to the SAINTS. COYR

Seriously are you like 5? Your Southampton not Barcelona I`m sure Kompany and Hart really are not scared about Lambert and co.

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6:11pm Fri 8 Feb 13 SFCOLDBOY says…

Silva`s Left Boot wrote…

CB FRY LIVES wrote…

They will come to ST MARYS as pampered spoiled little rich kids but they will go back to manchester feeling like paupers.3 points to the SAINTS. COYR
Seriously are you like 5? Your Southampton not Barcelona I`m sure Kompany and Hart really are not scared about Lambert and co.

Well if they aint worried. You are! Otherwise you wouldn't be on our web site. If you visit our ground , (WHICH I DOUBT) be prepared for a home win and a long misserable track back to your dump.

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2:46am Sat 9 Feb 13 batesieboy says…

Silva`s Left Boot wrote…

CB FRY LIVES wrote…

They will come to ST MARYS as pampered spoiled little rich kids but they will go back to manchester feeling like paupers.3 points to the SAINTS. COYR
Seriously are you like 5? Your Southampton not Barcelona I`m sure Kompany and Hart really are not scared about Lambert and co.

Ha Ha Ha Hart is frightened of his own shadow!!

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