Monday’s cover: Manchester City move to second in table after win over Southampton

The National’s Sport cover for the Monday, December 1 issue, features Manchester City’s Frank Lampard celebrating with Pablo Zabaleta, Yaya Toure and Fernandinho after the Englishman scored his side’s third goal against Southampton at St Mary’s Stadium on Sunday.

The National’s Sport cover for the Monday, December 1 issue, features Manchester City’s Frank Lampard celebrating with Pablo Zabaleta, Yaya Toure and Fernandinho after the Englishman scored his side’s third goal against Southampton at St Mary’s Stadium on Sunday.

It was Lampard’s collected finish that cemented City’s vital 3-0 victory at Southampton that moves Manuel Pellegrini’s side to second in the table.

Click here to read Richard Jolly’s analysis of the match

Pellegrini has been hugely impressed by Lampard’s attitude and influence and said he will push to extend the former England star’s stay at City.

“I don’t think anyone can find it strange the way Frank Lampard plays football, he knows all what you must do to win in this sport,” he said.

City leapfrogged Southampton in the English Premier League table in a comfortable victory that rammed home the size of Saints’ task in clinging on to their early-season top-four berth.

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Published: December 1, 2014 04:00 AM

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