Manchester City eventually saw off Southampton in what was a thrilling seven-goal encounter at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday evening, but during an important 5-2 victory for Pep Guardiola’s side, many Sky Blues weren’t impressed with Aymeric Laporte.
City bounced back from derby defeat at the weekend with all three points against the Saints, and despite struggling for dominance in the opening stages, Kevin De Bruyne was on hand to tuck away their first chance from a rebounded Phil Foden effort.
Laporte, however, gave away a penalty as he appeared to drag back Jan Vestergaard inside the area – and James Ward-Prowse stepped up to slot home.
Soon after, Riyad Mahrez’s individual brilliance restored City’s advantage – with the Algerian curling a brilliant effort past Alex McCarthy and playing a part in Ilkay Gundogan’s goal for his side’s third.
Mahrez was also on hand to bag the fourth, stepping in on his stronger foot to bury a shot from inside the penalty area.
Che Adams managed to claw another goal back for Southampton but it wasn’t enough, with De Bruyne then bagging his second of the night after a neat link up with Foden.
During the encounter, many City supporters saw Laporte as the weak link – with one Sky Blue calling him a ‘liability’ and another supporter branding his display as ‘shocking’.
Find all of their verdicts on the Frenchman down below.
Man City fans hammer Laporte
“What has actually happened to Laporte, he’s so useless nowadays, bring back 2018 ay meric man, what’ve they done to him”
“So poor from Laporte”
“Walker and Laporte have had poor games imo”
“Laporte is terrible”
“Laporte’s a liability”
“Laporte was shocking tonight for city”
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