No shots on goals inside 90 minutes and no goals for Manchester City as the defending champions slipped to a 0-0 draw with Southampton.

Manchester City’s expected Etihad power play never materialised against the impressive Southampton as Pep Guardiola dropped two important early season points.

Both sides struggled for any fluency in the opening 45 with Mo Elyounoussi’s snapshot was the only effort on target before the break.

Pep did look to turn up the tempo for the hosts the break as Gabriel Jesus curled one just wide.

But in the end, the tie was decided by two pieces of major VAR controversy in Manchester.

The Saints looked to have been handed a golden chance to edge in front as Kyle Walker scythed down Adam Armstrong inside the box.

But despite initially awarding a spot kick and a red for Walker, Jon Moss then overturned his original call.

However, there was still time for the VAR score to be levelled in the final moments as the video refs ruled out Raheem Sterling’s added time winner.

Full Time from the Etihad Stadium it’s Manchester City 0-0 Southampton

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