Koeman: A big result

Southampton manager Ronald Koeman was delighted after his team recorded a 4–2 victory over Manchester City at St Mary's on Sunday.

Senegalese striker Sadio Mané hit a hat-trick after Shane Long had opened the scoring, with Kelechi Iheanacho pulling two goals back for City at the end of either half.

"It's a big result. First of all you beat Manchester City – we have not done that before since I joined the club," the Dutch coach told his club's official website.

The win keeps the Saints in the hunt for automatic Europa League qualification, as they have now moved above Liverpool into seventh place in the league standings, with fifth-placed Manchester United just three points above them.

"We now can keep fighting for our ambition and that's to play in Europe," Koeman added, with the Saints also looking to equal last season's record points tally of 60.

"After this win it's still possible, and that's a fantastic achievement until the end of the season."