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Watch: Fabian Delph Proved What A Top Bloke He Is Before Southampton Game

Josh Lawless

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Watch: Fabian Delph Proved What A Top Bloke He Is Before Southampton Game

Manchester City player Fabian Delph proved what a top bloke he is before his side's 2-1 win over Southampton on Wednesday.

The former Aston Villa man, who has been utterly sensational in deputising for the injured Benjamin Mendy at left-back this season, produced a brilliant gesture to a young mascot.

As seen in the club's 'Tunnel Cam' feature on the official City website, Delph gave his retro jacket to the little LAD to stop him from getting cold.

It was a freezing cold winters night at the Etihad and fans who came to the game had to wrap up big-time. Big coat, woolly hat, gloves - the lot. And the mascot, wearing his City home strip, was shivering in the tunnel as he prepared to fulfil the dream of walking out the tunnel and onto the Etihad pitch.

And Delph, notching the youngster's teeth were chattering, stepped in and put his jacket around him to keep him arm. A lovely moment, and a great gesture gesture from the England international.

The 28-year old has been in fine form this season, with Pep Guardiola well and truly transforming him into the next Roberto Carlos following the ACL injury suffered by Mendy.

Image: PA

Delph, who had previously struggled to break into the City side after his £8 million move from Villa and only made 13 appearances in all competitions last term, has taken to the field on 14 occasions this season, including 11 starts.

He was close to moving to Stoke in the summer and looked set to be nothing more than a bit-part player for the season. But the Leeds youth product stayed, fought for his place and has got his rewards as a result.

Image: PA

Following his consistent displays, there's little need for City to go after a new left-back in January. Delph Every Weekend.

Topics: Manchester City, Fabian Delph, Southampton

Josh Lawless
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