MANCHESTER, England -- Manchester City kept the destiny of the Premier League title in its hands by beating Southampton 4-1 on Saturday, with the visitors defeat further marred by a serious-looking injury to England striker Jay Rodriguez. Yaya Toure set City on its way with a third-minute penalty at Etihad Stadium before Rickie Lambert equalized with a spot kick of his own in the 37th. Samir Nasri and Edin Dzeko both scored in first-half injury time for City. The hosts added an 81st-minute fourth goal through Stevan Jovetic to gain three points that put the team a point behind leader Liverpool, with City having played a game less. Liverpool visits West Ham on Sunday and then hosts City in a crucial game in the title race next weekend. City will clinch a second league title in three years by winning its remaining seven matches. Rodriguezs chances of playing in the World Cup were jeopardized after he was carried off on a stretcher with a knee injury midway through the first half, having landed badly as he jumped to control the ball. He is one of the in-form strikers in the Premier League and is likely to be in England manager Roy Hodgsons plans for Brazil. "We need to analyze how hes doing," Southampton manager Mauricio Pochettino said, "but its not looking good." Southampton was comfortably second best after the break but had City in some trouble at 1-1 after Lamberts 34th straight successful penalty for the club. The turning point of the match arguably was Citys second goal, which arrived when David Silva received a pass when he was in an offside position before crossing for Nasri to apply a simple finish. "The linesman killed off the game, its clear," Pochettino said. Toure scored Citys opener after Dzeko was adjudged to have been fouled by Jose Fonte, and Dzeko almost doubled the lead when he headed against the bar from Nasris cross. Southamptons penalty came after Jack Cork was carelessly tripped by Pablo Zabaleta as he burst into the box and the visitors impressed until Citys two-goal counter-punch in injury time. Jovetic came on for Silva to add the fourth, tapping home from a cross by Jesus Navas, and there was still time for Toure to strike a shot against the post from the edge of box. "We knew it was going to be a big game and a very difficult one, so we take a lot of positives and confidence out of this game," City captain Vincent Kompany said. "Not many teams will dominate a game against Southampton." Cheap Air Max 97 All Gold China . The 20-year-old overager has appeared in 35 games for the Ontario Hockey Leagues Erie Otters this season, scoring 41 goals and adding 27 assists with a plus-28 rating. Cheap Air Max 97 Gold China .J. - Percy Harvin is ready to go, and theres no question in his mind hell be playing Sunday. http://www.cheapairmax97fromchina.com/ch...97-brown-china/. -- The Guelph Storm are moving on to the Western Conference final after defeating the London Knights 5-4 on Friday in Ontario Hockey League playoff action. Cheap Air Max 97 Pink China . - A week after a late-game debacle on defence, the Pittsburgh Steelers showed they can finish. Cheap Air Max 97 Blue China . - Houston defensive end J. LIVERPOOL, England -- Mario Balotelli is in line to make his Liverpool debut against Tottenham on Sunday after impressing manager Brendan Rodgers in the Italy strikers first practice sessions with his new club. Rodgers says Balotelli "has settled in very well and has looked fantastic in training. . He is engrossing himself into the club and the people, but more importantly into his football." Balotelli joined LLiverpool from AC Milan for 16 million pounds ($26.dddddddddddd.5 million) on Monday, with Rodgers replacing one maverick striker in Luis Suarez with another. Known as much for his controversies as his goals, Balotelli is arousing excitement among Liverpool fans but Rodgers says "this isnt the Mario Balotelli show. He is a good player, a talented player, but he has got a lot of work to do here." ' ' '