Sterling has now scored or assisted eight goals in his 12 appearances this season with the strikes against Southampton his third and fourth this campaign.
"When you have a bad period, it takes long to recover".
That goal, though, has seen Morata's confidence come back and his double against Crystal Palace took his tally to four goals in his last four league games.
It may be harsh to single out one Southampton defender given they were all dire, but Hoedt arguably endured the most hard outing, haplessly giving City the lead.
"I don't think we were confronted with lots of goal chances and we kept them at bay pretty well, but they were clinical". "I am really happy here and I'm on the right side!" he said.
City are scoring at a marginally faster rate than they did while racking up a record 106 goals last season, and they made a devastating start at the Etihad that finished the game as a contest within 18 minutes of kick-off.
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The Pats were willing to concede yards on the ground to Aaron Jones, but they made this night as hard as possible for Rodgers. Last week against the Rams , the Pack ran the ball 19 times for 106 yards. "It'll be great to play him at home this time".
Ings's penalty - after Ederson hauled him down - saw Saints pull one back, but Sterling restored the three-goal cushion just before the interval, slotting home after tireless work from Aguero.
And only Alan Shearer managed to score 150 league goals in less games than Aguero, with the former Newcastle United and Blackburn Rovers man needing just 212 matches to do so.
It probably says more about Southampton's defending than it does about City's attack, though, to be fair.
That goal set the tone for the Saints, who were totally outclassed throughout.
But City continued to threaten, and Sane nearly made it five with a vicious left-foot shot from the edge of the area that struck the bar just after the hour.
Sane completed the rout with a sixth in the closing minutes, picking out the bottom-left corner from the edge of the box after being found on the break by Sterling.
Guardiola believes Sterling will add to his astonishing haul of 46 caps, but feels he has room to improve at the age of 23 in his bid to be rated among the world's finest players.