THE BALL – Southampton surprise Man. City knock out two-time League Cup champions (video) (England)

Southampton certified on Wednesday night time for the semi-finals of the League Cup in England, being defeated 2-0 by the English champions, Man. City – with Portuguese full-back João Cancelo lined up for 90′ and midfielder Bernardo Silva with out leaving the bench (Rúben Dias is recovering from damage) -, in a quarter-final match that made in St. Mary’s Stadium in Manchester (England).

Great achievement by the ‘saints’: the crew coached by the Welshman Nathan Jones, twentieth place – ‘crimson lantern’ – within the Premier League, with solely 12 factors from 18 video games, ob within the pores and skin of the ‘giants of the grave’ and, like David , deceived Goliath, who got here from the Etihad however had no function and was very abusive, in a frankly unfavourable night time for the crew coached by Pep Guardiola, who’s now second within the league, with 39 factors, 5 behind the chief, Arsenal, who has 44 locations. .

Guardiola risked saving probably the most broken items and, unsurprisingly, Ederson, De Bruyne, Aké, Akanji, Bernardo Silva and Haaland began the sport on the substitutes’ bench, towards a Southampton that quickly confirmed if what are they coming, with Caleta- The automobile that pressured Ortega to an important protection (8′), after German Gundogan – right now’s captain of the ‘residents’ – wasted the primary time (7′) .

At 21 ‘, the younger French striker (20 years previous) Sekou Mara scored his debut for his new crew with a lovely aim, within the first shot, within the middle of Lyanco from the best wing. And surprise changed into conviction when, shortly after (29’), Moussa-Djenepo noticed Ortega ahead (within the penalty spot) and, from the ‘center of the street’, risked a ‘balloon’ full of sophistication that simply stopped within the nets: 2 -0 earlier than half time! Great aim.

With João Cancelo struggling on the best wing and, like his teammates, powerless to cease the momentum of the hosts – who be part of Leicester City, Newcastle and Nottingham Forest within the semi-finals of the League Cup – , Guardiola moved at half time, launched De Bruyne, and a bit later Haaland additionally performed (apart from Ake and Akanji), however the injury was carried out.

It was late, the dearth of inspiration from the ‘residents’ was evident. That’s why the hassle of Argentine and world champion Julian Álvarez, weak, for Bazunu to get, is the closest they obtained to the aim… and it is already in 55′! Humility generally defeats the category and highest class of the opponent, who is aware of very nicely that to realize it he should begin by being, exactly, humble. There are nights like this. uthampton, the two-time champion of England, Manchester City, within the fourth and ultimate assembly of the quarter-finals of the English League Cup (Carabao Cup) began, with the Portuguese aspect and worldwide João Cancelo began with Pep Guardiola’s choices within the ‘residents’, whereas Bernardo Silva began on the bench (Rúben Dias remains to be recovering from a leg damage).

This is the primary time that, in a home knockout competitors – FA Cup (FA Cup) or League Cup (Carabao Cup) Man. City, with Guardiola on the helm, was eradicated in such an ‘early’ stage of the competitors: till now, it has all the time reached, and at the very least, the semi-finals. Which solely enhances Southampton’s efficiency, which achieved justice and a well-deserved victory.

The draw for the semi-finals, made on Wednesday night time, after the match, decided that Southampton will obtain Newcastle and Nottingham Forest Manchester United within the subsequent spherical.

Watch dwell the highlights of the League Cup match, the place Arsenal and Newcastle secured their presence within the semi-finals on Tuesday, whereas Nottingham Forest and Wolverhampton determined, additionally on Wednesday night time, the fourth place prematurely stage of the competitors, and see the 2 targets within the ‘tweets’ connected:


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