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 harm) -, in a quarter-final match that made in St. Mary’s Stadium in Manchester (England).

Great achievement by the ‘saints’: the group coached by the Welshman Nathan Jones, twentieth place – ‘purple 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 position and was very abusive, in a frankly unfavourable night time for the group 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 essentially the most broken models and, unsurprisingly, Ederson, De Bruyne, Aké, Akanji, Bernardo Silva and Haaland began the sport on the substitutes’ bench, in opposition to a Southampton that quickly confirmed if what are they coming, with Caleta- The automotive that compelled Ortega to an amazing protection (8′), after German Gundogan – as we speak’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 group with a gorgeous purpose, within the first shot, within the heart of Lyanco from the proper wing. And surprise was conviction when, shortly after (29’), Moussa-Djenepo noticed Ortega ahead (within the penalty spot) and, from the ‘center of the highway’, risked a ‘balloon’ full of sophistication that simply stopped within the nets: 2 -0 earlier than half time! Great purpose.

With João Cancelo struggling on the proper wing and, like his teammates, powerless to cease the momentum of the hosts – who be a 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 slightly later Haaland additionally performed (apart from Ake and Akanji), however the injury was achieved.

It was late, the shortage 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 purpose… and it is already in 55′! Humility typically defeats the category and highest class of the opponent, who is aware of very properly that to achieve 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 last assembly of the quarter-finals of the English League Cup (Carabao Cup) began, with the Portuguese facet 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 harm).

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 at all times reached, and at the 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’ hooked up:


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