Carabao Cup: Southampton conquers Manchester City 2-0 on Wednesday

SOUTHAMPTON. Southampton beats Manchester City with a 2-0 win with a goal from S. Mara (23') and a goal from M. Djenepo (29').

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SOUTHAMPTON. Southampton beats Manchester City with a 2-0 win with a goal from S. Mara (23′) and a goal from M. Djenepo (29′). Manchester City was vastly superior in terms of ball possession (72%).​

The match was played at the St. Mary’s Stadium stadium in Southampton on Wednesday and it started at 8:00 pm local time. The referee was Peter Bankes with the support of Edward Smart and Nick Greenhalgh. The 4th official was John Brooks. The weather was drizzle. The temperature was cold around 10.4 degrees Celsius or 50.67 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 88%.​

Match Statistics

Manchester City was in firm control of the ball 72% while Southampton was struggling with a 28% ball possession.

Manchester City was more aggressive with 58 dangerous attacks and 7 shots of which 0 were on target. Nonetheless, Southampton succeeded in find the solution to win this match.​

Southampton shot 12 times, 4 on target, 8 off target. Regarding the opposition, Manchester City shot 7 times, 0 on target, 7 off target.


Southampton received 2 yellow cards (R. Lavia and I. Diallo). On the opposite side, No yellow cards were issued to Manchester City.

After this encounter, Southampton has points to occupy the 0th place in the table. while Manchester City stays with points (0th).

Match Events

  • 23'

    S. Mara

  • 25'

    R. Lavia

  • 29'

    M. Djenepo

  • 46'

    Nathan Aké

    Sergio Gómez

  • 46'

    Manuel Akanji

    Kyle Walker

  • 46'

    Kevin De Bruyne

    Cole Palmer

  • 46'

    Erling Haaland

    Jack Grealish

  • 60'

    Romain Perraud

    M. Djenepo

  • 62'

    Ché Adams

    S. Mara

  • 62'

    Mohamed Elyounoussi

    R. Lavia

  • 63'


    Kalvin Phillips

  • 79'

    I. Diallo

  • 83'

    Mislav Orsic

    Adam Armstrong

Next match

In the upcoming Carabao Cup match, Southampton will host Newcastle United on the 23rd of January with a 9-6 head to head record in favor of Newcastle United (5 draws).

Southampton: Formation and Lineups

Southampton started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

The manager Nathan Jones chose to play with the following team: Gavin Bazunu (6.5), Lyanco (7.3), Duje Ćaleta-Car (6.8), Mohammed Salisu (7.1), Kyle Walker-Peters (6.5), Roméo Lavia (6.2), Ibrahima Diallo (7.0), Moussa Djenepo (7.4), James Ward-Prowse (7.2), Samuel Edozie, Adam Armstrong (6.3) and Sékou Mara (7.2).

Southampton could not rely on the presence of Romain Perraud (injured) and Mohamed Elyounoussi (injured).


Southampton made 4 changes: M. Djenepo for Romain Perraud (60′), S. Mara for Ché Adams (62′), R. Lavia for Mohamed Elyounoussi (62′) and Adam Armstrong for Mislav Orsic (83′).

Top player: Moussa Djenepo

The player who no doubt impressed Southampton the most was Moussa Djenepo.

His rating is (7.4) with 1 goal, 6 passes (100% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 4 duels out of 7.

Manchester City: Formation and Lineups

Manchester City started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).

Talking about the opposition, Josep Guardiola i Sala played with: Stefan Ortega (6.4), Rico Lewis, João Cancelo (6.7), John Stones, Kyle Walker (6.9), Aymeric Laporte (7.4), Sergio Gómez (6.6), Cole Palmer (6.3), Kalvin Phillips (7.0), İlkay Gündoğan (6.8), Riyad Mahrez and Phil Foden (6.8), Julián Álvarez (6.2), Jack Grealish (6.6).


Manchester City made 5 changes: Sergio Gómez for Nathan Aké (46′), Kyle Walker for Manuel Akanji (46′), Cole Palmer for Kevin De Bruyne (46′), Jack Grealish for Erling Haaland (46′) and Kalvin Phillips for Rodri (63′).

Top player: Aymeric Laporte

The player who no doubt impressed Manchester City the most was Aymeric Laporte.

His rating is (7.4) with 102 passes (96% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 5 duels out of 5.

Results of the day

These are the results of the day in the Carabao Cup

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