Manchester City knocked out of the Carabao Cup by Southampton

, for Tv47 Digital January 12, 2023, 01:31 AM
Southampton striker Mousa Djenepo celebrates with teammate James Ward-prowse after scoring against Manchester City at the St. Mary's Stadium. PHOTO/SOUTHAMPTON

In Summary

  • Sekou Mara and Moussa Djenepo grabbed a goal each to help Southampton crush Manchester City 2-0 at St. Mary's Stadium

Champions Manchester City crashed out of the League Cup after suffering a shock 2-0 defeat at struggling Southampton in the quarter-finals on Wednesday.

Southampton, bottom of the Premier League table, scored twice in the first half through Sekou Mara and Moussa Djenepo and City never seriously threatened to get back into the match.

Mara scored his first goal for Southampton in the 23rd minute as he connected well with a whipped cross by Lyanco and the hosts doubled the lead five minutes later when Djenepo spotted City goalkeeper Stefan Ortega off of his line and curled a stunning effort into the top corner.

City, who have won the League Cup six times since 2014, failed to register a shot on target as the second-half introduction of substitutes Kevin de Bruyne and Erling Haaland failed to spark a revival for Pep Guardiola's side.

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