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Sports News of Thursday, 12 January 2023


Aribo's Southampton knocks City out of the Carabao Cup to advance to the semi-finals

Joe Aribo Joe Aribo

The Saints send the Citizens out of the Carabao cup despite their subpar performance in the English Premier League.

Southampton’s Carabao Cup triumph shocked Manchester City as much as the St. Mary’s supporters with 2 goals to nil.

The Saints may have achieved their biggest win of the 2022–23 season on Tuesday night, despite their significant struggles in the league rankings.

The manager quickly had his terrible record erased when Southampton moved to the Semifinals, despite receiving a lot of criticism from sports fans since his departure from Luton Town.

Sekou Mara’s accurate goal after 23 minutes and Moussa Djenepo’s outstanding second goal five minutes later, when he forced City goalkeeper Stefan Ortega off his line with a lofted long-range effort, put the game out of reach in the first half.

Pep Guardiola’s team could scarcely survive without Erling Haaland and Kelvin De Bruyne in the line-up, despite the fact that he rested his key players ahead of the impending Manchester Derby.

Despite introducing the pair after the break, Southampton preserved their advantage with tenacious tenacity to advance to the round of four.

Despite being a key member of the squad, the 26-year-old Nigerian superstar was an unused substitute who could only cheer his colleagues from the sidelines.

Nottingham Forest will be Nathan Jones’ team’s opponent in the semifinals as they try to win a trophy to give their supporters something to cheer about.