Southampton v Manchester City player ratings: Lyanco 9, Djenepo 8; Grealish 5, Phillips 4

Saints stun City 2-0 at St Mary's Stadium to reach the League Cup semi-finals

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Southampton stunned Manchester City to book their place in the semi-finals of the League Cup on Wednesday.

The bottom team in the Premier League produced a major upset by beating defending champions City 2-0 at St Mary’s and will now face Newcastle over two legs in a bid to reach the final.

Nottingham Forest beat Wolves 4-3 on penalties after a 1-1 draw and will take on Manchester United in the other semifinal.

But ut was Southampton who produced the shock of the round against City.

First-half goals from Sekou Mara and Moussa Djenepo allowed the hosts to set aside worries about their relegation battle and provide their fans with a reason to celebrate.

Eight-time winners City was the overwhelming favourites to progress to the semi-finals after dominating the competition in recent times, lifting the trophy on six occasions in the last nine years.

However, Southampton moved a step closer to the final at Wembley with the most impressive win yet since manager Nathan Jones was appointed in November.

Liam Wheeler has provided the player ratings from St Mary's in the photo gallery above. To move on to the next photo, click on the arrows or swipe if using a mobile device.

Updated: January 12, 2023, 5:00 AM
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