For the quarterfinals of the england league cup, Southampton gave the bump, defeated Manchester City 2-0 and eliminated it of the contest. Julián Álvarez was the starter in the cast of Pep Guardiola.
In the first half, City took the initiative at the start and could have taken the lead from a clear situation by Ilkay Gundogan, but those led by Pep Guardiola did not materialize their chances and paid dearly for it.
Sékou Mara made it 1-0 for Southampton at 23‘ and, just five minutes later, Moussa Djenepo stretched the lead with a great goal to go two goals up at halftime.
In the second stage, the Saints they clung to victory tooth and nail. They maintained a very high intensity and suffered practically no clear arrivals from City, who sent Kevin De Bruyne and Erling Haaland onto the field.
This way, the citizens They were surprisingly eliminated from the English League Cup and Southampton entered the top four of the tournament along with Manchester United, Newcastle and Nottingham Forest.
The next thing for those led by Guardiola will be this Saturday, when they visit Old Trafford in the Manchester Classic.