Manchester City, which is competing to win the English Premier League, defeated Chelsea and Liverpool and was eliminated from the League Cup after losing at the bottom of the league.
Man City ended the tournament by losing 0-2 to Southampton in the quarterfinals of the 2022-2023 English Football League Cup (Carabao Cup) held at St. Mary’s Stadium in Southampton, England on the 12th (Korean time).
On this day, Man City started the rotation. Players who usually keep the bench, such as Julian Alvarez, Calvin Phillips, Cole Palmer, and Stefan Ortega, started the game. While Man City suffered a crack in their organizational power as many of their starting players were missing, the home team, Southampton, swarmed fiercely.
In the 23rd minute of the first half Sekou Mara scored the opening goal with a powerful right-footed shot, and in the 28th minute Moussa Genepo shook the net with a sensational shot to make it 2-0. Man City, who needed a goal, attacked the opponent while increasing ball possession, but ended the first half with 0-2 as they showed a disappointing appearance at the finish.
With the start of the second half, Man City, who started using replacement cards by sending Nathan Ake and Manuel Akanji, showed up on the ground in turn, including Kevin De Bruyne and Elling Hollan. However, Man City’s blunt attack did not improve and rather allowed a key goal in the 31st minute of the second half. However, this goal was ruled out for offside.
Unlike Man City, Southampton played a leisurely game, and K-League striker Mislav Orsic made his debut in the 37th minute of the second half. Orsic recently moved to Southampton from Dinamo Zagreb and stepped on the English stage.
The game ended with Southampton leading 2-0, and Man City became the victim of the biggest upset of the tournament. After the game, Manchester City manager Guardiola said, “The better team wins. The opponent was better than us. It deserves congratulations. To win, we deserve it, but we didn’t deserve it today.”
Meanwhile, Southampton, who caught the big fish Man City, faced Newcastle United in the semifinals. 바카라