Player ratings as Saints spring Carabao Cup shock

Southampton pulled off a huge shock against reigning Premier League champions Manchester City to reach the Carabao Cup semi-finals for only the second time in 35 years.

The Saints did get to the final as recently as 2017, but few gave them a chance of advancing against City given how poor their league form has been this season.

Pep Guardiola opted for a rotated side and ultimately paid the price. The City boss even resorted to a number of changes at half-time, including the introduction of Erling Haaland, but to no avail.

Southampton started the stronger and had the first chance when Stefan…


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