Sergio Aguero scored twice when Man City defeated Southampton 3-1 in round 4, thereby winning tickets to go on the road to defend the League Cup.
Using a team with up to five positions as reserve players or newly promoted from the youth team, Man City is still too strong compared to Southampton. In a one-sided posture, the outcome is decided when the game clock has not yet reached the hour mark. The Etihad team took turn to score three goals in the net, thanks to Otamendi and Aguero’s double cup.
Southampton, after a 0–9 loss to Leicester City on October 25, almost played back most of the time. And despite losing, they at least consoled the home fans when avoiding a losing face again, and also scored an honorary score at the end of the match, when Man City showed signs of laxity.
Man City 3-1 Southampton
The gap was doubled seven minutes before halftime, when Aguero found just enough space in the penalty area to finish from Kyle Walker’s cross. This is the 11th goal of the veteran Argentinian striker for Man City this season. And he soon had his 12th goal shortly after the second half. This time, Aguero struck the opportunity, put the ball through the gap between the legs of goalkeeper Alex McCarthy, after Mahrez teammate finished beating the defender.
Post-match statistics show that Man City this match 19 times definitely hit the goal. Southampton almost played in the home half in the first half, and it was not until the 65th minute that the first shot, with a curling shot from the edge of Sofiane Boufal’s 16m50 area, made home keeper Claudio Bravo struggling. breaking.
The finish was met by a group of Southampton fans in the stands when they shouted sarcastically “we had a shot”. 10 minutes later, the efforts of the Southampton players paid off and the visitors cheered for the real goal, when Jack Stephens headed home the goal from James Corner-Prowse’s corner kick. But that is what Ralph Hasenhuttl’s army did before leaving.
Man City has been the owner of the League Cup in the last two consecutive seasons and did not hide his ambition to set up a hat trick to conquer this title. Their next opponent in the quarterfinals will be determined in a series of fourth-round matches taking place today.