MCI vs Saints
Highlights: Man City 3-1 Saints
The key moments from Saints' cup trip to Eithad Stadium.
Gallery: Man City 3-1 Saints
The images from Southampton's Carabao Cup visit to Etihad Stadium.
Saints bow out of Carabao Cup
Reigning champions end Southampton's cup run.
Match Pack: Man City vs Saints
Get set for tonight's Carabao Cup tie at the Etihad Stadium.
Become a Southampton away mascot!
Junior Saints fans have the chance to lead the team out against Man City or Arsenal.
Manchester City Carabao Cup tickets on sale
Season Ticket holders can get their tickets for 29th October.
Ticket Information: Man City v Saints
Saints travel to Manchester on 29th October for the Carabao Cup tie.
MCI vs Saints As It Happened
Key moments so far
- Stephens heads a goal back for Saints, who show spirit with improved second-half display
- Otamendi header gave City a 20th minute lead in Carabao Cup fourth round tie
- Agüero made it two with simple finish at the end of flowing team move
- Skipper Agüero added the third with poacher's finish, as hosts progress to quarter-finals
FULL TIME: Manchester City 3-1 Southampton
It's all over at the Etihad Stadium, where Carabao Cup holders Manchester City march on in the competition at Saints' expense. Ralph Hasenhüttl's men did show their spirit to finish the game strongly, never giving up on a very tough night, as Jack Stephens's late header offered the travelling supporters something to cheer.
Three added minutes...
We're into stoppage time at the Etihad.
Saints finishing strongly
Saints have showed some spirit here, forcing another corner to keep City pinned back, but Romeu shoots wildly off target and the hosts can breathe easily.
Saints are on the scoresheet
Jack Stephens heads home a James Ward-Prowse corner, as Saints' positive spell towards the end of this game is rewarded with a goal!
Jack Stephens (75’) | 3 – 1
Stephens goes close
This is easily Saints' best spell of the game, as Stephens gets on the end of a Ward-Prowse corner, but again Bravo is there to preserve his clean sheet.
The substitutes combine...
A positive impact from the two replacements, as Redmond reaches the byeline and picks out Adams with a nice cutback, but the striker's first touch just gets away from him.
So close from Boufal!
The Moroccan works a yard of space on the edge of the box and sends a curling shot towards the bottom corner with his left foot, but Bravo stretches to make an excellent save low to his right, before Long heads over from the resulting corner.
Bednarek denies certain goal
City look set to make it four when Jesus sets up Mahrez with a clever backheel, but Bednarek throws himself in the way to make a last-ditch block.
Agüero gets his second
When Mahrez lines up a shot from the edge of the box, Agüero is already on the move, and the looping deflection drops kindly for the striker to convert from six yards.
Sergio Agüero (56’) | 3 – 0
McCarthy denies Bernardo Silva
First big chance of the second half, as Mahrez slips the ball through for Bernardo, who tries to prod it between the legs of McCarthy, but the keeper makes himself big and gets in the way.
The second half gets under way...
Can Saints find a way back into this? Stay with us for more updates...
HALF TIME: Manchester City 2-0 Southampton
It's comfortable so far for the visitors. Saints have been more solid out of possession, but are carrying very little attacking threat as a result. Nicolás Otamendi and Sergio Agüero are the men on target for the home team, who are on their way to the Carabao Cup quarter-finals as it stands.
One added minute...
Soon Ralph Hasenhüttl will be able to deliver his half-time team talk. What would you say if you were in his shoes?
Foden tries his luck
It's a fierce shot from distance by the youngster, but McCarthy gets both hands behind it to beat it away. He then makes a similar save from Bernardo Silva soon after.
Agüero makes it two
It's a fine team move, as Walker gets on the overlap and crosses for Agüero to tap in an easy finish.
Sergio Agüero (38’) | 2 – 0
Agüero hits it wide
The City skipper on the night sends it a couple of yards wide, and Saints remain only one goal behind.
Free-kick on the edge of the box...
There are a couple of players hoping to strike this for City. It's in prime position.
Yellow Card for Oriol Romeu (Southampton)
The first booking of the game goes to the Saints' midfielder.
The pattern of play continues
There may have been a change in the scoreline, but it remains a case of City trying to break down some stubborn Saints resistance. It's wave after wave of attacks.
Otamendi heads City in front
A City corner is worked short to Bernardo Silva, whose cross is headed home by Otamendi from six yards. It's been coming.
Nicolás Otamendi (20’) | 1 – 0
McCarthy denies Angeliño again
Another City attack results in the ball running kindly in the box for Angeliño, who smacks it first time, but McCarthy is there to make another save.
Danso makes crucial clearance
Mahrez delivers a dangerous cross from the right, but Danso just gets in front of Agüero to head behind for a corner, which comes to nothing.
McCarthy holds Angeliño's shot
City have been dominant in possession, but still haven't created anything clear-cut. McCarthy does have to be alert on this occasion as his handling is tested by Angeliño's clean strike from 20 yards.
Mahrez hits the sidenetting
The winger latches on to a ball over the top and takes it down in an instant, but the angle is too tight and he can't get his shot on target.
Five at the back for Saints
Saints are starting with three central defenders, with Jack Stephens flanked by Kevin Danso and Jan Bednarek, while Yan Valery and Pierre-Emile Højbjerg are the wing-backs - the skipper is operating down the left side.
We're under way at the Etihad 👊
The hosts have got this Carabao Cup fourth-round tie up and running and are enjoying some early possession.
The man you're waiting for! 🇲🇦
The winner of our poll vote was Sofiane Boufal - he's the player you're most looking forward to seeing tonight as he returns to the starting line-up 💪19.37
One of our own 😇
Tonight Jake Vokins is named in the matchday squad for the very first time! The Academy graduate, a left-back, is among the substitutes at the Etihad...19.36
Man City team confirmed
Saints team confirmed 😇
Starting XI: McCarthy, Valery, Bednarek, Stephens, Danso, Ward-Prowse, Romeu, Højbjerg, Armstrong, Boufal, Long.
We've arrived 👋
The stage is set at the Etihad Stadium - what a sight! We'll have team news in 45 minutes...18.00
Good knowledge, Saints fans 👏
Thank you all who participated in our first trivia question of the night! The answer was this guy, Michael Svensson, scorer of the last ever goal at Maine Road! ⚽️17.57
Who remembers Saints' last win over City? 💭
It was a special day for Sadio Mané, who struck a hat-trick last time Saints toppled Man City - a 4-2 win at St Mary's in 2016. Refresh your memory here! ☝️17.24
our only focus is working towards manchester city. this is where we must direct our entire energy, and this is what we owe to our fans."ralph hasenhüttlsouthampton manager
Players make wage donation to Saints Foundation
Southampton Football Club's first-team players and coaching staff have announced they will be donating their wages from last Friday to Saints Foundation. Read the full story here.16.51
Get clued up ahead of kick-off 🤓
Check out our Match Pack for all the information you need, including manager quotes, player stats and team news, ahead of tonight's cup tie.16.44
Up for the cup 🏆
It's matchday for Southampton, who make the long journey north to the Etihad Stadium for the first of two instalments against Premier League champions Manchester City this week. Tonight, it's the Carabao Cup - a competition City have won for the last two years running - and Saints are looking for a big response. Stay right here for all the build-up, team news, match updates and live commentary!16.40
MCI vs Saints Line Ups
Claudio Bravo (GK)
Kyle WalkerJoão Cancelo (65′)
AngeliñoJohn Stones (79′)
Gabriel JesusAdrián Bernabé (87′)
Sergio Agüero (C)
Kevin De Bruyne
Ian Carlo Poveda-Ocampo
Alex McCarthy (GK)
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (C)
Oriol RomeuJake Vokins (91′)
Sofiane BoufalChe Adams (69′)
Shane LongNathan Redmond (68′)
MCI vs Saints Match Stats
Shots on target92