Carabao Cup draw LIVE! Man United discover semi-final opponents after City beaten

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Carabao Cup draw LIVE!

Manchester United, Newcastle, Southampton and Nottingham Forest have discovered their opponents in the semi-finals of the 2022-23 Carabao Cup.

The Saints dismissed a poor Manchester City side by a 2-0 scoreline earlier tonight as Sekou Mara and Moussa Djenepo hit fine first-half goals. Last night, Manchester United edged Charlton after Marcus Rashford’s late brace and an Antony stunner.

Newcastle will fancy their chances under Eddie Howe after putting Leicester out of the Carabao Cup last night. A tense penalty shootout win put Forest in the hat as they beat Wolves at the City Ground. The two-legged ties will be played on the weeks of January 23 and 30.

Carabao Cup draw updates

  • RESULTS: Southampton knock out Man City

  • DRAW: Man United face Forest

Southampton FC 2 - 0 Manchester City FC

Thanks for joining us!

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A big night of Carabao Cup action is in the books.

Check out all the details from the draw!

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When the games will be played.

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The Carabao Cup semi-finals are two-legged.

The first legs will take place the week commencing January 23, with the return fixtures scheduled for the week beginning January 30.

The draw is complete!

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Here’s the summary:

Southampton vs Newcastle

Nottingham Forest vs Man United

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Nottingham Forest vs Man United

First out the hat

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Southampton vs Newcastle

Here we go!

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This should be fairly quick...

Carabao Cup draw coming next!

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Jill Scott and Nedum Onuoha will do the honours from the studio.

Southampton in high spirits

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Ball numbers

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1) Manchester United

2) Newcastle

3) Nottingham Forest

4) Southampton

How Southampton downed Man City

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A huge 2-0 shock at St Mary’s sends Saints into the final four for the first time in six years.

Recap the action with our match report!

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How to watch

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TV channel: In the UK, the semi-final draw will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Football and Sky Sports News.

Live stream: Coverage of the draw is also available live online via the Sky Go app, for those with a subscription. It is also being streamed via the official Carabao Cup Twitter account.

Cup draw coming up!

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We’ll be underway in about 15 minutes’ time.

Nottingham Forest also through

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Joe Hodge fails from the spot and Wolves are out!

FULL TIME! Southampton 2-0 Man City

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What a result!

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90+4 mins: The home fans are loving their side’s cruise into the final four.

It’s 3-3 after four spot-kicks each in the City Ground shootout, meanwhile...

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90+2 mins: Saints the ones on the attack and Rodri has to put in a sturdy foot to deny an opportunity.

They’re nearly home as Walker-Peters wins a foul off Alvarez!

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90 mins: Six minutes added on...

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87 mins: Mighty header clear by Lyanco before another cross is repelled.

A lovely dink in by Rodri is spotted by Haaland but he’s just distracted by his defender and he fails to connect - Bazunu claims!

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84 mins: They’re heading for penalties in Nottingham Forest vs Wolves as Lyanco hacks clear another City ball in at St Mary’s.

Remember, the semi-final draw will be coming up later and right here!

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83 mins: A debut for Croatian winger Orsic, on for Armstrong.

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80 mins: A break in play after a loose Perraud hand claws Alvarez accidentally. The away fans want a big punishment but there’s only a stoppage for a potential head injury.

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78 mins: Alvarez slides into Gundogan’s cross and can only narrowly toe a shot goalwards, the ball diverting off Salisu for Bazunu to clutch off his line.

We’re in for a big finish! Southampton still 2-0 up but Diallo booked.


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77 mins: There’s Bazunu again! Leaping off his line to hoof clear a quick ball in front of Haaland.

Southampton come forward and Adams rolls it home... offside.

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74 mins: City’s counter-attacks have been well stifled by Southampton all night, another hopeful ball forward by Rodri is cut out and headed into touch.

The away team need a goal soon...

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71 mins: A great claim from Bazunu as De Bruyne strides forward and places a good, low cross towards Haaland’s run but the goalkeeper snatches it off his toe!

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69 mins: Foden’s cross is about three yards behind Haaland yet the still manages to pluck it out the air with a flick that flies high over the bar.

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67 mins: A positive spell for Southampton, Walker-Peters firing a cross-shot through the six-yard box that caught the offside Adams on his heels.

Ward-Prowse next to launch a ball forward and City struggle to clear.

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65 mins: Man City have not had a shot on target yet, which is about as shocking as the actual scoreline.


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63 mins: Phillips off for Rodri. Hardly the grandest first start for the City man.

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60 mins: Walker-Peters gallops forward on a break and is held up by Ake, but still gets a cross in which City stretch to clear.

The home fans liked that!

However, Lavia is down now. He’s off for Elyounoussi while Adam replaces Mara.

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56 mins: It’s Haaland time!

The Norwegian replaces Grealish, so two up front for City or will Alvarez go wide?

Southampton bring Perraud on for Djenepo.

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54 mins: Djenepo is down after bouncing off Grealish off the ball. Nothing in that, really, but the physio is called on.

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53 mins: The away end wants handball as a De Bruyne cross is deflected and hoofed clear. No dice.


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Jimenez equalises for Wolves in the quarter-final tie at Nottingham Forest. It’s 1-1 after an hour there.

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50 mins: Armstrong has a potshot from the edge of the box, dragged wide of the near post.

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48 mins: Scrappy from City in their own half and Lavia nearly finds Mara bursting into the box.

Another Southampton goal could kill this tie...

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46 mins: Alvarez slotted in straight away by De Bruyne and goes early with his shot, which flashes across goal and wide!


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De Bruyne, Akanji and Ake on for Gomez, Walker and Palmer.

Here come the players!

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Will Guardiola go to his bench for the second half?

First-half highlights

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A frankly superb chip from Djenepo to cap a huge five minutes for Saints.

Around the grounds

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The second half is kicking off at the City Ground with Nottingham Forest a goal up on Wolves in tonight’s other quarter-final.

First-half highlights

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A fine finish from Mara put Southampton ahead with his first goal for the club.

Half-time! Southampton 2-0 Man City

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Mara and Djenepo put the hosts on course for a spot in the Carabao Cup semi-finals!

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45 mins: One minute added on.

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44 mins: Ward-Prowse picks Phillips’ pocket and very nearly launches a counter-attack but it’s all City as the break approaches.

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41 mins: Foden’s corner just about sums City’s first half up, just a touch inaccurate and all the way out for a Southampton throw-in.

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37 mins: The visitors in control of the ball as a confident Southampton look happy to do the hard yards in defence.

City have enjoyed 70 per cent of possession but you know what they say about possession stats...

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34 mins: Grealish slips in down the left but Caleta-Car is quickly in his face to divert a shot behind for a corner.

Bazunu punches the set piece clear.

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31 mins: A huge test of Guardiola’s domestic cup record now... 15 wins from 15 games!

GGOOOAAALLL!!!! Southampton 2-0 Man City

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28 mins: DJENEPO!

Wow! The Saints are marching through the City defence as Djenepo spots Ortega off his line and delivers an audacious chip for 2-0!

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27 mins: Southampton fail to clear a Grealish ball into the box and Palmer’s shot is blocked before the youngster gives it away.

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24 mins: Lavia booked for felling Gundogan midway inside his own half.

GGOOOAALLL!!! Southampton 1-0 Man City

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22 mins: MARA!

That’s a much better finish!

Moreno has to come out his box to clear and a sloppy piece of play follows before a cute ball into Mara is taken in the striker’s stride.

A first Southampton goal for the 20-year-old!

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20 mins: Lyanco finds Mara with a lovely clip over the top, the striker controlling well as he spins and slices a very loose left-footed effort off target.

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17 mins: Lyanco lucky to escape a booking for a sharp jab on Grealish after tracking the winger back towards his own half.

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14 mins: A very wayward pass from Walker out of the back and Guardiola pings the ball back down to earth from the touchline.

Just the one chance each in the early exchanges.


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12 mins: City settle into some comfortable possession after that Southampton flurry. Nothing to worry Bazunu apart from a dodgy backpass which he slides clear.

Southampton chance!

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8 mins: Caleta-Car throws a foot at a bouncing ball and Ortega parries away what was a dangerous strike!

Good stuff from Southampton.

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6 mins: Just wide from Gundogan as Salisu allows Foden to steal in, before Palmer races clear and the German plants a side-footed effort wide from 18 yards.

Around the grounds

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A Boly goal against his old club has Nottingham Forest ahead against Wolves in the other quarter-final.

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3 mins: Southampton on the front foot early but Armstrong’s ricochet concedes a corner and, despite a header out, Saints are forced to sit back against some City possession.

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2 mins: As expected, Walker at centre-back for Man City in pale green and black, against Southampton in white and black with a bit of red. Not a great kit pairing.


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Southampton face Man City in the Carabao Cup quarter-finals as referee Peter Bankes blows his whistle!

Here come the players!

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Kick-off almost upon us as a far-from packed-out St Mary’s welcomes both teams to the pitch.

New Saints signing Carlos Alcaraz was unveiled to the home fans moments ago...

Countdown to kick-off

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Man City out to make it three wins in a row over Southampton in just a few minutes’ time.


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No extra-time tonight if level after 90 minutes - just straight to penalties!

Nathan Jones previews the game on Sky Sports

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“It’s one of the best teams in the world, a real tough challenge but we have to embrace it.

“We have to use the squad, rotate. We can’t go with one set of 11.

“We’ll take a result but we’d love a performance and a result.”

Countdown to kick-off

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Just 20 minutes to go with the warm-ups in full flow.


Pep Guardiola discusses his selection on Sky Sports

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“We are still alive in everything and we need everyone, [Phillips] can play and understand. I’ve done all through my career, I’ve used everyone. In the second half [the subs] will get some minutes. It’s a normal back four.”

Last time they met

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A fairly standard 4-0 win at the Etihad back in October.

Full debut for Phillips

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It seems a long time ago that Kalvin Phillips signed for Man City (because it was).

Finally, tonight he makes his first start for the club.

“He's always ready,” said Pep Guardiola ahead of the game.

“Of course he needed time for some aspects but he’s ready and we are delighted about that.

“We have to see [if he will start] but I think he's an intelligent player, normally holding midfielders are so clever. There are patterns and movements and you need game time.

“He arrived and had injuries which meant he couldn’t be there but step by step he will get there.”

Reinforcements for Southampton

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The club have just confirmed Carlos Alcaraz’s signing from Racing of Argentina - although he will not be making his debut tonight!

A big night in the Carabao Cup

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Elsewhere, Nottingham Forest host Wolves in a Midlands derby, which kicks off 15 minutes before our game.

Southampton swap out five players

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Nathan Jones may have claimed an FA Cup win at Crystal Palace on the weekend but he shuffles his pack tonight.

Out go Romain Perraud, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Che Adams, Joe Aribo and Samuel Edozie.

Replacing them are Moussa Djenepo, Ibrahima Diallo, Sekou Mara, Kyle Walker-Peters and Romeo Lavia as they got to five at the back,

Four Man City changes

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Joao Cancelo comes in at right-back for the visitors, moving Kyle Walker into central defence. Pep Guardiola following Gareth Southgate’s example...

Kalvin Phillips starts as Jack Grealish returns from illness and Ilkay Gundogan comes in.

Manuel Akanji, Riyad Mahrez, Rodri and Bernardo Silva drop out with City’s bench, as ever, mighty.

How Saints line up tonight

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Southampton XI: Bazunu; Djenepo, Lyanco, Salisu, Caleta-Car, Walker-Peters; Lavia, Ward-Prowse, Diallo; Armstrong, Mara.

Subs: Caballero, Perraud, Finnigan, Elyounoussi, Aribo, Edozie, Orsic, Adams, Morgan.

Man City team news is in!

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Man City XI: Ortega; Cancelo, Walker, Laporte, Gomez; Phillips, Gundogan, Foden; Palmer, Alvarez, Grealish.

Subs: Ederson, Ake, Haaland, Rodrigo, De Bruyne, Bernardo, Akanji, Mahrez, Lewis.

How will City line up?

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Pep Guardiola teased a “ridiculous” plan for the weekend’s Manchester derby so what will that mean for this game?

He said: “The [Cup] game against Chelsea I made a lot of changes for one reason: how tired I saw some players after the game [in London], after the trip.

“We arrived too late back and in the training the day after I saw the players tired. It also depends on those who didn’t play against Chelsea.

“I would like to arrive against United with the average of minutes in the legs of the players quite similar.”

Saints in the building

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New signing Miroslav Orsic pictured in St Mary’s... will he feature tonight?

Team news coming up!

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Draw details

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The draw for the semi-finals will take place later tonight - after this game’s conclusion.

Newcastle and Manchester United have already booked their spot, with the draw live on Sky and social media.

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Match odds

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Southampton: 12/11

Man City: 1/5

Draw: 1/2

Odds via Betfair

Head-to-head record

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City have won 11 of their last 14 meetings with Saints, losing just once.

Southampton wins: 32

Draws: 27

Manchester City wins: 40

Evening Standard score prediction

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While it’ll be fascinating to see if Jones can build on his first win, beating a City side likely to be at full strength is quite the ask even for a team in good form.

Manchester City to win 2-0.

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Predicted Man City XI: Ortega; Lewis, Stones, Ake, Cancelo; De Bruyne, Phillips, Gundogan; Mahrez, Haaland, Foden.

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Predicted Southampton XI: Bazunu; Walker-Peters, Lyanco, Salisu, Caleta-Car, Perraud; Lavia, Ward-Prowse, Maitland-Niles; Armstrong, Adams.

Early Man City team news

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Pep Guardiola has revealed Kalvin Phillips is in line to start on the south coast, while the City boss was able to rest the likes of Erling Haaland and Kevin De Bruyne for Sunday’s FA Cup win over Chelsea.

Given the importance the City boss has placed on this competition, it seems likely he will name the strongest starting line-up possible.

Early Southampton team news

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Nathan Jones has confirmed Armel Bella-Kotchap and Stuart Armstrong will miss the game having sat out the win over Crystal Palace.

New signing Mislav Orisic, meanwhile, could make his debut in at least some capacity though is unlikely to be rushed at this stage.

How to watch

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TV channel: In the UK, the match will be televised live on Sky Sports Football and Main Event, with coverage starting at 7.30pm GMT for an 8pm kick-off.

Live stream: Fans can also catch the game live online via the Sky go app.

Hello and welcome!

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Manchester City travel to Southampton tonight for a Carabao Cup quarter-final tie!

It promises to be a fascinating evening with the semi-final draw coming later, too.

The action starts at St Mary’s with an 8pm GMT kick-off, so join Standard Sport for all the build-up, match commentary and reaction!