Manchester City vs Southampton LIVE Football Score 11/01/2023
Manchester City forward Riyad Mahrez says the Premier League title challengers will not be distracted by their derby at Manchester United on Saturday when they visit Southampton in the Carabao Cup quarterfinals. After their run of winning the competition for four successive seasons ended with a fourth-round defeat to West Ham United on penalties last season, City can reach the last four this time by beating the bottom side in the top flight on Wednesday.We don’t project ourselves too far – we just focus on the next one and try to play well and win it,” said Mahrez, who scored twice in City’s 4-0 rout of Chelsea in the FA Cup on Sunday.
“First we have Southampton in the Carabao Cup and then we focus on the derby. We just take it game by game.” Here’s how to follow the action, the latest team news and betting odds as Saints and City meet in the EFL Cup.Armel Bella-Kotchap and Stuart Armstrong are out again for Southampton, having missed the 2-1 win at Crystal Palace in the FA Cup third round on Saturday. New signing Mislav Orsic had his first training session on Monday after joining from Dinamo Zagreb and head coach Nathan Jones is monitoring the Croatia winger, who has suffered from a lack of game time since helping his country to beat Morocco in their final game of the 2022 FIFA World Cup. “He hasn’t played much football since scoring the winner in the World Cup third-place play-off,” said Jones. “
We’re just going to have to assess that, because what we don’t want to do is push him too early and something happens and he breaks down and then we lose him. So we’ll just see; it’s day to day.” Ruben Dias (hamstring) is absent for City and Jack Grealish is a doubt because of illness, while head coach Pep Guardiola has tended to turn to deputy goalkeeper Stefan Ortega in place of Ederson in the competition. “I know how difficult it will be away at Southampton,” said Guardiola, responding to a suggestion that the game may not be a priority for his players. “I wouldn’t change one single player for the next two months.” Guardiola has praised summer signing Kalvin Phillips and says the midfielder will be ready to start if selected.
City have lost one of their past 12 matches and bookmakers do not appear to have any concerns that they will ease off in the Carabao Cup, pricing the visitors as hefty odds-on favourites for this tie. Southampton lost this fixture 4-0 at City in October and have only beaten City in one of their past 15 attempts, although that did come at St Mary’s when Che Adams scored the only goal of the game in 2020. Saints’ sequence of six Premier League defeats has left them floundering three points adrift of safety but they have been in much better form in cup competitions, including that surprise win at Crystal Palace and victory at home to Lincoln City in the Carabao Cup in Jones’ first home game in charge.
Manchester City fans are hoping there are a number of changes ahead of Saturday’s derby with Manchester United.Manchester City fans have named several rotations in their chosen line-up to face Southampton in Wednesday’s League Cup quarter-final clash with Southampton.
The Blues travel to Old Trafford on Saturday and so supporters have selected their picks with Manchester United in mind. City already know two potential semi-final opponents should they progress, with United and Newcastle beating Charlton and Leicester respectively.
Their four-year winning streak of lifting the League Cup ended last season when Liverpool got their hands on the trophy. But with the Reds out of the competition, City are the favourites for the crown once again.They have won six of the last nine editions and can take one step closer to a seventh in ten with a victory over struggling Southampton.
The Premier League bottom club will also have one eye on relegation zone counterparts Everton at the weekend and the Blues are expected to see off their efforts despite a rotated team.Fans have chosen Stefan Ortega to start his sixth game of the season with Aymeric Laporte and Manuel Akanji guarding him alongside full-backs Sergio Gomez and rising star Rico Lewis.
Kalvin Phillips has been granted his first start of the season in midfield to anchor Ilkay Gundogan and Kevin De Bruyne. FA Cup hero Riyad Mahrez has been selected on the right flank with Jack Grealish getting the nod on the left.Erling Haaland didn’t feature at all in the 4-0 win over Chelsea on Sunday and fans have again chosen World Cup winner Julian Alvarez to lead the line from the off as he vies for double figures, with the striker currently on eight goals.
Aiming to avoid a second domestic cup exit in the space of a week, Nottingham Forest welcome Wolverhampton Wanderers to the City Ground for Wednesday’s EFL Cup quarter-final.Steve Cooper’s side were humbled 4-1 by Blackpool in their FA Cup third-round tie last time out, while the visitors managed to take Liverpool to a replay following a 2-2 draw.Lest Forest risk another dose of the hairdryer treatment from Cooper, they ought to revert to their strongest selves for the showdown with Wolves, and a well-rested bunch of regular starters certainly ought to help them do that.
While Wolves put on quite the show at Anfield, they were grateful for two underwhelming pieces of play by Alisson Becker for their goals, and Lopetegui’s men may have to rely on spot kicks to enter the hat for the semi-finals here.Southampton welcome Manchester City to St Mary’s for their quarter-final clash in the EFL Cup on Wednesday night, with a place in the last four up for grabs.
The Saints have beaten three lower-league teams to reach this stage, while the Citizens have battled their way past Liverpool and Chelsea in the previous two rounds.Man City will be regarded as strong favourites to progress to the EFL Cup semi-finals and they proved in last weekend’s win over Chelsea that they can cope without the presence of a number of star names. Southampton will have been boosted by their victory at the weekend, but coming out on top against a clinical Citizens outfit will likely be a step too far for Jones and co.