Football: Southampton stunner knocks champions Manchester City out of League Cup

Champions Manchester City have crashed out of the League Cup after suffering a shock 2-0 defeat at struggling Southampton in the quarter-finals.

Southampton, bottom of the Premier League table, scored twice in the first half through Sekou Mara and Moussa Djenepo and City never seriously threatened to get back into the match.

Djenepo celebrates his goal.
Djenepo celebrates his goal. Photo credit: Getty Images

Mara scored his first goal for Southampton in the 23rd minute as he connected well with a whipped cross by Lyanco and the hosts doubled the lead five minutes later when Djenepo spotted City goalkeeper Stefan Ortega off of his line and curled a stunning effort into the top corner.

City, who have won the League Cup six times since 2014, failed to register a shot on target as the second-half introduction of substitutes Kevin de Bruyne and Erling Haaland failed to spark a revival for Pep Guardiola's side.