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 British League Cup.
Goalscorers: Otamendi 20 ‘, Aguero 38’, 56 ‘- Stephens 75’
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.
Man City have an easy victory against Southampton
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.
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.
Victory 3-1 shows the depth strength of Man City. Coach Guardiola changed to nine main stone positions compared to the Aston Villa victory in the English Premier League on October 26. He gave the first-team first-team opportunity to Tommy Doyle, the highly-rated 18-year-old midfielder who graduated from Man City academy. The line between Man City, played by Doyle and another young player, Phil Foden and senior Bernado Silva, still helps Man City to control the ball, sometimes up to 89%.
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.