After Tuesday’s matches in the Premier League Cup, the two semi-finalists were known: Newcastle United Beat Leicester City 2-0 and Manchester United beat Charlton 3-0. The other two will be decided by matches played on Wednesday. Southampton vs Manchester city Nottingham Forest with Wolverhampton hikers.
Moussa Gnebo’s massive goal in the League Cup. Southampton beat Manchester City
Of these four teams, the best chance of promotion was given Manchester city. However, the first goal was unexpectedly scored by Southampton, in the 23rd minute Sekou Mara hit a powerful shot from several meters. Five minutes later it was 2-0 when Moussa Gneibou scored a world class goal.
When Djenepo had to leave the field due to injury in the 57th minute, the Southampton fans greeted him with applause and cheers. After the final whistle, congratulations could be received by the entire team, which, despite the progress, did not give up further attacks. As a result, Pep Guardiola’s side did not have many chances to turn the score around, even the introduction of Erling Haaland in the 56th minute did not help. In the end, Southampton won 2-0.
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The other quarter-final match on Wednesday was between Nottingham Forest and Wolverhampton Wanderers, who sit 15th and 19th in the table. Premier League. After the first half, Forest were closer to promotion, taking a 1-0 lead thanks to a Willy Boly goal from the 18th minute. Raul Jimenez equalized in the 64th minute, and this score remained until the end of regular time. And since there was no extra time in the League Cup, a series of penalty kicks were immediately played. In them, the players of both teams made a mistake on the first attempt, but hit together on the next three. Jack Colback scored in the fifth series, 4-3 for Forest, and a moment later Joe Hodge missed, which knocked his team out of the cup.
Along with Southampton and Nottingham Forest, Manchester United and Newcastle will play in the English Premier League Cup semi-finals. This will be the only stage in the entire competition where teams will play home and away matches.
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