EFL Cup - Second Round
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Southampton 0-2 Wolverhampton Wanderers

Donovan Wilson
Donovan Wilson lifted the ball over Fraser Forster late on to secure Wolves victory over a lacklustre Saints

Last year's runners-up Southampton exited the EFL Cup at the second round after Championship side Wolves secured a deserved victory at St Mary's.

After a first half devoid of incident, captain Danny Batth rose unchallenged to head in Ivan Cavaleiro's corner.

Donovan Wilson made certain of victory late on, shortly after coming on as a substitute.

The striker ran onto Michal Zyro's smart through-ball before lifting it over Saints goalkeeper Fraser Forster.

Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo made a full 11 changes to the side that started the 2-1 loss to Cardiff at Molineux at the weekend.

Despite that, the Championship side were far more fluent throughout against their Premier League opponents, who made six changes from the team that beat West Ham 3-2 on Saturday.

Saints right-back Jeremy Pied twice fired wide, while Wolves goalkeeper Will Norris turned Sam McQueen's cross on to the bar.

Line-ups

Southampton

  • 44Forster
  • 5Stephens
  • 35BednarekSubstituted forRedmondat 73'minutes
  • 3Yoshida
  • 26Pied
  • 14RomeuBooked at 45mins
  • 16Ward-Prowse
  • 38McQueen
  • 11Tadic
  • 10AustinBooked at 26minsSubstituted forLongat 76'minutes
  • 19BoufalSubstituted forGabbiadiniat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Soares
  • 7Long
  • 8Davis
  • 13McCarthy
  • 20Gabbiadini
  • 21Bertrand
  • 22Redmond

Wolves

  • 31Norris
  • 5Bennett
  • 6Batth
  • 32Deslandes
  • 11Graham
  • 4Edwards
  • 19Price
  • 29Vinagre
  • 12MarshallBooked at 45minsSubstituted forRonanat 45'minutes
  • 9DickoSubstituted forZyroat 74'minutesBooked at 75mins
  • 7CavaleiroSubstituted forWilsonat 86'minutes

Substitutes

  • 13Burgoyne
  • 14Zyro
  • 20Ronan
  • 34Goncalves
  • 35Wilson
  • 36Johnson
  • 37Armstrong
Referee:
James Linington
Attendance:
17,931

Match Stats

Home TeamSouthamptonAway TeamWolves
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home12
Away8
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away5
Fouls
Home13
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Southampton 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Southampton 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2.

Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Michal Zyro tries a through ball, but Donovan Wilson is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Nathan Redmond (Southampton) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Sam McQueen.

Corner, Southampton. Conceded by Michal Zyro.

Goal!

Goal! Southampton 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2. Donovan Wilson (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Michal Zyro.

Shane Long (Southampton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jack Price (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Substitution

Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Donovan Wilson replaces Ivan Cavaleiro.

Foul by Sam McQueen (Southampton).

Jordan Graham (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Jérémy Pied (Southampton) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Southampton. Conceded by Will Norris.

Foul by Manolo Gabbiadini (Southampton).

Michal Zyro (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Southampton. Shane Long replaces Charlie Austin.

Substitution

Substitution, Southampton. Manolo Gabbiadini replaces Sofiane Boufal.

Booking

Michal Zyro (Wolverhampton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Sam McQueen (Southampton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Michal Zyro (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Substitution

Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Michal Zyro replaces Nouha Dicko.

Substitution

Substitution, Southampton. Nathan Redmond replaces Jan Bednarek.

Goal!

Goal! Southampton 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1. Danny Batth (Wolverhampton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ivan Cavaleiro with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Jack Stephens.

Foul by Sofiane Boufal (Southampton).

Connor Ronan (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sam McQueen (Southampton).

Jordan Graham (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jack Stephens (Southampton).

Ivan Cavaleiro (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Jack Stephens (Southampton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ivan Cavaleiro (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Maya Yoshida.

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Jan Bednarek.

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Jan Bednarek.

Attempt blocked. Jack Price (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Connor Ronan.

Foul by Charlie Austin (Southampton).

Danny Batth (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Ivan Cavaleiro (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Nouha Dicko.

Foul by Sofiane Boufal (Southampton).

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