EFL Cup - Fourth Round
Leicester0Southampton0
Leicester City win 6-5 on penalties

Carabao Cup: Leicester City beat Southampton on penalties

Nampalys Mendy
Mendy (centre) spent last season on loan at former club Nice

Leicester beat Southampton 6-5 on penalties to set up a Carabao Cup quarter-final tie with Manchester City.

After both sides scored their first five, Manolo Gabbiadini's spot-kick was saved by Danny Ward. Nampalys Mendy duly converted to clinch victory.

The visitors had had the better of the second half, hitting the woodwork through Nathan Redmond and Gabbiadini.

Southampton's Steven Davis also had a goal ruled out via the video assistant referee after Redmond's handball.

Leicester's meeting with Manchester City will take place on 18 December.

Signs of hope in defeat for Saints?

Mark Hughes
Hughes is under pressure after winning just three of his 21 Premier League games in charge of Southampton

After a deflating weekend defeat by Fulham sent the visitors into the Premier League relegation zone, there has been fresh speculation over the future of Southampton manager Mark Hughes.

The Welshman picked a strong line-up for this match and, in turn, they delivered a performance, if not victory.

After a first half that lacked rhythm or pace, the Saints created the clearer chances in the second half.

None was better than the one that Michael Obafemi missed. The 18-year-old striker, making his first Southampton start, contrived to slice wide from close range under little pressure.

Before missing the crucial penalty, Gabbiadini was very nearly the match-winner. The Italian's injury-time free-kick seemed destined for the back of the net, only to be diverted onto the woodwork by a sprawling Ward.

Hughes will hope to take some of that attacking purpose into the Premier League meeting with his former club Manchester United on Saturday.

Leicester strength in depth pays

Khun Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha
Thirty-three-year-old Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha is set to take control of the Foxes

Hughes' Leicester counterpart Claude Puel reached the League Cup final with Southampton in 2017 and said before the match that he wanted to go one better with the Foxes to honour former chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha.

This match had been postponed after originally being scheduled for the Tuesday after the helicopter crash that claimed the life of Srivaddhanaprabha and four others on 27 October.

Aiyawatt 'Top' Srivaddhanaprabha, who is likely to succeed his father as chairman, was in the King Power stands and the 33-year-old will have seen the benefits of his family's investment as expensively recruited fringe performers such Adrien Silva and Kelechi Iheanacho had enough to advance.

Line-ups

Leicester

  • 12Ward
  • 2SimpsonBooked at 9mins
  • 4Söyüncü
  • 6EvansBooked at 90mins
  • 28Fuchs
  • 27DiabatéSubstituted forAlbrightonat 78'minutes
  • 25Ndidi
  • 23Adrien SilvaSubstituted forMendyat 61'minutes
  • 7Gray
  • 8IheanachoSubstituted forOkazakiat 61'minutes
  • 9Vardy

Substitutes

  • 5Morgan
  • 11Albrighton
  • 14Ricardo Pereira
  • 17Jakupovic
  • 20Okazaki
  • 24Mendy
  • 59Leshabela

Southampton

  • 28Gunn
  • 5Stephens
  • 3Yoshida
  • 4Vestergaard
  • 43Valery
  • 23Højbjerg
  • 18Lemina
  • 33TargettSubstituted forCédric Soaresat 61'minutes
  • 17ArmstrongSubstituted forDavisat 73'minutes
  • 22Redmond
  • 61ObafemiSubstituted forGabbiadiniat 90'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1McCarthy
  • 2Cédric Soares
  • 6Hoedt
  • 8Davis
  • 10Austin
  • 16Ward-Prowse
  • 20Gabbiadini
Referee:
Roger East
Attendance:
22,150

Match Stats

Home TeamLeicesterAway TeamSouthampton
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home10
Away12
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away6
Fouls
Home12
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Leicester City 0(6), Southampton 0(5).

Penalties over

Penalty Shootout ends, Leicester City 0(6), Southampton 0(5).

Goal!

Goal! Leicester City 0(6), Southampton 0(5). Nampalys Mendy (Leicester City) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Penalty saved! Manolo Gabbiadini (Southampton) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, left footed shot saved in the bottom left corner.

Goal!

Goal! Leicester City 0(5), Southampton 0(5). Jamie Vardy (Leicester City) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Goal!

Goal! Leicester City 0(4), Southampton 0(5). Cédric Soares (Southampton) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top left corner.

Goal!

Goal! Leicester City 0(4), Southampton 0(4). Demarai Gray (Leicester City) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Goal!

Goal! Leicester City 0(3), Southampton 0(4). Jannik Vestergaard (Southampton) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Goal!

Goal! Leicester City 0(3), Southampton 0(3). Caglar Söyüncü (Leicester City) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Goal!

Goal! Leicester City 0(2), Southampton 0(3). Nathan Redmond (Southampton) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top left corner.

Goal!

Goal! Leicester City 0(2), Southampton 0(2). Marc Albrighton (Leicester City) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the high centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Leicester City 0(1), Southampton 0(2). Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (Southampton) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Goal!

Goal! Leicester City 0(1), Southampton 0(1). Christian Fuchs (Leicester City) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the high centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Leicester City 0, Southampton 0(1). Steven Davis (Southampton) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Penalties in progress

Penalty Shootout begins Leicester City 0, Southampton 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Leicester City 0, Southampton 0.

Corner, Southampton. Conceded by Caglar Söyüncü.

Attempt saved. Manolo Gabbiadini (Southampton) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Booking

Jonny Evans (Leicester City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jonny Evans (Leicester City).

Nathan Redmond (Southampton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Shinji Okazaki (Leicester City).

Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (Southampton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Jonny Evans (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nathan Redmond (Southampton).

Substitution

Substitution, Southampton. Manolo Gabbiadini replaces Michael Obafemi.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

VAR: Penalty Kick. Referee decision on field stands.

Delay in match (Leicester City). Video Review.

Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Yan Valery.

Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Maya Yoshida.

Nampalys Mendy (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Nathan Redmond (Southampton).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

VAR: Goal. Referee decision on field cancelled.

Delay in match (Leicester City). Video Review.

Hand ball by Nathan Redmond (Southampton).

Attempt missed. Demarai Gray (Leicester City) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Marc Albrighton.

Substitution

Substitution, Leicester City. Marc Albrighton replaces Fousseni Diabaté.

Foul by Michael Obafemi (Southampton).

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