EFL Cup - Third Round
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Portsmouth 0-4 Southampton: Saints win unforgettable says Ralph Hasenhuttl

Danny Ings
Ings has just one goal in the Premier League so far this season

Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl says he will never forget beating Portsmouth as the Premier League side beat their local rivals 4-0 to reach the last 16 of the Carabao Cup.

Danny Ings scored twice while there were also goals for Cedric Soares and Nathan Redmond.

This was the first south coast derby in seven years and Southampton's first win at Fratton Park since 1984.

"This is more than only reaching the next round," said Hasenhuttl.

"This is about reaching the hearts of the fans. I am very happy for them.

"I knew it was a massive game for them and I think we really didn't start well in this game, but the players knew they had to fight for every inch."

The hosts were ultimately well beaten, but were unlucky not to have taken the lead after a high-tempo start.

John Marquis powered a shot just wide of the post for Portsmouth early on before Alex McCarthy tipped over Brett Pitman's effort fierce drive.

However, Ings' first-half double knocked their enthusiasm and they barely troubled their regional rivals in a second half the visitors completely dominated.

"I have never had such an atmosphere in a stadium so far," added Hasenhuttl.

"I was hoping it is coming in a way that you can also celebrate the football and if you see such a game here then you know why football is so popular in England."

The win will have been a welcome boost for Hasenhuttl after the Saints lost 3-1 at home to Bournemouth in the Premier League last Friday.

Portsmouth, meanwhile, switch focus back to trying to find their form in League One, Kenny Jackett's side without a league win since 10 August.

"We had a lot of pressure, a lot of chances, opportunities, one on ones and set pieces but we didn't take them," said Jackett.

"We went two up front and tried to bring the crowd into play and they were fantastic.

"As a manager, I didn't want to come away not having a go tonight, and just shutting up shop."

Line-ups

Portsmouth

  • 1MacGillivray
  • 13Bolton
  • 9HawkinsBooked at 53minsSubstituted forDowningat 59'minutes
  • 6Burgess
  • 38Haunstrup
  • 4Naylor
  • 33CloseSubstituted forMcCrorieat 82'minutes
  • 7WilliamsSubstituted forEvansat 78'minutes
  • 8PitmanBooked at 55mins
  • 11Curtis
  • 10Marquis

Substitutes

  • 2Walkes
  • 5Downing
  • 14Cannon
  • 15McCrorie
  • 26Evans
  • 29Maloney
  • 35Bass

Southampton

  • 1McCarthy
  • 2Cédric Soares
  • 35Bednarek
  • 3Yoshida
  • 21BertrandBooked at 66mins
  • 16Ward-Prowse
  • 14Romeu
  • 23Højbjerg
  • 20ObafemiSubstituted forRedmondat 72'minutes
  • 10Adams
  • 9IngsSubstituted forLongat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Stephens
  • 7Long
  • 17Armstrong
  • 19Boufal
  • 22Redmond
  • 28Gunn
  • 43Valery
Referee:
Kevin Friend
Attendance:
18,707

Match Stats

Home TeamPortsmouthAway TeamSouthampton
Possession
Home38%
Away62%
Shots
Home16
Away11
Shots on Target
Home4
Away9
Corners
Home7
Away1
Fouls
Home11
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Portsmouth 0, Southampton 4.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Portsmouth 0, Southampton 4.

Offside, Southampton. Oriol Romeu tries a through ball, but Che Adams is caught offside.

Oriol Romeu (Southampton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Christian Burgess (Portsmouth).

Hand ball by Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (Southampton).

Goal!

Goal! Portsmouth 0, Southampton 4. Nathan Redmond (Southampton) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jan Bednarek.

Attempt saved. Shane Long (Southampton) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Nathan Redmond.

Foul by Shane Long (Southampton).

Craig MacGillivray (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Southampton. Shane Long replaces Danny Ings.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Ross McCrorie replaces Ben Close.

Danny Ings (Southampton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Gareth Evans (Portsmouth).

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Gareth Evans replaces Ryan Williams.

Goal!

Goal! Portsmouth 0, Southampton 3. Cédric Soares (Southampton) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Cédric Soares.

Attempt blocked. Ronan Curtis (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Brett Pitman.

Foul by Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (Southampton).

Ryan Williams (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Southampton. Nathan Redmond replaces Michael Obafemi.

Che Adams (Southampton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Paul Downing (Portsmouth).

Booking

Ryan Bertrand (Southampton) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Maya Yoshida (Southampton).

John Marquis (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Maya Yoshida (Southampton).

John Marquis (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Maya Yoshida (Southampton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by John Marquis (Portsmouth).

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Paul Downing replaces Oliver Hawkins because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Christian Burgess (Portsmouth) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Brandon Haunstrup with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Maya Yoshida.

Booking

Brett Pitman (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Michael Obafemi (Southampton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Brett Pitman (Portsmouth).

Attempt blocked. Ronan Curtis (Portsmouth) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is blocked. Assisted by Ryan Williams with a cross.

Booking

Oliver Hawkins (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

James Ward-Prowse (Southampton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Oliver Hawkins (Portsmouth).

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