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Match Preview: Southampton vs City

19 December 2022

The Imps will take on Southampton in the Carabao Cup fourth round at St Mary’s Stadium on Tuesday 20 December (7:45pm KO).

All the key information ahead of the fixture in Hampshire can be found in this match preview.


Subject to availability, tickets will be available to purchase on the day from St Mary’s Stadium.

Around 1,500 City supporters have already secured their seat for the round of 16 tie.

Any tickets not collected will be sent to Southampton for collection on matchday from Ticket Office 3 - which will open around three hours prior to kick-off.


Imps supporters who are unable to make it to St Mary’s Stadium can follow the action with regular updates on the club’s official Twitter page. You will also be able to catch updates on other social media platforms including Facebook and Instagram.

iFollow Imps subscribers can also watch all the reaction, including post-match interviews and match highlights. 

UK-based and international supporters can listen to live match commentary using an iFollow Imps audio pass - which can be bought HERE.  


Nickname: The Saints

Founded: 1885

Stadium: St Mary’s Stadium

Manager: Nathan Jones

Top scorer: Che Adams (six goals)

League position: 19th (Premier League)


Imps 4-2 Everton U21 

Papa Johns Trophy round of 16

Imps: Wright, Poole, Jackson, Hopper © (House 73’), O’Connor, Mandroiu (Garrick 69’), Sorensen (Sanders 69’), Eyoma, Roughan (Robson 87’), Virtue, Diamond. Subs (not used): Rushworth, Vernam, Ahui.

Liverpool 3-1 Southampton

Premier League

Southampton: Bazunu, Bella-Cotchap (Lyanco 72’), Caleta-Car (Maitland-Niles 59’), Salisu, Elyounoussi, Ward-Prowse, S. Armstrong (Walcott 58’), Lavia (Aribo 82’), Perraud, A. Armstrong (Edozie 59’), Adams. Subs (not used): McCarthy, Mara, Djenepo, Diallo.



Southampton: WDLLL


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Referee: Jarred Gillett

Assistant referee: Neil Davies

Assistant referee: Natalie Aspinall

Fourth official: Charles Breakspear

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Match Reports

Southampton 2 Imps 1

20 December 2022

City bowed out of the Carabao Cup despite a battling performance against Premier League Southampton at St Mary’s Stadium.

The Imps started positively and won an early corner after Max Sanders’ free-kick from midway inside Southampton’s was headed behind. 

Sanders took the set-piece which caused issues for the hosts as Ainsley Maitland-Niles could only slice the ball up into the air leaving Paudie O’Connor to rise above Gavin Bazunu to head home from close range.

City had a chance to double their lead in the sixth minute after Armel Bella-Kotchap lost the ball inside his half which allowed Danny Mandroiu to drive at goal and see his low drive deflected just wide of the post.

Southampton almost levelled in the 17th minute when Mohamed Elyounoussi reacted first to Adam Jackson’s defensive header towards the edge of the box, which he dragged just past the post.

The Saints grew into the first half and created another opening as Adam Armstrong found space in behind City’s backline before cutting it back for Che Adams who was denied by a smart stop from Carl Rushworth.

The pressure paid off as Southampton equalised in the 25th minute through some neat build up play which saw Elyounoussi deliver a delicately lofted ball over to Che Adams who nodded it past the City keeper.

The Imps could have retaken the lead following a good counter as Matty Virtue picked the ball up from Ben House on the right before cutting it back to Charles Vernam just inside the box whose sweeping effort was comfortably saved by Bazunu.

Straight after the break Lyanco had Rushworth worried when his ambitious half-volley from 25 yards out dipped narrowly high and wide of the top right corner.

Elyounoussi almost took full advantage of a misplaced pass from Rushworth in the 52nd minute but Virtue closed him down quickly which allowed the forward to only bend a shot into the goalie’s grasp.

City enjoyed slightly larger spells of the ball at the beginning of the second period and Vernam looked to make it count when he picked up the ball from just inside the Saints’ half before beating a few defenders and curling a left-footed shot past the top left corner.

The Saints regained control at the midpoint of the second half. Some more clever build up play saw Maitland-Niles cross in from the right towards Elyounoussi who rose above O’Connor to send his header over the crossbar.

Minutes later Southampton had another good chance to go ahead for the first time as substitute Adam Armstrong found a yard of space on the edge of the box to let fly just over the bar.

Nathan Jones’ side eventually took the lead in the 74th minute after Walcott’s dinked cross fell to Elyounoussi whose acrobatic effort was cleared off the line into the path of Adams who made no mistake from two-yards out.

Sanders forced a diving save from Bazunu with minutes remaining after he rifled an effort from distance, but City failed to get to the rebound first.

The home side were unable to extend their lead in stoppage time, with Rushworth pulling off a late save to deny Adams shortly after Samuel Edozie had sent an effort wide for the Saints from close range.

Southampton: Gavin Bazunu, Kyle Walker-Peters (Samuel Edozie 63’), Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Lyanco, James Ward-Prowse ©, Adam Armstrong (Theo Walcott 62’ (Moussa Djenepo 76’)), Che Adams, Mohammed Salisu (Stuart Armstrong 63’), Romain Perraud, Mohammed Elyounoussi, Armel Bella-Kotchap (Duje Caleta-Car 46’). Subs (not used): Alex McCarthy, Joe Aribo, Sekou Mara, Ibrahima Diallo.

Goals: Adams (25’, 74’).

City: Carl Rushworth, Regan Poole ©, Adam Jackson, Max Sanders, Charles Vernam, Paudie O’Connor, Joe Walsh (Jordon Garrick 86’), Ben House (Tom Hopper 71’), Danny Mandroiu (Ted Bishop 76’), Sean Roughan, Matty Virtue. Subs (not used): Jordan Wright, Tashan Oakley-Boothe, Jamie Robson, Lasse Sorensen, TJ Eyoma.

Goals: O’Connor (2’).

Attendance: 17,385 (1,460 away).

Referee: Jarred Gillett.

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Ticket News

Southampton ticket update

19 December 2022

The Imps can provide the following update for supporters heading to Southampton in the Carabao Cup fourth round on Tuesday 20 December (19:45pm KO).

City supporters have sold around 1,500 tickets for the round of 16 tie.

Online sales stop at 3:30pm on Monday, with any remaining tickets available to purchase from ticket window three at St Mary’s Stadium on the day of the game.

City supporters unable to make the game due to the date change have until 3:30pm on Monday to contact the ticket office to claim a full refund.

Any tickets not collected by 4pm on Monday 19 December will be sent to Southampton for collection on matchday from Ticket Office 3 - which will open around three hours prior to kick-off.

Tickets which have not been received by post need to inform City’s ticket office no later than 10am on Tuesday. Duplicates can be done and printed by Southampton for collection at their stadium.

The Red Imps Travel Association coaches heading to Southampton will leave the LNER Stadium at 13:30pm. The Red Imp bar will be open prior to departure for supporters needing the toilet, hot drinks or cold snacks.

The Stacey West car park will be open for supporters on a first come, first served basis.

As per the ground regulations, under 14s must be accompanied by an adult.

Ticket prices

Southampton (A) 

On the day



Under 18


Further details

Online sales deadline 

Pay on the day 

Monday 19 December at 3.30pm

Pay on the day - subject to availability


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