Southampton - City turn heat up to march past Saints
UK time is: 06:00:37
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

City turn heat up to march past Saints

Lee Carsley's late winner sent the Saints crashing out of the second round of the Carling Cup.

Southampton had to hold on for 38 minutes to enter the draw for the third round, but late goals from Lee Bowyer and Lee Carlsey ensured the Premier League new boys left Hampshire with a ticket to the third round.

The home side took the lead on 52 minutes when young starlet Adam Lallana superbly curled his 18-yard effort into the top right hand corner with Maik Taylor having no chance in the Birmingham goal.

The home side started the brighter with a series of quick corners putting the visitors under pressure.

Lloyd James and Marek Saganowski had the first notable efforts on goal but Taylor was equal to the Southampton attack.

New signings Jacob Mellis and Rickie Lambert worked well together, but the former Bristol Rovers man could not score his third goal of the season.

The Saints then had a series of penalty shouts with the Southampton faithful all on their feet appealing for a spot kick.

It took City 28 minutes to stamp their authority on the game, when new 7 million signing Christian Benitez smashed a 20-yard strike past Kelvin Davis, only to see his effort come back off the post.

Just seven minutes after the break the Saints had finally broken the deadlock, when Lambert won the ball on the edge of City's area, and Lallana delightfully curled his effort over the diving Taylor to send the home fans into jubilation.

Alex McLeish then brought on Gary O'Connor and James McFadden to spice up his attack.

The visitors were rewarded for their resilience when Benitez played in Lee Bowyer who calmly clipped the ball over Davis to level the game.

The Premier League side had gone from second gear to fifth gear in a matter of minutes, and Lee Carsley won it for the Blues just 10 minutes before the end.

Stuart Parnaby fired in a low cross which was smashed home by Carsley to send the Blues into the third round.

The Saints had played well, but the Blues showed why they are in the top flight with two well taken goals.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



*Try Vital Mobile FOR FREE for the latest news, scores, fixtures and so much more*

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Abe Hawken Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday August 26 2009

Time: 3:39PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Southampton Articles

Stats: Southampton v Vitesse (Thursday July 30 2015)

Southampton v Vitesse - Team Sheets (Thursday July 30 2015)

JRod Relishing European Experience (Thursday July 30 2015)

Southampton Announce Caulker Capture (Wednesday July 29 2015)

Gallagher Heads To MK Dons (Wednesday July 29 2015)

Audio - Koeman On Caulker Signing (Wednesday July 29 2015)

Chambers Bid Fails - Mayuka Out (Monday July 27 2015)

Gardos Injury Blow (Friday July 24 2015)

Archived Southampton Articles

List All Vital Saints Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Vital Saint 46
2. WillT 3
3. Rex Vulgaris 2
4. JackReed 1

League Results (view all)

Latest Results

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
10. Man Utd 0 0 0 0 0 0
11. Newcastle 0 0 0 0 0 0
12. Norwich 0 0 0 0 0 0
13. Southampton 0 0 0 0 0 0
14. Spurs 0 0 0 0 0 0
15. Stoke 0 0 0 0 0 0
16. Sunderland 0 0 0 0 0 0

Southampton Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Butalnd handed number one shirt
Stoke : 31/07/2015 00:02:00
Wilkinson handed contract until end of the year
Stoke : 30/07/2015 23:53:01
Miquel On The Market For 24 Hours
Norwich : 30/07/2015 23:22:01
Southampton : 30/07/2015 21:57:01
Southampton v Vitesse - Team Sheets
Southampton : 30/07/2015 19:38:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

EL - Vitesse MotM
Suggested By:  Site Staff
Stekelenburg 0%
Soares 50%
Fonte 0%
Yoshida 0%
Targett 0%
S Davis 0%
Clasie 0%
Wanyama 50%
Mane 0%
Tadic 0%
Pelle 0%
Sub - Juanmi 0%
Sub - Long 0%
Sub - Reed 0%