It is amazing what the power of a derby win can do to supporters, even when drawn against seemingly the toughest team in a competition.
— Southampton FC (@SouthamptonFC) September 25, 2019
After beating Portsmouth 4-0, Southampton discovered last night that their opponents for the fourth round of the League Cup would be none other than Manchester City, the reigning champions of the trophy as well as the current Premier League holders.
Yet despite facing a game against Pep Guardiola’s side at the Etihad Stadium, plenty of Saints supporters on social media were still reeling from the high of beating Pompey earlier in the week, and were seemingly confident in Southampton getting a result over City.
Here is what some Southampton fans had to say on Twitter following the fourth round draw…
Easy. Might as well hand over the trophy now.
— Myles Bowman (@myles_cb) September 25, 2019
Another away win and clean sheet in the bank
— Regular Dave (@DavidPalman) September 25, 2019
Que sera sera
— MH25 (@Matty_Homer) September 25, 2019
— Jason Coombes (@jgcoombes) September 25, 2019
As mentioned, some Saints fans were seriously confident about facing off Man City…
Second team we knock out who play in blue
— Jamie Barrett (@jamie_4321) September 25, 2019
Easy win in my eyes
— Billy (@BillyMcCall_) September 25, 2019
— Matt Hickson (@matthicksonsfc) September 25, 2019
Easy 0-4 win
— Tanmay (@foreversaint__) September 26, 2019
As previous results from 11v11 show, Southampton have had a fairly difficult time against City over the past few years, losing their past five games against the Manchester side.