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Southampton Stun Liverpool To Reach EFL Cup Final

Southampton Stun Liverpool To Reach EFL Cup Final

Southampton have qualified for the final of this season’s English Football League Cup after defeating Liverpool 1-0 at Anfield in the second leg on Wednesday to advance 2-0 on aggregate.

The only goal of the game was scored by Shane Long in the 92nd minute.

Southampton won the first leg at St. Mary’s 1-0 thanks to Nathan Redmond’s first half strike.

The last time Long scored against Liverpool was in the 2010 FA Cup when he was with Reading.

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Southampton become the first team to reach the final of the League Cup without conceding a goal.

With the win, Southampton have now qualified for their second-ever League Cup final.

The first and only time Southampton qualified for the final of the League Cup was in 1979 where they lost 3-2 to Nottingham Forest.

While this is the first time Jurgen Klopp will lose in a semi-final as a manager (he has triumphed in his previous six attempts).

Southampton will meet the winner of the second semifinal between Manchester United and Hull City on Sunday, February 26 in the final at Wembley.

United will take a 2-0 first leg lead to the KCOM Stadium to face Hull City.

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