Danny Ings scored twice as Southampton beat League One Portsmouth 4-0 to reach the last 16 of the Carabao Cup.

The Premier League side showed their class as they dominated the first south coast derby between the two sides in seven years.

Ings led the way with two first-half goals, striking first with a neat turn and shot before slotting in a second after a quick counter.

Cedric Soares drove in a third before Nathan Redmond grabbed a fourth.

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.

The win will have been a welcome boost for Southampton boss Ralph 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.

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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