SOUTHAMPTON 2 CITY 1
League Cup 5th Round
13th December 1978
City Nicholl(84 o.g.)
Southampton Boyer(41), Hebbard(77)
ref Clive Thomas
City Corrigan, Donachie, Power, Booth, Watson, Owen, Channon, Bell, Kidd, Hartford, Deyna – sub Barnes(73)
Southampton Gennoe, Golac, Peach, Williams, Nicholl, Waldron, Ball, Boyer, Hebberd, Holmes, Curran – sub Baker(unused)
City struggled in a gale force wind at The Dell. After some great saves from big Joe Corrigan, the Saints finally took the lead in the 41st minute when a low Terry Curran cross was turned in from close range by Phil Boyer.
Southampton made it two in the 77th minute as Trevor Hebberd tucked away a pass from Chris Nicholl.
An own goal by Chris Nicholl with six minutes to go gave City some hope but it came too late for the Blues and they were out of the cup.