Southampton booked their place in the EFL Cup final at Wembley, after shutting out Liverpool on a historic night under the lights at Anfield.
Shane Long struck in stoppage time from Josh Sims's run and pass to make it 2-0 on aggregate and send Saints to Wembley as the only team ever in the competition to keep a clean sheet in every round en-route to the final.
With Virgil van Dijk out injured, youngster Jack Stephens stepped up to help Saints record another vital shut out on the night, as Saints delivered a near perfect performance to seal their progress.
Only two managers in Gordon Strachan and Lawrie McMenemy, had led the club to a major final post-war, before Claude Puel executed the perfect game plan to preserve his unbeaten spell against the Reds.
it was an amazing feeling in front of your own fans and there's a lot of hard work that goes into that. it was a bit of relief but we were just ecstatic at the end.shane long
it was a real battle for us, especially in the second half. but we created chances and could have scored a couple ourselves, so we more than deserved to go through.jack stephens
i'm proud, of course, of all my players and the squad because it's a fantastic reward as they work very hard all the time. it's good for the fans, the staff too, and the injured players who have participated for this possibility.claude puel