FIFA Club World Cup: Southampton Mock Manchester City Despite Club ‘Completing Football’

FIFA Club World Cup: Southampton Mock Manchester City Despite Club ‘Completing Football’

Martin Moses
updated at February 13, 2024 at 11:54 AM
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  • Manchester City completed football by winning the FIFA Club World Cup on December 22
  • Pep Guardiola's charges beat Fluminense 4-0, with Julian Alvarez scoring twice
  • Southampton rained in on their parade with a sarcastic tweet of last season's results

Southampton have taken a swipe at Manchester City days after the latter won the FIFA Club World Cup in Saudi Arabia.

Pep Guardiola's side made light work of Brazilian outfit Fluminense, scoring four unanswered goals to claim their maiden title.

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Manchester City players celebrate after winning the FIFA Club World Cup on December 22. Photo by HOSSEIN.
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Julian Alvarez was the star of the show in Jeddah, scoring twice and providing one assist as the European champions tore the South American side apart.

The Argentine opened the scoring inside the first minute before Phil Foden forced an own goal off Nino. Alvarez set up Foden for City's third before he rounded off the scoring in the 87th minute.

With the win, Manchester City have now won every trophy available to them in club football, with Guardiola being at the centre of it. After the win, the social media admin posted;

"We’ve won it all, we’ve won the lot!"

How Southampton trolled City

However, Southampton quickly jumped in, responding with 'almost' with a picture of Sekou Mara celebrating against the Citizens.

The reference came from last season's Carabao Cup quarterfinal, where Southampton became the unlikely team to dump Manchester City out of the competition.

First half goals from Sekou Mara and Moussa Djenepo were enough to lift the Saints over the visiting City at St.Mary's stadium. It was a surprising result, given that Southampton was desperately struggling in the league under Nathan Jones at that time. They ended up getting relegated to the Championship.

Had City won, they would have faced Newcastle United in the semifinals with the possibility of setting up a Manchester derby final.

Guardiola will also not have a chance to win the quadruple this season after Newcastle United eliminated them in the third round of the Carabao Cup.

Guardiola proves Sir Alex Ferguson wrong

Sports Brief also reported that Manchester City have proven Sir Alex Ferguson wrong after winning the FIFA Club World Cup, and they have done it in his lifetime – a time he said it would never happen.

Ahead of the first derby of the 2009/10 season, Ferguson was asked if the Citizens would ever be top guns and if United would ever go into the derby as underdogs, and his response was demeaning.

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Martin Moses is a sports journalist with over five years of experience in media. He graduated from Multimedia University of Kenya (Bachelor of Journalism, 2017-2021)