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Result: Southampton 2-0 Sheffield Wednesday

Result: Southampton 2-0 Sheffield Wednesday
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Southampton progress to the next round of the League Cup with a 2-0 win over Sheffield Wednesday today.

Southampton have inflicted a fifth straight defeat on Sheffield Wednesday, beating them 2-0 in their League Cup match this evening.

The hosts almost took the lead after 15 minutes when Jay Rodriguez found himself one on one with Stephen Bywater, but the Wednesday keeper saved well.

Michail Antonio came close to breaking the deadlock for Wednesday when he beat Paulo Gazzaniga to the ball, but he could only chip it over.

Guly Do Prado was then denied by Bywater before Ramirez found the opener by turning his man and smashing in his first competitive goal for the Saints.

Do Prado hit the post for Southampton as they looked to find a bit of breathing space, but Wednesday were not about to give up, and were only denied an equaliser by a fine Gazzaniga save.

The Premier League side were given a two-goal cushion with just over ten minutes left when referee Mark Halsey pointed to the spot following Joe Mattock's tackle on Steve de Ridder. Rodriguez stepped up and made no mistake despite Bywater getting a hand to it.

Southampton safely saw the match out to book themselves a spot in the League Cup fourth round.

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Wednesday's key events

· Team GB starlet Sky Brown - aged just 13 - takes part in the women's park event and has a realistic chance of picking up a medal too. Bombette Martin is Britain's other representative, while hosts Japan are among the favourites for gold (1am)

· Great Britain's women have more history in their sights heading into their semi-final against Netherlands - the team they beat in the 2016 gold medal match (2.30am)

· The men's 400m hurdles final on Tuesday will go down as one of the greatest Olympic races of all time, and the women will attempt to emulate that, with new world record holder Sydney McLaughlin of USA and Netherlands' Femke Bol the favourites for gold (3.30am)
· Nick Miller is Britain's representative in the men's hammer throw final (12.15pm)
· The men's 800m final could be a wide-open affair (1.05pm)
· A thrilling men's 200m final is in store as the likes of Andre de Grasse, Noah Lyles and 17-year-old sensation Erriyon Knighton bid to succeed Usain Bolt as Olympic champion (1.55pm)

· After a medal-laden day on the water on Tuesday, Great Britain will be looking for more success, starting with Luke Patience and Chris Grube in the men's 470-class medal race (6.33am)
· Team GB also have medal hopes in the women's event, with defending champion Hannah Mills looking to retain her crown alongside new teammate Eilidh McIntyre (7.33am)

· Already guaranteed at least a bronze, Great Britain's Frazer Clarke faces Uzbekistan's Bakhodir Jalolov in the men's super heavyweight with a place in the gold medal bout up for grabs (7.03am)
· Ben Whittaker is also guaranteed a medal, but will look to ensure that is either gold or silver as he takes on Cuba's Arlen Lopez in the light heavyweight final (7.35am)

· World records have been tumbling in the velodrome, and another could go in the men's team pursuit final as Italy - new world record holders themselves - face Denmark (10.06am)

· Three Brits have made into into the final of the men's jumping individual final, including fastest qualifier Ben Maher, who will bid to inherit compatriot Nick Skelton's Olympic crown (11am)

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