Southampton will go in search of their first ever League Cup title on Sunday when they take on Manchester United in the final at Wembley.

Claude Puel’s side have put a remarkable run together in the competition by beating four Premier League teams en route to the showpiece, including Arsenal in the quarter-finals and Liverpool over two legs in the semi-finals.

Although their recent league form hasn’t been too good, they clearly have pedigree in the competition, and they’ll look to go one better than their one and only League Cup final back in 1979, where they lost 3-2 to Nottingham Forest.

Their most recent match, a 4-0 success over Sunderland back on February 11, gave them some much-needed breathing space from the bottom three after a run of six defeats in seven saw them slump down the Premier League table, and in danger of being dragged into a relegation dog-fight over the coming months.

However, they sit 11th and ten points clear of the bottom three after their win at the Stadium of Light, and their positioning in the league will enable them to go all-out at Wembley on Sunday.

So, ahead of the first final of the season, we thought we’d take a look back at Southampton’s campaign thus far, and here is What’s Hot and What’s Not from their 2016/17 season so far…

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