Joe Aribo featured in Southampton’s first game after dismissed manager Ralph Hasenhuttl.
The Nigeria international had a taste of action as the Saints battled Sheffield Wednesday in the EFL Cup 3rd round clash.
Aribo and his teammates went into the game on the back of a win in their last nine games, which cost Hasenhuttl his job.
The Super Eagles star however had a decent outing as he won three duels, completed one long pass with one shot on target before he was substituted in the 60th minute for Theo Walcott.
The game ended 1-1 in a regular time, but Southampton held their nerves to win tie in penalties.
Josh Windass broke the dead lock first for Sheffield Wednesday, thanks to an assist from Fisayo Dele-Bashiru.
The advantage was whipped off when James Ward Prowse scored a penalty just few minutes into the half time break.
Both sides failed to find the winner in the second half and the match went straight into the penalties, with Nigerian youngster Dominic Iorfa missing the decisive kick for Wednesday, giving Southampton the chance to win the game through Theo Walcott’s penalty.
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