RADHI Jaidi's Under-23s bagged a late winner to pull off a shock 4-3 win over Manchester City.

Having only sealed promotion to the Premier League Division 1 at the end of last season, Saints announced their arrival with thrilling comeback win over City.

Striker Dan N'Lundulu netted in the 87th and 93rd minutes to round off a remarkable second half performance from Jaidi's side.

City raced into a two-goal lead in the first half, as Jayden Braaf opened the scoring with his strike just after the half-hour mark.

Saints' misery was compounded minutes later when City debutant, Morgan Rogers, bagged his side's second of the afternoon.

The comeback looked to be on in the 55th minute, as Kornelius Hansen pulled a goal back for the U23s.

However, City restored their lead through Braaf, who notched his second strike of the game to put his side into a seemingly unassailable 3-1 lead.

Saints' Premier League Division 1 opener looked to be heading towards a comfortable defeat until captain Tom O'Connor headed past goalkeeper Gavin Bazunu in the 85th minute.

N'Lundulu then got amongst the goals to level the tie just moments later when he rifled in from close range.

And after bombarding the City defence, Saints' efforts paid dividends in the 93rd minute.

N'Lundulu met Harlem Hale's centre with conviction to win the match in spectacular fashion.

Speaking to the official Southampton FC website, N'Lundulu said: "It was a great win.

"We had to hang in there because Man City are a good team. We conceded a lot of possession so just had to be patient.

"We had to sit and wait for our time. Luckily, as you can see, our time came. 

"After we scored the equaliser, we said as a team, make sure we stay focused and stay in the game. 

"Things in life just happen, Harlem [Hale] set the ball back to me and I don't know what went through my head. 

"I'm happy to be on the pitch and back scoring. This is a big season for me, so now I'm focussed on the next game against Derby and being ready to go again." 

Jaidi told the club’s website: "The boys showed a lot of character and resilience to come back from being two goals behind twice. The goals we scored were of good quality; collective and individual quality. 

"They showed their potential today. Again, this group of players are showing their togetherness. There is stuff to work on, but I'm pleased with how we played."