Carabao Cup heats up
After another enthralling night of Carabao Cup action, the competition is down to just 16 teams.
With Manchester City and Liverpool both going through on Tuesday night thanks to big wins over Wycombe Wanderers and Norwich City respectively, the other four sides in the Premier League’s “big six” were in action on Wednesday.
In the biggest shock of the evening, a strong Manchester United side were dumped out by West Ham, a side they had beaten just three days prior, to make it two defeats from three games for the Red Devils.
Resting Cristiano Ronaldo, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could still call upon Jadon Sancho and Jesse Lingard among other first-team players, but an early goal from Manuel Lanzini was one that ultimately proved decisive, meaning that Manchester United’s search for silverware this season will have to move in a different direction.
Just listen to that away end!! ❤️
— West Ham United (@WestHam) September 22, 2021
Arsenal were on the right side of a comfortable 3-0 scoreline against League 1 side AFC Wimbledon, while Tottenham and Chelsea both came through penalty shootouts against fellow Premier League sides Wolves and Aston Villa to take their place in the draw.
Elsewhere, Brighton, Leicester City, Brentford, Burnley, Leeds United and Southampton all made it through to represent the Premier League. In addition, Sunderland, Queens Park Rangers, Preston North End and Stoke City all advanced from the football league.
Fourth Round Draw pits Premier League sides together
With just 16 teams left, including four of the big six, big ties were sure to be thrown up. And so it proved to be, with West Ham’s reward for beating Manchester United a game against their noisy neighbours, and current Carabao Cup holders, Manchester City.
Chelsea vs Southampton
Arsenal vs Leeds United
Stoke City vs Brentford
West Ham vs Manchester City
Leicester City vs Brighton
Burnley vs Tottenham Hotspur
QPR vs Sunderland
Preston North End vs Liverpool
Elsewhere, Arsenal will be hosting Leeds United, who have struggled so far this season, but remain a strong side, while Tottenham travel to Burnley for another all Premier League tie.
There will too be at least one non-top-flight side in the quarter-finals, as Queens Park Rangers face Sunderland.
Are you happy with your team’s draw?
These ties will be played in the week commencing the 25th of October.
This article was edited by Conor Laird.