The anticipation surrounding the final stages of the first piece of silverware has begun to grow as the quarterfinals of the Carabao Cup have given Premier League royalty a chance to make a run to the finals.
Manchester City veteran Kyle Walker spoke before the draw full of confidence on City’s chances to bring home yet another major honor during his time at the Etihad Stadium in the wake of dispatching Liverpool in a 3-2 win earlier this evening during the competition’s fourth round, stating “We’ve beaten Chelsea and Liverpool [in the Carabao Cup already] so we’ll see.” Man City will certainly fancy their chances after revealing an away day at St. Mary’s to clash with Southampton.
Potential giant killers Charlton Athletic, who saw their way past Brighton yesterday after a 4-3 penalty shootout win, offer themselves up as the only non-Premier League opposition in the draw but will nevertheless hope to charge forward on the back of collecting a Premier League scalp when they lock horns with Man United at Old Trafford.
Nottingham Forest can look back favorably as well after their own upset result in a 2-0 win over Tottenham which saw them net a massive scalp of their own in the third round before trouncing Blackburn Rovers 4-1 at Ewood Park yesterday and were given every chance of a shock run to the semi-finals when they were drawn against struggling Wolves for clash of relegation-threatened Premier League clubs at the City Ground
See below for the Carabao Cup quarterfinal draw in full.
- Nottingham Forest vs Wolverhampton Wanderers
- Southampton vs Manchester City
- Manchester United vs Charlton Athletic
- Newcastle United vs Leicester City