Four clubs have found out who they will face in the Semi Finals of the Carabao Cup as the draw was made tonight.
Just two ties were drawn by Piers Morgan and Peter Crouch after Tottenham beat rivals Arsenal 2-0 on Sky Sports. Another game this evening saw Chelsea book their place thanks to a late Eden Hazard goal in the 84th minute against AFC Bournemouth.
Last night saw Manchester City also advanced through but it had to go to penalties as Leicester City’ Marc Albrighton surprised many levelling the score in the second half, cancelling out Kevin De Bruyne’s opener.
A poor penalty shootout saw Man City win 3-1 thanks to goals from Ilkay Gundogan, Gabriel Jesus and Oleksandr Zinchenko. Harry Maguire was the only scorer for the Foxes. Those to have missed their penalties were Christian Fuchs, Raheem Sterling, James Maddison and Caglar Söyüncü.
Elsewhere, lowest ranked side left in the competition Burton Albion produced an upset against Middlesbrough to become the first team from the third tier or lower to reach the semi-finals of the competition since Sheffield United, who was managed by Nigel Clough, did so in 2014-15.
Check out the Carabao Cup semi final draw below…
THE CARABAO CUP SEMI FINAL DRAW:
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR v CHELSEA
MANCHESTER CITY v BURTON ALBION
Would you look at that, looks like Craig Bellamy was right after all after he ‘let slip’ that the two would be drawn with each other.
The semi finals will be played over two legs. The first on the week commencing Monday 7th January and the second leg the week commencing Monday 21st January.
Supporters of each club gave plenty of reaction to the draw – take a look at what they had to say on the next page.