Carabao Cup quarter-final draw LIVE: Man Utd, Tottenham await ties after Liverpool-Arsenal


  • The last eight of the Carabao Cup draw will find out their opponents 
  • The draw will be conducted soon after Liverpool’s fourth-round clash with Arsenal
  • The Reds and the Gunners go head-to-head at Anfield at 7.45pm, with the game set to finish around 9.30pm
  • Manchester United, Tottenham and holders Manchester City are among those in the pot
  • The quarter-finals will be played the week commencing 21 December

Fourth round results

Newport County 1-1 Newcastle United (Newcastle win 5-4 on penalties)

Brighton and Hove Albion 0-3 Manchester United

Burnley 0-3 Manchester City

Everton 4-1 West Ham United

Tottenham Hotspur 1-1 Chelsea (Tottenham win 5-4 on penalties)

Brentford 3-0 Fulham

Aston Villa 0-1 Stoke City 

Liverpool vs Arsenal (7.45pm kick-off)

Quarter-final draw ball numbers

1 – Everton

2 – Manchester City 

3 – Manchester United

4 – Newcastle United

5 – Tottenham Hotspur

6 – Stoke City

7 – Brentford 

8 – Liverpool or Arsenal

Tonight’s action

9pm: Brentford and Stoke City have this evening shut down the possibility of an all-Premier League last eight, with the Bees getting some revenge for their Championship play-off final loss to rivals Fulham by thrashing Scott Parker’s side 3-0.

Said Benrahma scored a brace including a brilliant second to put Brentford into the quarter-finals of the League Cup for the first time in their history.

They have since been joined by Stoke City, who are into the next round thanks to Sam Vokes’ strike.

The Potters saw off a rotated Aston Villa team to join their fellow Championship side in the draw.

At Anfield, we’re still all even between Liverpool and Arsenal. The match will go to penalties if a winner cannot be decided inside 90 minutes.

This year’s competition so far

8.45pm: The last eight will be dominated by Premier League teams and City are a familiar force, having dispatched Burnley in the fourth round on Wednesday night with Raheem Sterling scoring twice – after dispatching Bournemouth in the previous round.

United saw off Brighton and Hove Albion with a routine 3-0 triumph while another all-top-flight tie saw Tottenham down Chelsea on penalties, only Mason Mount missing from the spot after Erik Lamela’s late equaliser.

Elsewhere, Newcastle were victorious on spot-kicks away at Newport County after Jonjo Shelvey forced a shootout. In the third round, Newcastle had hammered Morecambe 7-0.

And a Dominic Calvert-Lewin hat-trick carried Everton past West Ham United as the Toffees seek a first ever triumph in this competition, having scored 12 goals in just three games so far.

Liverpool put seven past League One high-flyers Lincoln last time out before taking on Arsenal tonight, who they beat 2-1 in the Premier League at the weekend.

The Gunners saw off Leicester 2-0 in the previous round and are hoping to avenge the weekend’s loss at Anfield, having also lost at the same venue in the same stage of this competition last year, losing on penalties after a thrilling 5-5 draw in 90 minutes.

What happened last year

8.30pm: Manchester City, in tonight’s draw, are looking to win this competition for a fourth successive season.

The Citizens have won the Carabao Cup, also known as the League Cup or the EFL Cup, five times in the past seven years with Manchester United victorious in 2016 and Chelsea winners in 2015.

City defeated Aston Villa 3-1 at Wembley last year after seeing off Preston North End, Southampton, Oxford United and Man United en-route to the final.

No team has won the competition four times in a row since Liverpool between 1981 and 1984.

Winning it again this season would make City the joint-most successful team in the tournament alongside the eight-time-winning Reds.


8.15pm: Hello and welcome to Express Sport’s live coverage of the 2020-21 Carabao Cup quarter-final draw.

Manchester United, Tottenham and holders Manchester City are among those waiting to learn their last-eight opponents.

The draw will get underway once Liverpool’s fourth-round clash with Arsenal at Anfield is completed this evening.

The match began at 7.45pm and will finish around 9.30pm, unless the game goes to penalties.

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