Manchester City have been handed a blockbuster draw against last season’s winners Liverpool in the Carabao Cup fourth round.
City (four) and Liverpool (one) have won the last five editions of the competition, with Jurgen Klopp’s side seeing off Chelsea – who were beaten at the Etihad on Wednesday – in the final last season.
The two sides met in the final in 2016, when Manuel Pellegrini’s Man City beat Liverpool on penalties after a 1-1 draw at Wembley.
United came from behind twice to beat Aston Villa 4-2 in a crazy second half at Old Trafford to progress to the last 16 of the Carabao Cup, where they will host Burnley.
All six goals came after the interval with Erik ten Hag’s side falling behind twice before Bruno Fernandes’ deflected strike put them ahead for the first time and Scott McTominay sealed it. The result goes some way to avenging Villa’s 3-1 defeat of United in Unai Emery’s first game on Sunday.
After a dismal 45 minutes, the game came to life after the break with Ollie Watkins opening the scoring before Anthony Martial levelled just 19 seconds after the restart. Diogo Dalot’s own goal restored Villa’s advantage but then Marcus Rashford found another equaliser.
Fernandes, suspended when the teams met at Villa Park at the weekend, turned the game on its head amid a raucous Old Trafford atmosphere and McTominay ended any hope of a comeback
United’s fourth-round tie will also be at their home ground, with their clash with Vincent Kompany’s Championship side Burnley scheduled for the week of December 19.
Elsewhere in the fourth round, Eddie Howe faces a reunion with former club Bournemouth, who will travel to St James’ Park to take on high-flying Newcastle, while Nottingham Forest’s reward for shocking Tottenham is a trip to Blackburn.
All four remaining EFL sides were handed tough draws against Premier League opponents. MK Dons will host Leicester; Charlton – the last London side standing – take on Brighton; League Two club Gillingham travel to Wolves; and Lincoln go to Southampton.
The fixtures will take place in the week commencing December 19, meaning some of the sides involved – particularly Man United, Man City and Liverpool – could have players involved in the World Cup final just days earlier.
— Sky Sports