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Carabao Cup Round Four: What’s in store for the final 16?

26 October 2021

Round Three of the Carabao Cup brought some unexpected results, with Brentford beating Oldham Athletic 7-0 and Queens Park Rangers edging Everton 8-7 on penalties, the competition is set to heat up even further in Round Four.

Kicking off Round Four, Tuesday’s fixtures include Arsenal v Leeds after the Gunners saw off AFC Wimbledon to secure passage to Round Four, and Leeds United triumphed over Fulham 6-5 on penalties to book their place in tonight’s ties.

Elsewhere, Chelsea and Southampton will battle it out for a place in the Quarter-Finals. The Blues’ route to Round Four wasn’t an easy one, with the Premier League side’s Round Three tie with Aston Villa went all the way. Werner’s goal put Chelsea 1-0 up before Cameron Archer equalised just 10 minutes later. But it was Chelsea who won the penalty shootout 4-3 to progress.

And Queens Park Rangers and Sunderland top off Tuesday night’s Carabao Cup action. QPR’s penalty shoot-out thriller against Everton in Round Three ended 8-7 to the West Londoners, whilst Sunderland cruised through to the Round Four after comfortably beating Wigan Athletic 2-0.

For the first game of the five fixtures on Wednesday evening, Burnley take on Tottenham Hotspur. The Clarets beat Rochdale 4-1 in Round Three, whilst Spurs’ tie against Wolverhampton Wanderers was decided on penalties with the two sides unable to be separated in normal time.

Meanwhile, Leicester City face Brighton and Hove Albion. Leicester booked their place in Round Four after beating Sky Bet Championship opposition Millwall 2-0, with Brighton matching the score-line against Swansea City.

Preston North End and Liverpool are up for the third fixture of the Wednesday night, Preston defeated Cheltenham Town 4-1 to reach Round Four, whilst Liverpool went through after cruising to 3-0 win over Norwich City as Takumi Minamino bagged a brace and Divock Origi got a goal of his own.

Brentford doused Oldham Athletic’s Carabao Cup hopes. Forss notched four goals in the emphatic 7-0 victory, with Yoane Wissa at the double and Raphaël Diarra also getting in on the act. Stoke City stand in their way of reaching the Quarter-Finals, after the Potters beat Watford 3-1 in Round Four.

And all eyes will be fixed on Manchester City and West Ham United in the final instalment of Round Four action on Wednesday evening. The Hammers beat Manchester United 1-0 in Round Three, whilst four-time reigning champions Manchester City saw off Wycombe Wanderers 6-1.

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