Manchester United to host West Ham in EFL Cup quarter-finals

Manchester United to host West Ham in EFL Cup quarter-finals
October 27 05:33 2016

Manchester United will host West Ham in the stand-out tie of the EFL Cup quarter-finals, meaning that they will face each other twice at Old Trafford in a matter of days.

Slaven Bilic’s side are already scheduled to face United in Manchester on Sunday 27 November and, with all last-eight ties to be played in the week commencing Monday 28 November, the likelihood is that they will return within three days of the first fixture, probably on Wednesday 30 November. It will be the first time the sides have met in this competition since the same stage in 2010, when the Hammers won 4-0 at Upton Park.

If Slaven Bilic’s team are to repeat the trick they will have to do so at Old Trafford, where United defeated Manchester City 1-0 to reach the last eight. West Ham might be glad of a match away from London Stadium after the scenes thatmarred their victory over Chelsea at the same stage.

Liverpool face Leeds United at Anfield in another appetising fixture. The last they met at any level was in a third-round tie at Elland Road in September 2009, David Ngog scoring the only goal for the Premier League side.

The second all-Premier League tie will see Arsenal face Southampton at the Emirates Stadium in a rerun of the third-round meeting of September 2014, when the Saints won 2-1 in north London. The other quarter-final sends Championship leaders Newcastle United to play at Hull City, who are 18th in the Premier League.

EFL Cup quarter-finals

Liverpool v Leeds

Man Utd v West Ham

Hull v Newcastle

Arsenal v Southampton

Ties to be played 29-30 November

Guardian UK