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Thursday, September 26, 2013

English Capital One Cup Review and Fourth Round Draw

After edging out West Brom 4-3 on post-match penalties in the 3rd round of the English League Cup, Arsenal will host London rivals Chelsea at the Emirates for the 4th round tie.

The Gunners were pushed all the way past extra time by Steve Clarke’s side before emerging triumphant on penalties, Nacho Monreal netting the winning penalty after Craig Dawson and Morgan Amalitano had missed their spot kicks for West Brom. Arsenal’s only miss came from Serge Gnabry.

Manchester United will have yet another home fixture when they welcome Norwich City to Old Trafford, the venue where they conquered Liverpool  1-0 in the 3rd round thanks to a Javier Hernandez Chicharito’s predatory goal immediately after the interval.

Holders Swansea exited the competition after losing 3-1 to Birmingham who will play Stoke City while the only other non-Premier League sides remaining in the competition, Burnley and Leicester will have home fixtures against West Ham and Fulham respectively. Burnley beat Nottingham Forest 2-1, Fulham dismissed Everton with the same scoreline while West Ham edged out Cardiff 3-2 at Upton Park.

Other 4th round fixtures will see Hull City, 1-0 winners over Huddersfield Town travel to Tottenham who thumped Aston Villa 4-0 while Newcastle will host Manchester City as Southampton travel to the Stadium of Lights to face Sunderland.

The matches will be played from the 28th of October. 

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