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Carabao Cup fourth round draw simulated as Man Utd handed nightmare tie, Liverpool face away trip

Ryan Smart

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Carabao Cup fourth round draw simulated as Man Utd handed nightmare tie, Liverpool face away trip

We have simulated Wednesday's Carabao Cup last 16 draw - and it is bad news for Manchester United in particular.

Erik ten Hag's side breezed through to the fourth round on Tuesday by defeating Crystal Palace 3-0 at Old Trafford.

Alejandro Garnacho, Casemiro and Anthony Martial got on the scoresheet, while Sofyan Amrabat impressed in his first start for the club after joining on loan from Fiorentina on deadline day.

Mason Mount made his return from injury off the bench, while there was also a senior debut for young prospect Dan Gore in midfield.


Elsewhere, fellow Premier League side Burnley thrashed Salford 4-0, but Wolves lost 3-2 to Championship high-flyers Ipswich in an entertaining encounter.


Middlesbrough were the other Championship club to progress to round four, while Exeter and Port Vale (League One) and Mansfield (League Two) also progressed.

Wednesday evening will see the other eight fixtures of round three played, with Newcastle hosting Manchester City in the tie of the round.


Other all-Premier League ties are Chelsea against Brighton, and Aston Villa versus Everton.

Liverpool, meanwhile, take on Leicester at Anfield.

Ahead of the draw, which will be hosted live on Sky Sports by presenter Emma Saunders, former Liverpool forward Daniel Sturridge and ex-Everton and Manchester City midfielder Izzy Christiansen, we decided to simulate our own draw.

In the case of a match yet to be completed, we've picked the team with the highest league position to add to the draw. Here are the results:


  • Burnley vs Liverpool
  • Ipswich vs Middlesbrough
  • Brighton vs Cardiff
  • Arsenal vs Exeter
  • Fulham vs Bournemouth
  • Port Vale vs West Ham
  • Aston Villa vs Mansfield
  • Manchester City vs Manchester United

The highlight of our simulation, of course, is the mouth-watering Manchester derby - a repeat of last season's FA Cup final.

Arsenal, meanwhile, face League One side Exeter - who defeated Luton in round three - if they can beat Brentford.


And Liverpool will travel to Burnley if they can get past Leicester at Anfield.

Featured Image Credit: Getty

Topics: Carabao Cup, Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal

Ryan Smart
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