Carabao Cup semi-final draw: Holders Manchester City face rivals United, while Leicester City and Aston Villa

Carabao Cup semi-final draw: Holders Manchester City face rivals United, while Leicester City and Aston Villa
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By Joe Coleman

18th December 2019,
10:34 pm

Carabao Cup holders Manchester City will have to beat rivals Manchester United in the semi-finals if they want to regain their trophy in 2020.

After defeating Oxford United 3-1 at Kassam Stadium on Wednesday night, Pep Guardiola’s side will have been delighted to learn they face the Red Devils at Old Trafford in January.

The United players celebrate after their emphatic win over Colchester at old Trafford

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The United players celebrate after their emphatic win over Colchester at old Trafford

United beat Colchester United at home on the same night to book their place in the final four, courtesy of goals from Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial.

City will have a chance to exact their revenge after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side defeated the Premier League champions earlier this month at the Etihad in a 2-1 win which few fans saw coming.

Elsewhere, Leicester City will take on Aston Villa in a West Midlands derby which is sure to entertain fans and neutrals alike.

Brendan Rodgers’ side eked past Everton on penalties, while Villa thumped Liverpool’s reserve team 5-0 in the space of 24 hours to make the clash happen.

Schmeichel and Vardy were the heroes for the Foxes at Goodison Park

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Schmeichel and Vardy were the heroes for the Foxes at Goodison Park

Carabao Cup semi-final draw in full

  • Manchester United vs Manchester City
  • Leicester City vs Aston Villa

Fixture dates

The first legs will be played on January 7 and 8, with the second legs on January 28 and 29.

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