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Holders United are on the road to Bristol City after Cup draw glitch


By Staff Reporter

Bristol City were handed a home tie against holders Manchester United and West Ham were dealt another London derby as the draw for the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup was finally made.

The Robins - the only Championship side left in the competition - clinched their place in the last eight with a 4-1 victory over Crystal Palace on Tuesday.

The Hammers, who came from 2-0 down to beat Tottenham 3-2 at Wembley on Wednesday night, will travel to Arsenal.

Chelsea host Bournemouth and Manchester City travel to Leicester in a draw which was delayed by almost two hours.

In keeping with the English Football League's innovative draws, this one was due to be broadcast live on Twitter and conducted by former England rugby player Matt Dawson and ex-England cricketer Phil Tufnell. However it did not run smoothly.

Due to start at 4pm, viewers were left with a holding screen for 25 minutes before the sponsors tweeted the draw had been put back until 5pm due to a "minor technical glitch at Twitter HQ".

Eventually, a pre-recorded draw arrived at 5.50pm.

Carabao Cup Quarter-finals: Chelsea v Bournemouth; Arsenal v West Ham; Leicester v Man City; Bristol City v Man Utd. Ties to be played w/c December 18

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