Carabao Cup: Holders Manchester United drawn away to Swansea in fourth round

Manchester United will play away at Swansea City in the fourth round of the Carabao Cup, while Chelsea will be at home against Everton.

Manchester City have been drawn against Championship Wolves, with Tottenham hosting West Ham in a London derby.

Arsenal play Norwich City, while Leicester City, who knocked out Liverpool, face Leeds United at home.

Bournemouth host Middlesbrough and Bristol City take on Crystal Palace in the other fourth-round ties.

Jose Mourinho’s United, who beat Southampton in the Wembley final in February, moved into the last 16 with a comfortable 4-1 win over Championship side Burton Albion and meet 2013 League Cup winners Swansea.

Chelsea beat Everton 2-0 in the Premier League in August and the two sides will meet at Stamford Bridge after comfortable third-round wins over Nottingham Forest and Sunderland respectively.

Norwich, 12th in the Championship, are the lowest ranked side left in the competition and travel to Emirates Stadium to play Arsenal, who edged out League One Doncaster Rovers.

Championship Bristol City have knocked out Premier League teams Watford and Stoke City and entertain Roy Hodgson’s Crystal Palace in round four.

Manchester City beat West Brom 2-1 on Wednesday and will next play a Wolves side who are second in the Championship.

City needed a replay to get past then-Championship side Huddersfield in the fifth round of the FA Cup last season and boss Pep Guardiola said he will not under-estimate the second-tier side.

“We will respect Wolves and we know from experience against Huddersfield last season so we will be ready,” said Guardiola.

League Cup fourth-round draw

Arsenal v Norwich City

Bournemouth v Middlesbrough

Bristol City v Crystal Palace

Chelsea v Everton

Leicester City v Leeds United

Manchester City v Wolverhampton Wanderers

Swansea City v Manchester United

Tottenham Hotspur v West Ham United

Ties to be played in the week commencing 23 October, 2017

Jake LaMotta: Legendary Raging Bull boxer dies at 95

Jake LaMotta, the uncompromising fighter portrayed by Robert De Niro in Raging Bull, has died aged 95.

The former world middleweight boxing champion died in a nursing home due to complications from pneumonia, his wife told US news site TMZ.

Based on LaMotta’s 1970 memoir, Raging Bull depicts an emotional fighter struggling with life outside the ring.

The 1980 film, directed by Martin Scorsese, earned De Niro a Best Actor award at the Oscars.

“I just want people to know, he was a great, sweet, sensitive, strong, compelling man with a great sense of humour, with eyes that danced,” Mrs LaMotta said.

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Image captionHe often wore a hooded leopard-print robe into the ring
Image captionHis rough style made him one of the most famous fighters in boxing during the 1940s and 1950s

Born on 10 July 1922 to Italian parents in the Bronx area of New York City, he took up boxing after being rejected by the US military due to a medical condition.

Sports commentators praised his willingness to take a severe beating in order to get close enough to land the best punches on his opponent.

His stamina in the ring, which he honed during a prison sentence, earned him the nickname “The Bronx Bull”.

One writer for the Associated Press described how he fought with “blows bouncing off him like ball bearings off a battleship”.

LaMotta first won national recognition two years after landing on the professional boxing circuit, when he handed Sugar Ray Robinson his first ever defeat in 1943.

His rough style, and strong chin, made him one of the most famous fighters in boxing during the 1940s and 1950s at a time when boxing was one of the nation’s most popular sports.

After resisting Mafia efforts to control him, he later admitted to intentionally losing a fight at the behest of mobsters in 1947, causing him to suffer a suspension from the sport.

According to the International Boxing Hall of Fame, his career record was 83 wins, 19 losses, 4 draws, and 30 knockouts.

After retiring from the ring in 1954, he went on to act in several films, also touring as a stand-up comedian.

Antonio Sanabria scored a 94th-minute winner as Real Betis shocked Real Madrid to win at the Bernabeu in La Liga for the first time in 19 years.

The 21-year-old dived onto Antonio Barragan’s cross to head past Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas.

Zinedine Zidane’s side dominated for large spells, but Cristiano Ronaldo was among the home players to waste chances as Real produced 27 efforts on goal.

It leaves the European champions seven points adrift of leaders Barcelona.

Ronaldo, returning from a five-game ban, was making his first La Liga appearance of the season, but saw a back heel cleared off the line before Antonio Adan saved a long-range effort from the Portugal forward.

Wales forward Gareth Bale gave Ronaldo arguably the best opportunity to open the scoring with a low ball across the area, but the 32-year-old sliced over.

Luka Modric had earlier hit the side netting after a driving run from inside his own half, while Bale was denied from a clever flicked effort.

But for all the hosts’ dominance, they were left open at the back and were handed a warning when Sanabria saw his tap-in ruled out for offside late on.

Moments later the former Barcelona youngster made no mistake as Real were again caught short, scoring the winner to send Betis above their hosts to sixth in the table.

It was the first time Betis have won at the Bernabeu since Finidi George scored in a 1-0 win in October 1998 and brought to an end Real’s all-time Spanish record of scoring in 73 successive games.

Los Blancos are yet to win at home in La Liga this season, having drawn with Levante and Valencia.

British Masters: Ian Poulter added to star-studded field

Ian Poulter is the latest addition to the star-studded field for next week’s British Masters supported by Sky Sports.

The Ryder Cup legend will join tournament host Lee Westwood, Masters Champion Sergio Garcia and four-time Major champion Rory McIlroy in the impressive line-up for the event at Close House in Northumberland.

Ian Poulter has confirmed he will play at Close House
Ian Poulter has confirmed he will play at Close House

Poulter hosted the British Masters at Woburn in 2015 when the tournament made a hugely successful return to the European Tour schedule after a seven-year absence, although he was unable to play at The Grove last year due to injury.

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Well we didn’t get the giant killings we had our hearts set on tonight but blimey we got a few goals, and some decent ones too. Dominic Calvert-Lewin was a contender for the best of them with his opener against Sunderland, although Marcus Rashford might have a thing or two to say about that after his stunner against Burton.

Everton, United, City, Arsenal and Chelsea all make it though, much as we expected they would. The Carabao Cup takes a break now until the week beginning October 23rd so it’s all eyes on the Premier League till then (or EFL if you’re Sunderland, Burton, Doncaster or Forest).

Thanks for joining! Ta’ra for now.


Against Doncaster Jack Wilshere completed 90 minutes for the first time since September 2014. Is this the beginning of the road back for the Arsenal play-maker?

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Sky Sports pundit Charlie Nicholas: “They very much needed that win. Calvert-Lewin has answered a few questions tonight to get two goals, and should have got a hat-trick, but only bad luck as he hit the post.

“They were very short of confidence early doors, but Calvert-Lewin swept home the opener, rather than blasting it. His second was a lovely finish, with a bit of pace and elevation.

“Everton finished with a bit of energy and pace.”


Doncaster boss Darren Ferguson: “I was pleased with performance. There are if, buts and maybes as we created chances. It’s a slight disappointment we didn’t convert one of our chances but I cannot criticise the players.

“The open game suited us. We hope hope the performance will kick start season in terms of results.”

WATCH: Walcott’s goal sees Arsenal edge past Doncaster

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WATCH: Calvert-Lewin gets a brace as Everton see off Sunderland

WATCH: Batshuayi gets a hat-trick as Chelsea thrash Forest 5-1


Sky Sports pundit Alan McInally: “Ben Foster made three magnificent saves. But they had really good chances West Brom.

“They had good attacking options with Phillips and Rondon. City deserve to be in the next round but West Brom gave it a really good go.”


Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger: “I was pleased with the start. We got the goal but faded away. It was frustrating we couldn’t get a second goal, it always made it worrying that they could score. I was a little surprised it was such an open game.”


Here’s the full draw for the fourth round of the Carabao Cup.









Matches to be played the week beginning October 23rd.