Carabao Cup semi-final draw confirmed as Man Utd and Tottenham discover fate

Manchester United will host local rivals Manchester City in the Carabao Cup semi-finals.

Championship side Brentford will face a trip to fellow Londoners Tottenham Hotspur in the other semi-final as the race to lift the first major silverware of the domestic season hots up.

Ties will be played in the week commencing January 4.

However, the winners will face a lengthy wait until the final with the game pushed back to April 25 with the hope of some fans being able to attend the event at Wembley.

Brentford booked their place in the last four with a 1-0 win over Premier LeagueNewcastle United on Tuesday night.

Josh Dasilva’s second half strike saw the much-changed Bees claim victory and move one game away from Wembley.

Manchester City, looking to win the competition for the fourth straight season, took apart Arsenal 4-1 at the Emirates to move into the last four.

Tottenham beat Stoke City 3-1 in their quarter-final on Wednesday night before Manchester United saw Edinson Cavani and Anthony Martial score late on to beat Everton in the final tie.

With clubs dealing with a hectic schedule due to the knock-on effects of the coronavirus pandemic, the semi-finals will take place over a single leg, rather than their two-legged format.

The draw handed….and…..home advantage, with games to be decided on the night.

However, unlike the previous five rounds of the competition, extra-time will be introduced to try and find a winner if the scores are level after 90 minutes.

If a winner still cannot be found after the traditional extra 30 minutes, then a penalty shoot-out will be used to find a winner.

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