Man Utd face Bristol City in Carabao quarters

first_img0Shares0000Manager Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United will play Bristol City in the quarter-final of the 2017 League Cup © AFP/File / Geoff CADDICKLONDON, United Kingdom, Oct 26 – Championship side Bristol City’s reward for eliminating three Premier League teams in this season’s League Cup is a home quarter-final with holders Manchester United.City, who thrashed Crystal Palace 4-1 on Tuesday to reach the quarter-finals for the first time since 1989, learnt about their dream draw two hours later than planned due to a glitch at Twitter Headquarters where the event was being held. “The EFL has received an apology from Twitter UK for the delay which is believed to have occurred as a result of a faulty encoder,” read a statement from the English Football League (EFL).“The EFL has requested a full explanation into the events that led to this afternoon’s unacceptable delay.”Bristol City’s owner Steve Lansdown, who jokingly tweeted with regard to the delayed draw “have the clocks gone back already”, was delighted with the outcome.“We are playing one of the greats of the game, it’s a very exciting prospect,” he told Sky Sports News.“I think all of football will be behind us. We are the smallest club left in the competition.“We’ll dream about beating Manchester United, we’ll plan to beat Manchester United and only time will tell.“It will be a great night and even if the draw was a little bit of a late affair, the result is great for us.”The rest of the draw sees Premier League leaders Manchester City, who scraped into the last eight beating Championship side Wolverhampton Wanderers on penalties, travel to Leicester.Champions Chelsea host Bournemouth whilst there is an appetising London derby with struggling West Ham bidding to secure their second North London giant scalp having come from 2-0 down to beat Tottenham Hotspur 3-2 on Wednesday as they travel to Arsenal.The delayed draw was just the latest in a series of blunders to affect the competition.Earlier draws had seen Charlton pulled out of the hat twice, confusion over which teams were at home and away, and criticism over the decision to hold the draw in Beijing at 0315GMT.DrawChelsea v BournemouthArsenal v West HamLeicester v Manchester CityBristol City v Manchester UnitedTies to be played week beginning December 18th0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


first_imgMissing: BarryBreaking News: SCOTTISH police have confirmed they have found the body of a man not far from where a County Donegal man went missing ten days ago.Barry Doherty, 25, from Carndonagh, had been last seen in Paisley on Monday, July 15 by his father who lives in the town.His mum had travelled to Scotland yesterday from Carn to help in the search. Posters had also been distributed at Celtic’s match with Cliftonville on Tuesday. However Barry’s sister Cathie says she now fears the worst after the body of a man was found last night by Renfrewshire Police.A post mortem will be carried out later today.“I really hadn’t wanted to tell anyone until everything was confirmed – but there was a male body found,” she said.“It has not been identified, and will not be identified until tomorrow. It was found close to where Barry went missing, and while we’re fearing the worst – we’re still hoping for the best. “We obviously appreciate all your well wishes – and understand your rush to sympathise – we just don’t know yet.”A spokesman for police in Paisley said officers are investigating the discovery of a man’s body in the town.Barry Doherty, was last seen at his home at Langcraigs Terrace, Paisley when he left the house around 11pm on Monday July 15.Scottish police had made a TV appeal for information earlier this week.The family have praised officers for their work in trying to find Barry. BODY FOUND IN SEARCH FOR MISSING DONEGAL MAN was last modified: July 25th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:barry dohertybodyCarndomaghMissing Donegal ManPAISLEYpolicelast_img read more