NORWICH City stand between Leeds United and the quarter-finals of the EFL Cup after Wednesday night’s fourth round draw.
United were handed a clash with Championship rivals Norwich at Elland Road after edging out Blackburn Rovers in a tight third-round tie at Elland Road on Tuesday.
Chris Wood’s late goal sealed a 1-0 victory and moved Leeds into the last 16 for the first time in four years.
The club will meet the Canaries during the week beginning October 24, in between league games against Wolverhampton Wanderers and Burton Albion.
United assistant Pep Clotet had hoped for a home tie after Tuesday’s win – and crossed his fingers for a clash with Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United.
Clotet said: “Maybe I would like to see here in Elland Road a game of Leeds and Manchester United. But I think anyone we draw now is going to be difficult. Whoever we draw we have to do our best.”
Wood also wanted a game at Elland Road, saying: “Anybody at home. That’s me. I’m one of those where if you can get a nice one at home and put a bit of pressure on them, you never know where you could get.”
Leeds avoided all ten Premier League clubs in the fourth round draw with Manchester United drawn at home to Manchester City, and Chelsea facing a London derby at West Ham.
Liverpool will also welcome Tottenham Hotspur to Anfield.
Arsenal host Reading, with Hull City at Bristol City and Southampton welcoming Sunderland. Newcastle drew Preston at home.
EFL Cup fourth round draw (last 16): West Ham v Chelsea, Manchester United v Manchester City, Arsenal v Reading, Liverpool v Tottenham, Bristol City v Hull, Leeds v Norwich, Newcastle v Preston, Southampton v Sunderland. Ties to be played in week commencing October 24