Leeds United are into the quarter-finals of the League Cup after a superb victory over Norwich City at Elland Road last night, their first appearance in the last eight since 2012. Here are all the facts you need to know about the forthcoming draw:
When does the draw take place?
The draw for the quarter-finals will be made after tonight’s fourth-round derby between Manchester United and Manchester City at Old Trafford. Expect the balls to come out of the hat just after 10pm - unless the match follows the lead of yesterday’s dramatic tie between Leeds and Norwich and heads to extra-time and penalties.
Is the draw televised?
Yes. It will be broadcast live on Sky Sports 1 after the conclusion of Manchester United v Manchester City.
Who is still in the competition?
Leeds are one of only two Championship clubs still standing, alongside Newcastle United. Hull City, Liverpool and Arsenal also progressed from the fourth round last night. The remaining ties are Manchester United v Manchester City, Southampton v Sunderland and West Ham United v Chelsea. As it stands, the Premier League’s current top four are all in contention.
Which ball number are Leeds?
United will be ball number three this evening. The full list is: 1) Arsenal 2) Hull City 3) Leeds United 4) Liverpool 5) Newcastle 6) Manchester United or Manchester City 7) Southampton or Sunderland 8) West Ham United or Chelsea.
Who do we want in the last eight?
Garry Monk wants a home tie against a big Premier League club. Marco Silvestri, the hero in yesterday’s penalty shoot-out, is looking for Liverpool away. But with the tournament into the latter stages, a fixture at Elland Road has to be the target. This is all about progression now, rather than a good night out.
When do the quarter-finals take place?
During the week commencing November 28 - which means almost certainly Tuesday, November 29 if United's game isn't televised. But after last night's drama, expect the broadcasters to pick Garry Monk's side out.
When did Leeds last reach the semi-finals?
In 1996, on their way to the final against Aston Villa at Wembley. Leeds beat Reading at home to set up a two-legged semi-final against Birmingham City but have rarely bothered the competition since then. Neil Warnock took the club to the last eight in 2012, losing 5-1 to Chelsea at Elland Road. Can Garry Monk go one better?