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Carabao Cup quarter-final draw: Tottenham vs West Ham, Liverpool vs Leicester & more
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Carabao Cup quarter-final draw: Tottenham vs West Ham, Liverpool vs Leicester & more

The draw for the 2021/22 Carabao Cup quarter-final has been made, with the London derby between Tottenham and West Ham being the headliner for the round.The Hammers have been made to work hard on this cup run, having already seen off Manchester United and Manchester City, and they'll have to topple another big name if they want to make it through to the semi-final.Liverpool will be preparing for a reunion with Brendan Rodgers as Leicester City have been chosen to travel to Anfield. The Foxes won the last meeting between these two sides 3-1 last season, but Liverpool are flying high these days and are among the favourites to go all the way.Speaking of favourites, Premier League leaders Chelsea have another meeting with Brentford to look forward to.The Blues emerged victorious when these tw...
Ricardo Pepi describes choosing USMNT over Mexico as ‘best decision I made’
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Ricardo Pepi describes choosing USMNT over Mexico as ‘best decision I made’

FC Dallas breakout star Ricardo Pepi has spoken on his decision to commit to the United States over Mexico, admitting that while the process wasn’t easy, it felt right in the end. The forward was born to Mexican parents in El Paso, Texas, making him eligible for either national team in the eyes of FIFA. Given his talent, Pepi knew one day he would be forced to commit to one of two countries.He experienced his first taste of international football at the age of 15 after being called up by both Mexico and the United States to feature for their Under-16 team, recalling the journey on the most recent episode of 90min’s newest podcast Football Americana. “I was thinking about, when I first got called up to my first Mexico national team call up, I was 15 years old. Then, three months ...
Ricardo Pepi names Real Madrid as his ‘dream’ club
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Ricardo Pepi names Real Madrid as his ‘dream’ club

FC Dallas striker Ricardo Pepi has revealed on 90min's newest podcast Football Americana that it has 'always' been his dream to play for Spanish giants Real Madrid. The 18-year-old has enjoyed a stunning breakthrough season this year, scoring 13 goals in 29 appearances so far, despite Dallas struggling near the foot of the Western Conference table.Pepi's form has been rewarded with call-ups to the United States Men's National Team, with the striker bagging three goals and two assists across his first four caps to lay down an early marker.Naturally, a host of European giants are now watching the teenager. As revealed by 90min, the likes of Wolfsburg, Ajax, Sampdoria, and Bayern Munich are all interested, with Pepi handing in a transfer request to FC Dallas.[embedded content]Related Article...
Pep Guardiola praises West Ham after Carabao Cup exit
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Pep Guardiola praises West Ham after Carabao Cup exit

Pep Guardiola praised West Ham's performance after Manchester City bowed out of the Carabao Cup on penalties at London Stadium on Wednesday night, but claimed his side would be back for the trophy next season.The Cityzens are always the team to beat in the League Cup, having won it four times in a row, but their rotated side couldn't find a way past a resolute Hammers side in normal time before the game went to penalties.Phil Foden missed his spot kick and each of the Irons' takers were on target, dumping the holders out of the competition at the fourth round.Praising West Ham, Guardiola said: “Not just this season, the previous one (too). One of the toughest games we played at home when one side was better than us last season was West Ham.“They’re doing well in the Premier League and the...
Carabao Cup 27/10 roundup: Holders Man City bow out, Liverpool & Spurs through
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Carabao Cup 27/10 roundup: Holders Man City bow out, Liverpool & Spurs through

There was no shortage of drama on the second night of EFL Cup last 16 action on Wednesday.Seemingly perennial holders Man City were upset on the road at West Ham and bow out, while Liverpool and Tottenham were made to work for their away victories and there was drama at the King Power.You can find details of the quarter-final draw here.Here's a rundown of all the action on Wednesday night...Burnley 0-1 TottenhamLucas celebrates / Stu Forster/GettyImagesDespite an uninspired display, Tottenham edged into the last eight with a victory over Burnley at Turf Moor.Lucas Moura - a first-half substitute for the injured Bryan Gil - scored the only goal of the game, rising to meet a fine cross from Emerson Royal with a powerful downward header.Moura had another decent effort a few minutes later, bu...
Carabao Cup quarter-final draw: When is it, how to watch & teams in the hat
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Carabao Cup quarter-final draw: When is it, how to watch & teams in the hat

The EFL Cup has already brought us plenty of thrills and spills this season, and that's only going to continue as we venture further into the competition.We're heading into the quarter-finals already and fans are beginning to dream of holding the trophy aloft at Wembley Stadium.Here's everything you need to know about the upcoming draw.The draw will take place on Saturday 30 October live on Soccer AM. The show will be broadcast between 10am and 12pm BST, though it is currently unknown at which point Jimmy Bullard and John Fendley will begin the draw.?? The Quarter-Final draw of the #CarabaoCup will take place live on @SoccerAM this Saturday from 10:30am.#EFL https://t.co/JGQTRoD4CJ— Carabao Cup (@Carabao_Cup) October 26, 2021The Carabao Cup quarter-final draw will be broadcast live on&nbs...
West Ham 0-0 Man City (5-3 pens): Player ratings as Citizens’ Carabao Cup run ends
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West Ham 0-0 Man City (5-3 pens): Player ratings as Citizens’ Carabao Cup run ends

Manchester City's 21-game unbeaten run in the Carabao Cup came to an end with a penalty shootout loss to West Ham at the London Stadium on Wednesday night.The opening exchanges were tight and cagey, before Mark Noble had a speculative effort palmed away by Zack Steffen. Craig Dawson thwarted Kevin De Bruyne's cross on the counter down the other end.Cole Palmer saw his stinging shot from distance saved by the feet of Alphonse Areola as City struggled to break West Ham down.A game of few chances was goalless at half-time, but Arthur Masuaku went close to giving the hosts the lead just after the break. He first tried dribbling at the heart of the City defence but was marshalled away from danger, but a sliced shot went just over Steffen's goal.Palmer released Ilkay Gundogan down the other end...
Preston 0-2 Liverpool: Player ratings as Reds seal Carabao Cup quarter-final place
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Preston 0-2 Liverpool: Player ratings as Reds seal Carabao Cup quarter-final place

Liverpool secured their place in the quarter-finals of the EFL Cup on Wednesday night despite some nervy moments against Preston North End at Deepdale.While the visitors predictably dominated possession, the Lilywhites had by far and away the best chances of the first half, all within a frantic three-minute spell.First, Brad Potts was played through near the halfway line 25 minutes in as Liverpool played a high line, but he seemed to run out of steam as he bore down on goal with Joe Gomez in pursuit, taking his shot early and seeing it pushed up and wide by Adrian.The Spaniard was called into action again three minutes later, denying Sean Maguire from just six yards out. The rebound was fired back at goal but blocked brilliantly on the line by Neco Williams, before Potts hoofed a second r...
Dele Alli dropped from Spurs squad for Carabao Cup clash against Burnley
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Dele Alli dropped from Spurs squad for Carabao Cup clash against Burnley

Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli has been left out of the club’s squad for Wednesday night’s Carabao Cup fourth round tie against Burnley, raising fresh questions over his future.Having seemingly worked his way back into contention after being frozen out last season, Dele has been dropped from the starting lineup in the Premier League since a heavy north London derby defeat to Arsenal last month.The 25-year-old has remained involved in Europe, where manager Nuno Espirito Santo has rotated his usual starters, but was part of the sorry side that lost 1-0 to Vitesse Arnhem last week.Dele had previously started for Spurs in the Carabao Cup third round against Wolves and would have been expected to at least keep his place in that competition this week.Yet the Daily Mail has reported that he is e...
Mikel Arteta provides Ben White injury update after Carabao Cup win
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Mikel Arteta provides Ben White injury update after Carabao Cup win

Mikel Arteta has reassured supporters over the fitness of star centre-back Ben White, confirming the former Brighton man was substituted because he felt unwell during the Carabao Cup victory over Leeds United on Tuesday. The 24-year-old left the field of play on 55 minutes and it was his replacement Calum Chambers who broke the deadlock seconds later. Eddie Nketiah completed the 2-0 win for the Gunners on 69 minutes, sending the north London side into the quarter-finals of the competition.White had to be substituted on Tuesday / Visionhaus/GettyImagesSpeaking at the final whistle, coach Arteta admitted he was delighted by his team's 'very good performance,' while putting to rest any fears over the possibility of a long-term absence for White.“A really good performance over a team where th...