Carabao Cup

Liverpool to Face Arsenal in Carabao Fourth Round Match

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Liverpool will play Arsenal in next week’s Carabao Cup fourth round of matches.

The Reds will welcome the Gunners to Anfield twice in the space of a matter of days after they face them in the Premier League next Monday.

Jurgen Klopp’s side strolled into the last-16 with a commanding 7-2 win over League One side Lincoln City at Sincil Bank, where Xherdan Shaqiri opened the scoring with a stunning free-kick after nine minutes.

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Shaqiri shown on his return from long term injury. (Image: Sky Sports)

Takumi Minamino measured in a fine shot to make it 2-0 shortly afterwards, with local lad Curtis Jones grabbing two more goals to make it 4-0 by half-time.

Japan international Minamino scored his second in the opening seconds of the second half, with Tayo Edun and Lewis Montsma scoring for Lincoln City either side of a Marko Grujic strike, with Divock Origi scoring the seventh.

Manchester City Struggle to beat Bournemouth

Manchester City battled very harder to beat Bournemouth 2-1 at the Etihad Stadium.

City youngster Liam Delap – son of Stoke City legend Rory – gave the hosts the lead, only for the Championship side to level before the break through Sam Surridge.

Phil Foden then grabbed the winner 15 minutes from time.

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Foden scored Man City’s late winner (Image: Getty Images)

Pep Guardiola’s men now face a trip to fellow Premier League outfit Burnley next week.

Elsewhere on Thursday, Aston Villa eased past Championship side Bristol City 3-0 at Ashton Gate thanks to goals from Ollie Watkins, Bertrand Traore and Anwar El-Ghazi.

Dean Smith’s men will host Stoke City in the next round.

The fourth round draw in full:

  • Liverpool vs Arsenal
  • Burnley vs Manchester City
  • Brentford vs Fulham
  • Everton vs West Ham
  • Aston Villa vs Stoke City
  • Leyton Orient/Tottenham Hotspur vs Chelsea
  • Newport County vs Newcastle United
  • Brighton & Hove Albion vs Manchester United

 

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