December 9 2013 Latest news:
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Norwich City will trek to Premier League champions Manchester United in the last 16 of this season’s Capital One League Cup.
The Canaries’ prize for pipping Watford in extra-time on Tuesday following a dramatic late comeback will see them visit Old Trafford, with the tie to be played in the final week of October.
With City travelling to Manchester City in the Premier League on Saturday, November 2, it means Chris Hughton’s men will face two trips to Manchester in a matter of days.
“They don’t come any harder than an away game at Manchester United, but I think you have to relish the challenge,” said Hughton.
“It’s a cup competition and any game at Old Trafford is an exciting prospect and one we’ll very much be looking forward to.”
After United’s 1-0 victory over Liverpool on Wednesday night, manager David Moyes said: “You always want to be at home if you can. Norwich are a good side, they’ve got a good manager and we will give them every respect.”
In terms of the rest of the draw, with holders Swansea knocked out at Birmingham last night there were plenty of big hitters looking for success. Manchester City will travel to Newcastle, while managerless Sunderland will host Mauricio Pochettino’s Southampton.
Birmingham’s reward for knocking out the Swans is a visit from Stoke, while high-flying Championship side Leicester City will host Fulham.
West Ham United will travel to in-form Burnley, with Tottenham hosting Hull and either West Bromwich Albion or Arsenal – hosting Chelsea.