Chelsea to face Newcastle in Carabao Cup quarter-finals after thrilling wins


Chelsea and Newcastle United will meet in the Carabao Cup quarter-finals after both teams secured thrilling victories in the fourth round. The Blues edged past Leicester City 4-3 on penalties after a 2-2 draw, while the Magpies stunned Manchester United 3-0 at Old Trafford.


Chelsea survive Leicester scare

Chelsea had to rely on their goalkeeper Edouard Mendy to save them from a shock exit at the hands of Leicester City. The Senegal international made two crucial saves in the penalty shootout, denying Youri Tielemans and Harvey Barnes, after the game ended 2-2 in normal time.

The hosts took the lead in the 19th minute through Jamie Vardy, who pounced on a loose ball in the box and fired past Mendy. Chelsea equalized just before half-time, when Hakim Ziyech curled a free-kick into the top corner.

The second half was a tense affair, with both teams creating chances but failing to convert them. Chelsea thought they had won it in the 88th minute, when Timo Werner tapped in a cross from Reece James, but the goal was ruled out for offside by VAR.

The game went to penalties, and Chelsea scored all four of their spot-kicks through Jorginho, Mason Mount, N’Golo Kante and Ziyech. Leicester missed their first and fourth attempts, allowing Chelsea to progress to the last eight.

Newcastle stun Manchester United

Newcastle United pulled off a sensational upset at Old Trafford, beating Manchester United 3-0 in Eddie Howe’s second game in charge. The visitors scored three goals in the second half, with Miguel Almiron, Lewis Hall and Joe Willock finding the net.

Newcastle defended resolutely in the first half, keeping United at bay and frustrating their star-studded attack. Cristiano Ronaldo had a goal disallowed for offside, while Bruno Fernandes and Jadon Sancho were denied by Karl Darlow.

The Magpies came out of their shell after the break, and took the lead in the 54th minute through Almiron. The Paraguayan midfielder latched on to a long ball from Jonjo Shelvey and slotted past David de Gea.

Newcastle doubled their advantage in the 72nd minute, when Hall headed in a corner from Matt Ritchie. The defender celebrated his first goal for the club by running to the away fans and taking off his shirt.

United tried to mount a comeback, but Newcastle sealed their win in stoppage time, when Willock broke free and chipped de Gea. The former Arsenal man was mobbed by his teammates and Howe, who enjoyed his first win as Newcastle boss.

Other quarter-final ties

The other quarter-final ties of the Carabao Cup are as follows:

  • Everton vs Fulham
  • Port Vale vs Middlesbrough
  • Liverpool vs West Ham

The ties will take place in the week commencing December 18.

By Kane Wilson

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