The semi-finals of the Carabao Cup will see Championship facet Bristol Metropolis rewarded with a two-legged tie in opposition to runaway Premier League leaders Manchester Metropolis, whereas Champions League pair Chelsea and Arsenal will face off in a real battle of the giants.
Chelsea wanted a final minute winner from Alvaro Morata to squeeze previous Bournemouth on Wednesday evening after a late equaliser from Dan Gosling cancelled out Willian’s first-half opener.
However the actual drama of the quarter-final stage got here at Ashton Gate simply 15 minutes later when Korey Smith fired the competitors’s final remaining Championship facet previous Manchester United within the 92nd minute, sliding the ball underneath Sergio Romero to spark wild celebrations among the many dwelling followers.
In a spherical filled with tight video games, Manchester Metropolis wanted penalty shootout from Claudio Bravo of all folks to edge their method into the final 4 on the expense of Claude Puel’s Leicester, whereas Arsenal saved the spherical’s solely clear sheet to complete with a 1-Zero win over West Ham after 90 minutes of pure tedium on the Emirates.
The primary leg of the all-London semi can be performed at Stamford Bridge, whereas Bristol Metropolis will journey to the Etihad earlier than welcoming Pep Guardiola’s males all the way down to Ashton Gate as they give the impression of being to do the double excessive tow golf equipment within the Premier League.
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