Manchester United host Manchester City in Carabao Cup semi-finals whiles Spurs take on Brentford

Manchester United beat Everton to set up semi-final derby against Manchester City; Brentford will take on Spurs as they bid to reach first major final; Semis in week commencing January 4 before an April 25 final.

Manchester United will welcome Manchester City to Old Trafford in the Carabao Cup semi-finals while Championship Brentford travel to Tottenham.

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There will be a London derby in the other tie, with Brentford going to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium for their first ever major semi-final.

The semi-finals are usually two-legged affairs but will be played over just one match in this occasion, in the week commencing January 4.

The final had initially been scheduled for February 28 but is now set to be played at Wembley on April 25.

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The EFL said: “It is the objective of the League to stage the final with as many supporters in attendance as possible and the decision has therefore been taken to move the final from its original date.”

The Manchester clubs have won the last five finals between them, with United’s 3-2 win over Southampton in 2017 interrupting a run of City dominance.

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Pep Guardiola’s team are bidding to win the trophy for a fourth year in succession and a sixth time in eight years.

City knocked their local rivals out at the semi-final stage last season and United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said: “It is the worst game to lose probably, a semi-final.

“At least when you get to a final, you get that feeling, and the build-up.

“So we are going to do everything we can to get to the final in a good state – of course we have many league games before that.”

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Jose Mourinho’s Spurs are bidding to lift the cup for the first time since a 2-1 win over Chelsea in the 2008 final.

They will be favoured to beat Brentford, although the Championship club have already knocked out four Premier League sides in Southampton, West Brom, Fulham and Newcastle.

Edinson Cavani and Anthony Martial sent Manchester United into the semi-finals of the Carabao Cup, as they won 2-0 at Everton.

Cavani found the bottom corner in the 88th minute to break the deadlock in their quarter-final clash on Wednesday night, while substitute Martial sealed the win with the last kick of the game at Goodison Park.


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