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10pm (approx): English League Cup fourth round draw

  • Ten Premier League sides remain in the competition after the third round.
  • Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United among clubs awaiting fourth round draw fate.
  • Six sides remaining from the Football League including Leeds United and Newcastle United
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Take your pick from that round of ties. Mourinho and Guardiola paired together. Liverpool host Tottenham. And West Ham host Chelsea. Two Championship sides will be in the last eight too. Not a bad little selection if I don't say so myself.

Well I shall let you stew over those and bid you farewell on this live text. Thank you for joining me throughout the evening and until next time, goodbye.

Southampton vs Sunderland

Newcastle United vs Preston North End

Leeds United vs Norwich City

Bristol City vs Hull City

Liverpool vs Tottenham Hotspur

Arsenal vs Reading

Manchester United vs Manchester City

West Ham United vs Chelsea

Here we go then. The safe hands of Phil Thompson and Matt Murray are in place.

So, Sky Sports have gone to a final ad-break and we're just waiting for them to return so we can get the show on the road. Sixteens teams and eight ties to draw remember. Matches to be played week commencing 24 October.

Here are the all important numbers ahead of the draw. Memorise who you want, and perhaps more vitally - who you don't.

1. Arsenal, 2. Chelsea, 3. Leeds, 4. Liverpool, 5. Newcastle, 6. Norwich, 7. Preston, 8. Reading, 9. Fulham, 10. Manchester United, 11. Sunderland, 12. Southampton, 13. Hull, 14. Manchester City, 15. Tottenham, 16. West Ham

The draw for the fourth round will take place just after 10pm, broadcasters Sky Sports tell us. Wonderful, I didn't really fancy an early night.

Full time in all eight of tonight's English Football League Cup ties, and not a jot of extra time in sight. Bristol City, Manchester United, Sunderland, Southampton, Manchester City, West Ham, Tottenham and Hull complete the line-up for the fourth round draw. Sixteen teams will compete the next stage, the draw for which will be made in the next few minutes. All the news on the draw on the way.