Five things we learnt from the EFL Cup Round of 16
The EFL Cup certainly delivered this week. The fixture list for the Round of 16 looked promising on paper and that potential was converted into fascinating matches, big wins and goals.
Indeed, it all kicked off with Liverpool beating Spurs, while Arsenal hosted Reading, dispatching of their rivals from across the Berkshire border with relative ease. Alongside these results, Hull narrowly edged past Bristol City, Newcastle convincingly beat Preston by six goals while Leeds threw in the penalty shootout victory we all love, as neutrals, to see as they somewhat defied the odds to beat Norwich.
Wednesday’s action was enthralling, too, as Manchester United won the latest instalment of their local rivalry with Manchester City, while West Ham beat Chelsea and Southampton heaped more misery on David Moyes’ hapless Sunderland.
Ties played w/c Nov 28. pic.twitter.com/pQ1CINaN26
— EFL Cup (@EFLCup) 26 October 2016
We’ve now had the draw for the quarter-final (above), so let’s take some time to reflect on what happened away from the scorelines in the last round…