Manchester Derby war – City faces United in the semi-finals of the EFL Cup

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Manchester City takes on Manchester United in the EFL Cup semi-finals

Manchester City, the EFL Cup holders will play derby rivals, Manchester United in the semi-finals. While Leicester City will take on Aston Villa.

The city has won the competition for two successive years. And secures their place in the last-four with a 3-1 win at League One side Oxford United on Wednesday.

But to repeat that victory again they will have to get through a two-legged tie with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s restored Red Devils, who beat Colchester United.

Manchester derby war as City faces United in the Semi-Final of the EFL Cup
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer thinks he can repeat the Premier League 2-1 showdown with Pep Guardiola’s City. Another Manchester derby.

United who will be at home for the first-leg won the EFL Cup in the 2016-17 season beating Southampton in the final. While City has become the victor in four of the past six editions.

In the other semi-final, Premier League flyers Leicester is at home in the first-leg against Aston Villa. Leicester got through on penalties to reach a last-eight meeting with Everton.

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Villa was, however, the first team to make it out of the quarter-final after easily beating an inexperienced Liverpool side on Tuesday. 

The Reds’ starting XI was off to Qatar for the Club World Cup against Monterrey for the semi-finals on Wednesday. Jurgen Klopp’s side sees their way through to the finals to face Flamengo after defeating Mexican’s side 2-1. 

They will all play the first game of the EFL Cup in the week-start, January 6. While the return matches are set for Monday, January 27.

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