Foxes get home advantage for Carabao Cup clash


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Leicester City will host Championship outfit Leeds United in the last 16 of the Carabao Cup next month.

Both sides caused upsets this week to advance into the next stage and City boss Craig Shakespeare will be pleased to have home advantage for the next stage.

The Foxes overcame a shaky start to defeat Liverpool 2-0 at the King Power Stadium on Tuesday thanks to goals from Shinji Okazaki and Islam Slimani.

Leeds overcame Premier League side Burnley at Turf Moor in a penalty shoot-out following a dramatic 2-2 draw.

The visitors looked to be going through when sub Hadi Sacko scored 10 minutes from the end before former Leeds frontman Chris Wood levelled from the penalty spot in the final minute.

Pablo Hernandez fired Leeds in front again four minutes into stoppage time but Robbie Brady curled home a free-kick to level matters before the Elland Road side won on penalties.

Elsewhere in the last 16, Tottenham host West Ham at Wembley while Chelsea entertain Everton at Stamford Bridge.

Manchester City host Wolves while holders Manchester United are away to Swansea City.

Arsenal will tackle Norwich City at the Emirates while the action is completed by the ties involving Bristol City and Crystal Palace and Bournemouth versus Middlesbrough. The ties are set to take place the week beginning October 23.

Leicester are 17.00 to win the Carabao Cup this season, Manchester United are 5.50 and Tottenham are 8.00.

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