Four of Top-Six Teams in Premier League Standings Headline 2019-20 Carabao Cup Quarterfinals, Exclusively on ESPN+

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Four of Top-Six Teams in Premier League Standings Headline 2019-20 Carabao Cup Quarterfinals, Exclusively on ESPN+

Matches Feature Liverpool FC, Manchester City, Leicester City and Manchester United

ESPN+ continues its exclusive coverage in the United States of the 2019-20 Carabao Cup season with the quarterfinal round Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 17-18. Historically known as the EFL (English Football League) Cup, the quarterfinal matches feature four of the top-six teams currently in the English Premier League standings – No. 1 Liverpool FC; No. 2 Leicester City, No. 3 Manchester City and No. 6 Manchester United.

Carabao Cup Quarterfinal Schedule on ESPN+:

Date Time (ET) Matchup Platforms
Tue, Dec 17 2:45 p.m. Aston Villa vs. Liverpool ESPN+
Wed, Dec 18 2:45 p.m. Oxford United vs. Manchester City ESPN+
  2:45 p.m. Everton vs. Leicester City ESPN+
  3 p.m. Manchester United vs. Colchester ESPN+

Aston Villa vs. Liverpool

  • Liverpool and Aston Villa have combined for 13 EFL Cup titles. Liverpool’s eight titles leads all teams, while Aston Villa has five – tied for third with Manchester United and Chelsea
  • Aston Villa won the first title in 1960-61

Oxford United vs. Manchester City

  • Manchester City travels to Oxford United’s Kassam Stadium, where it won 0-3 last season in the third round of the same competition – the only meeting between the two clubs in 20 years
  • Oxford United of English League 1 (third division) has only lost once in 14 games at home in all competitions this season

Everton vs. Leicester City

  • Leicester City has reached the quarterfinals of the EFL Cup for the third straight season – all losses. They last reached the Carabao Cup semifinals in 1999-2000, when it won the title
  • This is the first Everton-Leicester City matchup in the EFL Carabao Cup.

Manchester United vs. Colchester

  • Manchester United hopes to reach the semifinals of competition for the first time since 2016-17 when it won the title vs. Southampton
  • This will be the third meeting all-time between these two teams – all won by Manchester United.

About the Carabao Cup:

This is the 60th edition of The Carabao Cup. Commonly known as the League Cup, the knockout football competition features the 92 teams in England’s top four leagues – Premier League, Championship, League One and League Two.  The first League Cup was played during the 1960-61 season. Liverpool FC leads all clubs with eight trophies.

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I joined ESPN in 1998 and since then, it's been a great experience managing PR and communications for a range of ESPN initiatives and properties over the years. I am currently focused on soccer and The Undefeated, ESPN’s site focusing on sports, race and urban culture and how they intersect.
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