West Ham triumph in EFL Cup’s London derby

West Ham United have upset the 2015 League Cup Champions, Chelsea, to set up a quarterfinal encounter away to Manchester United in this season’s EFL Cup.

Goals to Cheikhou Kouyate and Edimilson Fernandes were enough to take victory in the London derby, with the Hammers now set to face Jose Mourinho’s men, who progressed with a 1-0 win over home-town rivals, Manchester City.

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Southampton also secured a quarterfinal spot with a 1-0 victory over Sunderland and will face a daunting trip to North London after being drawn against Arsenal.

In the other quarter-final matches, Liverpool will welcome Leeds United to Anfield while Newcastle United will travel to Hull.

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Manchester United vs West Ham United

The Hammers hold the last bragging rights following a 3-2 Premier League victory in May – their last ever fixture played at the Boleyn ground. Before the, now historic, come-from-behind win, West Ham had not defeated the Red Devils in over six years.

However, Slaven Bilic’s men will now face a more difficult task at Old Trafford where they have failed to win since May 2007, when they came out on top thanks to a Carlos Tevez winner.

Liverpool vs Leeds United 

The EFL Cup quarter-finals have brought back a nostalgic rivalry from the 1960’s and 70’s.

With origins stemming from Liverpool’s FA Cup victory over Leeds in 1965, the clubs would fight for the title on various occasions in the following 10 years. The Reds went on to take out the 1965-66 Championship ahead of the Whites while the Yorkshire club beat the Merseysiders to the trophy in both 1968-69 and 1973-74.

The two teams have not met since 2009 and the Championship club will be look for their first victory over their opponents since 2001.

Arsenal vs Southampton 

The Saints face one of the toughest draws for the quarter-final away to an in-form Arsenal outfit, however boast a respectable record against the North Londoners with three victories in their last six meetings.

While the Gunners are currently on a 13-match unbeaten run, Southampton may draw inspiration from the fact that their last victory at the Emirates also came in the League Cup back in 2014.

Hull vs Newcastle

The North-eastern clubs will meet at the KC Stadium after claiming two wins a-piece in their past six meetings. However, in a negative omen for Hull, the home side failed to win all six fixtures, with Newcastle standing as the last to do so back in 1997 in a 3rd round League Cup victory.

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