After winning dramatically in a penalty shoot-out over Premier League side Burnley in the League Cup on Tuesday night, Leeds United will now face another Premier League side in Leicester City in the next round.
Another Premier League draw in the @Carabao_Cup as @LUFC take on @LCFC at the King Power Stadium #MOT #LUFC https://t.co/WgRuxg2fja— Thru It All Together (@ThruItAllLUFC) September 20, 2017
A lot of Leeds fans on Twitter seemed a tad disappointed by the draw, but Leicester actually gives Leeds a good chance to advance in the tournament. Leicester is likely far more concerned with maintaining its Premier League status to field a strong side, and the “second string” side that Christiansen trotted out against Burnley is almost as good as the first team. So while it would be nice to get a high-profile draw like Chelsea or Manchester United, Leicester is still a Premier League team.
On to the links.
Leeds United Links
Phil Hay spoke with Mateusz Klich of Leeds United. Give it a read. [Yorkshire Evening Post]
Burnley manager Sean Dyche was confused about the hard time that Leeds fans gave Charlie Taylor and Chris Wood. Is he unfamiliar with football fans? [Through It All Together]
England and English football Links
Mark Sampson was sacked as manager of the England Women’s National football team after previous “unacceptable” behavior came to light. [BBC.com]
A quick rundown of all of the ties in the fourth round of the Carabao Cup. [BBC.com]
The Football League is considering shortening its summer transfer window, but not necessarily to the same timeline as the Premier League. [Sky Sports]
World Football Links
Napoli beat Lazio 4-1 in Rome to keep their perfect start to the Serie A season alive, with 15 points from five matches. [BBC.com]
Real Betis scored deep into stoppage time to defeat Real Madrid. [Sky Sports.com]
Panama international Roman Torres of the Seattle Sounders has some important matches coming up for his country: Panama is two games away from qualifying for its first ever World Cup. [Sounder At Heart]
The Philadelphia Union continue on their clueless plan of fan engagement, having a design-a-t-shirt contest as the team once again limps towards dire mediocrity with no end in sight. Philly fans responded about as well as you would expect. [The Brotherly Game]