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Morning Leeds-in for 21 September 2017: Leeds United will face Leicester City in the League Cup

Leeds will travel to Leicester in October to take on the Foxes.

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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.

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]