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
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]