LONDON: Arsenal were handed a daunting home tie against Manchester City while Manchester United were drawn against Crystal Palace in the quarter-finals of the League Cup. Arsenal could line up against former player Samir Nasri when they entertain City at the Emirates in the most eye-catching quarter-final. Meanwhile, United will take on Palace at Old Trafford in a re-match of the two clubs’ famous 1990 Football Association Cup final meeting at Wembley, which United won in a replay. In other matches, Chelsea will resume their cup rivalry with Liverpool, while Cardiff will take on Blackburn Rovers.
Published in The Express Tribune, October 30th, 2011.