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Everton handed home tie in the Capital One Cup

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Everton have been handed a home draw against fellow Premier League side Norwich in the fourth round of the Capital One Cup.

The Toffees are through to the fourth round of the League Cup for the first time since 2011 and will be pleased to have a home draw after two tough away games so far this season.

Roberto Martinez's side fell behind in each round against Barnsley and Reading but recovered to win 5-2 and 2-1 respectively to reach the last 16.

The tie will be played the week starting October 26 and could be moved to TV coverage, though looking at some of the other games that appears unlikely.

Everton have a decent record against Norwich, losing one of their last 12 games against the Canaries in all competitions. They have also won their last four cup games against City, including a 5-0 fifth round win during their victorious 1995 FA Cup run and a 3-1 win in the third round of the 2004 competition.

It certainly could have been worse and you wonder how much of a priority the competition may be to Norwich given their focus is surely Premier League survival this season.

All in all it is a decent draw and one that gives the team a great opportunity to reach the latter stages of a competition that has proven so elusive to Everton in the past.