Everton have been drawn at home to Manchester United in the quarter-finals of the EFL Cup.
Having beaten Salford City, Fleetwood Town and West Ham United, the Blues’ next opponents in this competition will be Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side, who are currently 14th in the Premier League.
The tie will be played during the week commencing Monday, December 21, in-between Everton’s Premier League fixtures at home to Arsenal and away to Sheffield United.
Last time they met, the teams contested a 1-1 draw at Goodison Park in March. A freak goal from Dominic Calvert-Lewin put Everton ahead early on before Bruno Fernandes’ equaliser, but the Blues were denied an injury-time Calvert-Lewin winner courtesy of a contentious VAR decision.
The two sides will meet before the EFL Cup clash, in the Premier League at Goodison on November 7.
| We will face Manchester United at home in the @Carabao_Cup quarter-finals!— Everton (@Everton) October 1, 2020
Tie to be played 22/23 December. #CarabaoCup pic.twitter.com/OaR0ZiTXhC
Everton have never won the Carabao Cup, and crashed out at the quarter-final stage of last season’s competition, losing to Leicester City on penalties after a 2-2 draw at Goodison Park.
They last reached the semi-finals in 2015-16, losing over two legs to Manchester City.
United beat Luton Town and Brighton & Hove Albion - both 3-0 away wins - to reach the quarter-finals.
The tie is likely to again be behind closed doors following the UK government’s decision to delay the return of fans to football stadia indefinitely amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The full draw is as follows:
Stoke City v Tottenham Hotspur
Brentford v Newcastle United
Arsenal v Manchester City
Everton v Manchester United