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Carabao Cup Quarterfinal fixtures….

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The Carabao Cup (also known as EFL Cup) quarterfinal draw has been made. The fixtures are as below:

Bristol City vs Manchester United

Arsenal vs West Ham United

Leicester City vs Manchester City

Chelsea vs Bournemouth

The ties will be played the week commencing 18 December.

Claude Puel is Leicester City’s new manager….

 

Claude Puel

Leicester City have appointed ex-Southampton boss Claude Puel as their new manager on a three-year deal. Puel becomes the Foxes’ third manager this year, replacing Craig Shakespeare who succeeded Premier League title winner Claudio Ranieri in February. Puel, 56, led the Saints to eighth in his first season in charge, as well as reaching the EFL Cup final, but the Frenchman was sacked in June. Michael Appleton will remain as Leicester’s assistant manager. Appleton had taken caretaker charge after Shakespeare was sacked just four months after he signed a three-year deal to take the job on a permanent basis.

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Arsenal and Man City could replay Carabao Cup fourth-round games….

 

 Arsene Wenger's Arsenal are facing a probe after making two subs in extra-time against Norwich

The Carabao Cup descended into fresh farce with Arsenal and Manchester City dragged into a substitutions probe. Arsenal needed extra-time to beat Norwich 2-1 and City saw off Wolves in a penalty shootout but both are waiting to discover if they broke rules over subs. The Premier League giants made four changes — two in extra-time — and the Canaries will demand clarification from the Football League. Four subs are a novelty for cup ties this season but the rules imply only one can be used after 90 minutes. When asked if Arsenal’s subs had been within the rules, Gunners boss Arsene Wenger said: “Yes.”

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Asamoah Gyan to float own airline….

 Asamoah Gyan has opened his own airline with plans for cargo and passenger carry planes

Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan is about starting a new business venture as he launches own airline. The striker, nicknamed Baby Jet, became the Sunderland’s record signing when he arrived from Rennes for £13million in 2010. Gyan scored 11 goals in 37 games before leaving for UAE club Al Ain. He has since played for Shanghai SIPG, and joined Turkish club Kayserispor in July.

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