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Capital One Cup quarter-final draw opens door for Man City

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Yaya Toure among the scorer for Man City as they beat Palace
Yaya Toure among the scorer for Man City as they beat Palace

Middlesbrough's reward for knocking Manchester United out of the Capital One Cup is a fifth-round tie at home to Everton, yet it is Manchester City who are now red-hot favourites to lift the trophy.

Championship promotion-chasers Boro triumphed on penalties following a goalless draw at Old Trafford, with Tomas Mejias saving from Wayne Rooney and Ashley Young while Michael Carrick blazed his effort over.

They now face a visit from an Everton side who also needed spot-kicks to beat Norwich on Tuesday night.

Arsenal's conquerors Sheffield Wednesday head to Stoke while the third Championship side left in the draw, Hull, will travel to Manchester City, who thumped Crystal Palace 5-1.

Liverpool, who secured their first win under Jurgen Klopp by beating Bournemouth 1-0, face more south-coast opposition in the shape of Southampton following the Saints' 2-1 victory over Aston Villa.

The ties will be played during the week commencing November 30.

Capital One Cup quarter-final draw:

Middlesbrough v Everton

Southampton v Liverpool

Stoke v Sheffield Wednesday

Manchester City v Hull