EFL Cup draw: Newcastle handed away draw in quarter-finals

Newcastle ran riot against Preston on Tuesday night. Picture by FRANK REID
Newcastle ran riot against Preston on Tuesday night. Picture by FRANK REID
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Newcastle United have been drawn away to Hull City in the quarter-finals of the EFL Cup.

Rafa Benitez’s side beat Preston North End 6-0 at St James’s Park on Tuesday night and their reward is a trip to the KCOM Stadium.

The tie also means a swift return to Hull for Mohammed Diame, signed from the Premier League outfit for £4.5million in the summer.

Diame netted two goals against Preston, who entertain Championship leaders Newcastle at Deepdale on Saturday. The quarter-final will be played in the last week of November.

Elsewhere in the draw, Arsenal will host Sunderland’s conquerers, Southampton, while in another all-Premier tie, West Ham will visit Manchester United.

Leeds United, the other surviving Championship club, will visit Liverpool

EFL CUP DRAW

Liverpool v Leeds

Man Utd v West Ham

Hull v Newcastle

Arsenal v Southampton

Ties to be played November 29-30.