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Summary

  1. Semi-final draw: Man Utd v Hull, Southampton v Liverpool
  2. Ibrahimovic (2) and Martial (2) score in comfortable United win
  3. Rooney booked and misses match at Everton on Sunday
  4. Schweinsteiger comes on for Man Utd
  5. Southampton knock Arsenal out of EFL Cup
  6. Clasie and Bertrand with fine finishes for Saints

Live reporting

By Shamoon Hafez

All times stated are UK

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Goodbye

So there we have it, we have our four teams for the semi-finals of the EFL Cup. They are:

Manchester United v Hull

Southampton v Liverpool

We are back on Friday for FA Cup second round action.

Until then.

Manchester United have reached the EFL Cup semi-final for the 14th time, only Liverpool (17) have made more.

Meanwhile, Southampton have reached the competition;s semi-final for the third time in their history and first time since the 1986-87 season.

Manager reaction

Man Utd 4-1 West Ham

Manchester United

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho: "The performance is something we are used to, we are playing very well at home. Today was more of the same.

"After the West Ham goal we had 10 minutes where we felt it deeply. West Ham's first shot, they equalise. But in the second half we got the confidence to play and play beautiful, attacking football. 

"I told them at half-time it is not possible to play so well and because of a goal stop to play so well. I told them to forget about the undeserved goal, we are playing so well, we have to keep the confidence and lets go on with it. 

"Goals plus performance means the real happiness."

Man Utd 4-1 West Ham

"Goals + performance = Real happiness"

That's the assessment of Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho.

Full quotes to come.

In case you missed it, the full draw for the EFL Cup semi-finals are as follows:

Manchester United v Hull

Southampton v Liverpool

First leg: Week commencing 9 January

Second leg: Week commencing 23 January

Man Utd 4-1 West Ham

Manchester United

Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick tells Sky Sports: "We were disappointed with how we finished the first half and frustrated we let the control of the game go. It was nice to come out in the second half and finish the game off comfortably.

"We are creating good chances but things are not going for us. They had half a chance and scored from it. Credit for the boys who killed it off."

Manchester United midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan: "I am pleased we won and into the semi-final."

Last four draw coming up

Stay tuned, the EFL Cup semi-finals draw is coming right up. In the hat are:

Hull

Liverpool

Southampton

Manchester United

FULL-TIME

Man Utd 4-1 West Ham

Four more goals at Old Trafford in the cup. Manchester United are through to the semi-finals of the EFL Cup.

Zlatan
Reuters

GOAL - Man Utd 4-1 West Ham

Zlatan Ibrahimovic (90+3 mins)

Job done.

Bastian Schweinsteiger is involved, chipping the ball towards Ander Herrera, who shows great strength to hold of Pedro Obiang and Angelo Ogbonna.

The Spaniard then shows composure to slide the ball to Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who can pop the ball into the net from six yards out.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Reuters

Man Utd 3-1 West Ham

Another Sofiane Feghouli effort, another one where he cannot find the target.

The Algerian is found well by Cheikhou Kouyate, but the former Valencia man's shot drift over the crossbar.

Loudest cheer of the night

Man Utd 3-1 West Ham

Simon Stone

BBC Sport at Old Trafford

Wherever he is, Jose Mourinho must have heard the ovation for Bastian Schweinsteiger when he came on just then.

He gets another the first time he touched the ball, and then a big cheer with a shot that whistled just wide.

Schweinsteiger has kept his counsel throughout the last few difficult months but privately was adamant he had not given up on his Manchester United future.

Be interesting to see what happens when Mourinho has everyone available.

Bastian Schweinsteiger
Reuters

Man Utd 3-1 West Ham

Sofiane Feghouli lashes wide from inside the box for West Ham late on. A poor effort.

SUBSTITUTION

Man Utd 3-1 West Ham

Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who has produced his best performance in a Manchester United shirt tonight, soaks in the acclaim of the fans as he comes off and Marcus Rashford is given a runout.

Man Utd 3-1 West Ham

Manchester United supporters cheering every touch on the ball by Bastian Schweinsteiger...

...and it is nearly a dream return to action for the German.

He collects the ball before letting fly from outside the box, but it drifts just wide of goal.

Man Utd 3-1 West Ham

Two minutes left.

The draw for the semi-finals follows, so don't go anywhere.

SUBSTITUTION

Man Utd 3-1 West Ham

What an ovation for Bastian Schweinsteiger.

He is given an absolutely raucous cheer as he comes onto the pitch in place of Anthony Martial.

What a moment for the German, one he did not think he would be getting again.

Man Utd 3-1 West Ham

Five minutes to go.

Manchester United midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger is readying himself to come on. #scenes

Man Utd 3-1 West Ham

Oh my days.

Simone Zaza is yet to find the net for West Ham since joining from Juventus in the summer and you can see why.

The Italian's shot from outside the area...

...goes for a throw in.

Woeful.

'Arsenal were poor'

Arsenal 0-2 Southampton

Mark Schwarzer

Former Middlesbrough and Fulham goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer

Southampton had a very good game-plan tonight and stuck to it and executed it very well. Arsenal were poor, but take nothing away from the performance of Southampton. 

If you look at Arsenal's starting line-up tonight, I think they would have had to have played exceptionally well and Southampton badly to have a chance of winning against a good Southampton side. 

Virgil van Dijk
PA

GREAT SAVE!

Man Utd 3-1 West Ham

Brilliant save.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan involved again, sending a ball across the box to Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

The striker curls a low effort towards the bottom corner, but Adrian springs to his left to palm the ball away.

FULL-TIME

Arsenal 0-2 Southampton

Cup-set? Yep.

Arsenal are out of the EFL Cup. Southampton reach the last four of the competition for the first time since the 1986-87 season.

Arsenal
Reuters

SUBSTITUTION

Man Utd 3-1 West Ham

Striker Simone Zaza on for West Ham in place of Dimitri Payet.

Slaven Bilic not expecting this match to go to penalties then.

'Empty seats at the Emirates'

Arsenal 0-2 Southampton

Alistair Bruce-Ball

at the Emirates Stadium for 5 live Sports Extra

Th stadium is more than half-empty now, lots of people have given up on this one early on. Southampton are going to celebrate a famous win tonight. 

he Emirates
Reuters

CLOSE!

Arsenal 0-2 Southampton

Nearly the icing on the cake for Southampton.

Pierre Emile-Hojbjerg picks up the loose ball following some slack Arsenal defending, but his low drive is saved well by Emiliano Martinez.

Couple of minutes to play in injury time.

Man Utd 3-1 West Ham

Manchester United skipper Wayne Rooney needs to be careful here, he is incensed after Winston Reid catches him on the face with a high boot.

It was accidental, but the challenge draws blood from Rooney's cheek and he throws a verbal volley in the direction of Mike Dean.

The captain heads off the pitch for some treatment.

Wayne Rooney
Getty Images

CLOSE!

Arsenal 0-2 Southampton

Further brilliance from Josh Sims, who skins an Arsenal defender before cutting the ball back into the six-yard box, but Ainsley Maitland-Niles slides across to nick the ball away from the danger area.

Arsenal 0-2 Southampton

Arsenal fans have seen enough, they are heading for the exits in their droves.

Still three minutes to play though, still time for them to snatch a draw and take the game into ET.

Basti's back?

Man Utd 3-1 West Ham

Simon Stone

BBC Sport at Old Trafford

The tie is almost won for Manchester United and Bastian Schweinsteiger is warming up.

The Stretford End gave him an enthusiastic reception when he sprinted to that end.

No call to arms yet. But those who warmed up against this opposition on Sunday all got on.

Not played for United since March and was training on his own six weeks ago remember.

Bastian Schweinsteiger
Rex Features

GREAT SAVE!

Arsenal 0-2 Southampton

As the home side push forward, Southampton can find gaps in the final third.

Josh Sims, who impressed against Everton in the last league game, curls an effort from the edge of the area which is pushed away by Emiliano Martinez on the stretch.

Arsenal 0-2 Southampton

Youngster Alex Iwobi looking to take matters into his own hands for Arsenal, cutting in from the left and striking at the Southampton goal, but goalkeeper Fraser Forster's frame is well behind the ball and can gather without any problems.

It took a bobble a yard in front of the England international, so good handling from Forster.

Arsenal 0-2 Southampton

10 minutes left and Arsenal are starting to pile on the pressure.

Midfielder Aaron Ramsey finds striker Lucas Perez in space inside the box, but the Spaniard's cutback is hacked away by goalscorer Jordy Clasie.

Aaron Ramsey
Reuters

Man Utd 3-1 West Ham

Ally McCoist

Former Scotland striker on BBC Radio 5 live

You won't see a better team-worked goal all night. It all looks very simple. It is what I would call a PlayStation goal. Brilliant.

CLOSE!

Arsenal 0-2 Southampton

At the Emirates, sub Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain almost drags Arsenal back into it, but his shot from inside the area is blazed over the crossbar.

He should do better from there.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
Getty Images

Wayne's world

Man Utd 2-1 West Ham

Simon Stone

BBC Sport at Old Trafford

In the heat of battle, it is not always easy to consider the consequences of your actions.

Given what was at stake, Rooney might not have reacted furiously when referee Mike Jones gave a free-kick against him following an innocuous challenge in an area of no danger to Manchester United on the pitch.

So Rooney will not break Sir Bobby Charlton's record at his beloved Goodison Park.

He still has a bit of time to do it here of course.

GOAL - Man Utd 3-1 West Ham

Anthony Martial (61 mins)

Manchester United finally putting a game to bed?

The hosts carve open West Ham with some beautiful one-touch football.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic plays a ball round the corner through to Antonio Valencia, whose low cross is converted from eight-yards out by Anthony Martial.

"£50m down the drain, Tony Martial scores again."

Anthony Martial
Reuters

CLOSE!

Man Utd 2-1 West Ham

It isn't Wayne Rooney who takes the free-kick, but Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

The Swede's low, fizzing drive is arrowing towards the net, but West Ham goalkeeper Adrian shows sharp reflexes to get down and smother the ball.

Excellent goalkeeping.