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Denise Evans

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  1. That's your lot

    That's about all we've got time for this morning.

    Hopefully you're suitably warmed up ahead of tonight's Carabao Cup fixtures.

    You can follow live text coverage of those right here.

    Ta ra!

    Oxford United celebrate
  2. Who will get the Midlands spoils?

    Aston Villa v Wolves (19:45 GMT)

    Wolves and Aston Villa have had stuttering starts to their seasons, but who will come out on top in this West Midlands clash?

    Whatever the result, more than 40,000 fans are expected to descend on Villa park tonight to witness the action unfold.

    Wolves' Matt Doherty says his side is "hard to beat" after losing only three times this season in 20 games.

    Meanwhile, Villa's Jack Grealish is likely to be rested for the clash.

    Jota is still out, as are James Chester and Jonathan Kodjia

    Matt Doherty
  3. Get Involved - penalty shootout memories

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    Moon: Nothing more thrilling than Tony Parks at an incredible European final at White Hart Lane, 1984 ... unreal scenes !!

    Gumbo74: FA Cup. 3rd round replay. Adrian steps up to make it 9-8 against EFC. I think there had been a few long shoot-outs that year. Glad we got rid of Adrian, doubt he'll go on to anything better.

  4. Post update

    Liverpool v Arsenal (19:30 GMT)


    Jurgen Klopp could take the opportunity to rotate his squad and could start winger Harvey Elliot.

    A number of other squad players could also feature, including Ki-Jana Hoever, Curtis Jones and goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher.

    Harvey Elliot
  5. Tough week for Arsenal

    Liverpool v Arsenal (19:30 GMT)


    A tough week for Arsenal may get even tougher as they travel to Premier Language leaders Liverpool.

    Gunners captain Granit Xhaka is embroiled in a row with fans and is yet to comment after he swore at his own supporters and ripped off his shirt as he left the pitch, following Arsenal's 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace.

    Can Arsenal sort out their indifferent form and come away with a morale-booting win at Anfield tonight?

    Answers on a postcard, please.

    Granit Xhaka
  6. 'Fred & Andreas Pereira can fill void left by Paul Pogba' - Solskjaer

    Chelsea v Man Utd (20:05 GMT)

    Manchester United

    Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has backed Fred and Andreas Pereira to fill the midfield void created by Paul Pogba's injury.

    Pogba has not played since 30 September and is likely to be out until December because of an ankle problem.

    "Fred and Andreas - they are going to be important for us," said Solskjaer in the build-up to his side's Carabao Cup game against Chelsea on Wednesday.

    "Fred will probably take Paul's position for a while now."

    Solskjaer added: "That's been brilliant for us, but Andreas has grown in the last few games."

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Fred
  7. Post update

    Chelsea v Man Utd (20:05 GMT)


    Mason Mount and Tammy Abraham have scored 12 Premier League goals already, with Chelsea in fourth place after 10 games.

    Can they add to their tally against Manchester United tonight?

  8. Young players to look out for

    We've put together a handy guide on the youth players you can expect to see in the current round of Carabao Cup ties.

    Take a look

    Emile Smith-Rowe
  9. Get Involved - penalty shootout memories

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    SMS Message: Arsenal v Sampdoria 1995 Cup Winners Cup Semi-final shoot out with Seaman at his peak! from Jordan, Bath
    Jordan, Bath
    SMS Message: Favourite penalty shoot out memory.... last night! Oxford winning a shoot out in front of a packed Kassam stadium, great to see the Yellow army on the march again. from David, Rutland
    David, Rutland
  10. 'I was always going to play the young players' - Lampard

    Chelsea v Man Utd (20:05 GMT)


    Frank Lampard says he would always have given his young Chelsea players a chance this season - even if the club didn't have a transfer ban.

    Under Lampard striker Tammy Abraham, midfielder Mason Mount and defender Fikayo Tomori have become regulars.

    "I set out this season to see what these young boys could do," he said.

    "If I didn't have a transfer ban and had opportunities to bring players in during the summer, I still would have trusted the young boys."

    Tammy Abraham and Frank Lampard
  11. Kid v kids

    Chelsea v Man Utd (20:05 GMT)

    Both Premier League sides are expected to play their young guns in the cup tonight.

    Which could mean the line-ups may not look too dissimilar to the ones playing week in, week out.

    With both Chelsea and United keen to bed their academy players this season, with mixed results.

    It means this tie is rather intriguing, especially after the Reds thrashed Chelsea on the opening day of the Premier League season.

    Game on!

    Manchester United
  12. Looking ahead

    There's a few juicy fixtures on the Carabao Cup tonight and it's an all-Premier League affair.

    Here's a reminder

    Carabao Cup fourth round fixtures
  13. Post update

    Oxford 1-1 Sunderland (Oxford win 4-2 on pens)


    Quote Message: "The referee has to take a long hard look at himself for two penalties tonight. There was a clear penalty in the first half when Joel Lynch was pole-axed in the box. The second one - I can't see how it has not been given. Luke O'Nien was just about to pull the trigger and score or attempt to score - there's not a great deal of contact, but it's enough to bring him down and the referee was only 10 yards away. Everybody in the ground saw that was a penalty, so it's hugely frustrating. The game should have been out of sight anyway. Those incidents should be irrelevant." from Phil Parkinson Sunderland manager
    Phil ParkinsonSunderland manager
  14. Parkinson unhappy

    Oxford 1-1 Sunderland (Oxford win 4-2 on pens)

    A tale of two managers.

    Phil Parkinson was NOT happy with the referee's performance as his side lost to Oxford in the Carabao Cup.

    His quotes coming up...

    Phil Parkinson
  15. Post update

    Oxford 1-1 Sunderland (Oxford win 4-2 on pens)

    Quote Message: "It's out of your control when it goes to a penalty shootout. "It's more about the players and fans that turned out. You never plan to win that way but if you're going to win and go to the quarter-finals of a competition like this that's the best way to do it. We were poor today. That's probably the worst we've played. But what a tremendous testament to League One." from Karl Robinson Oxford United manager
    Karl RobinsonOxford United manager
    Karl Robinson
  16. Get Involved - penalty shootout memories

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    Ronan: Don’t think I’ll ever forget England’s first World Cup penalty shootout win against Colombia. Pure scenes.

  17. Another milestone for Sergio

    Man City 3-1 Southampton

    Manchester City

    ...and a spot of modesty from Kyle Walker...

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  18. Oxford the history-makers!

    Oxford 1-1 Sunderland (Oxford win 4-2 on pens)

    Oxford United beat fellow League One side Sunderland on penalties to reach their first League Cup quarter-final since 1987-88.

    Will Grigg missed his penalty for the Black Cats, with U's keeper Simon Eastwood saving Marc McNulty's kick to win the game.

    The U's had led through Rob Hall's curling effort from the edge of the box, moments after McNulty hit the bar.

    McNulty levelled for Sunderland from close range to force the shootout.

  19. The ecstasy and the agony of a penalty shootout

    Sunderland players look dejected
    Oxford United
  20. Quarter-final draw

    The quarter-final draw will take place on Thursday at about 08:45 GMT on BBC Radio 2's Zoe Ball Breakfast Show.