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

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.