Wednesdays Carling Cup review
By Dan Buxton
Updated Thursday, 24th September 2009
A review of how the final six spots in the fourth round drawAfter three Championship sides got through on Tuesday, QPR, Cardiff and Preston all tried to get join them in the final 16.
QPR had the most difficult job, an away game against Chelsea, and made the short journey home empty handed after Kalou gave the Premier League side a 1-0 victory. Cardiff were another team on the travels and they also lost to a single goal as Gabby Agbonlahor booked Aston Villa a place in round four. Preston had the best chance of getting through, defending a fantastic home record against Tottenham, but a Peter Crouch hat trick helped the London side to the last 16, and a steo closer to a third successive final.
There were three all Premier League ties. Hull were soundly beaten by Everton, the Toffee's progressing 4-0 at the KC Stadium, with both Manchester clubs winning through in tight games, Manchester United defeating Wolves thanks to Danny Welbecks 2nd half striker after Fabio had been given a straight red card in the first half and Manchester City needing extra time to see over Fulham by two goals to one.
Teams in 4th Round draw
Draw to made on Sky Soccer Saturday programme, at around 12.15pm, on Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports News