Capital One Cup Semis Draw: United, City, Kept Apart.

Any hope of a repeat of the 2009-10 League Cup semi-finals clash between the two Manchester clubs were dashed as the duo were kept apart following Wednesday’s draw.

Manchester United, who beat Stoke City 2-0 last night, will now meet Sunderland- Chelsea FC eliminators- while Manchester City, who grabbed a comfortable 3-1 win at Leicester on Tuesday, will lineup against West Ham, who came from behind to beat managerless Tottenham Hotspur.

The first-leg ties are scheduled for the week commencing 6 January, with the second-legs set to be played a fortnight later.

Both Manchester Clubs Kept Apart in League Cup Semis.
Both Manchester Clubs Kept Apart in League Cup Semis.

City hosts the Hammers while United faces a trip to the Stadium of Light in both first round fixtures.

Ashley Young and Patrice Evra’s stunning strikes helped the ‘Red Devils’ beat Stokes into the last four of the competition in an awful weather condition at the Britannia.

Elsewhere at White Hart Lane , caretaker manager Tim Sherwood got of to a losing start in his first game in charge of Spurs after last Monday’s departure of Andres Villas-Boas.

Togolese striker Emmanuel Adebayor scored a pile-driver in the second-half- his first goal of the season- to place the hosts in the ascendancy before Matt Jarvis and a Modibo Maiga late goal saw West Ham book a Capital One Cup semi-final tie with Manchester City.