Carabao Cup News
Despite the presence of Ivory Coast forward Wilfried Zaha, Palace once again drew a blank as an 86th minute goal from Ashley Fletcher condemned Vieira to his second defeat.
Aymeric Laporte's header eight minutes from time finally ended Tottenham's resistance as their 13-year wait to win a trophy goes on.
To get into Wembley, fans had to take a lateral flow coronavirus test at a designated site in the 24 hours before the game and produce evidence of a negative result.
Given both clubs would gladly have turned their backs on the League Cup forever, it would be no surprise if there are protesters and dissenting voices among the 8,000 fans allowed into Wembley this weekend.
League Cup: Manchester City compound Arsenal’s woes with 4-1 win; Brentford enter semis for the first time
Arteta made eight changes from Saturday's defeat at Everton, yet City made seven switches of their own and still went ahead in the blink of an eye.
League Cup: Manchester City, United breeze past Burnley, Brighton to reach quarter-finals; Everton also advance
Guardiola's men would have won by an even bigger scoreline but for a fine display from Burnley keeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell.
League Cup: Jose Mourinho gets better of Frank Lampard as Tottenham see off Chelsea to reach quarter-finals
Going out of the League Cup was the latest setback for Lampard, whose side has only four points from its opening three Premier League games.
Liverpool will face Arsenal twice at Anfield in three days next week after Jurgen Klopp's much-changed side hit Lincoln for seven with Takumi Minamino and Curtis Jones both scoring twice.
League Cup: Hat-trick for Kai Havertz as Chelsea stroll past Barnsley; wins for Arsenal, Newcastle, Everton
Kai Havertz — signed for $92 million — announced himself in English football by scoring a first career hat-trick in Chelsea's 6-0 win over Barnsley in the third round of the League Cup
League Cup: Manchester United, West Ham advance to fourth round as multiple coronavirus cases cause chaos
In United's first meeting with Championship side Luton since 1992, boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made 10 changes, giving full debuts to goalkeeper Dean Henderson and close-season signing Donny Van De Beek.
League Cup: Aston Villa defender Ezri Konsa's 'farcical' moment sees Leicester rescue semi-final first-leg draw
Leicester, second in the league and the big pre-match favourites to win their semi-final, had 21 shots to Villa's three but struggled for fluidity in front of the visitors' stacked defensive line
League Cup: Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer berates Manchester United for 'worst' half of the season in derby loss to City
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has labelled his side’s first-half performance in Tuesday’s League Cup semi-final, first leg defeat their worst display of the season.
Liverpool have debated with the English Football League the possibility of fielding two different teams on the same night across different competitions in December
Premier League: Jurgen Klopp says key factors in Liverpool's superb run have been downplaying hype, fighting like challengers
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said the key to his side's stunning Premier League run of 15 straight wins was not believing the hype as he prepared for a trip to newly promoted Sheffield United on Saturday.
Maurizio Sarri says Chelsea are 'not out to kill Kepa Arrizabalaga' despite Carabao Cup final debacle
Taking about Kepa, Sarri said: 'I think he made a big mistake, but we need to be taller. We don't want to kill him. So there is a position from the club. For me the situation is finished. He is a young player (24), he made a mistake, but stop.'
Carabao Cup final showed Maurizio Sarri is Chelsea's man to keep for reasons far beyond his tactical masterclass
Chelsea may not have won the Carabao Cup on Sunday, but the game provided the Blues with enough evidence that Maurizio Sarri is the man to keep for things beyond much beyond his tactical performance.
Premier League: Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga fined for defying manager Maurizio Sarri during Carabao Cup final
Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga has been fined a week's wages by the club after defying manager Maurizio Sarri and refusing to be substituted during the League Cup final on Sunday.
"If you achieve a treble you must be considered the best team ever because nobody has done it," Kevin De Bruyne said.
Carabao Cup: Maurizio Sarri still has respect of Chelsea players, David Luiz says after Kepa Arrizabalaga incident
"The coach (Sarri) has the power over the group. He has our respect. For me, there is no problem. We all believe in his philosophy, we all believe in the way he wants us to play," David Luiz said.
Firstpost Spodcast Episode 150: Australia beat India in 1st T20I, Manchester City win Carabao Cup and more
Welcome to Spodcast, where we cover the big sports headlines of the day. Today, we discuss Australia's thrilling last-ball win over India in 1st T20I, Manchester City's triumph in Carabao Cup final and other stories.