When is the Carabao Cup semi-final draw? Who could Newcastle United face, when and where will ties be played?

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Eddie Howe’s side beat Leicester City 2-0 at St James’ Park on Tuesday night and are now just two wins away from lifting the trophy.

Newcastle United are through to the semi-finals of the English Football League Cup as they look to lift their first major trophy in more than 50 years.

Dan Burn opened the scoring with his first goal for his boyhood club before Joelinton secured their progress to the last four as Eddie Howe’s side swept aside Leicester City in a dominant 2-0 win. Now, supporters are making plans for the next round of the competition and here is everything you need to know about when the draw will be made as well as when and where they semi-final ties will be played:

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When is the Carabao Cup semi-final draw?

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The draw for the semi-finals of the Carabao Cup will be made on Wednesday, January 11 once all four quarter-final ties have been completed. The draw is due to be broadcast after the conclusion of Southampton vs Manchester City live on Sky Sports.

That match is due to kick off at 8:00pm and, with matches at this stage going straight to penalty kicks if they end level after 90 minutes, that means the draw should be made at some point between 10pm and 10:30pm.

Who could Newcastle United face in the Carabao Cup semi-final?

Manchester United have also made it through to the semi-finals of the competition, having beaten League One side Charlton Athletic 3-0 at Old Trafford. The other two quarter-final matches will be played on Wednesday and matches at this stage go straight to penalties so there will be no replays to determine the other two semi-finalists.

Manchester City travel to Southampton in the the other televised quarter final match and the final tie is another all-Premier League affairs as Nottingham Forest host Wolves.

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When are the Carabao Cup semi final ties due to be played?

Although an official announcement is yet to be made, the first leg of the semi-final ties are expected to be played midweek on Tuesday, January 24 and Wednesday, January 25 and the second legs will then be played one week later on Tuesday, January 31 and Wednesday, February 1. The final of this year’s competition is then set to take place on Sunday, February 25.

Where will the Carabao Cup semi-finals be played?

Unlike the FA Cup, semi final-matches in the Carabao Cup are not played at Wembley Stadium. Instead they are played over two legs, home and away, similar to UEFA Champions League knockout stage ties.

That means one leg of Newcastle United’s Carabao Cup semi-final ties will be played at St James’ Park and the other at the home ground of the team they are drawn against. The order of which team play at home in the first leg is determined by which team comes out first in the draw.

There is no ‘Away Goals’ rule in the Carabao Cup semi-finals. That means that, if the aggregate score is level after the second leg, the match will go to extra time (the first stage of the competition that extra time is active) and then penalties if needed.

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