Manchester United will head to Bristol City in the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup, with West Ham’s prize for beating Tottenham is a trip to Arsenal.
The Carabao cup draw was intended to be shown live at 16:00 BST, however after four announcements explaining the delay, it was finally shown in a pre-recorded video.
Both the English Football League (EFL), organizers of the Carabao cup and Twitter apologized for the one-hour-and-45-minute delay.
A statement from the EFL read: “The EFL has received an apology from Twitter UK for the delay which is believed to have occurred as a result of a faulty encoder.
“The EFL has requested a full explanation of the events that led to this afternoon’s unacceptable delay.”
A Twitter spokesman said: “We’re sorry for the issues that led to the delay of today’s round five draws. We would also like to apologize to the thousands of supporters who had been patiently awaiting news of who their team would be playing.”
Once again the Carabao cup draw received plenty of attention for all the wrong reasons, with the live ceremony canceled and all four ties announced at once over an hour later than expected due to technical problems.
It had been scheduled to be streamed live on Twitter from the social network’s London headquarters, with Sam Matterface hosting alongside former England cricket player Phil Tufnell and ex-England rugby star Matt Dawson.
Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United will face Bristol City, the only non-Premier League team left in the competition, at Ashton Gate.
Arsenal meet West Ham in another London derby after the Hammers eliminated Tottenham, while Leicester City host Manchester City and Chelsea take on Bournemouth.
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