League Cup last eight draw

LONDON - Holders Manchester United will visit West Ham United in the quarter-finals of the League Cup, while Birmingham City entertain Aston Villa in a mouth-watering Midlands derby.

In the other all-Premier League tie drawn on Saturday, Arsenal will host Wigan Athletic.

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has often used the competition to try out youngsters in the past but he has been fielding stronger teams this season in a bid to win the club's first trophy in five years.

Ipswich Town manager Roy Keane, the former Manchester United captain, missed out on a match against his old club when the Championship side were drawn at home to West Bromwich Albion.

The tie evokes memories of the 1978 FA Cup semi-final when bloodied Albion captain John Wile carried on playing against Ipswich despite a bad headwound.

Last season's beaten finalists Villa travel to arch rivals Birmingham hoping to go one better in the competition this year.

New Villa manager Gerard Houllier has a good League Cup pedigree, having won the competition twice with Liverpool in 2001 and 2003.

The ties will be played in the weeks starting November 29 and December 6.