EFL requests ‘full explanation’ from Twitter over Carabao Cup draw farce

• ‘Minor technical glitch’ delays quarter-final draw by almost two hours
• Bristol City drawn to face Manchester United at Ashton Gate

For fans of the eight clubs still involved, it was the moment they had been waiting for all day. Featuring Question of Sport captains Matt Dawson and Phil Tufnell, the draw for the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup had been heavily trailed to take place at 4pm on Thursday in a live stream from Twitter’s headquarters in London.

After a series of mishaps including the draw for the first round descending into farce when Charlton appeared to be paired with both Exeter and Cheltenham, followed by widespread bemusement when the Thai energy drink company decided to hold the third round draw in Beijing at 4.15am UK-time, surely nothing could go wrong this time?

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