EFL Cup: Big Battles for Aribo, Awoniyi and Dennis in Semi-final Pairings

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The draw for the EFL Cup has been held and the Nigerian contingent; Joe Aribo, Taiwo Awoniyi and Emmanuel Dennis, in the competition have been handed semi-final testy fixtures.

On Wednesday, following the conclusion of the quarter-final matches which included a major cup upset between Southampton and Manchester City, the SF draw result was published.

Nottingham Forest beat Wolves 4-3 on penalties after settling for 1-1 in regular time. Awoniyi was absent from the match day squad, but Dennis came off the bench in the second half.

On their part, the Saints humbled Pep Guardiola’s side 2-0, but Aribo was an unused substitute.

In the semi-final, Nottingham Forest take on Manchester United, while Southampton were paired with Newcastle United.

The first legs of the Cup semi-final will hold in the week commencing January 23, while the second legs are scheduled for a week later.

Southampton and Newcastle United are the only semi-finalists at this year’s competition who have never won it.

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