Sheffield United: Saints march on to Bramall Lane in Cup

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Sheffield United’s reward for their Capital One Cup fourth-round win over MK Dons is a home quarter-final tie against Premier League high-flyers Southampton.

The Saints booked their own place in the last eight with a dramatic 3-2 win over Stoke last night.

It was their second win over Stoke in the space of five days, but last night’s match was much more eventful than Saturday’s 1-0 Premier League victory, with Graziano Pelle netting his second goal to make it 3-2 two minutes from time at the Britannia Stadium.

Saints looked in control at half-time at two up through Pelle and Shane Long’s first for the club, but Stoke levelled through Steven Nzonzi and Mame Biram Diouf.

However, moments after Stoke substitute Peter Crouch was sent off, Pelle grabbed his second to earn Southampton their ninth win in 10 games.

Tottenham advanced with a 2-0 victory against out-of-form Brighton at White Hart Lane and secured a home tie against Newcastle, who knocked out holders Manchester City 2-0.

Rolando Aarons and substitute Moussa Sissoko got the goals against a lacklustre City side who looked out of sorts for a third straight match and also lost David Silva to injury with only days to go before the derby against Manchester United.

It was another big result for Newcastle manager Alan Pardew, who is feeling the pressure ease after back-to-back league wins. The second of those vital Premier League victories came on Sunday at White Hart Lane.

Elsewhere, Chelsea will travel to Derby, while Liverpool have been drawn away to Bournemouth, who knocked out West Brom on Tuesday night.