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Man United take on Man City at Old Trafford in the EFL Cup

“Man United v Man City and West Ham v Chelsea could break an EFL Cup record”

Attendances for the fourth-round are expected to pass 300,000 – setting a new high tally for the competition.

Since the League Cup was first played in the 1960/61 season the biggest aggregate attendance for fourth-round matches is 292,000.

But with mega crowds expected at Old Trafford and the London Stadium tonight – that record is set to be broken.

Manchester United welcome rivals Manchester City to Old Trafford with a crowd of 70,000-plus likely.

Around 60,000 are likely to pass through the turnstiles in east London as West Ham tackle Chelsea.

And there could be a decent turnout on the south coast too where Southampton take on struggling Sunderland.

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West Ham take on Chelsea at the London Stadium

Those big attendances come after a bumper Tuesday night for the competition.

Liverpool drew 53,000 for their win over Tottenham while almost 60,000 watched Arsenal beat Reading 2-0.

A further 49,000 were at St James’ Park for Newcastle’s 6-0 rout of Preston.

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Liverpool drew a big Anfield crowd against Tottenham

A combined total of around 38,000 were at Ashton Gate and Elland Road for Hull’s win at Bristol City and Leeds’ penalty shootout drama against Norwich.

That makes for a combined tally of more than 200,000 in last night’s five EFL Cup matches.

And with two big City derbies tonight, the 300,000 attendance mark is likely to be smashed.