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Bristol City’s match against Manchester United to be broadcast on national television

The match will be played at Ashton Gate on December 20th. Credit: ITV West Country

Bristol City’s Carabao Cup quarter-final tie with Manchester United will be shown live on national television.

Sky Sports will broadcast the match which will be played at Ashton Gate on Wednesday, December 20th (8pm kick-off).

City have already beaten Plymouth Argyle, Watford, Stoke City and Crystal Palace en route to the last eight.

The club says it will confirm its plans for ticket sales and pricing next week.

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Bristol City to face Manchester United in Carabao Cup quarter-final

City are the only team from outside the Premier League who are still in the competition. Credit: ITV West Country

Bristol City have been drawn at home against Manchester United in the quarter finals of the Carabao Cup.

City are the only team from outside the Premier League who are still in the competition and will now face the Red Devils at Ashton Gate.

The West Country side booked their place in the quarter finals with a 4-1 win over Crystal Palace in the round of 16.

The draw for the quarter finals was delayed by more than an hour following technical problems.

City fan and comedian Mark Watson has made an unusual pledge if the Robins win the cup.

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Chiefs' Simmonds called up to England squad for first time

Simmonds is an important part of the Chiefs' back-row. Credit: PA

Exeter Chiefs' Sam Simmonds has been called up to the England rugby squad for the first time ahead of the Autumn internationals.

The back-row joins up with England for matches against Argentina Australia and Samoa in November.

Simmonds' teammates Henry Slade and Harry Williams are also in the squad.

Champions Exeter currently sit second in the league, a point behind Saracens.

England head coach Eddie Jones has also included Bath players Anthony Watson, Jonathan Joseph, Charlie Ewels, Zach Mercer, Sam Underhill and Tom Dunn.

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Plymouth Argyle gain new keeper on Emergency Goalkeeper Loan

Remi Matthews joins the team from Norwich City. Credit: Plymouth Argyle

Plymouth Argyle have gained a new goalkeeper on an Emergency Goalkeeper Loan.

23-year-old Remi Matthews joins the team from Sky Bet Championship side Norwich City.

He made 17 appearances for Hamilton Academical in the Scottish Premiership last season.

Graduating from Norwich City Academy and playing at Norwich City Football Club from 2014, Remi has gone out on loan to League One with Burton Albion and Doncaster Rovers. He has now just signed a new contract at Norwich City.

Remi will go play in Argyle's match against AFC Wimbledon on Saturday, 21 October, wearing the 34 shirt.

The signing is subject to the normal paperwork requirements being completed satisfactorily.

Cricketer James Hildreth to walk 130 miles for Children's Hospice

James Hildreth plays for Somerset County Cricket Club. Credit: PA

Cricketer James Hildreth will be trading in his bat for his walking boots today, 18 October.

The Somerset County Cricket Club batsman will begin a 130mile walk in aid of the Children's Hospice South West.

He will set off from the Little Bridge House in Barnstable, along the South West Coastal Path to Little Harbour in St Austell

He aims to arrive in Cornwall on Saturday, 21 October.

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