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Capital One Cup quarter-final draw:
Derby v Chelsea
Tottenham v Newcastle
Bournemouth v Liverpool
Sheffield United v Southampton
Matches to be played in the week commencing December 15
Ryan Taylor described it as a "dream come true" as he basked in the glory of both Newcastle's 2-0 win over Manchester City and his return from a two-year injury nightmare.
The Magpies caught City cold at the Etihad, with strikes from Rolando Aarons and Moussa Sissoko booking a Capital One Cup quarter-final at Tottenham.
But the feel-good story of the evening was the long-awaited return to action of right back Taylor, who has been sidelined with successive cruciate ligament problems since 2012.
"A dream, everything, it all came true tonight," he told Sky Sports. "Two years of hard graft for myself just to get back playing football is a big thing for me, but what a performance that was from the lads."