Date: 22nd September 2016 at 7:58am
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By Alex Taylor

Leeds have been drawn at home against Norwich in the last 16 of the League Cup – and supporters on Twitter claimed it offers a realistic chance of progress to the quarter-finals.

The fixture sees the Canaries travel to Elland road in the week beginning 24 October after Leeds beat Blackburn 1-0 in the third round of the competition on Tuesday night.

Manager Gary Monk will be grateful to have avoided a host of Premier League opposition in the draw including Chelsea, Manchester United, Arsenal and Liverpool.

Most supporters on social media were happy with the draw against Norwich while others took the opportunity to express their dislike of Alex Neil’s side.

Here is a selection of the messages on Twitter:

The fixture gives Monk’s side a genuine chance at a place in the quarter-final’s of the competition in which they would likely face top-flight opposition.

The Whites are no strangers to pulling off cup upsets though. Few will have forgotten Jermaine Beckford’s heroics against Manchester United in the FA Cup six years ago.

Beckford bagged the only goal of the third round tie in 2010 to secure a famous victory over their arch rivals.

A win for Monk over Norwich in the clash would continue to ease the pressure on the Leeds boss.

The former Swansea manager faced questions over his future just six league games into his tenure after a 1-0 home defeat by Huddersfield left Leeds in the Championship bottom three.

But two victories over Blackburn either side of a 2-0 win at Cardiff have kick-started Leeds’ season.

In other Leeds news, Monk’s latest squad selection could spell the end of the careers of three players.