Football: Dzeko double helps Man City book League Cup semi-final spot

Manchester City's Edin Dzeko (right) scores past Leicester City's Kasper Schmeichel during their English League Cup quarter-final soccer match at the King Power stadium in Leicester, central England, on Dec 17, 2013. Dzeko scored twice as Manche
Manchester City's Edin Dzeko (right) scores past Leicester City's Kasper Schmeichel during their English League Cup quarter-final soccer match at the King Power stadium in Leicester, central England, on Dec 17, 2013. Dzeko scored twice as Manchester City booked their place in the League Cup semi-finals with a 3-1 win at second-tier Leicester City on Tuesday. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

LONDON (REUTERS) - Edin Dzeko scored twice as free-scoring Manchester City booked their place in the League Cup semi-finals with a 3-1 win at second-tier Leicester City on Tuesday.

Dzeko made his case for a more regular starting spot in City's star-studded line-up with goals either side of halftime after Aleksandar Kolarov had given the visitors an early lead.

Lloyd Dyer grabbed a consolation for Leicester. Sunderland's all-Premier League quarter-final against Chelsea headed into extra-time with the scores level 1-1.

Stoke City host Manchester United and managerless Tottenham Hotspur take on West Ham United in the last two quarter-finals on Wednesday.