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Carabao Cup draw: Manchester United host Burton Albion in third round while Leicester face Liverpool

 

Championship side Burton Albion have landed a trip to Old Trafford in the third round of the Carabao Cup

The third round draw for the League Cup took place this morning with the big boys entering the fray.

Holders Manchester United will face Burton Albion in the third round of a Carabao Cup

Holders Manchester United will face Burton Albion in the third round of a Carabao Cup

Liverpool will head to Leicester in one of the bigger ties of the round

Liverpool will head to Leicester in one of the bigger ties of the round

And Jose Mourinho’s holders landed a favourable draw against the Championship side.

Liverpool, meanwhile, will travel to Leicester in one of the ties of the round while Manchester City visit West Brom.

Arsenal and Chelsea were both handed home draws against Doncaster Rovers and Nottingham Forest respectively.

Tottenham will be forced to wait for their third round tie as the face the winner of the Barnsley vs Derby clash on September 19.

The third round ties will take place in the week beginning September 18.

The draw took place in Beijing at the insanely early time of 4.15am BST, 11.15am local time.

West Brom vs Man City

Everton vs Sunderland

Leicester vs Liverpool

Manchester United vs Burton Albion

Brentford vs Norwich

Wolves vs Bristol Rovers

Burnley vs Leeds

Arsenal vs Doncaster

Bristol City vs Stoke

Reading vs Swansea

Aston Villa vs Middlesbrough

Chelsea vs Nottingham Forest

West Ham vs Bolton

Crystal Palace vs Huddersfield

Tottenham vs Barnsley/Derby

Bournemouth vs Brighton

(Ties to be played week beginning 18 Sept)

Arsenal will face Doncaster Rovers in the third round at the Emirates

Arsenal will face Doncaster Rovers in the third round at the Emirates

Chelsea will be at home against Nottingham Forest in the third round

Chelsea will be at home against Nottingham Forest in the third round

Manchester City face a trip to West Brom in the third round

Manchester City face a trip to West Brom in the third round

That is because new sponsors Carabao, a Thai energy drinks firm, want to extend the coverage to the growing Asian market.

A statement on the EFL website read: “The draw for Round three of the Carabao Cup will take place in Beijing, China on Thursday 24th August 2017.

“Thirty-two clubs are involved in Round Three, with the seven Premier League sides who qualified for UEFA European competitions entering the draw, including last season’s winners Manchester United.

“The draw will take place from approximately 11:15am local time – 4:15am BST – and can be followed live on the EFL’s Carabao Cup Twitter feed.”

It was just the latest in a line of errors since the re-branding of the old League Cup.

In the first round Charlton were seemingly pulled out of the hat on two occasions

In the first round Charlton were seemingly pulled out of the hat on two occasions

The second round draw was also a disaster with John Salako sparking mass confusion

The second round draw was also a disaster with John Salako sparking mass confusion

The first round draw took place in Thailand but somehow had Charlton playing two teams.

The Addicks were drawn out to face an away trip to Exeter… and then again at home to Cheltenham.

The second round draw descended into further chaos when John Salako sparked mass confusion live on TV.

The former Crystal Palace and Reading midfielder lost all grasp of the format when the red ball meant the team pulled out were playing at home and the white was away.

He confidently pulled out Brentford, a white ball, and announced that they were playing at home.

Not only did he make the mistake once, Salako lost all bearings having made the same error four times.

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Chelsea stars including Nathaniel Chalobah take on the Carabao challenge

Source: https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/4310206/carabao-cup-third-round-draw-manchester-united-chelsea-liverpool-arsenal-man-city/

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