CARLING CUP THIRD ROUND DRAW – SECOND ROUND RESULTS
The draw has been made for the Third Round of the 2010-11 Carling Cup, England’s Football League Cup competition, which pits all 92 members of the League in a knock-out style tournament. The Third Round matches will be played the week of September 20.
In what is clearly the draw of the round, Tottenham Hotspur will host bitter North London Rivals Arsenal at White Hart Lane. Both teams enter the competition at the this stage, as the Carling Cup allows passage to the Third Round for teams that are battling for places in European Competition.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has long used this competition to provide experience for his younger talent, but he and his side have died by that very sword at the hands of Tottenham in a 5-1 Semifinal defeat at White Hart Lane in 2008.
The North-London Derby will not be the only all-Premier League tie in the Third Round. Chelsea will host newly promoted Championship Winners Newcastle United and West Bromwich Albion will be at home to take on Manchester City.
Sunderland will take on West Ham United, Stoke and Fulham will renew their relegation battle from last Premier League season and Aston Villa’s US International goalkeeper Brad Freidel will lead the villans back to his old club Blackburn Rovers.
Bolton manager Owen Coyle will return to Burnley, a side he recently managed.
2010 Carling Cup Champions Manchester United will travel to Championship side Scunthorpe and Liverpool will host Northampton.
Liverpool and current holders Manchester United got relatively easy ties as they face struggling League Two side Northampton and Championship side Scunthorpe respectively.
CARLING CUP THIRD ROUND DRAW
Brentford v Everton
Portsmouth v Leicester
Stoke v Fulham
Chelsea v Newcastle
Aston Villa v Blackburn
Tottenham v Arsenal
Millwall v Ipswich
Wolves v Notts County
Burnley v Bolton
Birmingham v MK Dons
Liverpool v Northampton
Scunthorpe v Man Utd
West Brom v Man City
Sunderland v West Ham
Peterborough v Swansea
Wigan v Preston
CARLING CUP SECOND ROUND RESULTS
Everton beat Huddersfield town 5-1 Fulham crushed Port vale 6-0 to advance to the Third Round of the Carling Cup. Meanwhile top flight side Blackpool was eliminated on penalties by MK Dons. Other Premiership sides advancing: Blackburn, Sunderland, West Brom, Bolton, Birmingham City, Wigan, West Ham United and Wolves who advanced 2-1 over Southend United After Extra Time. Newcastle United were tested by Accrington Stanley, but managed to advance 3-2 at the Fraser Eagle Stadium.
The draw for the Third Round will take place on Saturday, August 28. The ties will be played the week beginning September 20.
COMPLETE CARLING CUP SECOND ROUND RESULTS
Accrington Stanley 2–3 Newcastle United
Portsmouth 1–1 Crystal Palace
1–1 after extra time – Portsmouth won 4–3 on penalties
Leeds United 1–2 Leicester City
Wolverhampton Wanderers 1–1 Southend United
Wolverhampton won 2–1 after extra time
Blackburn Rovers 3–1 Norwich City
Milton Keynes Dons 3–3 Blackpool
MK Dons won 4–3 after extra time
Tranmere Rovers 1–3 Swansea City
Everton 5–1 Huddersfield Town
Peterborough United 2–1 Cardiff City
Reading 2–2 Northampton Town
3–3 after extra time – Northampton Town won 4–2 on penalties
Scunthorpe United 4–2 Sheffield Wednesday
Brentford 2–1 Hull City
Sunderland 2–0 Colchester United
Leyton Orient 0–2 West Bromwich Albion
Morecambe 1–3 Burnley
Crewe Alexandra 0–0 Ipswich Town
Ipswich Town won 1–0 after extra time
Watford 1–2 Notts County
West Ham United 1–0 Oxford United
Southampton 0–1 Bolton Wanderers
Bradford City 1–1 Preston North End
Preston North End won 2–1 after extra time
Fulham 6–0 Port Vale
Millwall 2–1 Middlesbrough
Stoke City 2–1 Shrewsbury Town
Hartlepool United 0–3 Wigan Athletic
Thursday, August 26
Birmingham City 3-2 Rochdale