Premier League Giants Brace for Tough Lower League Tests in Carabao Cup Draw

By Xorkpe Sosu 3 Min Read

In the third round of the Carabao Cup, Newcastle has been drawn to face the reigning champions Manchester City, adding an exciting match to the lineup.

The draw followed the completion of the second round matches, pitting last season’s finalists against Pep Guardiola’s team, which has secured the trophy four times.

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Meanwhile, Manchester United, the current title holders, are set to play against Crystal Palace. Erik ten Hag, their manager, aims for consecutive victories in the competition.

Arsenal’s next challenge involves a trip to face their London rivals, Brentford. This matchup could potentially see goalkeeper David Raya facing off against his former team.

Following challenging encounters for several Premier League teams against opponents from lower leagues, the draw for the third round unfolded.

Carabao Cup's Third Round Unveils Thrilling Matchups Including Newcastle vs. Manchester City
Premier League Giants Brace for Tough Lower League Tests in Carabao Cup Draw

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In a significant upset from the previous night, The Blades suffered the most unexpected defeat. Their match against League One’s Lincoln ended in a goalless draw at home before they were eventually eliminated in a penalty shootout.

Chelsea, after their successful £115 million acquisition of Moises Caicedo, will be taking on Brighton. Chelsea faced a tense moment but managed to advance to the third round.

They secured a 2-1 victory, with World Cup winner Fernandez coming off the bench to score after League Two Wimbledon took an initial lead in the first half.

Everton has earned a match against Aston Villa after a hard-fought 2-1 victory over Doncaster from League Two. Their win was secured with late second-half goals from their new signing for £25 million, Beto, and Arnaut Danjuma.

In a recent Tuesday match, Spurs’ journey in the tournament was cut short by Fulham in a penalty shootout. Despite their strong performance under new manager Ange Postecoglou in the Premier League, they couldn’t secure a win in this competition.

At Anfield, Liverpool is set to encounter Leicester City in the upcoming stage of the competition, as the Reds join the fray in the third round owing to their engagements in the Europa League. The matches are scheduled for the week starting September 25th.

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