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Carabao Cup Second Round Draw

Leicester have been drawn to play Joey Barton’s Fleetwood in the second round of the Carabao Cup.

The tie will see Foxes striker Jamie Vardy play against his former side. The 31-year-old joined Leicester from Fleetwood back in 2012.

Manuel Pellegrini’s will also travel to League One opposition in Wimbledon.

The all-Premier League tie of the round sees Brighton welcome Southampton.

League Two side Exeter have been rewarded for their penalty shootout win over Championship side Ipswich on Tuesday night with a trip to Premier League newcomers Fulham.

Everton face Rotherham while Newcastle travel to Championship outfit Nottingham Forest.

Out of the other Premier League sides in the competition at the second-round stage Cardiff were drawn against Norwich, face a trip to Swansea, Bournemouth welcome MK Dons of League Two, Watford travel to Reading and Huddersfield face Stoke.

Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds welcome Championship rivals Preston while Frank Lampard’s Derby also face an all-Championship tie with a trip to Hull.

The ties, split into north and south sections, will be played the week commencing Monday, August 27.


Brighton v Southampton
QPR v Bristol Rovers
AFC Wimbledon v West Ham
Fulham v Exeter
Wycombe v Forest Green
Cardiff v Norwich
Millwall v Plymouth
Brentford v Cheltenham
Swansea v Crystal Palace
Newport v Oxford
Bournemouth v MK Dons
Reading v Watford

Leicester v Fleetwood
Leeds v Preston
Sheffield Wednesday v Wolves
Nottingham Forest v Newcastle
Doncaster v Blackpool
Burton v Aston Villa
Hull v Derby
Middlesbrough v Rochdale
v Rotherham
Blackburn v Lincoln
v Mansfield
Walsall v Macclesfield
Stoke v Huddersfield