Premier League clubs enter fray in round two draw
The second round draw of the Capital One Cup has taken place, with the pick of the ties, seeing Premier League Fulham travel to Hillsborough to play Sheffield Wednesday.
Wednesday produced the comeback of round one, storming back from 2-0 down to beat Oldham 4-2 on Monday.
Northampton Town’s reward for knocking out last season’s finalists Cardiff City is another home tie with Championship side Wolves.
After coming out on top in their incredible 5-5 draw with Derby via a penalty shootout, Scunthorpe United will be on their travels again, this time to Norwich City.
There is a tasty Midlands derby at the City of Coventry stadium, as Coventry City will battle it out with Birmingham City.
The highest ranked Premier League side that enters this stage is Everton. David Moyes’s team have been given a home draw, against the conquerors of Charlton Athletic, Leyton Orient.
Wigan have a testing trip to Nottingham Forest and Stevenage Borough will be relishing their chances of causing an upset, as they will be hosting Southampton at the Lamex Stadium.
Other highlight ties see Aston Villa meet Tranmere Rovers in a repeat of a League Cup semi-final in 1994, Morecambe travel to Sunderland and Blackburn Rovers go to stadium:mk to face Milton Keynes Dons.
Manchester City, Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur, Newcastle United and defending holders Liverpool, will enter the competition in round three.
Capital One Cup second round draw
Preston North End v Crystal Palace
Watford v Bradford City
Swansea City v Barnsley
Yeovil Town v West Brom
Coventry City v Birmingham City
West Ham United v Crewe Alexandra
Doncaster Rovers v Hull City
Carlisle United v Ipswich Town
Reading v Peterborough United
Sheffield Wednesday v Fulham
Leicester City v Burton Albion
Burnley v Plymouth Argyle
QPR v Walsall
Stevenage Borough v Southampton
Nottingham Forest v Wigan Athletic
Stoke City v Swindon Town
Aston Villa v Tranmere Rovers
Crawley Town v Bolton Wanderers
Gillingham v Middlesbrough
Northampton Town v Wolves
Everton v Leyton Orient
Milton Keynes Dons v Blackburn Rovers
Leeds United v Oxford United
Sunderland v Morecambe
Norwich City v Scunthorpe United
All ties to be played on the week beginning, Monday August 27, 2012
By Simon Wright – Follow me on Twitter @Siwri88
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