EFL Cup draw: Man Utd & Man City discover third-round opponents

The draw for the next stage of the EFL Cup was made on Wednesday night following Newcastle United’s win over Tranmere Rovers.

Manchester United and Manchester City have discovered who they will face in the third round of the EFL Cup.

The draw was made by John Aldridge and John Barnes from Prenton Park, after Newcastle United’s 2-1 win over Tranmere Rovers on Wednesday night.

The highlight of the third round round was City being paired with Chelsea, which will see Raheem Sterling face his former club for the first time since leaving the Etihad in the summer.

The West London side made it to the final of the EFL Cup last season, but were beaten on penaltes by Liverpool.

As for United, they play Aston Villa at Old Trafford. The two sides met in a cup competiton last season, when the Red Devils beat Steven Gerrard’s men in the third round of the FA Cup.

United beat Villa in the FA Cup last season. Credit: Getty.

United fell at the first hurdle in last season’s edition of the EFL Cup however, losing to West Ham United in the third round.

Other notable ties from Wednesday’s third-round draw include Arsenal’s meeting with Brighton & Hove Albion, while Nottingham Forest are set to welcome Tottenham Hotspur to the City Ground.

Liverpool will play League One side Derby County, while Crawley Town’s reward for dumping out Fulham is a trip to Burnley.

Raheem Sterling will be back at the Etihad in the EFL Cup. Credit: Getty.

Draw in full

Leicester City v Newport County, West Ham United v Blackburn Rovers, Wolverhampton Wanderers v Leeds United, Nottingham Forest v Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United v Aston Villa, Bournemouth v Everton, Liverpool v Derby County, Burnley v Crawley Town, Bristol City v Lincoln City, Manchester City v Chelsea, Stevenage United v Charlton Athletic, MK Dons v Morecambe, Newcastle United v Crystal Palace, Southampton v Sheffield Wednesday, Arsenal v Brighton & Hove Albion, Brentford v Gillingham.

When will the third round take place?

The next stage of the EFL Cup will take place on the week commencing 7 November, with 16 ties being played. The dates and times will be confirmed at a later date.