Capital One Cup Second Round Draw

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The draw for the Capital One Cup second round was made last night straight after Doncaster Rovers dumped rivals Leeds United out of the competition on penalties. A host of lower league sides were in the draw thanks to a number of upsets in the first round.

Northampton Town, who piled more misery onto Blackpool with a 3-0 win in the first round, have been rewarded with a trip up North to face Steve McClaren’s Newcastle United. Walsall and Brighton have both tasted victories over Nottingham Forest this season in the cup and league respectively, and they meet in the second round at The Banks’s Stadium in Walsall.

Port Vale dumped out former Premier League side Burnley in round one and now make a relatively short trip to a Premier League side in the Black Country as West Brom host the Valiants. Oxford are on the road again after an excellent 4-0 demolition of Brentford, this time making a journey North to Sheffield Wednesday. Barnet, who beat Millwall after extra time have been rewarded with an exciting tie in Wolverhampton, and Bournemouth fans face a gruelling 330 mile trip to Hartlepool.

The other two newly promoted Premier League sides, Norwich City and Watford, face Rotherham United and Preston North End.

West Midlands police will have their hands full too, as in a weird coincidence all of the West Midlands sides, Aston Villa, Birmingham City, Walsall, West Brom and Wolves were handed home ties.

As for Stoke City, Shaqiri may be used to Milan and Munich but will have a reality check when The Potters travel to Kenilworth Road to take on League Two side Luton Town under the lights. Mason Holgate, who signed for Everton yesterday from Barnsley may be coming up against his former club sooner than expected as these two sides were drawn together.

Here is a full list of the Capital One Cup second round draw to be played the week commencing 24th August:

Aston Villa vs Notts County

Walsall vs Brighton & Hove Albion

Crystal Palace vs Shrewsbury Town

Sheffield Wednesday vs Oxford United

Portsmouth vs Reading

Hartlepool United vs AFC Bournemouth

Fulham vs Sheffield United

MK Dons vs Cardiff City

Hull City vs Rochdale

Sunderland vs Exeter City

Bury vs Leicester City

Doncaster Rovers vs Ipswich Town

Rotherham United vs Norwich City

Swansea City vs York City

QPR vs Carlisle United

Barnsley vs Everton

Peterborough United vs Charlton Athletic

Birmingham City vs Gillingham

Newcastle United vs Northampton Town

West Bromwich Albion vs Port Vale

Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Barnet

Burton Albion vs Middlesbrough

Luton Town vs Stoke City

Preston North End vs Watford