Carabao Cup Draw: Cardiff City v Sutton United and More Big Ties

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The draw for the first round of the 2021/22 Carabao Cup first round was made this afternoon. EFL teams, who will make up the entirety of the first round, with Premier League sides not joining until either round two or round three, found out their league fixtures this afternoon too.

A total of 35 ties have been drawn into Northern and Southern sections to limit travelling times for teams in the early rounds of the competition.

Of the relegated Premier League sides, only Sheffield United will contest from the first round. Fulham and West Bromwich Albion will join in round two along with the top-flight sides not playing in European competition.

Carabao Cup Draw

Key Matches

In the Northern section, the obvious point would be Derby County’s tie against Salford City, given their manager, Wayne Rooney, will be friendly with the ownership group at the League Two side.

As well, Carlisle United will be happy with their big trip to Bramall Lane, facing a side who have competed in the Premier League in the last two seasons.

Meanwhile, in the Southern section, Sutton United will see their first-ever League Cup match come at one of the biggest sides in this round in Cardiff City.

In addition, Bournemouth will host MK Dons in this competition for the second time in four seasons, Luton Town make the short trip to Stevenage and a there’s cross-London match-up between Leyton Orient and Queens Park Rangers.

Draw in Full

Northern Section

Sheffield Wednesday v Huddersfield Town

Derby County v Salford City

Hartlepool United v Crewe Alexandra

Shrewsbury Town v Lincoln City

Mansfield Town v Preston North End

Port Vale v Sunderland

Sheffield United v Carlisle United

Blackpool v Middlesbrough

Harrogate Town v Rochdale

Stoke City v Fleetwood Town

Walsall v Doncaster Rovers

Oldham Athletic v Tranmere Rovers

Rotherham United v Accrington Stanley

Barrow v Scunthorpe United

Hull City v Wigan Athletic

Bolton Wanderers v Barnsley

Nottingham Forest v Bradford City

Blackburn Rovers v Morecambe

Southern Section

Cambridge United v Swindon Town

Exeter City v Wycombe Wanderers

Crawley Town v Gillingham

Burton Albion v Oxford United

Coventry City v Northampton Town

Ipswich Town v Newport County

Forest Green Rovers v Bristol City

Reading v Swansea City

Cardiff City v Sutton United

Bournemouth v MK Dons

Bristol Rovers v Cheltenham Town

Peterborough United v Plymouth Argyle

Leyton Orient v Queens Park Rangers

Stevenage v Luton Town

Millwall v Portsmouth

Birmingham City v Colchester United

Charlton Athletic v AFC Wimbledon


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