Liverpool Opens League Cup Title Defense Against West Bromwich

Liverpool will open defense of its English League Cup soccer title by visiting West Bromwich Albion, one of five all-Premier League matchups in the third round.

Manchester United hosts Newcastle and Aston Villa visits Manchester City. Queens Park Rangers hosts Reading and Wigan is at West Ham in the other games between top-flight teams.

Arsenal and Chelsea will each host teams from the second tier Championship. Arsenal will face Coventry and Chelsea plays Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Third-round games in England’s second-tier club competition will be played the week beginning Sept. 24.

CARLING CUP THIRD-ROUND DRAW
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Manchester United vs Newcastle
Manchester City vs Aston Villa
MK Dons vs Sunderland
West Brom vs Liverpool
Crawley vs Swansea
QPR vs Reading
Norwich vs Doncaster
Bradford vs Burton
Preston vs Middlesbrough
Arsenal vs Coventry
Southampton vs Sheffield Wednesday
Chelsea vs Wolverhampton
Carlisle vs Tottenham
Swindon vs Burnley
West Ham vs Wigan
Leeds vs Everton

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