Aug. 30 (Bloomberg) -- 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 ============================ 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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