Leeds & Brighton draw big guns in cup

Manchester United have been drawn against Simon Grayson’s Leeds United in the third round of the Carling cup giving Sir Alex Ferguson the chance to avenge the Red Devils FA cup exit from 2009.

The clash at Elland Road looks the pick of the draw although Gus Poyet will be hoping his Brighton side, impressive thus far in the Championship can cause an upset when they face Liverpool at home.

Elsewhere Arsenal will play Shrewsbury, Chelsea face a tough tie against fellow premiership side Fulham with big spending Manchester City up against last season’s winner Birmingham.

Everton v West, Spurs away to Stoke and Aston Villa’s clash with Bolton are the other all premier league games in the third round.

Carling Cup third-round draw:
Cardiff v Leicester
Wolves v Millwall
Chelsea v Fulham
Aldershot or Carlisle v Rochdale
Arsenal v Shrewsbury
Burnley v MK Dons
Leeds v Manchester United
Brighton v Liverpool
Nottingham Forest v Newcastle
Manchester City v Birmingham
Blackburn v Leyton Orient or Bristol Rovers
Swindon or Southampton v Charlton or Preston
Everton v West Brom
Crystal Palace or Wigan v Middlesbrough
Aston Villa v Bolton
Stoke v Tottenham.
Ties to be played in the week commencing Monday, September 19.


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