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Carabao Cup: Sunderland travel to Bury in first round

Carabao Cup draw
Image: The Carabao Cup first-round draw was made in Thailand

Sunderland and Aston Villa have been drawn away in the first round of the Carabao Cup, at Bury and Colchester respectively.

The Black Cats, who finished bottom of the Premier League last season, must travel to Gigg Lane on the week commencing Monday, August 7.

Villa suffered a humiliating away defeat against League Two Luton Town at the same stage last season. The Hatters have again been paired with Championship opposition this time round, hosting Ipswich Town.

Wimbledon host Brentford in the South Section while Wigan Athletic have been drawn at home against Blackpool.

Manchester United celebrate winning the EFL Cup with a 3-2 win over Southampton
Image: Manchester United won the league cup last season with a 3-2 win over Southampton

The other relegated clubs from the Premier League, Hull and Middlesbrough, have been given a bye to the second round. The draw was regionalised to avoid long travelling time.

Premier League clubs enter the competition at the second round stage except for those with Champions League entries, who come in for the third round draw.

Carabao Cup First round draw:

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South section

Birmingham City v Crawley Town

Exeter City v Charlton Athletic

QPR v Northampton Town

Newport County v Southend United

Bristol City v Plymouth Argyle

Luton Town v Ipswich Town

Cardiff City v Portsmouth

Millwall v Stevenage

Oxford United v Cheltenham

AFC Wimbledon v Brentford

Norwich City v Swindon Town

Bristol Rovers v Cambridge United

Peterborough United v Barnet

Wycombe Wanderers v Fulham

Colchester United v Aston Villa

Wolves v Yeovil Town

Reading v Gillingham

Forest Green Rovers v MK Dons

North Section

Coventry City v Blackburn Rovers

Nottingham Forest v Shrewsbury Town

Bradford City v Doncaster Rovers

Mansfield Town v Rochdale

Grimsby Town v Derby County

Barnsley v Morecambe

Crewe Alexandra v Bolton Wanderers

Oldham Athletic v Burton Albion

Wigan Athletic v Blackpool

Bury v Sunderland

Sheffield Wednesday v Chesterfield

Accrington Stanley v Preston North End

Fleetwood Town v Carlisle United

Sheffield United v Walsall

Scunthorpe United v Notts County

Rotherham United v Lincoln City

Leeds United v Port Vale

Ties to be played week commencing August 7

Sky Sports will show a selection of live games from each round of this season's competition, and you can catch highlights from every clash on

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