Carabao Cup third-round draw: Man City at Preston while Liverpool travel to MK Dons

Portsmouth to face Southampton in derby and Colchester drawn at home to Tottenham, with Man Utd set to host Rochdale

Raheem Sterling scored the winning penalty as Manchester City retained the Carabao Cup earlier this year
Image: Raheem Sterling scored the winning penalty as Manchester City retained the Carabao Cup earlier this year

Carabao Cup holders Manchester City will be away at Preston when they make their bow in the competition this year.

Champions League winners Liverpool will travel to MK Dons and another League One side, Rochdale, can look forward to a trip to Old Trafford to face Manchester United.

League Two Colchester upset Crystal Palace on penalties on Tuesday and have been rewarded with a tie at home to Tottenham.

Crawley upset Norwich on Tuesday night and their reward is a home game against Championship Stoke.

Chelsea - who lost on penalties in last year's final - have home advantage against Grimsby or Macclesfield, whose second-round game was abandoned due to a waterlogged pitch.

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Image: Crawley will face Stoke after beating Norwich on Tuesday

There will be a south-coast derby at Fratton Park between League One Portsmouth and Premier League side Southampton.

Pompey won 2-0 at Championship QPR on Wednesday and assistant manager Joe Gallen said of the draw: "It's great.

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"I really love derby games and I think it's brilliant that we're now going to play Southampton."

Brighton will host Aston Villa in an all-Premier League tie, West Ham face a potentially tricky trip to League One Oxford, while Bournemouth play last season's semi-finalists Burton, Leicester visit Luton and Everton travel to Sheffield Wednesday.

Arsenal host Nottingham Forest, Wolves entertain Reading, Swansea visit Watford and Sheffield United meet Sunderland at Bramall Lane.

Third-round draw:

Wolves vs Reading

Oxford vs West Ham

Watford vs Swansea

Brighton vs Aston Villa

Sheffield United vs Sunderland

Colchester vs Tottenham

Portsmouth vs Southampton

Burton vs Bournemouth

Preston North End vs Manchester City

MK Dons vs Liverpool

Manchester United vs Rochdale

Luton vs Leicester City

Chelsea vs Grimsby or Macclesfield

Sheffield Wednesday vs Everton

Arsenal vs Nottingham Forest

Crawley Town vs Stoke City

(Ties will be played in the week commencing September 23.)

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