Newcastle get Leicester in all-Premier League clash in EFL Cup round two draw
CARABAO CUP DRAW: Newcastle host Leicester in all-Premier League clash while Nottingham Forest get home tie against arch-rivals Derby
All Premier League teams outside the top seven were in Tuesday evening’s draw following the first round results.
Newcastle and Leicester’s clash was the main high-profile match with the two teams being drawn against each other in the Northern section.
Steve Bruce’s Newcastle have drawn Premier League rivals Leicester in EFL Cup second round
A date for the clash has not yet been set but all second round ties are scheduled to take place sometime in the week commencing August 26.
The next biggest eye-catching tie to emerge from the draw was the East Midlands derby between Nottingham Forest and Derby.
Elsewhere, Lincoln will attempt to be giant killers again against Everton, having narrowly been beaten by the Premier League side in the FA Cup last term.
EFL SECOND ROUND SOUTH DRAW
Plymouth v Reading
Crawley Town v Norwich
Newport v West Ham
Oxford v Millwall
Watford v Coventry
Swansea v Cambridge
Cardiff v Luton
Bristol Rovers v Brighton
Crystal Palace v Colchester
Fulham v Southampton
Bournemouth v Forest Green Rovers
Southend v MK Dons
QPR v Portsmouth
EFL SECOND ROUND NORTH DRAW
Crewe v Aston Villa
Lincoln v Everton
Leeds v Stoke
Sheffield United v Blackburn
Rotherham v Sheffield Wednesday/ Bury
Newcastle v Leicester
Burton v Morecambe
Burnley v Sunderland
Nottingham Forest v Derby
Grimsby Town v Macclesfield
Preston North End v Hull
Rochdale v Carlisle
Forest Green Rovers are set for another big away day, having beaten Charlton at The Valley on penalties on Tuesday night as they were drawn against Bournemouth.
While Watford drew a home tie against Coventry, West Ham will travel to Newport, who have a decent history in cup competitions in recent years and Southampton face a trip to Fulham.
Other Premier League clubs in the draw include Aston Villa, who will face Crewe away and Sheffield United, who host Blackburn.
Leeds were pitted against Stoke after sweeping aside Class of 92-back side Salford.