Carabao Cup third round draw tonight

  • by Staff Writer
  • Wednesday, 28th August 2019

West Ham United will discover their Carabao Cup third round opponents later this evening.

Manuel Pellegrini's side secured passage through to the third round of the competition courtesy of a 2-0 win against League Two side Newport COunty at Rodney Parade on Tuesday night.

And they will find out who they face next when the draw is made on Wednesday evening following the televised second round clash between Lincoln City - managed by Hammers fan Danny Cowley - and Everton.

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The third round draw will be made at Lincoln's Sincil Bank stadium after 10pm, or slightly later should the Lincoln/Everton tie go to penalties.

West Ham and the 24 other clubs that will have qualified for the third round will be joined by the seven Premier League clubs who were given byes in the second round due to their involvement in European competition.

That ensures that the third round will consist of 32 teams, with ties due to take place in the week commencing Monday 23 September.

West Ham have never won the competition in all its formats, but have reached the final on two occasions - against West Bromwich Albion in 1966 and versus Liverpool in 1981, when the Hammers took the European champions to a replay at Villa Park.

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* One club the Hammers definitely won't be facing in the third round this season is Millwall.

Despite leading 2-0 at Oxford Utd with just a few minutes of normal time remaining in last night's second round tie, the Lions were sent crashing out on penalties after two late goals for the home side sent the game into a shootout.

The remaining dates for this year's Carabao Cup competition are as follows:

Third Round: w/c 23 September
Fourth Round: w/c 28 October
Quarter Finals: w/c 16 December
Semi Finals (1st Leg): w/c 6 January
Semi Finals (2nd Leg): w/c 27 January
Final: Sunday 1 March

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