Carabao Cup draw LIVE: Newcastle, Everton, Leeds and more learn second-round fixtures

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The draw for the for the Carabao Cup second round takes place on Wednesday night, with Premier League clubs not involved in European competition set to enter the fray against their lower-league rivals. That means the likes of Everton, Southampton and Newcastle United will be involved, as well as the three newly promoted outfits - a couple of which have been big-spending this summer already.

Last season it was Liverpool who triumphed at Wembley, beating Chelsea in a penalty shoot-out to claim a record ninth League Cup success. They, and other teams playing in Europe, enter the competition from the third-round stage, so there’s one more hurdle to navigate for sides from the EFL if they want a big match against the nation’s finest.

Eight first-round ties will be played during the evening ahead of the draw, with 35 winners from the first round going through to join Burnley, Watford and 13 Premier League teams who enter from this point. The draw remains regionalised for the second round to cut travel costs and time, with a northern and a southern section.

Follow the build-up and reaction to the Carabao Cup second-round draw below:

Carabao Cup second round draw LIVE

  • Middlesbrough knocked out by Barnsley as Blackburn and Sheffield Wednesday win

  • Dates of second-round fixtures and final at Wembley

  • Relegated Norwich host promoted Bournemouth

  • Leeds to face Barnsley while Everton head to Fleetwood

  • Newcastle face away day at Tranmere, Bradford host Blackburn

  • Full list of second-round fixtures: Northern section

  • Full list of second-round fixtures: Southern section

Carabao Cup second round draw - live

22:45 , Michael Jones

Liverpool, Manchester City, Chelsea, Tottenham, Arsenal, Manchester United and West Ham weren’t in tonight’s draw as they are the top seven Premier League teams taking part in European competition this season.

Liverpool, Man City, Chelsea and Spurs are all involved in the Champions League, Arsenal and Man Utd are playing in the Europa League with West Ham competing in the Conference League.

They get exemptions in the Carabao Cup until the third round when they will be included in the draw.

Carabao Cup second round draw - live

22:36 , Michael Jones

Fleetwood’s Highbury Stadium has a capacity of just 5,327. That means a small allocation for travelling Everton fans who’ll make the shortish journey up the coast to take on the League One side.

Carabao Cup second round draw - live

22:31 , Michael Jones

There are some juicy fixtures for the second round especially for some of the lower league clubs. Tranmere hosting Newcastle and Fleetwood welcoming Everton are a couple of standouts in the Northern section.

Down south, Oxford Utd should give Crystal Palace a good game at the Kassam Stadium but the tie of the round is between recently relegated Championship club Norwich City who face recently promoted Premier League side Bournemouth.

Carabao Cup second round draw - live

22:22 , Michael Jones

Here is the Carabao Cup second round draw in full.

Southern Section:

Stevenage vs Peterborough

Norwich vs Bournemouth

Newport vs Portsmouth

Oxford vs Crystal Palace

Watford vs MK Dons

Colchester vs Brentford

Wycombe vs Bristol City

Walsall vs Charlton

Crawley vs Fulham

Cambridge vs Southampton

Gillingham vs Exeter

Forest Green vs Brighton

Carabao Cup second round draw - live

22:18 , Michael Jones

Here is the Carabao Cup second round draw in full.

Northern Section:

Bolton vs Aston Villa

Derby vs West Brom/Sheffield Utd

Wolves vs Preston

Leeds vs Barnsley

Fleetwood vs Everton

Sheffield Wednesday vs Rochdale

Tranmere vs Newcastle

Rotherham vs Morecambe

Barrow vs Lincoln

Stockport vs Leicester

Bradford vs Blackburn

Grimsby vs Nottingham Forest

Shrewsbury vs Burnley

Carabao Cup second round draw - live

22:15 , Michael Jones

Barrow will take on Lincoln.

Stockport County welcome Leicester City.

Bradford play Blackburn.

Grimsby face Notttingham Forest and finally...

Shrewsbury host Burnley.

Carabao Cup second round draw - live

22:13 , Michael Jones

Sheffield Wednesday are at home against Rochdale.

Tranmere Rovers play Newcastle.

Rotherham face Morecambe.

Carabao Cup second round draw - live

22:10 , Michael Jones

Wolves take on Preston.

Leeds face Barnsley.

Fleetwood play Everton.

Carabao Cup second round draw - live

22:09 , Michael Jones

Now for the Northern section draw. Out first is...

League One’s Bolton, they face Aston Villa.

Derby County are drawn against West Brom or Sheffield Utd who play each other tomorrow.

Carabao Cup second round draw - live

22:07 , Michael Jones

Gillingham play Exeter.

Forest Green Rovers have never made it past round two and they’ll have to defeat Brighton to do so this year.

Carabao Cup second round draw - live

22:06 , Michael Jones

Next out is Walsall vs Charlton.

Crawley with face Premier League side Fulham.

Cambridge United welcome Southampton.

Carabao Cup second round draw - live

22:06 , Michael Jones

Oxford Utd face Crystal Palace.

Watford take on MK Dons.

Colchester United play Brentford and Wycombe are drawn with Bristol City.

Carabao Cup second round draw - live

22:04 , Michael Jones

Stevenage are first out of the bowl and they’ll face Peterborough.

Next up is Norwich vs Bournemouth and Newport County vs Portsmouth.

Carbao Cup second round draw - live

22:00 , Karl Matchett

It’s not long until the matches we’re about to watch picked out are actually played.

The EFL have already confirmed Round Two ties will take place week commencing 22 August.

Worth a quick look ahead to - the final this year will of course be at Wembley and will be played on Sunday 26 February, 2023.

Carbao Cup second round draw - live

21:54 , Karl Matchett

Now the confirmed numbers and teams on each side of the draw - just one first-round tie to play, which is West Brom vs Sheffield United tomorrow night.

Northern section sides

  • 1 Aston Villa

  • 2 Barrow

  • 3 Bolton Wanderers

  • 4 Bradford City

  • 5 Burnley

  • 6 Derby County

  • 7 Everton

  • 8 Fleetwood Town

  • 9 Grimsby Town

  • 10 Leeds United

  • 11 Leicester City

  • 12 Lincoln City

  • 13 Morecambe

  • 14 Newcastle United

  • 15 Nottingham Forest

  • 16 Preston North End

  • 17 Rochdale

  • 18 Shrewsbury Town

  • 19 Stockport County

  • 20 Tranmere Rovers

  • 21 Wolverhampton Wanderers

  • 22 Blackburn Rovers

  • 23 Barnsley

  • 24 Rotherham United

  • 25 Sheffield Wednesday

  • 26 West Bromwich Albion or Sheffield United

Southern section sides

  • 1 AFC Bournemouth

  • 2 Brentford

  • 3 Brighton and Hove Albion

  • 4 Cambridge United

  • 5 Charlton Athletic

  • 6 Colchester United

  • 7 Crawley Town

  • 8 Crystal Palace

  • 9 Exeter City

  • 10 Forest Green Rovers

  • 11 Fulham

  • 12 Gillingham

  • 13 Milton Keynes Dons

  • 14 Newport County

  • 15 Norwich City

  • 16 Oxford United

  • 17 Portsmouth

  • 18 Southampton

  • 19 Stevenage

  • 20 Walsall

  • 21 Watford

  • 22 Wycombe Wanderers

  • 23 Bristol City

  • 24 Peterborough United

Carbao Cup second round draw - live

21:50 , Karl Matchett

Ok all the games are finished and we have our final six sides through to the next round. The most dramatic of those saw Barnsley hit a 90th-minute winner at Middlesbrough!

Blackburn 4-0 Hartlepool

Sheffield Wednesday 2-0 Sunderland

Middlesbrough 0-1 Barnsley

Port Vale 1-2 Rotherham

Coventry 1-4 Bristol City

Plymouth 0-2 Peterborough

Carbao Cup second round draw - live

21:35 , Karl Matchett

As the games are ending we’ll clear up the first-round results from tonight, but here are the ball numbers for each club/potential clubs, ahead of the second-round draw:

Northern section sides

  • 1 Aston Villa

  • 2 Barrow

  • 3 Bolton Wanderers

  • 4 Bradford City

  • 5 Burnley

  • 6 Derby County

  • 7 Everton

  • 8 Fleetwood Town

  • 9 Grimsby Town

  • 10 Leeds United

  • 11 Leicester City

  • 12 Lincoln City

  • 13 Morecambe

  • 14 Newcastle United

  • 15 Nottingham Forest

  • 16 Preston North End

  • 17 Rochdale

  • 18 Shrewsbury Town

  • 19 Stockport County

  • 20 Tranmere Rovers

  • 21 Wolverhampton Wanderers

  • 22 Blackburn Rovers or Hartlepool United

  • 23 Middlesbrough or Barnsley

  • 24 Port Vale or Rotherham United

  • 25 Sheffield Wednesday or Sunderland AFC

  • 26 West Bromwich Albion or Sheffield United

Southern section sides

  • 1 AFC Bournemouth

  • 2 Brentford

  • 3 Brighton & Hove Albion

  • 4 Cambridge United

  • 5 Charlton Athletic

  • 6 Colchester United

  • 7 Crawley Town

  • 8 Crystal Palace

  • 9 Exeter City

  • 10 Forest Green Rovers

  • 11 Fulham

  • 12 Gillingham

  • 13 Milton Keynes Dons

  • 14 Newport County

  • 15 Norwich City

  • 16 Oxford United

  • 17 Portsmouth

  • 18 Southampton

  • 19 Stevenage

  • 20 Walsall

  • 21 Watford

  • 22 Wycombe Wanderers

  • 23 Coventry City or Bristol City

  • 24 Plymouth Argyle or Peterborough United

Carbao Cup second round draw - live

21:28 , Karl Matchett

Here’s a rundown of the last 10 years in the Carabao Cup - with one team particularly dominant. Last year, Man City were knocked out by West Ham on penalties in the fourth round, before Liverpool went on to beat Chelsea in the final. They did the same in the FA Cup later in the campaign, of course.

  • 2022 - Liverpool 0-0 Chelsea (LIV on pens)

  • 2021 - Man City 1-0 Spurs

  • 2020 - Man City 2-1 Villa

  • 2019 - Man City 0-0 Chelsea (MCI on pens)

  • 2018 - Man City 3-0 Arsenal

  • 2017 - Man United 3-2 Southampton

  • 2016 - Man City 1-1 Liverpool (MCI on pens)

  • 2015 - Chelsea 2-0 Spurs

  • 2014 - Man City 3-1 Sunderland

  • 2013 - Swansea 5-0 Bradford City

Carbao Cup second round draw - live

21:24 , Karl Matchett

Current scores in the games going on tonight include Blackburn thrashing Hartlepool, Sheffield Wednesday seeing off Sunderland, Middlesbrough and Barnsley drawing 0-0 and Bristol City clear of Coventry.

Chelsea left wondering what might’ve been as Timo Werner coup ends in failure

21:21 , Karl Matchett

A quick look at the latest from the Premier League as we await the culmination of tonight’s games: Richard Jolly analyses a big move from Chelsea which ended with rather a whimper, as Timo Werner goes back from whence he came.

It was day two of Project Restart in the Premier League. As grounds were emptied, belts were tightened. Or most of them, anyway. Chelsea took advantage of others’ inability to spend, turning to the bank of Roman. They activated Timo Werner’s release clause at RB Leipzig. It was a time when deploying Roman Abramovich’s funds seemed more of a legitimate ploy. And, as budgets were frozen amid uncertainty elsewhere, Chelsea stole a march on the European elite by snapping up the Bundesliga’s two most coveted young talents.

A seemingly Real Madrid-bound Kai Havertz was redirected to Stamford Bridge. Werner, who had long looked headed for Liverpool, joined his compatriot in London. Havertz has a Champions League final winner to show for a mixed time at Chelsea, along with the possibility potential will be realised. Werner has the medal but as he retreats to back to Leipzig, it is for around half his initial price. A £25m transfer fee would amount to a similar loss for Chelsea. Coupled with the probability that they will end up writing off far more on Romelu Lukaku, after his reunion came in the form of a loan back to Inter Milan, and the last examples of Abramovich’s largesse have not had the desired benefits for Chelsea. Rather than inheriting a potent attack, perhaps Clearlake Capital bought problems.

Chelsea left wondering what might’ve been as Timo Werner coup ends in failure

Carabao Cup draw: When is the second-round draw and how can I watch?

21:15 , Karl Matchett

The draw for the second round of the 2022/23 Carabao Cup will take place on Wednesday evening as a number of Premier League teams enter the fray and learn who they will face as they begin their pursuit of silverware.

The first round consists of Championship, League One and League Two clubs battling it out - with the majority of those ties taking place on Tuesday and Wednesday evening, although third-tier Cambridge stunned higher-division opponents in the form of Millwall with a 1-0 win in the opening fixture of this year’s competition last week.

However, the 13 Premier League clubs not competing in European competition this season join for the second round, as they begin their journey to succeed Liverpool as Carabao Cup champions, after the Reds beat Chelsea 11-10 on penalties following a 0-0 draw in February’s final.

All you need to know to follow the draw on TV as well as live here with us:

Carabao Cup draw: When is the second-round draw and how can I watch?

Cody Gakpo responds to Manchester United transfer interest

21:11 , Karl Matchett

Cody Gakpo has hinted that PSV securing Champions League football could see him opt against a move to Manchester United.

The 23-year-old Netherlands international is the latest name to be linked with Old Trafford as new manager Erik ten Hag seeks to strengthen his squad in the final weeks of the summer transfer window.

United are yet to open talks with Gakpo or PSV but - as reported by The Independent on Tuesday - their interest in the winger is known.

Gakpo played as PSV’s progressed in the Champions League qualifying rounds with a 3-2 win over Monaco on Tuesday evening. They now face Rangers for a place in the group stages.

“We must first focus on and try to make it to the Champions League,” Gakpo told ESPN after the game when asked about his future.

Cody Gakpo responds to Manchester United transfer interest

Carbao Cup second round draw - live

21:05 , Karl Matchett

The second half is well underway at Hillsborough where Sheffield Wednesday are hosting Sunderland in the notable game of the night in this competition - the second-round draw gets underway after that fixture finishes up.

We’ve also got live coverage of the Uefa Super Cup for you tonight, with the second half also underway as Real Madrid face Eintracht Frankfurt. Silverware on offer in Helsinki, well worth keeping an eye on.

The “biggest” all-Premier League tie we could end up with tonight appears to be Leicester vs Wolves, with the pair geographically paired in the northern section by the EFL.

Carbao Cup second round draw - live

20:58 , Karl Matchett

As a reminder, this round is still regionalised, with the north-south divide to protect teams against long-distance travel costs and midweek travel times for fans.

Next round, the third, is when the rest of the Premier League clubs join in and it becomes a totally open draw.

Right now, teams who go into the hat tonight are five rounds away from reaching Wembley.

There is momentum behind the Lionesses’ plans to change the game

20:52 , Karl Matchett

We’re en-route to Wembley in the Carabao Cup - the scene of England Women’s magnificent triumph in Euro 2022 only a couple of short weeks ago. Jamie Braidwood looks at the legacy being laid down by the Lionesses:

It took just seconds for Leah Williamson to make the switch. From creating history by becoming the first England captain since Bobby Moore to win a major international tournament, her head immediately turned to the future while everyone else was losing theirs at Wembley. “The legacy of this team is winning and this is the start of the journey,” Williamson repeated. It crystalised in a moment just what the Lionesses were playing for and what they had achieved when Chloe Kelly’s goal in extra time crossed the line.

A week has now passed since England’s victory over Germany, watched by the biggest crowd in the history of the European Championships and the 17 million that tuned in from around the country. There have been celebrations in Trafalgar Square, sunglasses hiding hungover eyes to make this squad all the more endearing, congratulations from the Queen and heroic homecomings. Giddy on the success, England announced a friendly against the United States at Wembley in early October. Demand for the match saw the ticketing website crash and it was sold out in 24 hours.

The numbers were exciting, record-breaking, but once the dust did settle it was again down to the England team to provide something more powerful.

There is momentum behind the Lionesses’ plans to change the game

Carbao Cup second round draw - live

17:08 , Karl Matchett

Northern section teams:

Barrow, Bolton, Bradford, Derby, Fleetwood, Grimsby, Lincoln, Morecambe, Preston, Rochdale, Shrewsbury, Stockport, Tranmere

Southern section teams:

Cambridge, Charlton, Colchester, Crawley, Exeter, Forest Green, Gillingham, MK Dons, Newport, Norwich, Oxford, Portsmouth, Stevenage, Walsall, Wycombe

Enter at this stage:

Aston Villa, Bournemouth, Brentford, Brighton, Burnley, Crystal Palace, Everton, Fulham, Leeds, Leicester, Newcastle, Nottingham Forest, Southampton, Watford, Wolves

Carbao Cup second round draw - live

17:05 , Karl Matchett

Good evening! Welcome to the Independent’s coverage of the EFL/Carabao/League Cup second round draw. Pick the title which suits your mood best. Oh, for the glory days of the Rumbelows...

Before the main event, we have to find out a few more teams who will be involved! They are being played this evening, with the second-round draw to be held immediately after full-time in the Sheffield Wednesday vs Sunderland encounter.

Remaining first-round ties

Blackburn v Hartlepool

Middlesbrough v Barnsley

Port Vale v Rotherham

Sheff Wed v Sunderland

Coventry v Bristol City

Plymouth v Peterborough

West Brom v Sheff Utd