Newcastle United have drawn Preston in the fourth round of the EFl (League) Cup.

United beating Wolves 2-0 on Tuesday night to go into the draw held on Wednesday night.

For a moment it looked written in the stars…with 12 teams already drawn out, Newcastle were the 13th, with Preston, Sunderland and Southampton remaining.

A one in three chance but not to be, with Southampton home to the mackems and Newcastle facing fellow Championship side Preston at home.

With the likes of Man Utd v Man City, West Ham v Chelsea and Liverpool v Spurs, it looks very unlikely that Newcastle’s tie will be chosen for live tv coverage.

Full draw:

Newcastle v Preston

Southampton v Sunderland

Leeds v Norwich

Bristol City v Hull

Liverpool v Tottenham

Arsenal v Reading

Man Utd v Man City

West Ham v Chelsea

The draw numbers were:

1 Arsenal

2 Chelsea

3 Leeds United

4 Liverpool

5 Newcastle United

6 Norwich City

7 Preston North End

8 Reading

9 Bristol City

10 Manchester United

11 Sunderland

12 Southampton

13 Hull City

14 Manchester City

15  Spurs

16 West Ham United

Ties are played in the week commencing Monday 24 October 2016, fitting in between Saturday at home to  Ipswich 22 October and Preston North End away on Saturday 29 October..for those who are quick off the mark, you will have realised that once again we will be playing our opponents in consecutive games.