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Newcastle United drawn against Leicester City in League Cup second round

1 year ago

Newcastle United were ball number 5 in tonight’s League Cup draw.

The second round draw made after the first round games had been completed on Tuesday night.

A competition that Newcastle have never won and an absolutely abysmal record under Mike Ashley.

The last two seasons seeing NUFC crash out to Championship side Nottingham Forest both times.

Newcastle losing 3-1 at Forest in the second round last season and 3-2 at home at the same stage in 2017/18.

Sunderland winning 3-1 at Accrington Stanley tonight to create that possibility…

The second round draw split into north and south sections, increasing the chances of a derby.

Tonight has seen Steve Bruce and his team draw Leicester City though.

The game to be played at St James Park.

Sunderland getting an away draw at Burnley.

A tough draw for NUFC and one that could see Ayoze Perez making a swift return to St James Park.

Newcastle are set to face Perez and Leicester away in the Premier League on 28 September live on Sky Sports.

Second Round ties will take place in the week commencing August 26, the full draw here:

North section

Crewe v Aston Villa

Lincoln v Everton

Leeds v Stoke

Sheffield United v Blackburn

Rotherham v Sheffield Wednesday or Bury

Newcastle United v Leicester

Burton v Morecambe

Burnley v Sunderland

Nottingham Forest v Derby

Grimsby v Macclesfield

Preston v Hull

Rochdale v Carlisle

South section

Plymouth v Reading

Crawley v Norwich

Newport v West Ham

Oxford United v Millwall

Watford v Coventry

Swansea v Cambridge United

Cardiff v Luton

Bristol Rovers v Brighton

Crystal Palace v Colchester

Fulham v Southampton

Bournemouth v Forest Green

Southend v MK Dons

QPR v Portsmouth


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