Newcastle United set to face northern opposition in Carabao Cup second round
Newcastle United will play in the Carabao Cup second round in two weeks time.
NUFC will face ‘northern opposition’, with the second round drawn on a regional basis.
This doubles their chances of potentially drawing Sunderland for a first derby match (if you ignore the Sunderland first team playing NUFC kids in the Checkatrade…) in over five years.
The Mackems of course having to first navigate the first round along with other lower league clubs, Sunderland away at League Two Port Vale tonight.
Newcastle fans will find out the club’s Carabao Cup second round opponents on Wednesday night, drawn live on Sky Sports following the conclusion of the Leyton Orient v QPR first round game.
Second round matches to then be played week commencing Monday 23 August.
Carabao Cup second round and future rounds to be played:
Round 2: Week commencing Monday 23 August 2021
Round 3: Week commencing Monday 20 September 2021
Round 4: Week commencing Monday 25 October 2021
Quarter Final: Week commencing Monday 20 December 2021
Semi Final first leg: Week commencing Monday 3 January 2022
Semi Final second leg: Week commencing Monday 10 January 2022
Final: Sunday 27 February 2022
Newcastle United Official Announcement:
‘Newcastle United will learn their Carabao Cup second round opponents when the draw is made on Wednesday night.
United, who reached the quarter-final stage of the competition last term, enter the second round along with the other Premier League teams who aren’t involved in European competition.
The draw will be made live on Sky Sports on Wednesday night, following the conclusion of Leyton Orient’s first round clash with Queens Park Rangers – a game which is set to kick-off at 7:45pm.
Last season, Steve Bruce’s side saw off Blackburn Rovers at the second round stage thanks to Ryan Fraser’s debut winner, before a 7-0 rout of Morecambe secured their place in the third round.
United then required penalties to see off Newport County, before a 1-0 reverse at Brentford denied them a place in the last four.
Wednesday night’s draw will be made on a regional basis, with the Magpies set to face northern opposition.’
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