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Capital One Cup: Draw sees holders Manchester City face Sheffield Wednesday

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The draw for the third round of the Capital One Cup was made on Wednesday evening. With another two Premier League sides in Aston Villa (lost to Orient at home) and QPR (lost at Burton) joining the four that were eliminated on Tuesday and only 14 made round three - including the clubs that only enter at this stage.

Ironically for a competition with a seeded draw in the first two rounds - no less than five all Premier League ties were drawn which means that at least half the last 16 will be non-Premier League sides.

Holders Manchester City and joint favourites Chelsea both got home draws against Championships sides in Sheffield Wednesday - winners in 1991 - and Bolton respectively.

MK Dons, who famously beat Manchester United were handed another home draw at Stadium MK - this time against 2013 finalists Bradford City who came from behind to beat Leeds. A result that puts more pressure on Leeds boss Dave Hockaday.

Liverpool also received a home draw and the third favourites play Middles­bo­rough.

 Chelsea v Bolton Wanderers
 Arsenal v Southampton
 West Bromwich Albion v Hull City
 Crystal Palace v Newcastle United
 Leyton Orient v Sheffield United
 Cardiff City v AFC Bournemouth
 Sunderland v Stoke City
 Derby County v Reading
 Liverpool v Middlesbrough
 Milton Keynes Dons v Bradford City
 Manchester City v Sheffield Wednesday
 Burton Albion v Brighton and Hove Albion
 Swansea City v Everton
 Shrewsbury Town v Norwich City
 Fulham v Doncaster Rovers
 Tottenham Hotspur v Nottingham Forest

 All Round 3 ties are to be played during the week commencing 22nd September 2014.

JB

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