EFL Cup: Hull City, Leeds United fail to land big guns in third round

The two remaining Yorkshire clubs in the EFL Cup have been handed uninspiring draws in the third round.

Hull City's Adama Diomande celebrates his goal EFL Cup second-round tie at Exeter. (Picture: PA)

Hull City’s reward for a 3-1 win after the long haul to Exeter, is a trip to fellow Premier League side Stoke City.

And Leeds United – 1-0 winners at Luton Town on Tuesday night – will host their Championship rivals, Blackburn Rovers, in the next round. Ties to be played week commencing September 19.

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Matty Pearson struck in the closing seconds as fourth-tier Accrington dumped Lancashire neighbours and Premier League newcomers Burnley out the EFL Cup in the second round.

Pearson averted a penalty shootout in the last minute of extra-time at the Crown Ground, sweeping home from a goalmouth scramble to secure a 1-0 win, a major scalp and local bragging rights.

The Clarets have now lost at this stage for three years running but would have averted a shock result this time had substitute Andre Gray finished a fine late chance at the end of 90 minutes.

The draw for the third round of the EFL Cup is:

Nottingham Forest v Arsenal

Leeds v Blackburn

QPR v Sunderland

West Ham v Accrington

Southampton v Crystal Palace

Swansea v Man City

Fulham v Bristol City

Bournemouth v Preston

Tottenham v Gillingham

Everton v Norwich

Derby v Liverpool

Northampton v Manchester United

Brighton v Reading

Newcastle v Wolves

Stoke v Hull

Leicester v Chelsea

Ties to be played w/c September 19