League Cup draw: Doncaster head to Arsenal | Chris Wood to face Leeds | Spurs incentive for Reds

Chris Wood: Set to face former club 
Leeds United.
Picture: Bruce RollinsonChris Wood: Set to face former club 
Leeds United.
Picture: Bruce Rollinson
Chris Wood: Set to face former club Leeds United. Picture: Bruce Rollinson
DONCASTER Rovers have received the plum draw concerning Yorkshire clubs in the third round of the League Cup.

League One Rovers have been rewarded for beating Championship Hull City with a trip to the Emirates to face Arsenal, while the other third-tier club, Bristol Rovers, visit Wolves.

Burnley’s record £15m signing Chris Wood will have a quick reunion with former club Leeds as the Elland Road club head to Turf Moor in the week commencing September 18.

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Premier League Huddersfield Town visit the club they defeated on the opening day of the season, Crystal Palace, while Middlesbrough head to Aston Villa and Barnsley have the incentive of defeating Derby County in their delayed second round tie by the prospect of a trip to Tottenham.

Manchester United begin the defence of the Carabao Cup by hosting Burton.

United, who beat Southampton in last season’s Wembley final, will welcome Nigel Clough’s Championship side to Old Trafford after the 40-minute draw was made in Beijing this morning.

Jose Mourinho’s side have only played the Brewers twice before, when the then non-league club earned a famous FA Cup replay after drawing 0-0 at Old Trafford, before United won 5-0 at the second attempt.

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2014 winners Manchester City have been drawn at West Brom, eight-time winners Liverpool visit Leicester, Chelsea will play Nottingham Forest at home and Everton host Sunderland.

West Ham taken on Bolton, Reading host Swansea, Stoke head to Bristol City and Brighton make the trip along the south coast to Bournemouth.

The draw was made in China at 11.30am local time, to try and boost the EFL’s exposure in Asia, though it was not televised after mishaps in the last two draws.

The first-round draw, held in Thailand where the makers of energy drink Carabao are based, showed Charlton playing two teams in the on-screen graphic.

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Then former England winger John Salako, conducting the second-round draw, got confused about which teams were playing at home or away.

Although starting late, there were no such embarrassments this time around.

Carabao Cup third-round draw:

West Brom v Manchester City

Everton v Sunderland

Leicester v Liverpool

Manchester United v Burton

Brentford v Norwich

Wolves v Bristol Rovers

Burnley v Leeds

Arsenal v Doncaster

Bristol City v Stoke

Reading v Swansea

Aston Villa v Middlesbrough

Chelsea v Nottingham Forest

West Ham v Bolton

Crystal Palace v Huddersfield

Tottenham v Barnsley or Derby

Bournemouth v Brighton

Ties to be played week commencing September 18.