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Liverpool to face West Brom, Newcastle set for trip to Manchester United

Updated: Thursday, 30 Aug 2012 22:41 | Comments

Liverpool start the defence of their League Cup title away to West Brom
Liverpool start the defence of their League Cup title away to West Brom

Liverpool will begin their defence of the Capital One Cup with a trip to West Brom in the third round.

Baggies boss Steve Clarke was assistant manager to Kenny Dalgish as the Reds lifted the cup in Wembley in February with victory over Cardiff.

Manchester United also face top-flight opposition in their bid for silverware, with Alan Pardew's Newcastle set to visit Old Trafford - the first game out of the hat in tonight's draw.

Manchester City host Aston Villa while Coventry are faced with a daunting trip to Arsenal.

European champions Chelsea host recently-relegated opposition in the form of Wolves, who were the last side to book their place in the third round with victory over Northampton.

Andre Villas-Boas' Tottenham make the long trip to Brunton Park and Carlisle, while Everton cross the Pennines to take on Leeds.

QPR and Reading face off at Loftus Road and West Ham welcome Wigan in the two remaining all Premier League encounters.

Capital One Cup third round draw:

Man Utd v Newcastle
Man City v Aston Villa
MK Dons v Sunderland
West Brom v Liverpool
Crawley v Swansea
QPR v Reading
Norwich v Doncaster
Bradford v Burton
Preston v Middlesbrough
Arsenal v Coventry
Southampton v Sheff Wed
Chelsea v Wolves
Carlisle v Tottenham
Swindon v Burnley
West Ham v Wigan
Leeds v Everton

Ties to be played week commencing September 24

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