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News24 – Salford City to face Leeds United in first ever League Cup tie

August 29, 2019


Salford City’s first ever League Cup tie will be against Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds United when the new season begins in August The Carabao Cup first round draw, which bizarrely took place in a Morrisons store near Wembley Stadium, also threw together fierce rivals AFC Wimbledon and MK Dons Salford, who are back by Manchester United’s Class of ’92 legends including Gary and Phil Neville, Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs and David Beckham, won promotion to the Football League for the first time last season   They will face Championship heavyweights Leeds, who narrowly missed out on promotion to the Premier League last term after finishing third and losing out to Derby in the play-offs Gary Neville tweeted: ‘Welcome back into my life Leeds United. Not see you for 15 years ‘ Meanwhile, MK Dons and AFC Wimbledon will lock horns once again as their highly charged rivalry returns to the League Cup  The two sides are set to face each other in League One this season after the Milton Keynes-based side were promoted from English football’s fourth tier MK Dons used to be the old Wimbledon side who were relocated north in 2003, with AFC first founded in response to the club’s controversial move   The matches will take place during the week commencing August 12.  Elsewhere, beleaguered Fleetwood Town boss Joey Barton will travel to Nottingham Forest, while relegated Huddersfield Town will host Lincoln City Last year’s winners Manchester City will not enter the tournament until the third round, while Premier League clubs not involved in European competitions will enter in the second round  The draw was conducted by former League Cup winners John Barnes and Ray Parlour while surrounded by the public going about their weekly shops The first round draw has previously been held in Bangkok, Thailand, and Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam, but in a bizarre twist, this year’s draw was much closer to home – in a supermarket store in Colindale, a stone’s throw from Wembley Stadium   CARABAO CUP FIRST ROUND Carabao Cup Northern Section, first round draw:Tranmere v HullGrimsby v DoncasterWigan v StokePort Vale v BurtonNottingham Forest v FleetwoodBradford v PrestonBlackpool v MacclesfieldBlackburn v OldhamMansfield v MorecambeAccrington v SunderlandScunthorpe v DerbyRochdale v BoltonHuddersfield v LincolnMiddlesbrough v CreweShrewsbury v RotherhamSheffield Wednesday v BurySalford v LeedsBarnsley v Carlisle Carabao Cup Southern Section, first round draw:Colchester v SwindonAFC Wimbledon v MK DonsOxford v PeterboroughQPR v Bristol CityPlymouth v Leyton OrientWycombe v ReadingCharlton v Forest GreenGillingham v NewportStevenage v SouthendLuton v IpswichWalsall v CrawleyBristol Rovers v CheltenhamBrentford v CambridgeCoventry v ExeterSwansea v NorthamptonWest Brom v MillwallPortsmouth v Birmingham

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