Holders City start League Cup defence at Swansea
MANCHESTER City will start their defence of the English Football League Cup with a third-round
trip to fellow Premier League side Swansea.
City won the competition last season under Manuel Pellegrini with a penalty shoot-out victory over Liverpool after a 1-1 draw in the final at Wembley.
Now managed by Pep Guardiola, City received a bye to the third round due to their participation in the Champions League.
On the day they defeated Steaua Bucharest 1-0 to clinch their place in the group stages of Europe's elite club competition, the League Cup draw sent them to the Liberty Stadium.
City's rivals Manchester United will travel to
third tier giant-killers Northampton who shocked
West Bromwich Albion
in a penalty shoot-out
after a 2-2 draw in the second round on Tuesday.
Chelsea face an intriguing clash at
Arsenal visit second tier Nottingham Forest.
Forest v Arsenal
Leeds v Blackburn QPR v Sunderland
West Ham v Accrington
Southampton v Palace
Swansea v Man City
Fulham v Bristol City
Bournemouth v Preston Spurs v Gillingham
Everton v Norwich
Derby v Liverpool Northampton v Man U
Brighton v Reading
Newcastle v Wolves
Stoke v Hull
Leicester v Chelsea
Ties to be played in the week commencing Sept 19