Carabao Cup: Manchester City host Chelsea in third round


Manchester City face Chelsea and Manchester United will host Aston Villa in the third round of the Carabao Cup. The two ties were among the highlights of an appealing draw for the next stage of the competition featuring seven all-Premier League ties.

Arsenal v Brighton, Nottingham Forest v Tottenham and Wolves v Leeds were also among the stand-out games, with holders Liverpool drawn at home to League One Derby.

Everton will travel to Bournemouth and Newcastle, who saw off League Two Tranmere on Wednesday, will host Crystal Palace in the other all top-flight encounters. West Ham were handed a testing home tie against Blackburn with League Two Crawley’s reward for knocking out Fulham being a trip to Burnley.

Leicester will face Newport of League Two while Southampton will host Sheffield Wednesday and Brentford tackle Gillingham. The other ties were Bristol City v Lincoln, Stevenage v Charlton and MK Dons v Morecambe.

In the second round, Luis Sinisterra stole the show on his full debut as Leeds beat Yorkshire rivals Barnsley 3-1.

The Colombia winger, signed from Feyenoord for a reported £22.5m, scored a brilliant first-half opener and had a hand in Leeds’ two other goals. Sinisterra won a first-half penalty, converted by Mateusz Klich, and after Mads Andersen had headed Barnsley back into it before the break, the South American’s deflected cross was turned home by Klich.

Barnsley made a real fight of it after a much-changed Leeds side – head coach Jesse Marsch made nine changes – threatened to blow them away.

Callum Styles saw his first-half penalty hit a post and felt he should have had another spot-kick in the second period. Sinisterra gave Leeds a 21st-minute lead, turning inside and curling a right-footed shot into the top corner.

Klich converted a 32nd-minute penalty after Sinisterra had been hauled down by Conor McCarthy, but Barnsley dragged themselves back into it through Andersen’s diving header.

Barnsley’s appeals for a second penalty were waved away after Styles went tumbling and, after Sinisterra had been withdrawn to a standing ovation, a full-blooded derby ignited in the 67th minute.

Players from both sides charged into a melee after Liam Kitching’s challenge on Cody Drameh, resulting in both players, plus Leeds defender Leo Hjelde, receiving yellow cards.

Kane Wilson’s first goal for Bristol City helped the Championship side run out 3-1 winners at League One Wycombe.

It was also a night to remember for 18-year-old midfielder Dylan Kadji, who had earlier put the Robins in front on what was his senior debut. Kadji’s big moment took just seven minutes to arrive as he prodded the ball into the roof of the net from close range after Cameron Pring had headed down Kal Naismith’s corner.

However, Wycombe were level five minutes into the second half when Anis Mehmeti hung up a terrific cross that gave Ali Al-Hamadi the simple task of heading in his first goal for the club.

The Robins did restore their lead in the 77th minute when Naismith’s cross dropped for Wilson at the back post and he scored with a controlled volley across Dickinson. Victory was then assured in stoppage time as Tommy Conway ran through on goal before squaring the ball for fellow substitute Antoine Semenyo to walk into the net.

Source: The Guardian