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Carabao Cup third draw: Manchester City, Newcastle to clash

Carabao Cup Third Round fixtures
The fixtures of the 2023/24 Carabao Cup has been confirmed. | PHOTO: EFL |
  • The 2023/24 Carabao Cup has reached the third round, with the draw concluded 
  • 32 teams have been drawn into 16 fixtures to be played in the week starting 25th September
  • Newcastle United hosting Manchester City is one of the matches to watch 

The draw for the 2023/24 Carabao Cup third round has been conducted, with Manchester City’s visit to Newcastle United emerging as one of the standout fixtures. The draw took place on Wednesday night, revealing a mix of exciting matchups and intriguing storylines.

Several top Premier League clubs, including Manchester City, Arsenal, Manchester United, Newcastle, Liverpool, Brighton, West Ham, and Aston Villa, received byes to this stage due to their participation in European competitions.

Notably, Tottenham Hotspur’s quest for their first trophy since their Carabao Cup victory in 2008 came to a premature end as they were eliminated by Fulham in a second-round match that went to a penalty shootout.

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Meanwhile, Chelsea, one of the giants of English football, narrowly avoided embarrassment in the previous round by coming from behind to secure a victory against AFC Wimbledon.

As a reward for their advancement, Chelsea now faces a challenging encounter with Brighton & Hove Albion in the third round. This clash promises to be an intriguing battle between two Premier League sides.

Chelsea 2-1 AFC Wimbledon - Carabao Cup - Blues to face Brighton in Third Round

Chelsea midfielder Enzo Fernandez celebrates after scoring against AFC Wimbledon in the Carabao Cup second round on Tuesday, August 30 2023. The Blues will face Brighton in the third round. | PHOTO: Chelsea FC |

Another eye-catching fixture in the third round is Brentford vs. Arsenal, a contest that pits two top-flight teams against each other. Such all-Premier League ties often add an extra layer of excitement to the competition.

Manchester United, a club with a rich history in the Carabao Cup, will face Crystal Palace in this round. This matchup is sure to generate interest among fans, as both teams aim to make progress in the competition.

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As the Carabao Cup progresses, the stage is set for captivating encounters and the emergence of compelling narratives. The competition allows teams to secure silverware and create memorable moments, and the upcoming third round promises to deliver its share of drama and excitement.

The draw has set the stage for an exciting round of fixtures, with top clubs battling it out for a chance to advance further in the Carabao Cup. Each match carries its own significance, and as the competition unfolds, football fans can anticipate thrilling clashes and the potential for upsets as teams vie for cup glory.

The Carabao Cup has a history of providing memorable moments and serving as a platform for emerging talents to shine. With the third round now in sight, the spotlight is on the teams to deliver performances that will leave a lasting impression on fans and the footballing world.

Carabao Cup Third Round all fixtures
  • Ipswich Town vs Wolves
  • Exeter City vs Luton Town
  • Aston Villa vs Everton
  • Manchester United vs Crystal Palace
  • Port Vale vs Sutton United
  • Bradford City vs Middlesbrough
  • Bournemouth vs Stoke City
  • Lincoln City vs West Ham United
  • Brentford vs Arsenal
  • Chelsea vs Brighton & Hove Albion
  • Salford City vs Burnley
  • Fulham vs Norwich City
  • Blackburn Rovers vs Cardiff City
  • Liverpool vs Leicester City
  • Newcastle United vs Manchester City
  • Mansfield Town vs Peterborough United


Nathan Sialah is a journalist by profession with interest in politics, sports, cryptocurrency and human interests with 5 years experience in Radio and Digital Journalism. This has helped Sialah develop a responsible approach to any task he undertakes or any situation that he is presented with.

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