City to face Swansea in EFL Cup third round
By Ric Turner, Thu 25 August 2016 10:11
Blues begin trophy defence with tough away trip
Manchester City will face Swansea City at The Liberty Stadium in the third round of the EFL Cup, following the draw on Wednesday night.
The Blues are the current cup holders, having defeated Liverpool on penalties in last season's final, but face a tough start to their defence of the trophy.
The tie is due to be played on the week commencing 19th September, and Pep Guardiola's side will also face Swansea in the league that weekend, making it two games against the Swans in a matter of days.
Draw in full:
Nottingham Forest v Arsenal
Leeds United v Blackburn Rovers
QPR v Sunderland
West Ham v Accrington Stanley
Southampton v Crystal Palace
Swansea City v Manchester City
Fulham v Bristol City
Bournemouth v Preston North End
Tottenham v Gillingham
Everton v Norwich City
Derby County v Liverpool
Northampton v Manchester United
Brighton v Reading
Newcastle United v Wolves
Stoke City v Hull City
Leicester City v Chelsea