City to face Swansea in EFL Cup third round

By Ric Turner, Thu 25 August 2016 10:11

City to face Swansea in EFL Cup third roundBlues 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