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Simulated Carabao Cup third round draw: Manchester United face trip to Wales, Manchester City handed all-Premier League contest



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The third round of the 2023/24 Carabao Cup welcomes Manchester City into the competition, as Pep Guardiola’s side look to reclaim a once-favoured tournament.

Full details on the Carabao Cup third round draw, including how to watch the procedure take place live and when proceedings will commence on Wednesday night, can be found below.

Ahead of the eagerly-awaited draw in the League Cup, City Xtra have now simulated proceedings for the third round, ahead of the real-life event itself that is due to follow the remaining second round contests on Wednesday night.

Our simulation featured a trip to south Wales for Erik ten Hag and his Manchester United squad at the third round stage, while Liverpool would play host to Unai Emery’s ever-impressing Aston Villa.

Elsewhere and Arsenal were pitted against Roy Hodgson’s Crystal Palace, while for Pep Guardiola and his Manchester City squad, they would start their hunt for another Carabao Cup crown away at Brentford.

Simulated Carabao Cup third round draw

Chelsea or AFC Wimbledon vs Port Vale

Sheffield United or Lincoln City vs Brighton & Hove Albion

Cardiff City vs Manchester United

Bradford City vs AFC Bournemouth

Stoke City vs Newcastle United

Nottingham Forest or Burnley vs Fulham

Liverpool vs Aston Villa

Harrogate Town or Blackburn Rovers vs Sutton United

Mansfield Town vs Norwich City

West Ham United vs Doncaster Rovers or Everton

Arsenal vs Crystal Palace

Salford City vs Leicester City

Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Peterborough United

Ipswich Town vs Luton Town

Exeter City vs Middlesbrough

Brentford vs Manchester City

When is the Carabao Cup third round draw?

The third round draw for the Carabao Cup is expected to take place on Wednesday 30th August at around 22:15 BST, following the conclusion of Doncaster Rovers’ second round tie against Everton.

How can I watch the Carabao Cup third round draw?

The third round draw will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Football and Sky Sports Main Event for viewers in the United Kingdom.

City Xtra will also have live updates across their Twitter, Instagram and Facebook pages, as well as live coverage and reaction on YouTube!

When will Carabao Cup third round matches be played?

Third round ties are scheduled to be played on the week commencing Monday 25th September 2023.

What ball number are Manchester City?

Manchester City’s ball number for the Carabao Cup third draw is 15.