Carling Cup

Carling Cup Round Three draw

August 29, 2009

Liverpool have been handed an away trip to Simon Grayson's Leeds in the Carling Cup third round draw. The League One side will host Rafa Benitez's men while Carlisle have also been rewarded with a home tie against Premier League club Portsmouth.

Elsewhere, Manchester United begin their defence of the trophy with a home tie in the third round against fellow Premier League club Wolves.

Sir Alex Ferguson's side are at home to Mick McCarthy's team who won the Championship title last season and Tottenham, who lost last season's final 4-1 on penalties to United at Wembley, are away to Preston.

Harry Redknapp's Spurs have started the current Premier League season well to lead the early table but will look to avoid an upset at Deepdale as they bid to set off on another cup run this season.

Port Vale, the only League Two club still in the competition, have a tie away to Scunthorpe after putting another Championship side, Sheffield Wednesday, out in the second round.

Chelsea are one of four Premier League sides taking on opposition from the Championship. Carlo Ancelotti's men are at home to QPR, Arsenal play West Brom, Burnley visit Fulham and Stoke entertain Blackpool who put Wigan out in the last round.

The ties are to be played in the week commencing September 21.

Ties played week commencing September 21
Arsenal v West Brom
Chelsea v QPR
Bolton v West Ham
Barnsley v Burnley
Hull v Everton
Leeds v Liverpool
Manchester United v Wolves
Manchester City v Fulham
Sunderland v Birmingham
Peterborough v Newcastle
Carlisle v Portsmouth
Nottingham Forest v Blackburn
Stoke v Blackpool
Scunthorpe v Port Vale
Preston v Tottenham
Aston Villa v Cardiff