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City draw Preston in Carabao Cup third round

CARABAO CUP: City are looking to win the competition for the fifth time in seven seasons

CARABAO CUP: City are looking to win the competition for the fifth time in seven seasons

Manchester City have been drawn away at Preston North End in the Carabao Cup third round.

Pep Guardiola’s side are looking to win the competition for the fifth time in seven seasons.

Preston currently sit sixth in the Championship having taken nine points from their opening five league games. 

Ties will be played the week commencing Monday 23 September, with two matches set to be selected for live coverage on Sky Sports. 

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Full ticket information will follow on mancity.com in the coming days.

Full Third Round draw 

Wolves v Reading

Oxford United v West Ham United

Watford v Swansea

Brighton v Aston Villa

Sheffield United v Sunderland

Colchester United v Tottenham

Portsmouth v Southampton

Burton Albion v Bournemouth

Preston North End v Manchester City

MK Dons v Liverpool

Manchester United v Rochdale

Luton v Leicester

Chelsea v Grimsby/Macclesfield

Sheffield Wednesday v Everton

Arsenal v Nottingham Forest

Crawley v Stoke City

Rules reminder

Ahead of the 2018/19 competition, EFL clubs voted on a number of rule changes for the competition.

No extra time

Aside from the final - which will have a total of 30 minutes extra time if required - all fixtures will go straight to penalties if they result in a draw after 90 minutes. This means that the traditional away goal rule has been abolished.

The EFL says removing an additional 30 minutes will “directly address any additional fatigue issues,” because sides also have to play a league fixture in the same week.


Seeding was removed from the initial two rounds of the Carabao Cup.


Five bookings in all domestic competitions used to result in a one-match ban. Now, the ruling has been amended to exclude League Cup cautions, which will only be relevant to that competition.

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