x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 21 July 2017

Holders Spurs away to Magpies

Holders Tottenham will visit Newcastle United as they start their defence of the Carling Cup.

Tottenham's Gareth Bale will be hoping to help his team successfully defend their Carling Cup title.
Tottenham's Gareth Bale will be hoping to help his team successfully defend their Carling Cup title.

Holders Tottenham will visit Newcastle United as they start their defence of the Carling Cup. Spurs ? who beat Chelsea 2-1 to lift the trophy last season ? will be looking to claim their first win over the Magpies in six attempts with their last victory back in December 2005. Newcastle, though, needed extra-time to beat Coventry City in their second round fixture in midweek. Beaten finalists Chelsea will visit Portsmouth with the south coast club having to endure a tough start to the season. Pompey have already had to face the Blues and Manchester United and went down 4- 0 to the former in their first game and currently prop up the Premier League. Manchester United will host Middlesbrough in ties to be held in the week commencing September 22. Full draw for Carling Cup third round: Arsenal v Sheffield Utd Brighton or Man City v Derby Burnley v Fulham Portsmouth v Chelsea Blackburn v Everton Rotherham v Southampton Swansea v Cardiff Ipswich v Wigan Stoke v Reading Leeds v Hartlepool Watford v West Ham Man Utd v Middlesbrough Liverpool v Crewe Aston Villa v QPR Sunderland v Northampton Newcastle v Tottenham