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EFL Cup: Southampton will host Wolves in second round

Southampton, the runners-up of the EFL Cup last season, will meet Wolves in the second round of the tournament following a live draw that had been in disarray.

Southampton had been headed towards the end of a 7-year title drought before being stopped short by Manchester United in the final last season.

But as the EFL Cup renews with the new season, the live draw which took place in the Sky Sports studios by Alex McLeish and John Salako, alongside the host Julian Warren, left many confused as four second-round matches were announced with the incorrect team away from home.

Initially, the draw was to select seeded teams, followed by whether they would be at home or away and then finally, their opposition. However, it was not until after Salako said Norwich would be away to Charlton that he appeared to realise the previous matches had been drawn the wrong way around.

Following the adjustment, it was decided that Newcastle will host Nottingham Forest, with Bournemouth and Leicester City playing away to Birmingham and Sheffield United respectively, among six ties with Premier League sides facing Championship opposition. Another seven Premier League teams involved in European competition will enter at round three.

Second round draw – South section
QPR v Brentford
Crystal Palace v Ipswich Town
Watford v Bristol City
Norwich City v Charlton Athletic
Cheltenham Town v West Ham United
Brighton & Hove Albion v Barnet
Cardiff City v Burton Albion
Southampton v Wolverhampton Wanderers
Fulham v Bristol Rovers
Milton Keynes Dons v Swansea City
Birmingham City v Bournemouth
Reading v Millwall

North section
Carlisle United v Sunderland
Bolton Wanderers v Sheffield Wednesday
Accrington Stanley v West Bromwich Albion
Newcastle United v Nottingham Forest
Leeds United v Newport County**
Stoke City v Rochdale
Huddersfield Town v Rotherham United
Middlesbrough v Scunthorpe United
Doncaster Rovers v Hull City
Blackburn Rovers v Burnley
Sheffield United v Leicester City
Aston Villa v Wigan Athletic
Barnsley v Derby County or Grimsby Town

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