Friday, 12 August 2011

0 Carling cup second round draw: Liverpool away at Exeter, Everton face Sheffield United

The second round carling cup fixtures took Liverpool to League One club; Exeter while their rivals, Everton will start the campaign at home by facing Sheffield United. The Carling cup second round draw have been scheduled to start on the week commencing 22 August 2011. The 7 times Carling cup champions; Liverpool will be coming from premier league match against Arsenal at Emirates stadium, scheduled on 20 August 2011. Most of first team Liverpool player might be rested for this tie. The eight premier league club taking part in Champions league or Europa cup will join league cup on third round. The Carling cup competition involve 20 premier league clubs and 72 clubs from football league. The new starting season is going to be very competitive and Carling cup will be more vital cup as a winner will qualify for UEFA Europa League if has not qualify through premier league and not won FA cup.

Carling cup rules, unlike FA cup, only one match will be played, draw match will be decided on extra time and penalty shoot-out. Liverpool FC needs to try and finish the game during 90 minutes or even at extra time to avoid embarrassment they suffered last season after being knocked out by Northampton in third round. Liverpool have strengthen their squad by signing Charles Adam, Alexander Doni, Stewart Downing and Jordan Henderson and hope to perform better this season.
In the last Carling cup match, Sheff Wed beat Blackpool 4-2 on penalty after 0-0 score in 120 minutes and they will play Blackburn on second round.

Carling Cup second round draw for 2011-2011
Aston Villa v Hereford
Blackburn v Sheffield Wednesday
Bolton v Macclesfield
Bournemouth v West Brom
Brighton v Sunderland
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Bristol City or Swindon v Southampton
Burnley v Barnet
Bury v Leicester
Cardiff v Huddersfield
Crystal Palace or Crawley v Wigan
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Doncaster v Leeds
Everton v Sheffield Utd
Exeter v Liverpool
Leyton Orient v Watford or Bristol Rovers
Milwall v Morecambe
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Norwich City v MK Dons
Northampton v Wolves
Peterborough v Middlesbrough
QPR v Rochdale
Reading or Charlton v Preston
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Scunthorpe v Newcastle
Shrewsbury v Swansea City
West Ham or Aldershot v Carlisle
Wycombe v Nottingham Forest

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