Newcastle travel to Nottingham Forest as Premier League teams enter Carabao Cup

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A baker's dozen of top-flight sides are included in the draw for the second round of the EFL Cup competition, with a bevy of plum ties in the draw

Premier League side Newcastle United will travel to Nottingham Forest in the second round of the Carabao Cup while Brighton and Hove Albion will host Southampton in the only all-top flight tie of the draw.

Fifteen clubs – two from the Championship and 13 more from the Premier League – join the 35 previous winners of the opening round in the sophomore stage of the EFL competition, with the remaining seven first-tier sides absent due to their commitments in European competitions.

Brighton and Southampton’s South Coast derby may be the only game to pit two sides from the top flight against each other, but it is elsewhere that the draw – conducted before the final first-round game between Sunderland and Sheffield Wednesday – has thrown up its most tantalising match-ups.

Among them, Newcastle’s away trip to the City Ground to meet Forest, four-time winners of the cup, is one of the plum games on show, while Leicester City’s clash with Fleetwood pits Foxes and England forward Jamie Vardy against his old club.

Other fixtures include favourable draws for recently-relegated Stoke City and Swansea City, who play Premier League pair Huddersfield Town and Crystal Palace respectively, while Championship pace-setters Middlsbrough and Leeds United will be pleased with ties versus the Lancastrian duo of Rochdale and Preston North End.

Everton meanwhile will entertain Rotherham United while West Ham will travel to AFC Wimbledon and Forest Green Rovers make their second-round debut away at Wycombe Wanderers.

Chris Hughton Brighton

Carabao Cup Second Round Draw in Full

Brighton and Hove Albion (1) v Southampton (1)

Queens Park Rangers (2) v Bristol Rovers (3)

AFC Wimbledon (3) v West Ham (1)

Fulham (1) v Exeter City (4)

Wycombe Wanderers (3) v Forest Green Rovers (4)

Cardiff City (1) v Norwich City (2)

Millwall (2) v Plymouth Argyle (3)

Brentford (2) v Cheltenham Town (4)

Swansea City (2) v Crystal Palace (1)

Newport County (4) v Oxford United (3)

AFC Bournemouth (1) v Milton Keynes Dons (4)

Reading (2) v Watford (1)

Leicester City (1) v Fleetwood Town (3)

Leeds United (2) v Preston North End (2)

Sunderland (3) OR Sheffield Wednesday (2) v Wolverhampton Wanders (1)

Nottingham Forest (2) v Newcastle United (1)

Doncaster Rovers (3) v Blackpool (3)

Burton Albion (3) v Aston Villa (2)

Hull City (2) v Derby County (2)

Middlesbrough (2) v Rochdale (3)

Everton (1) v Rotherham (2)

Blackburn Rovers (2) v Lincoln City (4)

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West Bromwich Albion (2) v Mansfield Town (4)

Walsall (3) v Macclesfield Town (4)

Stoke City (2) v Huddersfield Town (1)

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