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Draw details for Third Round of the Carabao Cup

What to look out for on Wednesday evening

28 August 2019

The Royals’ win in Plymouth on Tuesday evening means that we’ll be in the draw for the Third Round of the Carabao Cup – and some details have now been confirmed.

The draw is set to take on Wednesday evening, following the conclusion of the Sky Sports televised fixture between Lincoln City and Everton at Sincil Bank.

A young-look Royals squad rose to the challenge to defeat League Two high-flyers Plymouth Argyle at Home Park – Josh Barrett’s first two senior goals, and a late double by Yakou Méïté, earned the Royals passage to the third stage.

And this is where it really starts gets interesting. The 25 winners from Round Two – Reading included – are in the hat for the next stage, as are the seven Premier League sides which are playing in Europe this season.

There will definitely be at least three fourth-tier sides in the draw – Crawley Town and Colchester United upset Premier League outfits Norwich City and Crystal Palace respectively – while Grimsby Town and Macclesfield Town will contest one of the fixtures; their game on Tuesday was called off at half-time due to the inclement weather.

A place in the final 16 will be at stake – so keep your eyes peeled on Wednesday evening to see who we will face, and where.

Ties are all due to take place on the week commencing Monday 23rd September.

Reading have been confirmed as ball number 8 for Wednesday night's draw.

Ball Club
1 Arsenal
2 Chelsea
3 Liverpool
4 Manchester City
5 Manchester United
6 Tottenham Hotspur
7 Wolverhampton Wanderers
8 Reading
9 Crawley Town
10 West Ham United
11 Oxford United
12 Watford
13 Swansea City or
Cambridge United
14 Luton Town
15 Brighton & Hove Albion
16 Colchester United
17 Southampton
18 AFC Bournemouth or
Forest Green Rovers
19 MK Dons
20 Queens Park Rangers or
21 Aston Villa
22 Lincoln City or
23 Stoke City
24 Sheffield United
25 Rotherham United or
Sheffield Wednesday
26 Newcastle United or
Leicester City
27 Burton Albion
28 Burnley or
29 Nottingham Forest
30 Grimsby Town or
Macclesfield Town
31 Preston North End
32 Rochdale

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