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Capital One Cup: Third-round draw sends Bradford to MK Dons

MK Dons' reward for knocking Manchester United out of the Capital One Cup is a third-round home tie against fellow League One side Bradford.

The Dons achieved one of the biggest upsets in League Cup history when they beat Louis van Gaal's side 4-0 at Stadium MK on Tuesday.

And now they have another home tie against 2013 finalists Bradford, who beat Yorkshire rivals Leeds 2-1 in the second round.

Arsenal will host Southampton in one of five all Premier League ties along with West Brom v Hull, Crystal Palace v Newcastle, Swansea v Everton and Sunderland v Stoke.

Holders Manchester City welcome Championship side Sheffield Wednesday to the Etihad.

League Two Burton, who caused a huge upset by winning 1-0 at QPR in round two, will host Brighton in the third round, while Leyton Orient - 1-0 winners at Aston Villa in the previous round - will take on Sheffield United at Brisbane Road.

In other selected ties, Liverpool face Middlesbrough at Anfield, Tottenham take on Nottingham Forest and Chelsea host Bolton.

Capital One Cup third-round draw:

Chelsea v Bolton

Arsenal v Southampton

West Brom v Hull

Crystal Palace v Newcastle

Leyton Orient v Sheffield United

Cardiff v Bournemouth

Sunderland v Stoke

Derby v Reading

Liverpool v Middlesbrough

MK Dons v Bradford

Manchester City v Sheffield Wednesday

Burton v Brighton

Swansea v Everton

Shrewsbury v Norwich

Fulham v Doncaster

Tottenham v Nottingham Forest

Ties will be played on September 23 and 24.


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  • Arsenal, Everton and Manchester United are interested in £15m-rated Torino forward Alessio Cerci, while Spurs could move for Danny Welbeck.

  • Regional Rumours in the Press: Sunderland eye duo


  • Sunderland could move for Inter Milan's Ricky Alvarez and Celtic's Virgil van Dijk, while Newcastle have made a fresh approach for Loic Remy.

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  • MK Dons' reward for knocking Manchester United out of the Capital One Cup is a third-round home tie against fellow League One side Bradford.

  • Capital One Cup: Stoke's Victor Moses praised after impressing in win over Portsmouth


  • Assistant manager Mark Bowen believes Stoke can provide the ideal platform for on-loan Chelsea winger Victor Moses to rediscover his talent.

  • Capital One Cup: Jon Walters' brace helps Stoke ease past Portsmouth


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  • Regional Rumours in the Press: Arsenal eye Welbeck


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