Norwich City to face Coventry City in second round of EFL Cup

The EFL Cup. Picture: @EFLCup on Twitter

The EFL Cup. Picture: @EFLCup on Twitter - Credit: @EFLCup on Twitter

Norwich City will host Coventry City in the second round of the EFL Cup.

The Canaries, who were one of the seeded teams in the draw, will face the League One side for the second time in quick succession having beaten the Sky Blues 3-0 at Carrow Road during pre-season.

Goals from Wes Hoolahan, Jacob Murphy and Josh Murphy sealed the win for Norwich that day, as midfielder James Maddsion faced his old club.

Tony Mowbray's team won 3-2 at home to Portsmouth in the first round on Tuesday night but started their league campaign with a 1-0 loss at Swindon on Saturday.

Last season the Canaries reached the fourth round of the League Cup, being beaten 4-3 on penalties at Everton following a 1-1 draw.

The draw for round two of the EFL Cup saw 13 top-flight teams enter the competition, along with relegated sides Newcastle and Norwich – but is already without nine eliminated Championship teams.

The latest second tier side to be knocked out by lower level opposition was Aston Villa, who lost 3-1 at Luton Town, with former Norwich Under-18s captain Cameron McGeehan on target for the League Two victors.

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Ipswich Town were also among the early casualties, losing 1-0 to Stevenage at Portman Road on Tuesday night.

The second round ties will be played in the week commencing Monday, August 22.


QPR v Rochdale

Scunthorpe v Cardiff/Bristol City

Watford v Gillingham

Peterborough v Swansea

Everton v Yeovil

Millwall v Nottm Forest

Sunderland v Shrewsbury

Luton v Leeds

Chelsea v Bristol Rovers/Bristol City

Burton v Liverpool

Blackburn v Crewe

Accrington v Burnley

Crystal Palace v Blackpool

Morecambe v Bournemouth

Preston v Oldham

Oxford v Brighton

Reading v MK Dons

Fulham v Middlesbrough

Newcastle v Cheltenham

Exeter v Hull

Derby v Carlisle

Northampton v West Brom

Wolves v Cambridge

Stevenage v Stoke

Norwich v Coventry