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Cardiff Away In Carabao Cup

16 June 2017

Blues draw Championship side

Pompey have been drawn away to Championship side Cardiff in the first round of the Carabao Cup (EFL Cup).

The tie will be played at Cardiff City Stadium in the week beginning August 7.

The sides last met in this competition in November 2004, when Yakubu's brace at Ninian Park sent the Blues into the quarter-finals.

Pompey also triumphed in 1990, while the Bluebirds were victorious in both 1965 and 1995.

The most recent trip to Cardiff City Stadium was for a Championship clash in January 2012.

It was an eventful affair, with the Welsh side scoring a last-gasp winner, despite Marko Futacs and Greg Halford both finding the target for the visitors.

Pompey were also away at this stage of last season's competition. Goals from Curtis Main and Kal Naismith took Coventry to extra-time, but it was the hosts who ultimately triumphed.

Cardiff similarly exited at the first hurdle, suffering a 1-0 defeat at Bristol Rovers.

Manchester United are the current holders of the EFL Cup, following their 3-2 victory over Southampton at Wembley back in February.


Carabao Cup first round draw

Southern Section
Birmingham City v Crawley Town
Exeter City v Charlton Athletic
Queens Park Rangers v Northampton Town
Newport County v Southend United
Bristol City v Plymouth Argyle
Cardiff City v POMPEY
Millwall v Stevenage
Oxford United v Cheltenham Town
AFC Wimbledon v Brentford
Norwich City v Swindon
Bristol Rovers v Cambridge United
Peterborough United v Barnet
Wycombe Wanderers v Fulham
Colchester United v Aston Villa
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Yeovil Town
Reading v Gillingham
Forest Green Rovers v Milton Keynes Dons
Luton Town v Ipswich Town
Northern Section
Coventry City v Blackburn Rovers
Nottingham Forest v Shrewsbury Town        
Bradford City v Doncaster Rovers
Mansfield Town v Rochdale
Grimsby Town v Derby County
Barnsley v Morecambe
Crewe Alexandra v Bolton Wanderers
Oldham Athletic v Burton Albion
Wigan Athletic v Blackpool
Bury v Sunderland
Sheffield Wednesday v Chesterfield
Accrington Stanley v Preston North End
Fleetwood Town v Carlisle United
Sheffield United v Walsall
Scunthorpe United v Notts County
Rotherham United v Lincoln City
Leeds United v Port Vale