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Pompey Away To QPR In Carabao Cup

Blues on the road in second round

13 August 2019

Carabao Cup

Pompey have been drawn away to Championship side QPR in the second round of the Carabao Cup.

The tie will be played at Loftus Road in the week beginning August 26.

There were two meetings between the sides last season, with a 1-1 draw at Fratton Park in the fourth round of the FA Cup.

It was the Londoners who came out on top in the replay, however, courtesy of a couple of second half goals.

But you have to go back to the 1981/82 campaign to find the last League Cup clash, with QPR easing to a 7-2 aggregate triumph.

Pompey reached the second round of this season's competition with a 3-0 defeat over another Championship outfit, Birmingham, at Fratton Park.

Their next opponents scored a late penalty to draw 3-3 against Bristol City on home soil, then triumphed 5-4 in the resulting shoot-out.

"The league is everything for us, but cup competitions are a nice distraction and it’ll be great to pit our wits against another Championship side."

Joe Gallen

Pompey assistant manager Joe Gallen said: "I always enjoy facing a side from a higher division because we start as underdogs and it’s a great opportunity to test ourselves.

"The Birmingham game was an enjoyable one and we’ll look forward to facing QPR when the tie comes around.

"The league is everything for us, but cup competitions are a nice distraction and it’ll be great to pit our wits against another Championship side."

The Blues fell at the first hurdle against AFC Wimbledon last term, while Rangers got to round three before losing at Blackpool.

Carabao Cup Round Two – South
Plymouth Argyle v Reading
Crawley Town v Norwich City
Newport County v West Ham United
Oxford United v Millwall
Watford v Coventry City
Swansea City v Cambridge United
Cardiff City v Luton Town
Bristol Rovers v Brighton & Hove Albion
Crystal Palace v Colchester United
Fulham v Southampton
AFC Bournemouth v Forest Green Rovers
Southend United v Milton Keynes Dons
Queens Park Rangers v POMPEY
Carabao Cup Round Two – North
Crewe Alexandra v Aston Villa
Lincoln City v Everton
Leeds United v Stoke City
Sheffield United v Blackburn Rovers
Rotherham United v Sheffield Wednesday or Bury
Newcastle United v Leicester City
Burton Albion v Morecambe
Burnley v Sunderland
Nottingham Forest v Derby County
Grimsby Town v Macclesfield Town
Preston North End v Hull City
Rochdale v Carlisle United

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