Luton to host Aston Villa in EFL Cup

22 Jun

Luton Town

Aston Villa’s last competitive visit to Luton’s Kenilworth Road was in April 1992

Championship side and five-time winners Aston Villa will travel to Luton Town in the first round of the EFL Cup.

Grimsby’s first cup tie since returning to the English Football League is away to Derby, while League Two Blackpool will host League One Bolton.

The ties will be played in the week commencing Monday, 8 August.

Newcastle and Norwich will enter the competition, previously known as the League Cup, in the second round after finishing higher than Villa in 2015-16.

Sheffield Wednesday, who reached the quarter-finals of last season’s competition after winning at Newcastle and beating Arsenal 3-0, are away to Cambridge.

The final will take place at Wembley on Sunday, 26 February 2017.

The full draw for the first round of the EFL Cup is as follows:

North Section

Carlisle v Port Vale

Rotherham v Morecambe

Accrington v Bradford

Rochdale v Chesterfield

Mansfield v Blackburn

Barnsley v Northampton

Cambridge v Sheffield Wednesday

Derby v Grimsby

Oldham v Wigan

Scunthorpe v Notts County

Doncaster v Nottingham Forest

Burton v Bury

Fleetwood v Leeds

Sheffield United v Crewe

Shrewsbury v Huddersfield

Preston v Hartlepool

Blackpool v Bolton

South Section

Peterborough v AFC Wimbledon

Bristol Rovers v Cardiff

Coventry v Portsmouth

Luton v Aston Villa

Brighton v Colchester

Cheltenham v Charlton

Birmingham v Oxford

Southend v Gillingham

Wolves v Crawley

Leyton Orient v Fulham

Ipswich v Stevenage

Wycombe v Bristol City

Walsall v Yeovil

Exeter v Brentford

Queens Park Rangers v Swindon

Barnet v Millwall

Reading v Plymouth

Newport v MK Dons


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