The Carling Cup final will feature an npower Championship team after Wednesday night's semi-final draw pitched Crystal Palace and Cardiff against each other.

Palace beat an inexperienced Manchester United team 2-1 after extra-time at Old Trafford to reach the last four while Cardiff had beaten Blackburn 24 hours earlier.

The Londoners will play the first leg at home before going to Wales for the return and the victors will face the winners of Manchester City v Liverpool.

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