Liverpool will begin their defence of the Capital One Cup with a trip to West Brom in the third round.

Baggies boss Steve Clarke was assistant manager to Kenny Dalgish as the Reds lifted the cup in Wembley in February with victory over Cardiff.

Manchester United also face top-flight opposition in their bid for silverware, with Alan Pardew's Newcastle set to visit Old Trafford - the first game out of the hat in Thursday's draw.

Capital One Cup third round draw:

Manchester United v Newcastle United

Manchester City v Aston Villa

MK Dons v Sunderland

West Brom v Liverpool

Crawley Town v Swansea

QPR v Reading

Norwich v Doncaster Rovers

Bradford  v Burton Albion

Preston North End v Middlesbrough

Arsenal v Coventry

Southampton v Sheffield Wednesday

Chelsea v Wolves

Carlisle v Tottenham

Swindon Town v Burnley

West Ham v Wigan

Leeds United v Everton

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