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Southampton draw Wolverhampton Wanderers in EFL Cup second round

Southampton draw Wolves in EFL Cup
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Last season's EFL Cup finalists Southampton draw Wolverhampton Wanderers in the second round.

Last season's EFL Cup finalists Southampton have been drawn against Wolverhampton Wanderers in the second round of the 2017-18 competition.

The Saints, who were defeated by Manchester United in last term's final, have been handed a home tie against the Championship outfit in the South Section of the draw.

Every Premier League club that is not involved in European competition also entered the competition in round two, with Crystal Palace drawing Ipswich Town away, Watford paying a visit to Bristol City and newly-promoted Brighton & Hove Albion hosting Barnet of League Two.

Other highlights from the South Section include West Ham United's visit to Cheltenham Town, Swansea City away to MK Dons, and Bournemouth away to Birmingham City.

The pick of the ties in the North Section is a Lancashire derby between Blackburn Rovers and Burnley, with the former at home.

Newly-promoted Huddersfield Town will host Rotherham United, Leicester City are at Sheffield United and West Bromwich Albion will visit League Two Accrington Stanley.

The ties will be played during the week commencing August 21.

The draw in full:

South Section

Brentford vs. QPR

Ipswich vs. Crystal Palace

Bristol City vs. Watford

Charlton vs. Norwich

Cheltenham vs. West Ham

Brighton vs. Barnet

Cardiff vs. Burton Albion

Southampton vs. Wolves

Fulham vs. Bristol Rovers

MK Dons vs. Swansea

Birmingham vs. Bournemouth

Reading vs. Millwall


North Section

Carlisle vs. Sunderland

Bolton vs. Sheffield Wednesday

Accrington Stanley vs. West Brom

Newcastle vs. Nottingham Forest

Newport County vs. Leeds (tie to be played at Elland Road at Newport's request)

Stoke vs. Rochdale

Huddersfield vs. Rotherham

Middlesbrough vs. Scunthorpe

Doncaster vs. Hull

Blackburn vs. Burnley

Sheffield United vs. Leicester

Aston Villa vs. Wigan

Barnsley vs. Derby or Grimsby


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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool1613303462842
2Manchester CityMan City1613214593641
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs16120430161436
4Chelsea16104233132034
5Arsenal16104235201534
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd167542826226
7Everton166642319424
8Bournemouth167272526-123
9Leicester CityLeicester166462120122
10Wolverhampton WanderersWolves166461719-222
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham166372325-221
12Watford166372023-321
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton166371922-321
14Cardiff CityCardiff1642101530-1514
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle163491322-913
16Crystal Palace1633101323-1012
17Burnley1633101532-1712
18Huddersfield TownHuddersfield1624101027-1710
19Southampton161691330-179
20Fulham1623111640-249

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