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Iheanacho, Ndidi, Musa, Success Set For Carabao Cup Battles As Leicester, Watford Get Tricky Draws; Aluko’s Fulham Too

Iheanacho, Ndidi, Musa, Success Set For Carabao Cup Battles As Leicester, Watford Get Tricky Draws; Aluko’s Fulham Too

By Johnny Edward:

Nigeria's trio of Kelechi Iheanacho, Wilfred Ndidi and Ahmed Musa will prepare for a tricky match in the Second Round of the  Carabao Cup (formally known as the English Football League Cup) when they travel with Leicester City to Bramall Lane to face Sheffield United, a second tier side in England,  Completesportsnigeria.com reports.

The trio are expected to make the matchday squad for the Foxes who travel to the Emirates to face Arsenal in the opening game of the 2017 English Premier League season on Friday. 

Leicester City who finished 12th last season in the EPL table also crashed out the same competition in the Third Round last year to Chelsea at the King Power Stadium.

Craig Shakespeare's men will take on the Blades in the week commencing Monday 21 August it was also announced during the draw on Thursday night

Also, Sone Aluko's Fulham will host fellow Championship side Bristol Rovers at Craven Cottage while Isaac Success' Watford will travel to Championship side Bristol City for their Second Round tie.

Carl Ikeme's Wolverhampton Wanderers will travel to the Saint Marys to take on English Premier League side Southampton just as Ola Aina's Hull will battle League One side, Doncaster Rovers F.C.

The Full Fixtures

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/Grimsby

 

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