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Newport to face West Brom in League Cup

By Football News



Football League newcomers Newport County will face Premier League outfit West Brom in the second round of the League Cup.

The League Two side stunned Championship outfit Brighton and Hove Albion 3-1 after extra time on Tuesday and will now travel to The Hawthorns to meet Steve Clarke’s charges, who won the League Cup in 1966.

Eight-time winners Liverpool welcome League One Notts County to Anfield, hoping to replicate their showing in 2012, when they beat Cardiff City on penalties in the final.

Morecambe secured a stunning late win over Wolves in their first-round tie, and they will now welcome top-flight Newcastle United to the Globe Arena for the first ever competitive fixture between the two sides.

Newcastle's local rivals Sunderland take on Northampton Town at the Stadium of Light, and Hull City make the long trip south to Brisbane Road to face Leyton Orient.

Stevenage comfortably overcame Ipswich on Tuesday, and will hope for more against top-flight opponents when they visit Roberto Martinez's Everton.

Accrington Stanley face Cardiff City following their stunning 2-1 defeat of Middlesbrough on Tuesday, while Burton Albion, conquerors of Sheffield United, welcome Fulham to the Pirelli Stadium.

Rotherham beat local rivals Sheffield Wednesday to progress to the next round, and they will attempt to spring another when they meet Aston Villa in a repeat of the inaugural League Cup final.

Barnsley needed a penalty shootout to overcome Scunthorpe United, but they will need to improve significantly if they are to overcome Southampton in the second round.

Cheltenham will play West Ham at Upton Park following their superb comeback win against Crawley , while Bristol City face Premier League new boys Crystal Palace.

Elsewhere Norwich City host Bury and Stoke take on Walsall.

The ties will be played in the week commencing August 26.