Colchester to face Tottenham in Carabao Cup cracker

Colchester United have been rewarded for their Carabao Cup exploits at Crystal Palace, drawing Tottenham Hotspur in the third round of the competition.

The U’s saw off Palace via a penalty shootout following a goalless draw at Selhurst Park and now they face the Mauricio Pochettino’s men in a tie to be played at the Jobserve Community Stadium the week commencing September 23.

Elsewhere in the draw, West Ham United -who saw off Sky Bet League Two side, Newport County 2-0 at Rodney Parade – now face a trip to League One outfit, Oxford United.

The Carabao Cup third round draw in full is as follows:
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Reading
Oxford United v WEST HAM UNITED
Watford v Swansea City
Brighton & Hove Albion v Aston Villa
Sheffield United v Sunderland
Portsmouth v Southampton
Burton Albion v AFC Bournemouth
Preston North End v Manchester City
Milton Keynes Dons v Liverpool
Manchester United v Rochdale
Luton Town v Leicester City
Chelsea v Grimsby Town or Macclesfield Town
Sheffield Wednesday v Everton
Arsenal v Nottingham Forest
Crawley Town v Stoke City


Brian Jeeves