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Last Updated: Tuesday, 18 September 2007, 21:19 GMT 22:19 UK
Arsenal to host Newcastle in cup
League Cup
Chelsea defeated Arsenal in the final of last season's competition
Last year's beaten finalists Arsenal entertain Newcastle in the third round of the Carling Cup.

The other all Premier League ties are Birmingham at Blackburn, Tottenham hosting Middlesbrough, Liverpool at Reading and Fulham hosting Bolton.

Holders Chelsea travel to Hull, who beat Wigan in the previous round.

League Two Morecambe have a trip to Sheffield United as reward for their previous victories over Championship sides Preston and Wolves.

Manchester United are at home to Championship high-flyers Coventry, while West Ham also face opposition from the second tier of English football with a home tie against Plymouth Argyle.

Sven-Goran Eriksson has stated the importance of cup competitions to his Manchester City's season and his team entertain Norwich.


Third round draw in full:

Blackburn v Birmingham
Reading v Liverpool
Manchester United v Coventry
Tottenham v Middlesbrough
Hull v Chelsea
Blackpool v Southend
West Ham v Plymouth
Arsenal v Newcastle
Luton v Charlton
Manchester City v Norwich
Sheffield United v Morecambe
Sheffield Wednesday v Everton
Fulham v Bolton
Burnley v Portsmouth
Aston Villa v Leicester
West Brom v Cardiff

Ties to be played week commencing 24 September.



SEE ALSO
Chelsea 2-1 Arsenal
25 Feb 07 |  League Cup
Clarke 'improving' after collapse
29 Aug 07 |  League Cup


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