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Sunderland draw Bury away as Carabao Cup first round is drawn in confusing circumstances

  • The Carabao Cup first round draw took place on Friday afternoon
  • A broken live stream and incorrect draw screen led to confusion in Thailand
  • Newly relegated Sunderland will head to Gigg Lane to take on Bury
The EFL Carabao Cup

The newly-renamed Carabao Cup will get underway in August after the first round was drawn on Friday afternoon in confusing circumstances from Thailand.


With the draw for the first round of the Carabao Cup taking place in Thailand, the homeland of the competitions new sponsor Carabao, there was confusion to be had as a faulty live stream with no sound left fans confused as to what was happening.

With no sound being head during the draw, the end of draw screen then showed Charlton Athletic to be playing two different ties, whilst it also incorrectly displayed some of the ties involving the likes of AFC Wimbledon and Forest Green.

Once the confusion was sorted and the draw was confirmed, we found out that newly-relegated Sunderland would face a trip to the North West to take on Bury FC at Gigg Lane, a ground where they won promotion to the Premier League back in the 1990s.

It was also confirmed that Charlton Athletic would play against Exeter City and not Cheltenham Town, whilst Aston Villa would head to Essex to take on Colchester United whilst FGR in their first ever game in this tournament will play host to MK Dons of League One.

The full 35-match draw is as follows:

North Section

Coventry v Blackburn

Nottingham Forest v Shrewsbury

Bradford v Doncaster

Mansfield v Rochdale

Grimsby v Derby

Barnsley v Morecambe

Oldham v Burton

Wigan v Blackpool

Bury v Sunderland

Sheffield Wednesday v Chesterfield

Accrington v Preston

Fleetwood v Carlisle

Rotherham v Lincoln

Sheffield United v Walsall

Scunthorpe v Notts County

Crewe v Bolton

Leeds v Port Vale

South Section

Birmingham City v Crawley Town

Exeter City v Charlton Athletic

QPR v Northampton Town

Newport County v Southend United

Bristol City v Plymouth Argyle

Cardiff City v Portsmouth

Millwall v Stevenage

Oxford United v Cheltenham Town

AFC Wimbledon v Brentford

Norwich City v Swindon Town

Bristol Rovers v Cambridge United

Peterborough United v Barnet

Wycombe Wanderers v Fulham

Colchester United v Aston Villa

Wolves v Yeovil Town

Reading v Gillingham

Forest Green Rovers v MK Dons

Luton Town v Ipswich Town


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