Carabao Cup third round: Preston to host holders Manchester City, Liverpool travel to MK Dons and Manchester United play Rochdale

Carabao Cup holders Manchester City travel to Championship club Preston in the third round of the competition.

Pep Guardiola’s side have won the cup for the past two seasons, but face a tricky trip to Deepdale.

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Manchester City have dominated the Carabao Cup under Pep Guardiola
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City’s neighbours Manchester United host Rochdale, while Liverpool will play MK Dons at Stadium MK.

There could be potential scares on the cards for Tottenham and Arsenal who take on Colchester and Nottingham Forest, respectively.

Meanwhile, Chelsea will go up against either Grimsby or Macclesfield, whose second round game was called off due to a waterlogged pitch.

Portsmouth entertain arch rivals Southampton in a first South Coast derby since April 2012.

The ties will be played the week commencing September 23.

All of the third round fixtures are in full below…

Wolves vs Reading

Oxford United vs West Ham

Watford vs Swansea

Brighton vs Aston Villa

Sheffield United vs Sunderland

Colchester vs Tottenham

Portsmouth vs Southampton

Burton vs Bournemouth

Preston vs Manchester City

MK Dons vs Liverpool

Manchester United vs Rochdale

Luton vs Leicester

Chelsea vs Grimsby/Macclesfield

Sheffield Wednesday vs Everton

Arsenal vs Nottingham Forest

Crawley vs Stoke

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