CARABAO CUP LIVE: Aston Villa take on League Two Barrow, Wolves travel to Nottingham Forest and Leeds face Crewe… while SIX other Premier League teams are in action
- League Cup second round kicks off with plenty of Premier League sides involved
- Aston Villa travel to Holker Street to take on League Two side Barrow
- Nottingham Forest also welcome Wolves to the City Ground in the late kick-off
- Seven other Premier League sides are also in action including Leeds and Everton
- Read all the latest Carabao Cup 2021-22 news, live action and results right here
The Carabao Cup second round gets underway tonight with a number of Premier League sides entering the competition at this stage.
The pick of tonight’s 22 games will see AFC Barrow welcome Aston Villa to Holker Street, with the League Two side dreaming of a massive cup upset in front of returning fans.
Elsewhere, Leeds welcome Crewe to Elland Road while there’s an all-Premier League clash between Watford and Crystal Palace at Vicarage Road. There will be three 7pm kick-offs followed by 18 games starting at 7.45pm which we will keep you up to date with. Nottingham Forest will then welcome Wolves to the City Ground in the only 8pm kick-off.
So stay tuned and follow along with Sportsmail’s SAM McEVOY for all the live coverage of the second round of the Carabao Cup, including all the scores and build-up to the action.
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We’re only two games into the Premier League season but 13 teams from the top flight will be in action tonight and tomorrow in order to book their spot in the third round.
Arsenal are one of the giants to enter the fray at this early stage and will have to beat West Brom on Wednesday if they are to advance.
But onto more pressing matters, what are the big ties on tonight? Below are some of the games we’ll be keeping a close eye on throughout the night:
Norwich vs Bournemouth (7pm KO)
Barrow vs Aston Villa (7.45pm KO)
Brentford vs Forest Green (7.45pm KO)
Cardiff vs Brighton (7.45pm KO)
Huddersfield vs Everton (7.45pm KO)
Leeds vs Crewe (7.45pm KO)
Watford vs Crystal Palace (7.45pm KO)
Nottingham Forest vs Wolves (8pm KO)
And welcome to Sportsmail’s coverage of the Carabao Cup second round.
The second round will see 13 Premier League teams enter the fold, with nine of those sides featuring in tonight’s action.
The pick of the bunch will see Aston Villa travel to Holker Street to take on League Two’s Barrow, in what is one of the round’s David vs Goliath ties.
Elsewhere, Forest Green have been rewarded with a trip to Premier League newbies Brentford, while Leeds United welcome Crewe to Elland Road.
It promises to be a fascinating night of action so be sure to stay tuned and stick with us for all the build-up and live coverage across the evening’s 22 fixtures.
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