Sunderland renew League Cup acquaintance with Exeter City

Dick Advocaat faces his first League Cup tie in charge of Sunderland
Dick Advocaat faces his first League Cup tie in charge of Sunderland
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Sunderland will entertain League Two club Exeter City in the second round of the Capital One Cup.

Tonight’s draw ensured a rematch of the epic battle between the two sides in the same competition in 1989-90, when Sunderland struggled to force a 2-2 fourth round draw down in Devon, coming from two goals down with two late goals, and only progressed thanks to a 5-2 Roker Park success in the replay.

Elsewhere in the draw, Newcastle host Northampton, Middlesbrough go to a Burton Albion side managed by former Boro striker Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink and Hartlepool United entertain Premier League new boys Bournemouth.

The ties are to be played in the week beginning Monday, August 24.

Full second round draw:

Aston Villa v Notts County

Walsall v Brighton

Crystal Palace v Shrewsbury

Sheffield Wednesday v Oxford

Portsmouth v Reading

Hartlepool v Bournemouth

Fulham v Sheff Utd

MK Dons v Cardiff

Hull v Rochdale

Sunderland v Exeter

Bury v Leicester

Doncaster v Ipswich

Rotherham v Norwich

Swansea v York

QPR v Carlisle

Barnsley v Everton

Peterborough v Charlton

Birmingham v Gillingham

Newcastle v Northampton

West Brom v Port Vale

Wolves v Barnet

Burton v Middlesbrough

Luton v Stoke

Preston v Watford