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EFL Trophy second round draw recap as Man Utd and Arsenal discover opponents

The 32 remaining clubs in the Papa John’s Trophy after the group stage discovered their second-round opponents on Friday evening as the draw was made.

Manchester United, Manchester City and Arsenal’s Under-21s each made it through to the knockout stages, as have fellow Premier League sides Wolves, Leicester City and West Ham, as well as Norwich City from the Championship.

They were joined by 26 clubs from Leagues One and Two in the draw with all the teams looking to reach the final at Wembley Stadium later on in the campaign.

Relive the draw as it happened here on Mirror Football.

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Thank you!

Thank you for tuning into Mirror Football’s coverage of this evening’s EFL Trophy second-round draw.

There is more on the upcoming EFL Trophy fixtures here.

KEY EVENT

The draw in full

Northern draw: Shrewsbury Town vs Lincoln City; Salford City vs Leicester U21; Fleetwood Town vs Blackpool; Port Vale vs Wolverhampton Wanderers U21; Hull City vs Crewe Alexandra; Accrington Stanley vs Manchester United U21; Man City U21 vs Tranmere Rovers; Oldham Athletic vs Sunderland.

Southern draw: AFC Wimbledon vs Arsenal U21; MK Dons vs Norwich City U21; Peterborough United vs West Ham U21; Oxford United vs Forest Green Rovers; Cambridge United vs Gillingham; Exeter City vs Northampton Town; Cheltenham Town vs Portsmouth; Leyton Orient vs Bristol Rovers.

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Leyton Orient vs Bristol Rovers

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Cheltenham Town vs Portsmouth

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Exeter City vs Northampton Town

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Cambridge United vs Gillingham

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Oxford United vs Forest Green Rovers

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Peterborough United vs West Ham U21

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MK Dons vs Norwich City U21

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AFC Wimbledon vs Arsenal U21

KEY EVENT

And now the southern section draw

That concludes the northern draw.

Onto the southern section…

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Oldham Athletic vs Sunderland

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Manchester City U21 vs Tranmere Rovers

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Accrington Stanley vs Manchester United U21

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Hull City vs Crewe Alexandra

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Port Vale vs Wolverhampton Wanderers U21

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Fleetwood Town vs Blackpool

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Salford City vs Leicester City U21

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Shrewsbury Town vs Lincoln City

KEY EVENT

Time for the northern section draw

Here we go…

Who will your side draw?

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Running a tad late at St Andrew’s…

The draw is running late but the delay shouldn’t be long.

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Dates for your calendar…

Here is the EFL Trophy schedule for the rest of the season:

  • Second round – Week commencing Dec 7
  • Third round – Jan 12/13
  • Quarter-finals – Feb 2/3
  • Semi-Finals – Feb 16/17
  • EFL Trophy Final (at Wembley Stadium) – March 14

We’re now under five minutes away from the draw. Stay tuned!

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Which Premier League sides are involved?

Four Premier League clubs are represented in the northern section through their Under-21 sides: Manchester United U21, Manchester City U21, Wolves U21 and Leicester U21.

And two in the southern section: Arsenal U21 and West Ham U21.

Just over 15 minutes until the draw is underway.

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The north-south format

There are 32 teams entered in the second-round draw and they have been split into a north section and south section.

The winner of each group is guaranteed a home draw and will host a runner-up from the same region, though this cannot be a team they faced in round one.

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Second-round fixture details

Good evening to you if you’re just tuning in to Mirror Football’s coverage of the EFL Trophy second-round draw.

We’ll be underway in just under 45 minutes with Coventry City boss Mark Robins helping conduct the draw live from his side’s temporary home, St Andrew’s.

The fixtures drawn this evening will take place in the week commencing 7 December.

Stay tuned for all the latest updates and more information on the format of the draw.

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Welcome!

Welcome to Mirror Football’s coverage of the second-round draw of the EFL Trophy.

Manchester United and Arsenal are among the sides in the draw as their youngsters bid for a day out at Wembley later on in the campaign.

They are joined by Manchester City, Wolves and Leicester, plus Norwich from the Championship whose Under-21s all made it through the group stage.

A total of 26 clubs from Leagues One and Two complete the draw, and they will all learn their fate this evening.

So grab yourself a cuppa and follow it LIVE right here.




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