Manchester Metropolis will face Bournemouth within the Carabao Cup third spherical subsequent week.
Metropolis already knew they’d be dealing with both Bournemouth or Premier League rivals Crystal Palace upon their entry within the competitors, after the second and third spherical attracts have been held back-to-back earlier this month.
The match can be performed on the Etihad Stadium on Thursday, September 24, with kick-off coming at 7:45pm.
After the drab recreation completed goalless, the Cherries earned their place within the subsequent spherical aby successful a exceptional penalty shootout. The spot-kicks noticed each participant for each groups take at the very least one penalty, with each goalkeepers lacking, earlier than lastly ending 11-10.
The match will function a fast reunion along with his outdated membership for brand new Metropolis defender Nathan Ake, who was signed from Bournemouth this summer time following their relegation to the Championship.
Metropolis have gained the League Cup for the final three seasons and Pep Guardiola will little question wish to ligt the trophy once more after failing to say any extra items of silverware final season.
Nevertheless, the event does give the Blues an early fixture headache as they might must play 5 video games in simply 13 days.
Metropolis kick-off their Premier League marketing campaign in opposition to Wolves on Monday, September 21, earlier than dealing with Bournemouth three days later. They then come up in opposition to Leicester Metropolis at dwelling on Sunday September 27 – their third fixture in six days.
And in the event that they progress within the cup, their fourth spherical tie will happen within the following mid-week slot on September 29 or 30, earlier than they’re scheduled to face Leeds at Elland Highway within the league on October 3.
Assuming Metropolis attain the fourth spherical and the Leeds recreation will not be moved, that would imply a gruelling fixture pile up earlier than the October worldwide break.