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Derby day delight in Capital One Cup Round 3 draw

26 August 2015

After a thrilling round of action in the Capital One Cup, the draw conjured up a number of ties to relish when Round 3 takes place next month.

Three derby matches were pulled out of the hat in Tuesday night's draw, with one of them pairing Midlands rivals Aston Villa and Birmingham City.

Read more: Capital One Cup Round 3 draw

There will also be two clashes between rivals in the capital – Tottenham Hotspur versus Arsenal and Crystal Palace against Charlton Athletic.

Gary Rowett's Birmingham advanced to Round 3 courtesy of a 2-0 win over Gillingham, while Villa overcame a spirited Notts County side 5-3 to reach this stage.

Read more: Tim Sherwood relishing Aston Villa's Capital One Cup clash with Birmingham City

The Blues will have fond memories of their last League Cup encounter against Villa, advancing with a 2-1 victory on their way to winning the competition in 2011, and their squad this time around can't wait to test themselves against the Premier League outfit.

Another good home result. Looking forward to the derby against @AVFCOfficial in the cup!

— Jonathan Spector (@JSpector23) August 25, 2015

Wow what a draw 👌 come on the blues #KRO#CapitalOneCup#derby ⚽️

— David Cotterill (@cotterill_david) August 25, 2015
Due to European exploits, Tottenham and Arsenal enter the Capital One Cup at the third-round stage, and matches between the North London rivals rarely disappoint.

Arsenal won 4-1 at White Hart Lane in their last League Cup meeting – one of a number of high-scoring encounters between the pair over the years.

What a draw to get to start our @CapitalOne_Cup campaign with!!!

— Aaron Ramsey (@aaronramsey) August 25, 2015
Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew will welcome his former club Charlton Athletic to Selhurst Park after his side overcame League 1 Shrewsbury in extra time, while the Addicks reached Round 3 courtesy of a comfortable 4-1 triumph at Peterborough United.

Get in there👌

— Johann B Gudmundsson (@Gudmundsson7) August 25, 2015
Elsewhere, Carlisle – who provided Round 2's biggest upset by winning at QPR – were rewarded with a trip to eight-time League Cup winners Liverpool.

Click here to see the Capital One Cup Round 3 draw in full

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