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Everton to start cup bid against Barnsley at Oakwell

By Jonathan Veal

Published 14/08/2015

Hero and villain: Lewis Cook scored and was sent off
Hero and villain: Lewis Cook scored and was sent off

Everton's latest quest to win the League Cup for the first time in their history will begin at Barnsley after the draw for the second round of the Capital One Cup sent the Toffees to Oakwell.

The Merseysiders, who have twice been runners-up in the competition, must tackle the Sky Bet League One side that ousted Scunthorpe on Tuesday night, while 2013 winners Swansea welcome League Two outfit York to the Liberty Stadium, with ties to be played in the week commencing August 24.

Stoke are also meeting fourth-tier opposition when they visit Luton, while Northampton travel north to Newcastle and Exeter fans chase them up the motorway to reach Sunderland's Stadium of Light.

Leeds became the ninth Championship club to exit the competition, beaten 4-2 on penalties at League One Doncaster. The 10-man West Yorkshire side were dumped out as Sam Byram and Chris Wood missed from the spot after it had ended 1-1.

Leeds led through Lewis Cook, who was then sent off shortly after Rovers had equalised courtesy of Andy Williams' penalty.

Northern Ireland international Stuart Dallas played 67 minutes for Leeds before being substituted.

Capital One Cup second-round draw (matches to be played in week commencing August 24): 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.

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