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Town Draw Fulham at Home in Carabao Cup
Sunday, 6th Sep 2020 14:49

Town have drawn Premier League new boys Fulham at home in the second round of the Carabao Cup and will face Rochdale or Sheffield Wednesday in the third, also at Portman Road, if they win that tie.

Second round ties will be played on either the 15th or 16th September with the third round taking place on 22nd and 23rd September.

The Blues and the Cottagers last met in the League Cup in the 1996/97 season when the first leg at Craven Cottage ended 1-1 with the locally-born Simon Milton netting a stunner for Town.

At Portman Road, the Blues ran out 4-2 victors with Alex Mathie scoring twice and Danny Sonner and Steve Sedgley (pen), who also conceded an own goal, once each.

The teams also faced one another in the competition in 1973/74 when the initial tie in London ended 2-2 - Trevor Whymark and Clive Woods the Town scorers - and the replay at Portman Road 2-1 to Bobby Robson's side with Colin Harper and Colin Viljoen on target.

The clubs last faced one another in the Championship when the Blues were beaten 2-0 at home - Neeskens Kebano and Rui Fonte the scorers - and 4-1 away after Joe Garner had given Town the lead, Jordan Spence having been red-carded in the 54th minute. Ryan Sessegnon and Aboubakar Kamara each hit a brace for the Whites who went on to win promotion via the play-offs.

Drawing Fulham at home means the Blues start the season with four games at home, something which hasn't happened since the 1923/24 season in the Southern Amateur League.

If Town beat Fulham and Rochdale defeat Sheffield Wednesday in their second round tie, then the Blues will face Dale twice at home in a few days with the League One game at Portman Road scheduled for Saturday 26th September.

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Bergholt_Blue added 14:52 - Sep 6
A premiership team at home and we can't go ffs

TractorBoyOlly added 15:36 - Sep 6
If Fulham play a weakened team and we go strong good chance for a cup run. This is Ipswich we're talking about though.

trncbluearmy added 15:37 - Sep 6
only fulham, our ressies will stuff their ressies

blue86 added 15:40 - Sep 6
Tough one this! like TractorBoyOlly said, all depends what side Fulham put out. I would like a run in the cup though, it would make a nice change for once.

90z added 16:04 - Sep 6
Depending on their squad they put out we could have a chance, us having a few more games match sharpness to.

ArnieM added 16:41 - Sep 6
Oh well, fun while it lasted then !

Northstandveteran added 17:34 - Sep 6
Who is Fulham's manager at present and what does he look like?

RobITFC added 18:01 - Sep 6
Northstandveteren - it is Scott Parker

dirtydingusmagee added 18:39 - Sep 6
i just hope the Cup games are taken seriously , we should be trying to win every match, all to often we have ''given up'' the cup games with weakened team and its got us nowhere we end up with nothing ,at least a cup run would be better than sod all .

Radlett_blue added 19:12 - Sep 6
The 1973 League Cup tie with Fulham was not a 2 legged affair. We drew 2-2 at Craven Cottage and won the replay, rather luckily.

blueheartXT added 08:11 - Sep 7
It’s great to start the season with a cracking win but let’s be serious we’re never gonna win it so let’s put all our energy of getting out of this league .we can’t afford to be stuck in league 1 much longer the salary cap alone would destroy us

Marinersnose added 11:47 - Sep 7
Excellent draw and a chance for players to test themselves against PL opposition. Shame fans cannot attend. We just need to continue playing football as we did on Saturday . I’m optimistic.

Facefacts added 22:14 - Sep 7
Great goal by Simon Milton. We were at the other end of the ground but he must have been 35 yards out, when he decided to hit it. One of the best goals I've ever seen.

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