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Arsenal to play arch-rivals Tottenham Hotspur in League Cup

London: Tottenham will face north London enemies Arsenal and Aston Villa will take on bitter rivals Birmingham in a pair of League Cup third round derby showdowns.

Fiesty affair: Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur players argue during their EPL clash at White Hart Lane on February 7. Pic/Getty Images
Fiesty affair: Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur players argue during their EPL clash at White Hart Lane on February 7. Pic/Getty Images 

Mauricio Pochettino's Tottenham were paired against Arsene Wenger's Gunners in Tuesday's draw. Tottenham, who were beaten in last year's final by Chelsea, will host the tie of the round at London's White Hart Lane in September.

It will be the first north London derby of the season. There will be more derby intrigue when Villa clash with Championship side Birmingham for the first time since January 2011.

Birmingham are unbeaten in the last three meetings with Villa, including a League Cup tie in 2010.

Holders Chelsea travel to third tier Walsall, while Liverpool host fourth tier Carlisle.

Manchester United face Championship side Ipswich at Old Trafford and Manchester City travel to Sunderland.

Key matches
> Arsenal vs Tottenham
> Chelsea vs Walsall
> Liverpool vs Carlisle
> Man United vs Ipswich
> Man City vs Sunderland

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