The second round of the Carabao Cup was made on Sky Sports on Thursday night, with a number of Premier League clubs entering the competition.
However, while the draw itself failed to throw up many mouth-watering ties, the confused performance of John Salako during the televised draw was both entertaining and cringe-worthy in equal parts.
All the former Crystal Palace winger had to do was remember that the red ball (with the ‘h’ on it) meant ‘home’. However, the pundit couldn’t seem to grasp this simple concept.
— Bryler Durden 🦄 (@patto1878) August 10, 2017
— Hopkin’s Dentist (@Boydetroit) August 10, 2017
What a load of balls. At least he got there eventually. And well done Alex McLeish for an error-free display.
As for the draw itself, the standout tie looks to be a tasty Lancashire derby between Burnley and Blackburn.
Here’s the draw in full (with Salako’s errors fixed), with the games to be played on the week commencing Monday, August 21st…
Second round draw – South section
QPR vs Brentford
Crystal Palace vs Ipswich
Watford vs Bristol City
Norwich City vs Charlton
Cheltenham Town v West Ham United
Brighton & Hove Albion v Barnet
Cardiff City v Burton Albion
Southampton v Wolverhampton Wanderers
Fulham v Bristol Rovers
Milton Keynes Dons v Swansea City
Birmingham City v Bournemouth
Reading v Millwall
Carlisle v Sunderland
Bolton Wanderers v Sheffield Wednesday
Accrington Stanley v West Bromwich Albion
Newcastle United v Nottingham Forest
Leeds United v Newport County
Stoke City v Rochdale
Huddersfield Town v Rotherham United
Middlesbrough v Scunthorpe United
Doncaster Rovers v Hull City
Blackburn Rovers v Burnley
Sheffield United v Leicester City
Aston Villa v Wigan Athletic
Barnsley v Derby County or Grimsby Town