League Cup: Sky Pundit John Salako Makes Almighty Hash Of Second Round Draw (Video)

Alan Duffy

10th, August 2017


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.

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

North section

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