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Everton to host Southampton in Carabao Cup Third Round

Blues’ reward for Wednesday’s Rotherham victory is the visit of the Saints

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Everton beat Southampton 2-1 at Goodison Park on August 18
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Everton have been drawn at home to Southampton in the third round of the Carabao Cup.

After brushing aside Rotherham United 3-1 at Goodison Park on Wednesday, the Toffees will now welcome Mark Hughes’ men, who are currently 17th in the Premier League.

The tie will take place during the week commencing September 24, though is likely to be played on Wednesday, September 26, given Everton face Arsenal in the Premier League on the previous Sunday, September 23.

It will offer the Saints the chance for revenge over the Blues after they were beaten 2-1 at Goodison in the Premier League on August 18. Southampton won 1-0 at Brighton and Hove Albion to make it to the third round.

The Blues have yet to win this competition in their 140-year history, but have been runners-up twice, against Aston Villa in 1977 and later to Liverpool in 1984.

Their run in the tournament last season lasted until the fourth round, when they were beaten 2-1 by Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in October.