Watford next in Carling Cup

West Ham United will face Watford away in the Carling Cup third round in the week beginning Monday 22 September.

The club reached this stage by winning 4-1 at home against League Two outfit Macclesfield Town on Wednesday 27 August.  The tie will be Watford's third home game in this season's competition, with the Hornets having beaten Bristol Rovers 1-0 in the first round and then triumphing 2-1 after extra time over Darlington in midweek.

West Ham United have met Watford on 35 previous occasions, with 23 wins and five draws. The only previous League Cup encounter came at the same stage of the 1986/87 edition, when West Ham United won 3-2 at Vicarage Road on 29 October 1986. Goals from Paul Goddard, Alan Dickens and Mark Ward ensured victory for John Lyall's team in a thrilling cup tie.

Carling Cup third round

Arsenal v Sheffield United
Brighton and Hove Albion or Manchester City v Derby County
Burnley v Fulham
Portsmouth v Chelsea
Blackburn Rovers v Everton
Rotherham United v Southampton
Swansea City v Cardiff City
Ipswich Town v Wigan Athletic
Stoke v Reading
Leeds United v Hartlepool
Watford v West Ham United
Manchester United v Middlesbrough
Liverpool v Crewe Alexandra
Aston Villa v Queen's Park Rangers
Sunderland v Northampton Town
Newcastle United v Tottenham Hotspur