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Leeds United learn League Cup opponents

The draws for the second and third rounds of the tournament have been made.

Hull City v Leeds United - Sky Bet Championship
Pablo Hernandez celebrates scoring for Leeds United during their 4-0 Championship win over Hull City at the KCOM Stadium on February 29, 2020.
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Leeds United have been drawn against Hull City in the second round of the Carabao Cup, the victors facing either West Ham United or Charlton Athletic away.

The Tigers will travel to Elland Road on the week commencing September 14, with the third round taking place a week later.

Leeds defeated Hull on two occasions last season, and their most recent meeting resulted in an emphatic 4-0 Whites victory as Marcelo Bielsa’s side hit peak form before the suspension of football.

Since their first fixture against each other in 1920, which ended in a 1-0 Leeds win, the Peacocks have won a total of 25 matches against the League One outfit, along with 15 defeats and 12 draws.

The Whites lifted their one and only League Cup trophy in 1968 after defeating Arsenal 1-0 in the final, but have failed to surpass the quarter-finals stage since they last reached the final in 1996, when they lost 3-0 to Aston Villa.

Marcelo Bielsa is yet to enjoy any major success in the competition, having fallen in the second round in his two attempts as Leeds boss, losing 2-0 to Preston two seasons ago before losing to Stoke City on penalties last year.

How far do you think we can go in the League Cup this time round? Who would you most like to face if we reach the later stages? Let us know @ThruItAllLUFC.