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Sunderland face League Two Crewe Alexandra in Carabao Cup first round - full draw details

Sunderland will take on League Two Crewe Alexandra at the Stadium of Light in the Carabao Cup first round. The Black Cats will host Lee Bell's Alex in the week beginning August 7.

The draw - which is regionalised at this stage - was made live on Sky Sports News this afternoon, with former Nottingham Forest, Spurs, and Hull City defender Michael Dawson drawing the home teams and ex-Lincoln City and Portsmouth boss Danny Cowley the away sides. It will be only the second meeting between the sides in the competition, with the previous match coming in September 2004 at the second round stage.

On that occasion, Mick McCarthy's Black Cats were knocked out 4-2 on penalties at Gresty Road after the sides had fought out a 3-3 draw after extra-time. Steve Jones had put Crewe - who were then in the Championship - in front inside the opening 20 minutes, with Chris Brown equalising ten minutes before the break.

Dean Ashton then gave the hosts the advantage for a second time just after the hour, only for Brown to level things up inside the final ten minutes to send the game into extra-time. Stephen Elliott then put Sunderland ahead just before the midway point in extra-time, but Stephen Foster equalised in the last minute to take the match to penalties.

Elliott and Sean Thornton scored their penalties for the Black Cats but defenders Steven Caldwell and Neill Collins failed to convert, while Crewe scored all four of their spot-kicks to go through. Crewe were then beaten 3-0 at home by Manchester United in the next round.

Sunderland have never lost at home to Crewe, winning five of their six meetings on Wearside. The most recent game between the sides at the Stadium of Light came in League One in March last year, when goals from Dan Neil and Patrick Roberts gave Alex Neil's side a 2-0 victory.

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Carabao Cup first round draw (north)

Notts County vs Lincoln City

Bolton Wanderers vs Barrow

Hull City vs Doncaster Rovers

Mansfield Town vs Grimsby Town

Stoke City vs West Bromwich Albion

Sheffield Wednesday vs Stockport County

Leeds United vs Shrewsbury Town

Preston North End vs Salford City

Rotherham United vs Morecambe

Harrogate Town vs Carlisle United

Burton Albion vs Leicester City

Accrington Stanley vs Bradford City

Derby County vs Blackpool

Port Vale vs Fleetwood Town

Barnsley vs Tranmere Rovers

Blackburn Rovers vs Walsall

Huddersfield Town vs Middlesbrough

Wrexham vs Wigan Athletic

Sunderland vs Crewe Alexandra

Carabao Cup first round draw (south)

Plymouth Argyle vs Leyton Orient

Forest Green Rovers vs Portsmouth

Swansea City vs Northampton Town

Exeter City vs Crawley Town

Ipswich Town vs Bristol Rovers

Newport County vs Charlton Athletic

Stevenage vs Watford

Cheltenham Town vs Birmingham City

Sutton United vs Cambridge United

MK Dons vs Wycombe Wanderers

Millwall vs Reading

AFC Wimbledon vs Coventry City

Bristol City vs Oxford United

Gillingham vs Southampton

Queens Park Rangers vs Norwich City

Peterborough United vs Swindon Town

Cardiff City vs Colchester United

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