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City handed away tie at Watford

City will travel to Premier League side Watford in the Carabao Cup second round.

The tie will be played at Vicarage Road in the week commencing Monday, August 21st.

Head coach Lee Johnson told bcfc.co.uk: "It's an interesting game and, personally, I'm really looking forward to it because I learnt my trade under the late great Graham Taylor at Watford.

"It will be a great chance for our lads to challenge themselves against Premier League opposition.

HOME OR AWAY? EH?

Fans who witnessed the draw live on Sky Sports will have seen City handed a home tie with Watford - or so it seemed, briefly.

The way the draw was made saw John Salako select the seeded teams, followed by a red ball or white ball to signal whether they would play home or away respectively.

Salako announced Watford, followed by a red ball and then said "away". City were to become the unseeded side paired with the Hornets and, according to the Sky graphics, would host the tie at Ashton Gate.

There were five of the ties drawn in this incorrect manner, leading to plenty of chatter of social media and forums about what had just happened.

Only later on Sky Sports News was it clarified that there had been a mix up and, in fact, City would now be travelling to Vicarage Road instead.

All clear? Hmm.

HAVEN'T WE MET BEFORE?

These two teams have met twice in this competition since the turn of the Millennium - and both fixtures were in BS3.

In 2001/02 City - then a third tier (League One) side - found themselves 2-0 up against the Hornets thanks to goals from Simon Clist and Tony Thorpe before throwing it away.

Marcus Gayle scored from the penalty spot and then Ramon Vega levelled with just three minutes left to play. With extra time looming, Watford stole the win in stoppage time through Micah Hyde's goal.

Two seasons later Danny Wilson's side had their revenge, knocking out the Hornets thanks to an extra-time headed winner from Lee Miller.

The Carabao Cup draw saw City handed a home tie, then an away one!

SECOND ROUND DRAW

QPR v Brentford
Crystal Palace v Ipswich Town
Watford v Bristol City
Norwich City v Charlton Athletic
West Ham United v Cheltenham Town
Brighton & Hove Albion v Barnet
Cardiff City v Burton Albion
Southampton v Wolves
Fulham v Bristol Rovers
MK Dons v Swansea City
Birmingham City v AFC Bournemouth
Reading v Millwall
Carlisle United v Sunderland
Bolton Wanderers v Sheffield Wednesday
Accrington Stanley v West Bromwich Albion
Newcastle United v Nottingham Forest
Newport County v Leeds United
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/Grimsby Town

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