Luton Town were also at home in the first round, winning 3-1 against Norwich City – one of the sides relegated from the Premier League last season. All four goals in that game were scored in the final 11 minutes plus injury time.
Luton are managed by Nathan Jones, who is in his second spell with the Bedfordshire club after a short-lived switch to Stoke City, and have a United Academy graduate in their ranks. Ryan Tunnicliffe played in the same FA Youth Cup-winning side as Paul Pogba and Jesse Lingard in 2011 and won the club’s Jimmy Murphy Young Player of the Year award at the end of that season.
After making two first-team appearances for the Reds, both in the League Cup, Tunnicliffe joined Fulham in the January 2014 transfer window. The Hatters signed the midfielder from Millwall in the summer of 2019.
The other Carabao Cup third-round ties confirmed so far include an all-Premier League affair between Leicester City and Arsenal.