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Potters To Host Pompey In Capital One Cup

STOKE CITY will play host to Portsmouth in the Second Round of this season's Capital One Cup.

The Potters were handed a home tie against the League Two side when the draw took place on Wednesday evening following the conclusion of the Coventry City versus Cardiff City First Round clash.

Mark Hughes will be eager to navigate a safe passage through to the Third Round as he looks to lead the Potters to their first appearance in the final of the competition since famously lifting the trophy in 1972.

The Welshman saw his side exit the Capital One Cup at the Quarter-Final stage last term, with Manchester United breaking City's hearts with a 2-0 triumph in the Potteries.

The forthcoming encounter against Pompey will be the first meeting between the two sides since 2010, when Salif Diao netted a dramatic stoppage time Premier League winner at Fratton Park.

Earlier that season the Potters were thumped 4-0 in the League Cup, and will be seeking revenge at the Britannia Stadium later this month.

The clash is scheduled to take place during the week commencing Monday 25th August. Further details will be announced in due course.


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