West Ham United have been drawn away to Newport County in the second round of the 2019-20 Carabao Cup in tonight’s draw at the Peninsula Stadium.
The Hammers enter the competition at this stage due to their involvement as a Premier League club without European football, and will now hope to advance past Newport in their inaugural domestic cup fixture of the season.
Manuel Pellegrini’s side were dumped out in the fourth round of last year’s competition, losing 3-1 to Tottenham Hotspur at the London Stadium, but will be optimistic of a decent cup run this time around.
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As far as draws go, this seems straight forward for West Ham. The League Two side will play in front of a packed crowd at Rodney Park, but if Pellegrini takes it seriously, as he should, there shouldn’t be any problems.
The last meeting between the two sides was back in 1979, and both have one win and a draw against eachother from the three past meetings, so West Ham should be eyeing to go up in that sense.