The second round draw for the Curacao Cup takes place tonight and things get interesting for the 13 Premier League clubs who aren’t competing in Europe as they’re in the hat for the draw. Newcastle fans will be hoping for a huge Tyne-Wear derby against Sunderland in the second round when they get picked out tonight and the fans can read all the details of the draw on the Newcastle website.
The draw for the second round of the @Carabao_Cup takes place tomorrow evening.
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) 15 August 2018
Newcastle United have never won the League Cup in their history, despite having six FA Cups to their name. However, Rafa Benitez will be keen to end that long wait for the cup this season and what better way to start then smashing Sunderland at St James Park. That will be the dream for a lot of Magpies, who haven’t been able to celebrate a win over their Northeast rivals in a long time.
The last time Newcastle fans were able to celebrate a victory over their bitter rivals was way back in August 2011 when they triumphed 1-0 at the Stadium of Light. However, the fixture has been played nine times since then with the Black Cats winning six of those and the other three ending in a stalemate, including the most recent one back in March 2016. If the clubs do get drawn against each other in the Carabao Cup, you can guarantee it will be a cracking affair.
You can read the Geordies’ calls for Sunderland here:
Can we draw #safc?
— NUFC Gallowgate (@NUFCgallowgate) August 15, 2018
Sunderland at home
— Cameron Boyd (@cameron0290) 15 August 2018
Sunderland please need
— harry hughes (@harryhu59071867) August 15, 2018
— Adrian (@Adrian____29) 15 August 2018
— Scott (@scxttnufc) 15 August 2018
Give us the Mackems
— Michael (@Michael_NUFC9) August 15, 2018
The supporters are all more than keen to host their rivals in the Carabao Cup and will be praying that Sunderland can get past Sheffield Wednesday to make the tie possible.