Canaries to face Bournemouth in Carabao Cup second round

The Norwich players look tense during the penalty shoot out at the end of the Carabao Cup First Roun

Norwich City have learned their opponents for the Carabao Cup second round. - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Norwich City will face Premier League outfit AFC Bournemouth in the second round of the Carabao Cup. 

The tie will take place at Carrow Road in the week commencing August 22, between Norwich's fixtures against Millwall and an away trip to Sunderland.

The Carabao Cup remains regionalised in the early rounds with the draw split into a southern and northern section until round three.  

City progressed to the second round of the competition following a 4-2 penalty shootout victory over fellow Championship side Birmingham.

Dean Smith made 10 changes to his side and saw the game conclude 2-2 despite Norwich racing into a 2-0 advantage just before the interval courtesy of goals from Danel Sinani and Jacob Sorensen. 

Jonathan Leko's strike 10 minutes after the break began the comeback for the Blues, with a Jonathan Tomkinson own goal taking the game to penalties. 

Two stops from Angus Gunn helped Norwich advance into the next round with Josh Sargent dispatching the winning spot kick. 

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The draw took place on Wednesday evening with Mark Chapman hosting the draw and former striker Clinton Morrison and ex-Sunderland man Michael Gray selecting the ties. 

Norwich were ball number 15 in the southern section of the draw with 13 Premier League sides entering at this stage of the competition. 

The sides last met at this stage of the competition last season, with Norwich recording a thumping 6-0 victory over the Cherries. 

Christos Tzolis and Josh Sargent both netted a brace in that fixture, with Kenny McLean and Lukas Rupp also getting their names onto the scoresheet. 

The teams have now swapped places, with Scott Parker's side gaining automatic promotion from the Championship last season whilst Norwich suffered a disappointing relegation from the top-flight. 

Bournemouth started their season with an impressive 2-0 victory over Aston Villa last weekend. Norwich's only defeat to the Cherries in the competition arrived in 2018, when they were defeated 2-1 on the south coast. 

Other ties included Aston Villa travelling to Bolton Wanderers and Leeds United facing Barnsley in a Yorkshire derby. 

Ticketing details for the fixture will be made available by official club channels in due course.