What are the 2022/23 Carabao Cup first round fixtures?

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With the 2022/23 English football season drawing ever closer the key dates are gradually being announced and we now have a confirmed date for the Carabao Cup fixtures.

Liverpool broke Manchester City's run of League Cup triumphs last season with a tense penalty shoot-out victory over Chelsea, and Jurgen Klopp's side will be keen to retain their crown this season as they take another crack at the much-coveted quadruple.


What are the first round of the 2022/23 first-round Carabao Cup fixtures? Here are all the key dates and information you need.

What are the 2022/23 Carabao Cup first-round fixtures?

The Carabao Cup fixtures for the first round will contain 70 of the 92 teams in the top four tiers of English football, with Burnley and Watford, plus the 20 Premier League teams coming in at a later stage.

The first-round fixtures are separated into a Northern and Southern section for logistical purposes. Here are the confirmed Carabao Cup fixtures for the first round.

Northern Section

Blackburn Rovers v Hartlepool United

Harrogate Town v Stockport County


Bolton Wanderers v Salford City

Morecambe v Stoke City

Blackpool v Barrow

West Bromwich Albion v Sheffield United

Sheffield Wednesday v Sunderland

Grimsby Town v Crewe Alexandra

Mansfield Town v Derby County


Accrington Stanley v Tranmere Rovers

Middlesbrough v Barnsley

Bradford City v Hull City

Rochdale v Burton Albion

Doncaster Rovers v Lincoln City

Huddersfield Town v Preston North End

Shrewsbury Town v Carlisle United


Port Vale v Rotherham United

Fleetwood Town v Wigan Athletic

Southern Section

Norwich City v Birmingham City

Coventry City v Bristol City

Northampton Town v Wycombe Wanderers


Cardiff City v Portsmouth

Charlton Athletic v Queens Park Rangers

Crawley Town v Bristol Rovers

Walsall v Swindon Town

Ipswich Town v Colchester United

Luton Town v Newport County

Reading v Stevenage


Plymouth Argyle v Peterborough United

AFC Wimbledon v Gillingham

Cheltenham Town v Exeter City

Milton Keynes Dons v Sutton United

Forest Green Rovers v Leyton Orient

Cambridge United v Millwall

Oxford United v Swansea City