Portsmouth to face Southampton in Carabao Cup third round

Pompey have been drawn at home to Southampton in the third round of the Carabao Cup.

Wednesday, 28th August 2019, 10:08 pm
Updated Wednesday, 4th September 2019, 12:08 am
Pompey celebrate Marcus Harness' goal against QPR. Picture: Nigel Keene

The Blues will face their fierce rivals at Fratton Park the week commencing Monday, September 23.

Kenny Jackett’s men delivered a 2-0 victory at QPR in the second round tonight.

John Marquis and Marcus Harness were on target for the visitors at Loftus Road.

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And now Pompey will face Southampton for the first time since 2012 when David Norris’ famous volley at St Mary’s earned the visitors a 2-2 draw.

The Premier League side advance in the competition with a 1-0 win at Fulham last night.

It was a tie so many of the Fratton faithful craves when the draw was being made.

Joe Gallen also told BBC Radio Solent beforehand that he wanted to face the Blues’ south-coast neighbours.