City have been drawn away to Swansea in the English Football League Cup

City will begin their defence of the English Football League Cup with a trip to South Wales where Pep Guardiola's side will face Swansea City - the first of back-to-back trips against the Swans.

The Blues face Swansea in the Premier League just days after the cup tie which is the first ever meeting between the teams in any cup competition.

City landed the League Cup for the second time in three years when Liverpool were defeated at Wembley earlier this year and a visit to The Liberty Stadium will be a tough test for the holders - though the Blues are unbeaten on their last four visits to Swansea.

The date will be announced in due course, but will be played in the week commencing 19 September.

The full draw for the third round is:

Nottingham Forest vs Arsenal

Leeds United vs Blackburn Rovers

Queens Park Rangers vs Sunderland

West Ham United vs Accrington Stanley

Southampton vs Crystal Palace

Swansea City vs Manchester City

Fulham vs Bristol City

Bournemouth vs Preston North End

Tottenham Hotspur vs Gillingham

Everton vs Norwich City

Derby County vs Liverpool

Northampton vs Manchester United

Brighton vs Reading

Newcastle United vs Wolverhampton Wanderers

Stoke City vs Hull City

Leicester City vs Chelsea