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MK Dons and Colchester United to face Premier League giants in EFL Cup

Colchester United celebrate their win at Crystal Palace. Credit: PA

MK Dons and Colchester United have both been handed plum ties in the third round of the EFL Cup.

The Dons will take on European Champions Liverpool at Stadium MK and will be hoping for a repeat of one of their most famous nights when they beat Manchester United 4-0 in the same competition in 2014.

Colchester will also host one of the Premier League giants after they were drawn at home to Tottenham Hotspur.

The two sides last met in the FA Cup in 2016 when Spurs ran out 4-1 winners in Essex.

Liverpool will visit MK Dons in September. Credit: PA

Meanwhile, Luton Town will welcome Premier League club Leicester City to Kenilworth Road which could mean a swift reunion with their former defender James Justin.

The full-back joined the Foxes in what was a club record sale for Luton in the summer.

The Hatters beat Cardiff City to reach this stage of the competition, while Colchester and MK Dons beat Crystal Palace and Southend United to reach round three.

Cambridge United were hoping to book their place as well, but they were thrashed 6-0 by Swansea City on Wednesday evening.

All the third round ties will be played in the week commencing September 23.