Charlton Athletic 'drawn twice' in EFL Cup graphics error

They were drawn to face Exeter City away and Cheltenham Town at home

BY Cian Roche 16:10 Friday 16 June 2017, 16:10 16 Jun 2017

Image: EFL Cup

There were a few raised eyebrows this afternoon at the draw for the first round of the EFL Cup after a graphic error showed Charlton Athletic down to play twice.

The draw, which took place in Bangkok, had the Addicks down to face Exeter City away and Cheltenham Town at home.

Oxford United were instead the team drawn to face Cheltenham at home. 

"The EFL would like to apologise for a number of third party technical issues that affected the coverage of this afternoon’s Carabao Cup Round One draw in Bangkok," the EFL said today in a statement.

"There were inaccuracies – as a result of human error – in the live graphics output that resulted in confusion and incorrect ties being displayed on screen.

"In addition, some users did experience difficulties in accessing the stream on certain external platforms. Both issues are currently under investigation.

"The EFL can confirm that the draw was not compromised in any way and all Clubs have received confirmation of the Round One ties."

Elsewhere, Sunderland have been handed a trip to Bury in early August for the first round of the cup. They enter at this stage having finished bottom of the Premier League.

Hull and Middlesbrough, the other sides relegated from the top flight, get a bye through to round two.

Forest Green are playing in the competition for the first time after winning promotion to the Football League - they're at home to MK Dons.


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