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Birmingham Away

17 June 2013

ARGYLE will face Birmingham City at St Andrew's in the first round of the 2013-14 Capital One Cup.

The Pilgrims travel to the country's second city during the week beginning August 5.

Argyle have met the Blues in the same competition on six previous occasions, most recently in the first round in 1995.

Then in a two-legged format, a Gary Cooper goal sunk the Pilgrims at St Andrew's before Andy Edwards and Jonathan Hunt cancelled out a Micky Heathecote goal at Home Park to win the tie 3-1.

The most famous League Cup meeting between the two sides came in the 1973-74 season, as the Pilgrims brushed the Blues aside on their way to the semi-finals.

Having progressed to the fifth round, Argyle travelled to Birmingham on a Wednesday afternoon in December, to allow for the electricity restrictions during the three-day week.

Goals from Alan Welsh and Steve Davey helped sink their First Division opponents and set up a now famous tie with Manchester City.

The last time the two sides met competitively was at St Andrew's during the 2008-09 Coca-Cola Championship season.

After goalkeeper Maik Taylor's 23rd-minute red card, Paul Gallagher waited three minutes to convert a penalty to put Argyle ahead.

But five minutes after half-time, defender Franck Quedrue levelled proceedings to earn a point for the ten-man Blues.

Here is the rest of the draw

Bury v Crewe Alexandra
Shrewsbury Town v Bolton Wanderers
Middlesbrough v Accrington Stanley
Doncaster Rovers v Rochdale
Preston North End v Blackpool
Barnsley v Scunthorpe United
Tranmere Rovers v Mansfield Town
York City v Burnley
Notts County v Fleetwood Town
Sheffield United v Burton Albion
Oldham Athletic v Derby County
Carlisle United v Blackburn Rovers
Morecambe v Wolverhampton Wanderers
Nottingham Forest v Hartlepool United
Leeds United v Chesterfield
Huddersfield Town v Bradford City
Rotherham United v Sheffield Wednesday
Port Vale v Walsall
Gillingham v Bristol City
AFC Bournemouth v Portsmouth
Wycombe Wanderers v Leicester City
Brentford v Dagenham & Redbridge
Exeter City v Queens Park Rangers
Charlton Athletic v Oxford United
Southend United v Yeovil Town
Millwall v AFC Wimbledon
Swindon Town v Torquay United
Stevenage v Ipswich Town
Cheltenham Town v Crawley Town
Bristol Rovers v Watford
Northampton Town v Milton Keynes Dons
Leyton Orient v Coventry City
Colchester United v Peterborough United
Brighton & Hove Albion v Newport County

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