Football: Spurs face hard route

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WORTHINGTON CUP holders Tottenham will play Crewe in the revamped draw for the third round of the competition.

But they face a tough task if they are to retain the trophy as they have been put in the same half of the draw as favourites Liverpool, Leeds and Manchester United.

Spurs will meet another First Division club - West Bromwich or Fulham - if they beat Crewe in this round, which will be played in the week of 11 October. If they win again, they will meet whoever gets through from Leeds v Blackburn and last season's losing finalists Leicester v Grimsby.

Liverpool travel to Southampton and, if successful, could set up a classic encounter against Manchester United, although Aston Villa may have something to say about that as they are at home to United.

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