Robbie Savage and Ian Taylor react on Twitter as Aston Villa draw Birmingham City

Birmingham Carling Cup

Aston Villa will face Birmingham City in the Capital One Cup.

The third round of the Capital One Cup has a few stand out games, but none more exciting than Aston Villa v Birmingham.

Not even Tottenham v Arsenal, two teams who play each other twice a year already, will match the rivalry which be evident as the two teams go head to head in early September.

Villa and Birmingham have not faced each other since the Blues were relegated under Alex McLeish in 2011.

Former player Robbie Savage, who is best known in regard to the matches for getting headbutted by Dion Dublin, took to Twitter in response to the two teams being drawn against each other, and joked it would be an 'easy' tie for his former side.

The cup often sees teams rotate their players, but Premier League side Villa could be reluctant to do so in order to stand the best chance of avoiding an upset.

Former Villa player Ian Taylor, who won the cup with the club in 1998, took to Twitter to react with delight to see the two sides getting the draw they wanted.

Birmingham City won the cup most recently, beating Arsenal in 2011, only to suffer relegation months later.

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