West Brom goalie Ben Foster Tweets excitement at Birmingham derby League Cup draw

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Aston Villa and Birmingham City will face off in the third round of the Capital One Cup.

The League Cup third-round draw certainly threw out some excellent ties, including a couple of big derby fixtures.

Arsenal will take on North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur but for the people of Birmingham there is only one fixture to think about.

That is the clash between Aston Villa and Birmingham City at Villa Park.

The Birmingham derby is one of the most heated in English football but the clash has been missing from the calendar for some time.

Birmingham were relegated from the Premier League in 2011 and the two teams have not met since. The last time they met was in January 2011 as the two teams played out a 1-1 draw, with James Collins scoring an equaliser after Roger Johnson had given them the lead.

The draw has even had someone from the other local club Tweeting.

Ben Foster, who is a former Birmingham City player, is currently on the sidelines with a knee injury for West Bromwich Albion.

He took to Twitter earlier today too highlight his excitement ahead of the clash between Villa and Birmingham City.

It will certainly be one of the most anticipated fixtures of the third round, with Birmingham bragging rights on the line.

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