Carabao Cup
FIFA Region


The 2020-2021 EFL Cup (ENGCUP2) or Carabao Cup is the 2nd most prestigious football club tournament in England. All 92 teams from ENG1, ENG2, ENG3 and ENG4 will participate. The Final will be held on 28 February 2021 at Wembley Stadium. Last year Manchester City (ENG1) repeated as the ENGCUP2 champion.

All rounds/matches before the Semifinals are "Knockout" matches. If a match is tied after regulation time, the matches go straight to a penalty shoot-out. For the Semifinals, the teams play Home/Away highest aggregate goals advances matches. If the aggregate score is tied after the 2nd leg, the teams go straight to a penalty shoot-out. For the Final, if the match is still tied after regulation time, two 15-minute extra time periods are played. If still tied after extra time, a penalty shoot-out is held.

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Leagues Pyramid - England

Abbrev League # Teams
ENG1 Barclay's Premier League 20
ENG2 Championship 24
ENG3 League One 24
ENG4 League Two 24
ENG5 Conference 24

Competition Structure

Stage# TeamsNew Teams Entering This RoundTeams From Previous RoundFormat
1st Round7022 ENG2 teams, 24 ENG3 teams, 24 ENG4 teamsNone35 Knockout matches
2nd Round5013 ENG1 teams "not" competing in the UEFACL and the UEFAEL, 2 ENG2 teams35 winners from 1st Round25 Knockout matches
3rd Round327 ENG1 teams competing in UEFACL and UEFAEL25 winners from 2nd Round16 Knockout matches
4th Round16None16 winners from 3rd Round8 Knockout matches
5th Round8None8 winners from 4th Round4 Knockout matches
Semifinals4None4 winners from 5th Round2 sets of Home/Away matches, highest aggregate goals advances
Final2None2 winners from Semifinals1 Knockout match played at a neutral site


DateHome Status RoadVenue
Sun - 25 Apr 2021
 Tottenham (ENG1) 01 Manchester City (ENG1)Wembley Stadium


DateHome Status RoadVenue
Tue - 5 Jan 2021
 Tottenham (ENG1) 20 Brentford FC (ENG2)Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Wed - 6 Jan 2021
 Manchester United (ENG1) 02 Manchester City (ENG1)Old Trafford


DateHome Status RoadVenue
Tue - 22 Dec 2020
 Brentford FC (ENG2) 10 Newcastle United (ENG1)Brentford Community Stadium
 Arsenal (ENG1) 14 Manchester City (ENG1)Emirates Stadium
Wed - 23 Dec 2020
 Stoke City (ENG2) 13 Tottenham (ENG1)bet365 Stadium
 Everton (ENG1) 02 Manchester United (ENG1)Goodison Park

Round of 16

DateHome Status RoadVenue
Tue - 29 Sep 2020
 Tottenham (ENG1) 11 Chelsea (ENG1)Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
 Tottenham advances on PKs (5-4) 
Wed - 30 Sep 2020
 Newport County AFC (ENG4) 11 Newcastle United (ENG1)Rodney Parade
 Newcastle United advances on PKs (5-4) 
 Burnley FC (ENG1) 03 Manchester City (ENG1)Turf Moor
 Brighton & Hove (ENG1) 03 Manchester United (ENG1)The Amex
 Everton (ENG1) 41 West Ham United (ENG1)Goodison Park
Thu - 1 Oct 2020
 Brentford FC (ENG2) 30 Fulham (ENG1)Brentford Community Stadium
 Aston Villa (ENG1) 01 Stoke City (ENG2)Villa Park
 Liverpool (ENG1) 45 Arsenal (ENG1)Anfield

3rd Round

DateHome Status RoadVenue
Tue - 22 Sep 2020
 Leyton Orient (ENG4) PSPD Tottenham (ENG1)The Breyer Group Stadium
 West Bromwich Albion (ENG1) 22 Brentford FC (ENG2)The Hawthorns
 Brentford FC advances on PKs (5-4) 
 Newport County AFC (ENG4) 31 Watford (ENG2)Rodney Parade
 West Ham United (ENG1) 51 Hull City (ENG3)London Stadium
 Luton Town FC (ENG2) 03 Manchester United (ENG1)Kenilworth Road
Wed - 23 Sep 2020
 Preston North End (ENG2) 02 Brighton & Hove (ENG1)Deepdale
 Fulham (ENG1) 20 Sheffield Wednesday (ENG2)Craven Cottage
 Millwall (ENG2) 02 Burnley FC (ENG1)The Den
 Stoke City (ENG2) 10 Gillingham FC (ENG3)bet365 Stadium
 Leicester City (ENG1) 02 Arsenal (ENG1)King Power Stadium
 Morecambe (ENG4) 06 Newcastle United (ENG1)Globe Arena
 Fleetwood Town FC (ENG3) 25 Everton (ENG1)Highbury Stadium
 Chelsea (ENG1) 60 Barnsley FC (ENG2)Stamford Bridge
Thu - 24 Sep 2020
 Bristol City (ENG2) 03 Aston Villa (ENG1)Ashton Gate Stadium
 Lincoln City FC (ENG3) 27 Liverpool (ENG1)LNER Stadium
 Manchester City (ENG1) 21 AFC Bournemouth (ENG2)Etihad Stadium (Manchester)

2nd Round

DateHome Status RoadVenue
Tue - 15 Sep 2020
 Middlesbrough FC (ENG2) 02 Barnsley FC (ENG2)Riverside Stadium (Middlesbrough)
 Reading (ENG2) 01 Luton Town FC (ENG2)Madejski Stadium
 Millwall (ENG2) 31 Cheltenham Town FC (ENG4)The Den
 Gillingham FC (ENG3) 11 Coventry City (ENG2)Priestfield Stadium
 Gillingham FC advances on PKs (5-4) 
 Derby County FC (ENG2) 12 Preston North End (ENG2)Pride Park Stadium
 Fleetwood Town FC (ENG3) 21 Port Vale FC (ENG4)Highbury Stadium
 Oxford United (ENG3) 11 Watford (ENG2)Kassam Stadium
 Watford advances on PKs (3-0) 
 Newport County AFC (ENG4) 10 Cambridge United FC (ENG4)Rodney Parade
 Bradford City (ENG4) 05 Lincoln City FC (ENG3)The Utilita Energy Stadium
 Newcastle United (ENG1) 10 Blackburn (ENG2)St James' Park (Newcastle)
 West Ham United (ENG1) 30 Charlton Athletic (ENG3)London Stadium
 Burton Albion FC (ENG3) 13 Aston Villa (ENG1)Pirelli Stadium
 Rochdale AFC (ENG3) 02 Sheffield Wednesday (ENG2)Crown Oil Arena
 Morecambe (ENG4) 10 Oldham Athletic AFC (ENG4)Globe Arena
 AFC Bournemouth (ENG2) 00 Crystal Palace (ENG1)Vitality Stadium
 AFC Bournemouth advances on PKs (11-10) 
 Leyton Orient (ENG4) 32 Plymouth Argyle (ENG3)The Breyer Group Stadium
Wed - 16 Sep 2020
 West Bromwich Albion (ENG1) 30 Harrogate Town FC (ENG4)The Hawthorns
 Ipswich Town (ENG3) 01 Fulham (ENG1)Portman Road
 Leeds United (ENG1) 11 Hull City (ENG3)Elland Road
 Hull City advances on PKs (9-8) 
 Southampton (ENG1) 02 Brentford FC (ENG2)St Mary's Stadium
 Bristol City (ENG2) 40 Northampton Town FC (ENG3)Ashton Gate Stadium
 Everton (ENG1) 30 Salford City FC (ENG4)Goodison Park
Thu - 17 Sep 2020
 Burnley FC (ENG1) 11 Sheffield United (ENG1)Turf Moor
 Burnley FC advances on PKs (5-4) 
 Wolverhampton (ENG1) 01 Stoke City (ENG2)Molineux Stadium
 Brighton & Hove (ENG1) 40 Portsmouth (ENG3)The Amex

1st Round

DateHome Status RoadVenue
Sat - 29 Aug 2020
 Preston North End (ENG2) 40 Mansfield Town (ENG4)Deepdale
 Blackburn (ENG2) 32 Doncaster Rovers (ENG3)Ewood Park
 Stoke City (ENG2) 00 Blackpool (ENG3)bet365 Stadium
 Stoke City advances on PKs (5-4) 
 Stevenage FC (ENG4) 33 Portsmouth (ENG3)The Lamex Stadium
 Portsmouth advances on PKs (3-1) 
Fri - 4 Sep 2020
 Middlesbrough FC (ENG2) 43 Shrewsbury Town FC (ENG3)Riverside Stadium (Middlesbrough)
 Burton Albion FC (ENG3) 11 Accrington Stanley FC (ENG3)Pirelli Stadium
 Burton Albion FC advances on PKs (4-2) 
Sat - 5 Sep 2020
 Derby County FC (ENG2) 00 Barrow AFC (ENG4)Pride Park Stadium
 Derby County FC advances on PKs (3-2) 
 Plymouth Argyle (ENG3) 32 Queens Park Rangers (ENG2)Home Park (Plymouth)
 Crawley Town FC (ENG4) 13 Millwall (ENG2)The People's Pension Stadium
 Gillingham FC (ENG3) 10 Southend United FC (ENG4)Priestfield Stadium
 Bristol City (ENG2) 20 Exeter City FC (ENG4)Ashton Gate Stadium
 Walsall FC (ENG4) 00 Sheffield Wednesday (ENG2)Bank's Stadium
 Sheffield Wednesday advances on PKs (4-2) 
 Tranmere Rovers (ENG4) 11 Harrogate Town FC (ENG4)Prenton Park
 Harrogate Town FC advances on PKs (8-7) 
 Crewe Alexandra (ENG3) 12 Lincoln City FC (ENG3)Alexandra Stadium
 Rochdale AFC (ENG3) 10 Huddersfield Town (ENG2)John Smith's Stadium
 Bolton (ENG4) 12 Bradford City (ENG4)University of Bolton Stadium
 Fleetwood Town FC (ENG3) 32 Wigan Athletic (ENG3)Highbury Stadium
 Grimsby Town FC (ENG4) 11 Morecambe (ENG4)Blundell Park
 Morecambe advances on PKs (4-3) 
 Scunthorpe United FC (ENG4) 12 Port Vale FC (ENG4)Sands Venue Stadium
 Sunderland (ENG3) 00 Hull City (ENG3)Stadium of Light
 Hull City advances on PKs (5-4) 
 Salford City FC (ENG4) 11 Rotherham United (ENG2)The Peninsula Stadium
 Salford City FC advances on PKs (4-2) 
 Barnsley FC (ENG2) 10 Nottingham Forest (ENG2)Oakwell
 Oldham Athletic AFC (ENG4) 30 Carlisle United (ENG4)Boundary Park
 Swindon Town (ENG3) 13 Charlton Athletic (ENG3)The County Ground
 Forest Green Rovers (ENG4) 12 Leyton Orient (ENG4)The Innocent [Insert Name Here] Stadium
 Milton Keynes Dons (ENG3) 01 Coventry City (ENG2)Stadium:MK
 Peterborough United (ENG3) 01 Cheltenham Town FC (ENG4)Weston Homes Stadium
 Northampton Town FC (ENG3) 30 Cardiff (ENG2)PTS Academy Stadium
 Luton Town FC (ENG2) 31 Norwich City (ENG2)Kenilworth Road
 Birmingham City (ENG2) 01 Cambridge United FC (ENG4)St Andrew's
 Newport County AFC (ENG4) 20 Swansea City (ENG2)Rodney Parade
 Oxford United (ENG3) 11 AFC Wimbledon (ENG3)Kassam Stadium
 Oxford United advances on PKs (4-3) 
 Reading (ENG2) 31 Colchester United FC (ENG4)Madejski Stadium
 Ipswich Town (ENG3) 30 Bristol Rovers (ENG3)Portman Road
Sun - 6 Sep 2020
 Brentford FC (ENG2) 11 Wycombe Wanderers (ENG2)Brentford Community Stadium
 Brentford FC advances on PKs (4-2)