Carabao Cup
FIFA Region
UEFA
Season
2022-2023
Location
England
Abbreviation
ENGCUP2

Summary

The 2022-2023 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 21 February 2022 at Wembley Stadium. The ENGCUP2 winner wins a berth in the Playoff Round of the 2022-2023 UEFA Europa Conference Cup. Liverpool (ENG1) has won the last three ENGCUP2s.

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 or 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
Quarterfinals8None8 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

Round of 16

DateHome Status RoadVenue
Mon - 19 Dec 2022
 Manchester United (ENG1)   Burnley FC (ENG2)Old Trafford
 Milton Keynes Dons (ENG3)   Leicester City (ENG1)Stadium:MK
 Charlton Athletic (ENG3)   Brighton & Hove (ENG1)The Valley
 Newcastle United (ENG1)   AFC Bournemouth (ENG1)St James' Park (Newcastle)
 Manchester City (ENG1)   Liverpool (ENG1)Etihad Stadium (Manchester)
 Wolverhampton (ENG1)   Gillingham FC (ENG4)Molineux Stadium
 Southampton (ENG1)   Lincoln City FC (ENG3)St Mary's Stadium
 Blackburn (ENG2)   Nottingham Forest (ENG1)Ewood Park

3rd Round

DateHome Status RoadVenue
Tue - 8 Nov 2022
 Bristol City (ENG2) 13 Lincoln City FC (ENG3)Ashton Gate Stadium
 Burnley FC (ENG2) 31 Crawley Town FC (ENG4)Turf Moor
 Leicester City (ENG1) 30 Newport County AFC (ENG4)King Power Stadium
 Brentford FC (ENG1) 11 Gillingham FC (ENG4)Gtech Community Stadium
 Gillingham FC advances on PKs (6-5) 
 Milton Keynes Dons (ENG3) 20 Morecambe (ENG3)Stadium:MK
 Stevenage FC (ENG4) 45 Charlton Athletic (ENG3)The Lamex Stadium
 AFC Bournemouth (ENG1) 41 Everton (ENG1)Vitality Stadium
Wed - 9 Nov 2022
 Southampton (ENG1) 11 Sheffield Wednesday (ENG3)St Mary's Stadium
 Southampton advances on PKs (6-5) 
 Newcastle United (ENG1) 00 Crystal Palace (ENG1)St James' Park (Newcastle)
 Newcastle United advances on PKs (3-2) 
 Nottingham Forest (ENG1) 20 Tottenham (ENG1)The City Ground
 Wolverhampton (ENG1) 10 Leeds United (ENG1)Molineux Stadium
 West Ham United (ENG1) 22 Blackburn (ENG2)London Stadium
 Blackburn advances on PKs (10-9) 
 Arsenal (ENG1) 13 Brighton & Hove (ENG1)Emirates Stadium
 Liverpool (ENG1) 00 Derby County FC (ENG3)Anfield
 Liverpool advances on PKs (3-2) 
 Manchester City (ENG1) 20 Chelsea (ENG1)Etihad Stadium (Manchester)
Thu - 10 Nov 2022
 Manchester United (ENG1) 42 Aston Villa (ENG1)Old Trafford

2nd Round

DateHome Status RoadVenue
Tue - 23 Aug 2022
 Walsall FC (ENG4) 01 Charlton Athletic (ENG3)Poundland Bescot Stadium
 Sheffield Wednesday (ENG3) 30 Rochdale AFC (ENG4)Hillsborough Stadium
 Oxford United (ENG3) 02 Crystal Palace (ENG1)Kassam Stadium
 Colchester United FC (ENG4) 02 Brentford FC (ENG1)JobServe Community Stadium
 Gillingham FC (ENG4) 00 Exeter City FC (ENG3)Priestfield Stadium
 Gillingham FC advances on PKs (6-5) 
 Stevenage FC (ENG4) 10 Peterborough United (ENG3)The Lamex Stadium
 Bradford City (ENG4) 12 Blackburn (ENG2)University of Bradford Stadium
 Newport County AFC (ENG4) 32 Portsmouth (ENG3)Rodney Parade
 Crawley Town FC (ENG4) 20 Fulham (ENG1)Broadfield Stadium
 Watford (ENG2) 02 Milton Keynes Dons (ENG3)Vicarage Road
 Norwich City (ENG2) 22 AFC Bournemouth (ENG1)Carrow Road
 AFC Bournemouth advances on PKs (5-3) 
 Cambridge United FC (ENG3) 03 Southampton (ENG1)Abbey Stadium
 Wolverhampton (ENG1) 21 Preston North End (ENG2)Molineux Stadium
 Bolton (ENG3) 14 Aston Villa (ENG1)University of Bolton Stadium
 Shrewsbury Town FC (ENG3) 01 Burnley FC (ENG2)Montgomery Waters Meadow Stadium
 Barrow AFC (ENG4) 22 Lincoln City FC (ENG3)SO Legal Stadium
 Lincoln City FC advances on PKs (3-1) 
 Grimsby Town (ENG4) 03 Nottingham Forest (ENG1)Blundell Park
 Fleetwood Town FC (ENG3) 01 Everton (ENG1)Highbury Stadium
 Rotherham United (ENG2) 01 Morecambe (ENG3)AESSEAL New York Stadium
 Stockport County FC (ENG4) 00 Leicester City (ENG1)Edgeley Park
 Leicester City advances on PKs (3-1) 
 Derby County FC (ENG3) 10 West Bromwich Albion (ENG2)Pride Park Stadium
Wed - 24 Aug 2022
 Leeds United (ENG1) 31 Barnsley FC (ENG3)Elland Road
 Wycombe Wanderers (ENG3) 13 Bristol City (ENG2)Adams Park
 Tranmere Rovers (ENG4) 12 Newcastle United (ENG1)Prenton Park
 Forest Green Rovers (ENG3) 03 Brighton & Hove (ENG1)The Fully Charged New Lawn

1st Round

DateHome Status RoadVenue
Tue - 2 Aug 2022
 Cambridge United FC (ENG3) 10 Millwall (ENG2)Abbey Stadium
Tue - 9 Aug 2022
 Shrewsbury Town FC (ENG3) 32 Carlisle United (ENG4)Montgomery Waters Meadow Stadium
 Forest Green Rovers (ENG3) 20 Leyton Orient (ENG4)The Fully Charged New Lawn
 Huddersfield Town (ENG2) 14 Preston North End (ENG2)John Smith's Stadium
 Cardiff (ENG2) 03 Portsmouth (ENG3)Cardiff City Stadium
 Rochdale AFC (ENG4) 20 Burton Albion FC (ENG3)Crown Oil Arena
 Ipswich Town (ENG3) 01 Colchester United FC (ENG4)Portman Road
 Oxford United (ENG3) 53 Swansea City (ENG2)Kassam Stadium
 Norwich City (ENG2) 42 Birmingham City (ENG2)Carrow Road
 Grimsby Town (ENG4) 40 Crewe Alexandra (ENG4)Blundell Park
 Crawley Town FC (ENG4) 10 Bristol Rovers (ENG3)Broadfield Stadium
 Northampton Town FC (ENG4) 12 Wycombe Wanderers (ENG3)Sixfields Stadium
 Walsall FC (ENG4) 20 Swindon Town (ENG4)Poundland Bescot Stadium
 Charlton Athletic (ENG3) 11 Queens Park Rangers (ENG2)The Valley
 Charlton Athletic advances on PKs (5-3) 
 Milton Keynes Dons (ENG3) 10 Sutton United FC (ENG4)Stadium:MK
 Doncaster Rovers (ENG4) 03 Lincoln City FC (ENG3)Eco-Power Stadium
 Bolton (ENG3) 51 Salford City FC (ENG4)University of Bolton Stadium
 Accrington Stanley FC (ENG3) 22 Tranmere Rovers (ENG4)Wham Stadium
 Tranmere Rovers advances on PKs (12-11) 
 Bradford City (ENG4) 21 Hull City (ENG2)University of Bradford Stadium
 Mansfield Town (ENG4) 12 Derby County FC (ENG3)One Call Stadium
 Harrogate Town FC (ENG4) 01 Stockport County FC (ENG4)EnviroVent Stadium
 Luton Town FC (ENG2) 23 Newport County AFC (ENG4)Kenilworth Road
 AFC Wimbledon (ENG4) 02 Gillingham FC (ENG4)The Cherry Red Records Stadium
 Blackpool (ENG2) 00 Barrow AFC (ENG4)Bloomfield Road
 Barrow AFC advances on PKs (4-3) 
 Fleetwood Town FC (ENG3) 10 Wigan Athletic (ENG2)Highbury Stadium
 Cheltenham Town FC (ENG3) 07 Exeter City FC (ENG3)Completely-Suzuki Stadium
 Morecambe (ENG3) 00 Stoke City (ENG2)Mazuma Stadium
 Morecambe advances on PKs (5-3) 
 Reading (ENG2) 12 Stevenage FC (ENG4)Select Car Leasing Stadium
Wed - 10 Aug 2022
 Port Vale FC (ENG3) 12 Rotherham United (ENG2)Vale Park
 Coventry City (ENG2) 14 Bristol City (ENG2)The Coventry Building Society Arena
 Sheffield Wednesday (ENG3) 20 Sunderland (ENG2)Hillsborough Stadium
 Blackburn (ENG2) 40 Hartlepool United FC (ENG4)Ewood Park
 Plymouth Argyle (ENG3) 02 Peterborough United (ENG3)Home Park (Plymouth)
 Middlesbrough FC (ENG2) 01 Barnsley FC (ENG3)Riverside Stadium (Middlesbrough)
Thu - 11 Aug 2022
 West Bromwich Albion (ENG2) 10 Sheffield United (ENG2)The Hawthorns