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Football League Cup
2016–17
EFL Cup (2016)
Region England.png England
Flag of Wales.gif Wales
Dates 8 August 2016 – 26 February
2017
Number of teams 92
Defending champions Manchester City
Champions Manchester United
Runner-up Southampton
Total matches played 92
Total goals scored 287
Top goal scorer Zlatan Ibrahimović
Daniel Sturridge
(4 goals each)
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The 2016–17 EFL Cup was the 57th season of the EFL Cup, formerly known as the Football League Cup, featuring all 92 clubs from the Premier League and the English Football League (EFL). It began on the week commencing 8 August 2016 and concluded with the final on 26 February 2017. The cup did not have a sponsor following the withdrawal of sponsorship from Capital One after four years as the Capital One Cup, but was renamed the EFL Cup after the Football League was rebranded as the EFL.

Manchester United won their fifth title after a 3–2 win over Southampton in the final.

As winners, Manchester United qualified for the 2017–18 UEFA Europa League third qualifying round. Manchester City were the defending champions, but they were eliminated by Manchester United in the fourth round.

Format

The League Cup is open to all 92 members of the Premier League and the English Football League and is divided into seven rounds, organised so that 32 clubs remain by the third round. Clubs involved in European competition during the season receive a bye to the third round, the remaining Premier League clubs enter at the second round, and the remaining Football League clubs enter at the first round.

The League Cup is played as a knockout cup competition with each tie, except semi-finals, being played as a single match with the winner advancing to the next round. The semi-finals are played over two legs, with each club playing one leg at home, and the club that scores more goals on aggregate over the two legs advances to the finals. If the score is level after 90 minutes, or if the aggregate score is level for semi-finals, then thirty minutes of extra time is played, divided into two fifteen-minutes halves. If the aggregate scores in semi-finals are still level at the end of extra time the tie shall be decided by goals scored away from home counting twice, according to away goals rule. If the tie has not been decided during extra time, it will be decided by penalty shoot-out.

In the first five rounds, the club drawn first will play at home ground, and in the semi-finals the club drawn first will play the first leg at home. The final shall be played on a neutral ground.

Club allocation

A total of 92 clubs from the top four English tiers (Premier League, Football League Championship, Football League One and Football League Two) participate in the 2016–17 EFL Cup.

Distribution

The tournament is organised so that 32 clubs remain by the third round. Seventy out of the seventy-two clubs in the English Football League (tiers 2–4) enter in the first round. In the second round, the thirteen Premier League clubs not involved in European competition as well as the two highest ranked Championship clubs from 2015-16 (Newcastle United and Norwich City) enter the cup, with Arsenal, Leicester City, Manchester City, Manchester United, Southampton, Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United all receiving a bye to the third round. In the third round the aforementioned clubs involved in European competition enter the competition.

  • Clubs involved in European competition enter at the third round.
  • The remaining Premier League clubs enter at the second round.
  • The remaining Football League clubs enter at the first round.
Clubs entering in this round Clubs advancing from previous round
First round
(70 clubs)
  • 24 clubs from Football League Two
  • 24 clubs from Football League One
  • 22 clubs from Football League Championship
Second round
(50 clubs)
  • 2 clubs from Football League Championship
  • 13 Premier League clubs (not involved in European competition)
  • 35 winners from first round
Third round
(32 clubs)
  • 7 Premier League clubs (involved in European competition)
  • 25 winners from second round
Fourth round
(16 clubs)
  • 16 winners from third round
Fifth round
(8 clubs)
  • 8 winners from fourth round
Semi-finals
(4 clubs)
  • 4 winners from fifth round
Final
(2 clubs)
  • 2 winners from semi-finals

Round and draw dates

The schedule was as follows.

Round Draw date First leg Second leg
First round 22 June 2016 9/10/11 August 2016
Second round 10 August 2016 23/24 August 2016
Third round 24 August 2016 20/21 September 2016
Fourth round 21 September 2016 25/26 October 2016
Fifth round 26 October 2016 29/30 November 2016
Semi-finals 30 November 2016 10/11 January 2017 25/26 January 2017
Final January 2017 26 February 2017

First round

Entry

A total of 70 clubs will play in the first round: 24 from League Two (tier 4), 24 from League One (tier 3), and 22 from the Championship (tier 2). The draw for this round is split on a geographical basis into 'northern' and 'southern' sections. Teams are drawn against a team from the same section.

Matches

9 August 2016 Accrington Stanley (4) 0–0
(11–10 pen)
Bradford City (3) Accrington  
19:45 Report Stadium: Crown Ground
Attendance: 1,936
Referee: David Webb
  Penalties  
Hughes -Soccerball shade cross
Clark Soccerball shad check
Hewitt Soccerball shad check
McCartan Soccerball shad check
Pearson Soccerball shad check
Conneely Soccerball shad check
Beckles Soccerball shad check
Donacien Soccerball shad check
O'Sullivan Soccerball shad check
Chapman Soccerball shad check
Hughes Soccerball shad check
Clark Soccerball shad check
  Soccerball shad check McMahon
Soccerball shad check Webb-Foster
Soccerball shad check Hanson
Soccerball shad check Morais
-Soccerball shade cross Law
Soccerball shad check Marshall
Soccerball shad check Vincelot
Soccerball shad check Knight-Percival
Soccerball shad check Devine
Soccerball shad check Doyle
Soccerball shad check McMahon
-Soccerball shade cross Webb-Foster
9 August 2016 Barnsley (2) 1–2 Northampton Town (3) Barnsley  
19:45 Scowen Soccerball 21' Report Davies Soccerball 52' (o.g.)
O'Toole Soccerball 114'
Stadium: Oakwell
Attendance: 4,455
Referee: Carl Boyeson
9 August 2016 Birmingham City (2) 0–1 Oxford United (3) Birmingham  
19:45 Report Sercombe Soccerball 120' Stadium: St Andrew's
Attendance: 7,202
Referee: Darren Handley
9 August 2016 Blackpool (4) 4–2 Bolton Wanderers (3) Blackpool  
19:45 Mellor Soccerball 74'
Potts Soccerball 78'
McAllister Soccerball 109'
Herron Soccerball 115'
Report Proctor Soccerball 45+2'
Woolery Soccerball 90+5'
Stadium: Bloomfield Road
Attendance: 3,633
Referee: Darren Bond
9 August 2016 Brighton & Hove Albion (2) 4–0 Colchester United (4) Brighton  
19:45 Baldock Soccerball 64'
Murphy Soccerball 70'86'
Manu Soccerball 74'
Report Stadium: Falmer Stadium
Attendance: 6,895
Referee: James Linington
9 August 2016 Cambridge United (4) 2–1 Sheffield Wednesday (2) Cambridge  
19:45 Mingoia Soccerball 90+1'
Berry Soccerball 118'
Report João Soccerball 52' Stadium: Abbey Stadium
Attendance: 4,170
Referee: Keith Stroud
9 August 2016 Carlisle United (4) 2–1 Port Vale (3) Carlisle  
19:45 Wyke Soccerball 27'
S. Miller Soccerball 41'
Report Grant Soccerball 51' Stadium: Brunton Park
Attendance: 3,363
Referee: Mark Haywood
9 August 2016 Cheltenham Town (4) 1–0 Charlton Athletic (3) Cheltenham  
19:45 Pell Soccerball 17' Report Stadium: Whaddon Road
Attendance: 2,106
Referee: Brendan Malone
9 August 2016 Coventry City (3) 3–2 Portsmouth (4) Coventry  
19:45 Haynes Soccerball 60'
Gadzhev Soccerball 82'
Rose Soccerball 106'
Report Main Soccerball 20' (pen.)
Naismith Soccerball 85'
Stadium: Ricoh Arena
Attendance: 4,976
Referee: Andrew Madley
9 August 2016 Derby County (2) 1–0 Grimsby Town (4) Derby  
19:45 Keogh Soccerball 60' Report Stadium: Pride Park Stadium
Attendance: 11,692
Referee: Ben Toner
9 August 2016 Doncaster Rovers (4) 1–2 Nottingham Forest (2) Doncaster  
19:45 Mandeville Soccerball 69' Report Vaughan Soccerball 11'
Ward Soccerball 90+1'
Stadium: Keepmoat Stadium
Attendance: 5,160
Referee: Andy Haines
9 August 2016 Exeter City (4) 1–0 Brentford (2) Exeter  
19:45 Harley Soccerball 100' Report Stadium: St James Park
Attendance: 2,633
Referee: Kevin Johnson
9 August 2016 Ipswich Town (2) 0–1 Stevenage (4) Ipswich  
19:45 Report Kennedy Soccerball 53' Stadium: Portman Road
Attendance: 6,858
Referee: Charles Breakspear
9 August 2016 Leyton Orient (4) 2–3 Fulham (2) Leyton, London  
19:45 McCallum Soccerball 73'81' Report Adeniran Soccerball 29'
Woodrow Soccerball 51'54'
Stadium: Brisbane Road
Attendance: 3,855
Referee: Andy Davies
9 August 2016 Mansfield Town (4) 1–3 Blackburn Rovers (2) Mansfield  
19:45 M. Rose Soccerball 48' Report Stokes Soccerball 29'55'
Duffy Soccerball 54'
Stadium: Field Mill
Attendance: 2,885
Referee: Steve Martin
9 August 2016 Newport County (4) 2–3 Milton Keynes Dons (3) Newport  
19:45 Jackson Soccerball 31'
Randall Soccerball 55' (pen.)
Report Bowditch Soccerball 63' (pen.)90'
Tilney Soccerball 70'
Stadium: Rodney Parade
Attendance: 1,402
Referee: Oliver Langford
9 August 2016 Oldham Athletic (3) 2–1 Wigan Athletic (2) Oldham  
19:45 Flynn Soccerball 18'
Law Soccerball 83'
Report Grigg Soccerball 34' Stadium: Boundary Park
Attendance: 2,554
Referee: Geoff Eltringham
9 August 2016 Peterborough United (3) 3–2 AFC Wimbledon (3) Peterborough  
19:45 Nichols Soccerball 64'90+3'
P. Taylor Soccerball 68'
Report Whelpdale Soccerball 34'
Taylor Soccerball 78'
Stadium: London Road Stadium
Attendance: 2,850
Referee: Ollie Yates
9 August 2016 Preston North End (2) 1–0 Hartlepool United (4) Preston  
19:45 Doyle Soccerball 90+4' Report Stadium: Deepdale
Attendance: 4,509
Referee: Andy Woolmer
9 August 2016 Rochdale (3) 3–1 Chesterfield (3) Rochdale  
19:45 Henderson Soccerball 47'
Cannon Soccerball 53'
Mendez-Laing Soccerball 78'
Report McGinn Soccerball 30' Stadium: Spotland Stadium
Attendance: 1,436
Referee: Nigel Miller
9 August 2016 Rotherham United (2) 4–5 Morecambe (4) Rotherham  
19:45 Halford Soccerball 59' (pen.)
Yates Soccerball 81'120'
Forde Soccerball 83'
Report Stockton Soccerball 6'
Dunn Soccerball 68'90+2' (pen.)118'
Ellison Soccerball 113'
Stadium: New York Stadium
Attendance: 3,793
Referee: Seb Stockbridge
9 August 2016 Scunthorpe United (3) 2–0 Notts County (4) Scunthorpe  
19:45 Van Veen Soccerball 100'115' Report Stadium: Glanford Park
Attendance: 2,158
Referee: Scott Duncan
9 August 2016 Sheffield United (3) 1–2 Crewe Alexandra (4) Sheffield  
19:45 Clarke Soccerball 6' Report Lowe Soccerball 89'100' Stadium: Bramall Lane
Attendance: 8,305
Referee: James Adcock
9 August 2016 Shrewsbury Town (3) 2–1 Huddersfield Town (2) Shrewsbury  
19:45 Leitch-Smith Soccerball 1'
Dodds Soccerball 77'
Report Kachunga Soccerball 39' Stadium: New Meadow
Attendance: 2,862
Referee: Graham Salisbury
9 August 2016 Southend United (3) 1–3 Gillingham (3) Southend-on-Sea  
19:45 McLaughlin Soccerball 34' Report McDonald Soccerball 56'
Emmanuel-Thomas Soccerball 74'88'
Stadium: Roots Hall
Attendance: 2,816
Referee: Tim Robinson
9 August 2016 Walsall (3) 0–2 Yeovil Town (4) Walsall  
19:45 Report Campbell Soccerball 103'
Dolan Soccerball 111'
Stadium: Bescot Stadium
Attendance: 2,699
Referee: Robert Jones
9 August 2016 Wolverhampton Wanderers (2) 2–1 Crawley Town (4) Wolverhampton  
19:45 Mason Soccerball 7'
Coady Soccerball 76'
Report Boldewijn Soccerball 13' Stadium: Molineux Stadium
Attendance: 8,252
Referee: Ross Joyce
9 August 2016 Wycombe Wanderers (4) 0–1 Bristol City (2) High Wycombe  
19:45 Report Abraham Soccerball 27' Stadium: Adams Park
Attendance: 1,842
Referee: Lee Collins
9 August 2016 Barnet (4) 0–4 Millwall (3) Edgware, London  
20:00 Report Akinde Soccerball 23' (o.g.)
O'Brien Soccerball 35'
Morison Soccerball 74'
Onyedinma Soccerball 81' (pen.)
Stadium: The Hive Stadium
Attendance: 1,410
Referee: Dean Whitestone
9 August 2016 Reading (2) 2–0 Plymouth Argyle (4) Reading  
20:00 Van den Berg Soccerball 16'
Beerens Soccerball 28'
Report Stadium: Madejski Stadium
Attendance: 6,979
Referee: Simon Hooper
10 August 2016 Burton Albion (2) 3–2 Bury (3) Burton upon Trent  
19:30 Reilly Soccerball 36'
Beavon Soccerball 105'
Butcher Soccerball 113'
Report Pope Soccerball 48'
Maher Soccerball 120'
Stadium: Pirelli Stadium
Attendance: 1,523
Referee: Mark Heywood
10 August 2016 Fleetwood Town (3) 2–2
(4–5 pen)
Leeds United (2) Fleetwood  
19:45 Holloway Soccerball 13'
Hunter Soccerball 111'
Report Antonsson Soccerball 89'
Wood Soccerball 94' (pen.)
Stadium: Highbury Stadium
Attendance: 3,332
Referee: David Coote
  Penalties  
Grant Soccerball shad check
Ryan Soccerball shad check
McLaughlin Soccerball shad check
Hunter Soccerball shad check
Jónsson -Soccerball shade cross
  Soccerball shad check Wood
Soccerball shad check Antonsson
Soccerball shad check Mowatt
Soccerball shad check Phillips
Soccerball shad check Hernández
10 August 2016 Luton Town (4) 3–1 Aston Villa (2) Luton  
19:45 Gray Soccerball 35'
McGeehan Soccerball 53'
Okore Soccerball 66' (o.g.)
Report Ayew Soccerball 13' Stadium: Kenilworth Road
Attendance: 7,412
Referee: Gavin Ward
10 August 2016 Queens Park Rangers (2) 2–2
(4–2 pen)
Swindon Town (3) White City, London  
19:45 Ngbakoto Soccerball 58'
Washington Soccerball 93'
Report Stewart Soccerball 72'
Brophy Soccerball 107'
Stadium: Loftus Road
Attendance: 5,440
Referee: Tony Harrington
  Penalties  
Chery Soccerball shad check
Polter Soccerball shad check
Washington Soccerball shad check
El Khayati Soccerball shad check
  -Soccerball shade cross Rodgers
Soccerball shad check Thomas
Soccerball shad check Stewart
-Soccerball shade cross Barry
11 August 2016 Bristol Rovers (3) 1–0 Cardiff City (2) Bristol  
19:45 Lines Soccerball 115' Report Stadium: Memorial Stadium
Attendance: 4,851
Referee: Chris Kavanagh

Second round

Entry

A total of 50 clubs play in the second round: 15 that enter in this round and the 35 winners from the first round. The 15 entering this round include the 13 clubs from the 2016–17 Premier League not involved in any European competition. The draw for the second round was held on 10 August 2016.

Matches

Matches to be played in the week commencing 22 August 2016.

23 August 2016 Crystal Palace (1) 2–0 Blackpool (4) South Norwood, London  
19:30 BST Dann Soccerball 25'
Wickham Soccerball 47'
Report Stadium: Selhurst Park
Attendance: 7,533
Referee: Andrew Madley
23 August 2016 Blackburn Rovers (2) 4–3 Crewe Alexandra (4) Blackburn  
19:45 BST Akpan Soccerball 42'
Wharton Soccerball 69'
Conway Soccerball 88'
Duffy Soccerball 97'
Report Bingham Soccerball 8'
Dagnall Soccerball 39'90+3'
Stadium: Ewood Park
Attendance: 3,448
Referee: Geoff Eltringham
23 August 2016 Burton Albion (2) 0–5 Liverpool (1) Burton upon Trent  
19:45 BST Report Origi Soccerball 15'
Firmino Soccerball 22'
Naylor Soccerball 61' (o.g.)
Sturridge Soccerball 78'83'
Stadium: Pirelli Stadium
Attendance: 6,450
Referee: Simon Hooper
23 August 2016 Chelsea (1) 3–2 Bristol Rovers (3) Fulham, London  
19:45 BST Batshuayi Soccerball 29'41'
Moses Soccerball 31'
Report Hartley Soccerball 35'
Harrison Soccerball 48' (pen.)
Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 39,276
Referee: Keith Stroud
23 August 2016 Derby County (2) 1–1
(14–13 pen)
Carlisle United (4) Derby  
19:45 BST Bent Soccerball 56' Report Jones Soccerball 90+5' Stadium: Pride Park Stadium
Attendance: 9,860
Referee: Darren England
  Penalties  
Ince Soccerball shad check
Blackman Soccerball shad check
Butterfield Soccerball shad check
Hughes -Soccerball shade cross
Keogh Soccerball shad check
Elsnik Soccerball shad check
Baird Soccerball shad check
Pearce -Soccerball shade cross
Lowe Soccerball shad check
Carson Soccerball shad check
Ince Soccerball shad check
Blackman Soccerball shad check
Butterfield Soccerball shad check
Hughes Soccerball shad check
Keogh Soccerball shad check
Elsnik Soccerball shad check
  Soccerball shad check Devitt
Soccerball shad check Jones
Soccerball shad check Joyce
-Soccerball shade cross Wyke
Soccerball shad check Grainger
Soccerball shad check McKee
Soccerball shad check Gillesphey
-Soccerball shade cross Ibehre
Soccerball shad check T. Miller
Soccerball shad check Raynes
Soccerball shad check Devitt
Soccerball shad check Jones
Soccerball shad check Joyce
Soccerball shad check Wyke
Soccerball shad check Grainger
-Soccerball shade cross McKee
23 August 2016 Everton (1) 4–0 Yeovil Town (4) Everton, Liverpool  
19:45 BST Lennon Soccerball 28'
Barkley Soccerball 69'
Koné Soccerball 83'90+1'
Report Stadium: Goodison Park
Attendance: 24,617
Referee: Chris Kavanagh
23 August 2016 Exeter City (4) 1–3 Hull City (1) Exeter  
19:45 BST Taylor Soccerball 24' Report Diomandé Soccerball 26'77'
Snodgrass Soccerball 81'
Stadium: St James Park
Attendance: 4,037
Referee: Andy Woolmer
23 August 2016 Luton Town (4) 0–1 Leeds United (2) Luton  
19:45 BST Report Denton Soccerball 23' Stadium: Kenilworth Road
Attendance: 7,498
Referee: Kevin Johnson
23 August 2016 Millwall (3) 1–2 Nottingham Forest (2) Bermondsey, London  
19:45 BST Williams Soccerball 77' Report Paterson Soccerball 35'
Veldwijk Soccerball 87'
Stadium: The Den
Attendance: 4,009
Referee: Gavin Ward
23 August 2016 Newcastle United (2) 2–0 Cheltenham Town (4) Newcastle upon Tyne  
19:45 BST Pérez Soccerball 45+2'47' Report Stadium: St. James' Park
Attendance: 21,972
Referee: Steve Martin
23 August 2016 Northampton Town (3) 2–2
(4–3 pen)
West Bromwich Albion (1) Northampton  
19:45 BST Diamond Soccerball 36'
Revell Soccerball 82'
Report McClean Soccerball 45'
McAuley Soccerball 47'
Stadium: Sixfields Stadium
Attendance: 5,516
Referee: Darren Bond
  Penalties  
Hoskins Soccerball shad check
Taylor Soccerball shad check
O'Toole -Soccerball shade cross
Revell Soccerball shad check
Gorré Soccerball shad check
  Soccerball shad check Rondón
-Soccerball shade cross Berahino
Soccerball shad check Fletcher
Soccerball shad check Phillips
-Soccerball shade cross Morrison
23 August 2016 Norwich City (2) 6–1 Coventry City (3) Norwich  
19:45 BST Lafferty Soccerball 25'
Canós Soccerball 36'80'
Martin Soccerball 58'
Ja. Murphy Soccerball 63'
Godfrey Soccerball 86'
Report Lameiras Soccerball 56' (pen.) Stadium: Carrow Road
Attendance: 10,510
Referee: David Webb
23 August 2016 Oxford United (3) 2–4 Brighton & Hove Albion (2) Oxford  
19:45 BST Thomas Soccerball 28'
Crowley Soccerball 90+4'
Report Adekugbe Soccerball 2'
LuaLua Soccerball 76'
Manu Soccerball 81'
Hemed Soccerball 85'
Stadium: Kassam Stadium
Attendance: 3,189
Referee: Andy Davies
23 August 2016 Peterborough United (3) 1–3 Swansea City (1) Peterborough  
19:45 BST Da Silva Lopes Soccerball 75' Report Fulton Soccerball 15'
McBurnie Soccerball 41'44'
Stadium: London Road Stadium
Attendance: 4,727
Referee: James Adcock
23 August 2016 Preston North End (2) 2–0 Oldham Athletic (3) Preston  
19:45 BST Doyle Soccerball 66'
Hugill Soccerball 81'
Report Stadium: Deepdale
Attendance: 5,075
Referee: Scott Duncan
23 August 2016 Queens Park Rangers (2) 2–1 Rochdale (3) London  
19:45 BST Sandro Soccerball 41'74' Report Lund Soccerball 5' Stadium: Loftus Road
Attendance: Dean Whitestone
Referee: 3,928
23 August 2016 Scunthorpe United (3) 1–2 Bristol City (2) Scunthorpe  
19:45 BST Morris Soccerball 60' (pen.) Report Reid Soccerball 35'
Abraham Soccerball 97'
Stadium: Glanford Park
Attendance: 2,397
Referee: Ross Joyce
23 August 2016 Stevenage (4) 0–4 Stoke City (1) Stevenage  
19:45 BST Report Crouch Soccerball 14'48'70'
Bardsley Soccerball 32'
Stadium: Broadhall Way
Attendance: 3,363
Referee: Oliver Langford
23 August 2016 Watford (1) 1–2 Gillingham (3) Watford  
19:45 BST Ighalo Soccerball 57' Report Byrne Soccerball 82'
Dack Soccerball 102'
Stadium: Vicarage Road
Attendance: 7,004
Referee: James Linington
23 August 2016 Wolverhampton Wanderers (2) 2–1 Cambridge United (4) Wolverhampton  
19:45 BST Costa Soccerball 6'
Wallace Soccerball 13'
Report Elito Soccerball 14' Stadium: Molineux
Attendance: 9,500
Referee: Brendan Malone
23 August 2016 Reading (2) 2–2
(4–2 pen)
Milton Keynes Dons (3) Reading  
20:00 BST Harriott Soccerball 68'114' Report Bowditch Soccerball 34' (pen.)
Tshimanga Soccerball 118'
Stadium: Madejski Stadium
Attendance: 6,848
Referee: Charles Breakspear
  Penalties  
Williams Soccerball shad check
Evans Soccerball shad check
Quinn Soccerball shad check
Harriott -Soccerball shade cross
Obita Soccerball shad check
  Soccerball shad check Upson
-Soccerball shade cross Reeves
-Soccerball shade cross Carruthers
Soccerball shad check G. C. Williams
24 August 2016 Accrington Stanley (4) 1–0 Burnley (1) Accrington  
19:45 BST Pearson Soccerball 120' Report Stadium: Wham Stadium
Attendance: 3,170
Referee: Tony Harrington
24 August 2016 Fulham (2) 2–1 Middlesbrough (1) Fulham, London  
19:45 BST De Sart Soccerball 54' (o.g.)
Christensen Soccerball 113'
Report Nugent Soccerball 8' Stadium: Craven Cottage
Attendance: 8,522
Referee: David Coote
24 August 2016 Morecambe (4) 1–2 AFC Bournemouth (1) Morecambe  
19:45 BST Stockton Soccerball 14' Report Gradel Soccerball 8'
M. Wilson Soccerball 54'
Stadium: Globe Arena
Attendance: 2,542
Referee: Peter Bankes
24 August 2016 Sunderland (1) 1–0 Shrewsbury Town (3) Sunderland  
19:45 BST Januzaj Soccerball 83' Report Stadium: Stadium of Light
Attendance: 13,979
Referee: Jeremy Simpson

Third round

Clubs

A total of 32 clubs play in the third round, seven that enter in this round and the 25 winners from the second round. The seven entering this round are the clubs from the 2016–17 Premier League involved in European competition in the 2016–17 season. There is no seeding in this round.

Matches

Matches to be played in the week commencing 19 September 2016.

20 September 2016 (2016-09-20) AFC Bournemouth (1) 2–3 Preston North End (2) Bournemouth  
19:45 BST Grabban Soccerball 53' (pen.)
Gosling Soccerball 76'
Report
(a.e.t.)
Makienok Soccerball 10'85'111' Stadium: Vitality Stadium
Attendance: 7,595
Referee: Simon Hooper
20 September 2016 (2016-09-20) Brighton & Hove Albion (2) 1–2 Reading (2) Brighton  
19:45 BST Hemed Soccerball 85' Report Quinn Soccerball 32'
Swift Soccerball 54'
Stadium: Falmer Stadium
Attendance: 6,235
Referee: Lee Probert
20 September 2016 (2016-09-20) Derby County (2) 0–3 Liverpool (1) Derby  
19:45 BST Report Klavan Soccerball 24'
Coutinho Soccerball 50'
Origi Soccerball 54'
Stadium: Pride Park Stadium
Attendance: 26,245
Referee: Graham Scott
20 September 2016 (2016-09-20) Everton (1) 0–2 Norwich City (2) Liverpool  
19:45 BST Report Stadium: Goodison Park
Attendance: 29,550
Referee: Andrew Madley
20 September 2016 (2016-09-20) Leeds United (2) 1–0 Blackburn Rovers (2) Leeds  
19:45 BST Wood Soccerball 85' Report Stadium: Elland Road
Attendance: 8,488
Referee: Darren Deadman
20 September 2016 (2016-09-20) Leicester City (1) 2–4 Chelsea (1) Leicester  
19:45 BST Okazaki Soccerball 17'34'
Wasilewski Yellow cardYellow cardRed card, 89'
Report
(a.e.t.)
Cahill Soccerball 45+2'
Azpilicueta Soccerball 49'
Fàbregas Soccerball 92'94'
Stadium: King Power Stadium
Attendance: 29,899
Referee: Robert Madley
20 September 2016 (2016-09-20) Newcastle United (2) 2–0 Wolverhampton Wanderers (2) Newcastle upon Tyne  
19:45 BST Ritchie Soccerball 29'
Gouffran Soccerball 31'
Report Stadium: St James' Park
20 September 2016 (2016-09-20) Nottingham Forest (2) 0–4 Arsenal (1) Nottingham  
19:45 BST Report Xhaka Soccerball 23'
Pérez Soccerball 60' (pen.)71'
Oxlade-Chamberlain Soccerball 90+4'
Stadium: City Ground
Attendance: 28,567
Referee: Paul Tierney

21 September 2016 (2016-09-21) Fulham (2) 1–2 Bristol City (2) Fulham, London  
19:45 BST Piazon Soccerball 14' Report Wilbraham Soccerball 45'
Abraham Soccerball 90'
Stadium: Craven Cottage
Attendance: 6,017
Referee: Andy Davies
21 September 2016 (2016-09-21) Northampton Town (3) 1–3 Manchester United (1) Northampton  
19:45 BST Revell Soccerball 42' (pen.) Report Carrick Soccerball 17'
Herrera Soccerball 68'
Rashford Soccerball 75'
Stadium: Sixfields Stadium
Attendance: 7,798
Referee: Stuart Attwell
21 September 2016 (2016-09-21) Queens Park Rangers (2) 1–2 Sunderland (1) White City, London  
19:45 BST Sandro Soccerball 60' Report McNair Soccerball 70'80' Stadium: Loftus Road
Attendance: 14,301
Referee: Peter Bankes
21 September 2016 (2016-09-21) Southampton (1) 2–0 Crystal Palace (1) Southampton  
19:45 BST Austin Soccerball 33' (pen.)
Hesketh Soccerball 63'
Report Stadium: St Mary's Stadium
Attendance: 14,080
Referee: James Adcock
21 September 2016 (2016-09-21) Swansea City (1) 1–2 Manchester City (1) Swansea  
19:45 BST Sigurdsson Soccerball 90+3' Report Clichy Soccerball 49'
García Serrano Soccerball 67'
Stadium: Liberty Stadium
Attendance: 18,237
Referee: Keith Stroud
21 September 2016 (2016-09-21) West Ham United (1) 1–0 Accrington Stanley (4) Stratford, London  
19:45 BST Payet Soccerball 90+6' Report Stadium: Olympic Stadium
Attendance: 39,877
Referee: Steve Martin
21 September 2016 (2016-09-21) Stoke City (1) 1–2 Hull City (1) Stoke-on-Trent  
20:00 BST Arnautovic Soccerball 24' Report Mason Soccerball 45'
Henriksen Soccerball 90+1'
Stadium: Bet365 Stadium
Attendance: 10,550
Referee: Chris Kavanagh
21 September 2016 (2016-09-21) Tottenham Hotspur (1) 5–0 Gillingham (3) Tottenham, London  
20:00 BST Eriksen Soccerball 31'48'51' (pen.)
Onomah Soccerball 65'
Lamela Soccerball 68'
Report Stadium: White Hart Lane
Attendance: 26,244
Referee: David Coote

Fourth round

Teams

A total of 16 clubs play in the fourth round, all winners of the third round. There was no seeding in this round. The draw was held on 21 September 2016..

Matches

25 October 2016 (2016-10-25) Arsenal (1) 2–0 Reading (2) Holloway, London  
19:45 BST Oxlade-Chamberlain Soccerball 33'78' Report Stadium: Emirates Stadium
Attendance: 59,865
Referee: Graham Scott
25 October 2016 (2016-10-25) Bristol City (2) 1–2 Hull City (1) [Bristol  
19:45 BST Tomlin Soccerball 90+3' Report Maguire Soccerball 44'
Dawson Soccerball 47'
Stadium: Ashton Gate
Attendance: 16,149
Referee: Keith Stroud
25 October 2016 (2016-10-25) Leeds United (2) 2–2
(3–2 pen)
Norwich City (2) Leeds  
19:45 BST Antonsson Soccerball 43'
Wood Soccerball 109'
Report Pritchard Soccerball 14'
Oliveira Soccerball 99'
Stadium: Elland Road
Attendance: 22,222
Referee: Andy Woolmer
  Penalties  
Wood Soccerball shad check
Roofe Soccerball shad check
Phillips -Soccerball shade cross
Grimes -Soccerball shade cross
Vieira Soccerball shad check
  Soccerball shad check Dorrans
-Soccerball shade cross Pritchard
-Soccerball shade cross Naismith
Soccerball shad check Oliveira
-Soccerball shade cross Brady
25 October 2016 (2016-10-25) Liverpool (1) 2–1 Tottenham Hotspur (1) Liverpool  
19:45 BST Sturridge Soccerball 9'64' Report Janssen Soccerball 76' (pen.) Stadium: Anfield
Attendance: 53,051
Referee: Jonathan Moss
25 October 2016 (2016-10-25) Newcastle United (2) 6–0 Preston North End (2) Newcastle upon Tyne  
19:45 BST Mitrović Soccerball 19'55'
Diamé Soccerball 38'87'
Ritchie Soccerball 53' (pen.)
Pérez Soccerball 90+1'
Report Stadium: St James' Park
Attendance: 49,042
Referee: Andrew Madley
26 October 2016 (2016-10-26) Southampton (1) 1–0 Sunderland (1) Southampton  
19:45 BST Boufal Soccerball 66' Report Stadium: St Mary's Stadium
Attendance: 21,460
Referee: Christopher Kavanagh
26 October 2016 (2016-10-26) West Ham United (1) 2–1 Chelsea (1) Stratford, London  
19:45 BST Kouyaté Soccerball 11'
Fernandes Soccerball 48'
Report Cahill Soccerball 90+4' Stadium: Olympic Stadium
Attendance: 45,957
Referee: Craig Pawson
26 October 2016 (2016-10-26) Manchester United (1) 1–0 Manchester City (1) Old Trafford, Manchester  
20:00 BST Mata Soccerball 54' Report Stadium: Old Trafford
Attendance: 75,196
Referee: Mike Dean

Note: The numbers in parentheses are the tier for the team during the 2016–17 season.

Fifth round

Teams

A total of eight clubs play in the fifth round, all winners of the fourth round. There is no seeding in this round and the draw will be held on 26 October following the conclusion of the tie between Manchester United and Manchester City in the previous round.

Matches

29 November 2016 Hull City Hull City AFC 1–1
(3–1 pen)
Newcastle United FC Newcastle United KCOM Stadium, Kingston upon Hull  
19:45 GMT Snodgrass Soccerball 99' Report Diamé Soccerball 98' Attendance: 16,243
Referee: Neil Swarbrick
  Penalties  
Snodgrass Soccerball shad check
Dawson Soccerball shad check
Huddlestone Soccerball shad check
  -Soccerball shade cross Shelvey
-Soccerball shade cross Gayle
Soccerball shad check Atsu
-Soccerball shade cross Gouffran
29 November 2016 Liverpool Liverpool FC 2–0 Leeds United AFCLeeds United Liverpool  
19:45 GMT Origi Soccerball 76'
Woodburn Soccerball 81'
Report Stadium: Anfield
Attendance: 52,012
Referee: Andre Marriner
30 November 2016 Arsenal Arsenal FC 0–2 Southampton FC Southampton Holloway, London  
19:45 GMT Report Clasie Soccerball 13'
Bertrand Soccerball 38'
Stadium: Emirates Stadium
Attendance: 59,013
Referee: Kevin Friend
30 November 2016 Manchester United Manchester United FC 4–1 West Ham United FC West Ham United Old Trafford, Manchester  
20:00 GMT Ibrahimović Soccerball 2'90+3'
Martial Soccerball 48'62'
Report Fletcher Soccerball 35' Stadium: Old Trafford
Attendance: 65,269
Referee: Mike Jones

Semi-finals

Teams

A total of four clubs played in the semi-finals, all winners of the fifth round. There was no seeding in this round and the draw was held on 30 November.

Matches

The semi-finals were played over two legs, with each team playing one leg at home, and the team that scored more goals on aggregate over the two legs advancing to the final.

First leg

The first leg matches were played in the week commencing 9 January 2017.

10 January 2017 Man Utd (1) Manchester United FC 2–0 Hull City AFC Hull City (1) Old Trafford, Manchester  
20:00 GMT Mata Soccerball 56'
Fellaini Soccerball 87'
Report Stadium: Old Trafford
Attendance: 65,798
Referee: Kevin Friend
11 January 2017 Southampton (1) Southampton FC 1–0 Liverpool FC Liverpool (1) Southampton  
19:45 GMT Redmond Soccerball 20' Report Stadium: St Mary's Stadium
Attendance: 31,480
Referee: Neil Swarbrick

Second leg

The second leg matches were played on 25 and 26 January 2017.

25 January 2017 Liverpool (1) Liverpool FC 0−1
(0−2 agg.)
Southampton FC Southampton (1) Liverpool  
20:00 GMT Report Long Soccerball 90+1' Stadium: Anfield
Attendance: 52,238
Referee: Martin Atkinson
26 January 2017 Hull City (1) Hull City AFC 2−1
(2−3 agg.)
Manchester United FC Man Utd (1) Kingston upon Hull  
19:45 GMT Huddlestone Soccerball 35' (pen.)
Niasse Soccerball 85'
Report Pogba Soccerball 66' Stadium: KCOM Stadium
Attendance: 16,831
Referee: Jonathan Moss

Note: The numbers in parentheses are the tier for the team during the 2016–17 season.

Final

Main article: 2017 EFL Cup Final

The final was held on 26 February 2017 at Wembley Stadium.

26 February 2017 (2017-02-26) Man Utd Manchester United FC 3–2 Southampton FC Southampton Wembley Stadium, London  
16:30 GMT Ibrahimović Soccerball 19'87'
Lingard Soccerball 38'
Report Gabbiadini Soccerball 45+1'48' Attendance: 85,264
Referee: Andre Marriner (West Midlands)

Top goalscorers

Rank Player Club Goals
1 Flag of Sweden Good one Zlatan Ibrahimović Manchester United 4
England Daniel Sturridge Liverpool
3 England Tammy Abraham Bristol City 3
England Dean Bowditch Milton Keynes Dons
England Peter Crouch Stoke City
Flag of Senegal.svg Mohamed Diamé Newcastle United
England Jack Dunn Morecambe
Flag of Denmark Simon Makienok Preston North End
Flag of Spain Ayoze Pérez Newcastle United
Belgium Divock Origi Liverpool
England Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Arsenal
Brazil Sandro Queens Park Rangers
Flag of New Zealand Chris Wood Leeds United
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