Football League Cup
2016–17
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Region  England
 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  
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9 August 2016 Barnsley (2) 1–2 Northampton Town (3) Barnsley  
19:45 Scowen Goal 21' Report Davies Goal 52' (o.g.)
O'Toole Goal 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 Goal 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 Goal 74'
Potts Goal 78'
McAllister Goal 109'
Herron Goal 115'
Report Proctor Goal 45+2'
Woolery Goal 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 Goal 64'
Murphy Goal 70'86'
Manu Goal 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 Goal 90+1'
Berry Goal 118'
Report João Goal 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 Goal 27'
S. Miller Goal 41'
Report Grant Goal 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 Goal 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 Goal 60'
Gadzhev Goal 82'
Rose Goal 106'
Report Main Goal 20' (pen.)
Naismith Goal 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 Goal 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 Goal 69' Report Vaughan Goal 11'
Ward Goal 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 Goal 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 Goal 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 Goal 73'81' Report Adeniran Goal 29'
Woodrow Goal 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 Goal 48' Report Stokes Goal 29'55'
Duffy Goal 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 Goal 31'
Randall Goal 55' (pen.)
Report Bowditch Goal 63' (pen.)90'
Tilney Goal 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 Goal 18'
Law Goal 83'
Report Grigg Goal 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 Goal 64'90+3'
P. Taylor Goal 68'
Report Whelpdale Goal 34'
Taylor Goal 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 Goal 90+4' Report Stadium: Deepdale
Attendance: 4,509
Referee: Andy Woolmer
9 August 2016 Rochdale (3) 3–1 Chesterfield (3) Rochdale  
19:45 Henderson Goal 47'
Cannon Goal 53'
Mendez-Laing Goal 78'
Report McGinn Goal 30' Stadium: Spotland Stadium
Attendance: 1,436
Referee: Nigel Miller
9 August 2016 Rotherham United (2) 4–5 Morecambe (4) Rotherham  
19:45 Halford Goal 59' (pen.)
Yates Goal 81'120'
Forde Goal 83'
Report Stockton Goal 6'
Dunn Goal 68'90+2' (pen.)118'
Ellison Goal 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 Goal 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 Goal 6' Report Lowe Goal 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 Goal 1'
Dodds Goal 77'
Report Kachunga Goal 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 Goal 34' Report McDonald Goal 56'
Emmanuel-Thomas Goal 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 Goal 103'
Dolan Goal 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 Goal 7'
Coady Goal 76'
Report Boldewijn Goal 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 Goal 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 Goal 23' (o.g.)
O'Brien Goal 35'
Morison Goal 74'
Onyedinma Goal 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 Goal 16'
Beerens Goal 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 Goal 36'
Beavon Goal 105'
Butcher Goal 113'
Report Pope Goal 48'
Maher Goal 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 Goal 13'
Hunter Goal 111'
Report Antonsson Goal 89'
Wood Goal 94' (pen.)
Stadium: Highbury Stadium
Attendance: 3,332
Referee: David Coote
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10 August 2016 Luton Town (4) 3–1 Aston Villa (2) Luton  
19:45 Gray Goal 35'
McGeehan Goal 53'
Okore Goal 66' (o.g.)
Report Ayew Goal 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 Goal 58'
Washington Goal 93'
Report Stewart Goal 72'
Brophy Goal 107'
Stadium: Loftus Road
Attendance: 5,440
Referee: Tony Harrington
  Penalties  
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11 August 2016 Bristol Rovers (3) 1–0 Cardiff City (2) Bristol  
19:45 Lines Goal 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 Goal 25'
Wickham Goal 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 Goal 42'
Wharton Goal 69'
Conway Goal 88'
Duffy Goal 97'
Report Bingham Goal 8'
Dagnall Goal 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 Goal 15'
Firmino Goal 22'
Naylor Goal 61' (o.g.)
Sturridge Goal 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 Goal 29'41'
Moses Goal 31'
Report Hartley Goal 35'
Harrison Goal 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 Goal 56' Report Jones Goal 90+5' Stadium: Pride Park Stadium
Attendance: 9,860
Referee: Darren England
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Pearce Missed
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Missed McKee
23 August 2016 Everton (1) 4–0 Yeovil Town (4) Everton, Liverpool  
19:45 BST Lennon Goal 28'
Barkley Goal 69'
Koné Goal 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 Goal 24' Report Diomandé Goal 26'77'
Snodgrass Goal 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 Goal 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 Goal 77' Report Paterson Goal 35'
Veldwijk Goal 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 Goal 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 Goal 36'
Revell Goal 82'
Report McClean Goal 45'
McAuley Goal 47'
Stadium: Sixfields Stadium
Attendance: 5,516
Referee: Darren Bond
  Penalties  
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23 August 2016 Norwich City (2) 6–1 Coventry City (3) Norwich  
19:45 BST Lafferty Goal 25'
Canós Goal 36'80'
Martin Goal 58'
Ja. Murphy Goal 63'
Godfrey Goal 86'
Report Lameiras Goal 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 Goal 28'
Crowley Goal 90+4'
Report Adekugbe Goal 2'
LuaLua Goal 76'
Manu Goal 81'
Hemed Goal 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 Goal 75' Report Fulton Goal 15'
McBurnie Goal 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 Goal 66'
Hugill Goal 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 Goal 41'74' Report Lund Goal 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 Goal 60' (pen.) Report Reid Goal 35'
Abraham Goal 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 Goal 14'48'70'
Bardsley Goal 32'
Stadium: Broadhall Way
Attendance: 3,363
Referee: Oliver Langford
23 August 2016 Watford (1) 1–2 Gillingham (3) Watford  
19:45 BST Ighalo Goal 57' Report Byrne Goal 82'
Dack Goal 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 Goal 6'
Wallace Goal 13'
Report Elito Goal 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 Goal 68'114' Report Bowditch Goal 34' (pen.)
Tshimanga Goal 118'
Stadium: Madejski Stadium
Attendance: 6,848
Referee: Charles Breakspear
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24 August 2016 Accrington Stanley (4) 1–0 Burnley (1) Accrington  
19:45 BST Pearson Goal 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 Goal 54' (o.g.)
Christensen Goal 113'
Report Nugent Goal 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 Goal 14' Report Gradel Goal 8'
M. Wilson Goal 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 Goal 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 Goal 53' (pen.)
Gosling Goal 76'
Report
(a.e.t.)
Makienok Goal 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 Goal 85' Report Quinn Goal 32'
Swift Goal 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 Goal 24'
Coutinho Goal 50'
Origi Goal 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 Goal 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 Goal 17'34'
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Report
(a.e.t.)
Cahill Goal 45+2'
Azpilicueta Goal 49'
Fàbregas Goal 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 Goal 29'
Gouffran Goal 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 Goal 23'
Pérez Goal 60' (pen.)71'
Oxlade-Chamberlain Goal 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 Goal 14' Report Wilbraham Goal 45'
Abraham Goal 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 Goal 42' (pen.) Report Carrick Goal 17'
Herrera Goal 68'
Rashford Goal 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 Goal 60' Report McNair Goal 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 Goal 33' (pen.)
Hesketh Goal 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 Goal 90+3' Report Clichy Goal 49'
García Serrano Goal 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 Goal 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 Goal 24' Report Mason Goal 45'
Henriksen Goal 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 Goal 31'48'51' (pen.)
Onomah Goal 65'
Lamela Goal 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 Goal 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 Goal 90+3' Report Maguire Goal 44'
Dawson Goal 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 Goal 43'
Wood Goal 109'
Report Pritchard Goal 14'
Oliveira Goal 99'
Stadium: Elland Road
Attendance: 22,222
Referee: Andy Woolmer
  Penalties  
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Phillips Missed
Grimes Missed
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  Soccerball shad check.png Dorrans
Missed Pritchard
Missed Naismith
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Missed Brady
25 October 2016 (2016-10-25) Liverpool (1) 2–1 Tottenham Hotspur (1) Liverpool  
19:45 BST Sturridge Goal 9'64' Report Janssen Goal 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 Goal 19'55'
Diamé Goal 38'87'
Ritchie Goal 53' (pen.)
Pérez Goal 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 Goal 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 Goal 11'
Fernandes Goal 48'
Report Cahill Goal 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 Goal 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.png 1–1
(3–1 pen)
Newcastle United FC.png Newcastle United KCOM Stadium, Kingston upon Hull  
19:45 GMT Snodgrass Goal 99' Report Diamé Goal 98' Attendance: 16,243
Referee: Neil Swarbrick
  Penalties  
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  Missed Shelvey
Missed Gayle
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Missed Gouffran
29 November 2016 Liverpool Liverpool FC.png 2–0 Leeds United AFC.pngLeeds United Liverpool  
19:45 GMT Origi Goal 76'
Woodburn Goal 81'
Report Stadium: Anfield
Attendance: 52,012
Referee: Andre Marriner
30 November 2016 Arsenal Arsenal FC.png 0–2 Southampton FC.png Southampton Holloway, London  
19:45 GMT Report Clasie Goal 13'
Bertrand Goal 38'
Stadium: Emirates Stadium
Attendance: 59,013
Referee: Kevin Friend
30 November 2016 Manchester United Manchester United FC.png 4–1 West Ham United FC.png West Ham United Old Trafford, Manchester  
20:00 GMT Ibrahimović Goal 2'90+3'
Martial Goal 48'62'
Report Fletcher Goal 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.png 2–0 Hull City AFC.png Hull City (1) Old Trafford, Manchester  
20:00 GMT Mata Goal 56'
Fellaini Goal 87'
Report Stadium: Old Trafford
Attendance: 65,798
Referee: Kevin Friend
11 January 2017 Southampton (1) Southampton FC.png 1–0 Liverpool FC.png Liverpool (1) Southampton  
19:45 GMT Redmond Goal 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.png 0−1
(0−2 agg.)
Southampton FC.png Southampton (1) Liverpool  
20:00 GMT Report Long Goal 90+1' Stadium: Anfield
Attendance: 52,238
Referee: Martin Atkinson
26 January 2017 Hull City (1) Hull City AFC.png 2−1
(2−3 agg.)
Manchester United FC.png Man Utd (1) Kingston upon Hull  
19:45 GMT Huddlestone Goal 35' (pen.)
Niasse Goal 85'
Report Pogba Goal 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.png 3–2 Southampton FC.png Southampton Wembley Stadium, London  
16:30 GMT Ibrahimović Goal 19'87'
Lingard Goal 38'
Report Gabbiadini Goal 45+1'48' Attendance: 85,264
Referee: Andre Marriner (West Midlands)

Top goalscorers

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