Carabao Cup
2019–20
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Region Flag of England England (89 clubs)
Flag of Wales Wales (3 clubs)
Dates 6 August 2019 – 1 March 2020
Number of teams 92
Defending champions Manchester City
Champions Manchester City
Runner-up Aston Villa
Total matches played 93
Total goals scored 303 (3.26 per match)
Top goal scorer Liam Boyce (5 goals)
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The 2019–20 EFL Cup was the 60th season of the EFL Cup. Also known as the Carabao Cup for sponsorship reasons, the competition is open to all 92 clubs participating in the Premier League and the English Football League. The first round will be played on the week of 12 August 2019, about ten days after the start of the Football League season. Manchester City are the defending champions, having won the 2019 final. The final will be held at Wembley Stadium in London on 1 March 2020.

Access

All 92 clubs in the Premier League and English Football League will enter the season's EFL Cup. Access is distributed across leagues. The distribution below is based on the one used in 2018–19

In the first round, the draw will be regionalised into northern and southern clubs with 22 from 24 Championship clubs and all League One, and League Two clubs entering in this round.

The following round, the two remaining Championship clubs Cardiff City and Fulham (who finished 18th and 19th respectively in the 2018–19 Premier League season), and the Premier League clubs not involved in either the Champions League or Europa League will enter.

Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur, and Wolverhampton Wanderers all received byes to the third round owing to their participation in European competitions.

Clubs entering in this round Clubs advancing from previous round Number of games
First round
(70 clubs)
  • 24 clubs from EFL League Two
  • 24 clubs from EFL League One
  • 22 clubs from EFL Championship
  • N/A
35
Second round
(50 clubs)
  • 2 clubs from EFL Championship
  • 13 Premier League clubs (not involved in European competition)
  • 35 winners from first round
25
Third round
(32 clubs)
  • 7 Premier League clubs (involved in European competition)
  • 25 winners from second round
16
Fourth round
(16 clubs)
  • No other entries
  • 16 winners from third round
8
Fifth round
(8 clubs)
  • No other entries
  • 8 winners from fourth round
4
Semi-finals
(4 clubs)
  • No other entries
  • 4 winners from fifth round
2 (over 2 legs each)
Final
(2 clubs)
  • No other entries
  • 2 winners from semi-finals
1

First round

A total of 70 clubs played 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 was split on a geographical basis into 'northern' and 'southern' sections. Teams were drawn against a team from the same section. The draw was made by John Barnes and Ray Parlour on 20 June 2019.

6 August 2019 Portsmouth (3) 3–0 Birmingham City (2) Portsmouth  
19:45 BST Harrison Goal 30'54'
Close Goal 39'
Report Stadium: Fratton Park
Attendance: 9,913
Referee: Neil Hair
13 August 2019 Accrington Stanley (3) 1–3 Sunderland (3) Accrington  
19:45 BST BishopGoal 61' (pen) Report McNulty Goal 17'
McGeady Goal 79'
Wyke Goal 90+4'
Stadium: Crown Ground
Attendance: 2,343
Referee: Darren Drysdale
13 August 2019 AFC Wimbledon (3) 2–2
(2–4 pen)
Milton Keynes Dons (3) Kingston upon Thames  
19:45 BST Wagstaff Goal 8'
O'Neill Goal 90+4'
Report McGrandles Goal 16'
Kasumu Goal 50'
Stadium: Kingsmeadow
Attendance: 2,191
Referee: Craig Hicks
    Penalties  
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Reilly Missed
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Missed Cargill
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13 August 2019 Barnsley (2) 0–3 Carlisle United (4) Barnsley  
19:45 BST Report McKirdy Goal 24'
Bridge Goal 58' (pen.)
Thomas Goal 64'
Stadium: Oakwell
Attendance: 5,208
Referee: Ben Toner
13 August 2019 Blackburn Rovers (2) 3–2 Oldham Athletic (4) Blackburn  
19:45 BST Dack Goal 70'
Downing Goal 90+2'
Rothwell Goal 90+5'
Report Nepomuceno Goal 14'
Maouche Goal 80'
Stadium: Ewood Park
Attendance: 5,215
Referee: Tom Nield
13 August 2019 Blackpool (3) 2–2
(2–4 pen)
Macclesfield Town (4) Blackpool  
19:45 BST Thompson Goal 31'
Gnanduillet Goal 90' (pen.)
Report Bushiri Goal 39' (o.g.)
Gomis Goal 65'
Stadium: Bloomfield Road
Attendance: 3,715
Referee: Martin Coy
    Penalties  
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Kaikai Missed
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Thompson Missed
  Missed Horsfall
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13 August 2019 Bradford City (4) 0–4 Preston North End (2) Bradford  
19:45 BST Report Green Goal 13'
Barkhuizen Goal 19'53'
Harrop Goal 71'
Stadium: Valley Parade
Attendance: 3,456
Referee: Matthew Donohue
13 August 2019 Brentford (2) 1–1
(4–5 pen)
Cambridge United (4) Brentford  
19:45 BST Forss Goal 69' Report Richards Goal 3' Stadium: Griffin Park
Attendance: 5,215
Referee: Lee Swabey
    Penalties  
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13 August 2019 Bristol Rovers (3) 3–0 Cheltenham Town (4) Horfield  
19:45 BST Report Stadium: Memorial Stadium
Attendance: 2,909
Referee: Graham Salisbury
13 August 2019 Charlton Athletic (2) 0–0
(3–5 pen)
Forest Green Rovers (4) Charlton, London  
19:45 BST Report Stadium: The Valley
Attendance: 2,693
Referee: John Busby
    Penalties  
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Morgan Missed
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13 August 2019 Colchester United (4) 3–0 Swindon Town (4) Colchester  
19:45 BST Report Stadium: Colchester Community Stadium
Attendance: 1,595
Referee: Charles Breakspear
13 August 2019 Coventry City (3) 4–1 Exeter City (4) Birmingham  
19:45 BST Hiwula Goal 2'28'
Godden Goal 23'
Bakayoko Goal 88'
Report Sweeney Goal 81' Stadium: St Andrew's
Attendance: 1,555
Referee: Scott Oldham
13 August 2019 Gillingham (3) 2–2
(1–4 pen)
Newport County (4) Gillingham, Kent  
19:45 BST Hanlan Goal 26' (pen.)
Ndjoli Goal 90' (pen.)
Report Abrahams Goal 26'
Amond Goal 90+4' (pen.)
Stadium: Priestfield Stadium
Referee: Trevor Kettle
    Penalties  
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13 August 2019 Grimsby Town (4) 1–0 Doncaster Rovers (3) Cleethorpes  
19:45 BST Cook Goal 40' Report Stadium: Blundell Park
Attendance: 2,470
Referee: John Brooks
13 August 2019 Huddersfield Town (2) 0–1 Lincoln City (3) Huddersfield  
19:45 BST Report Anderson Goal 55' Stadium: Kirklees Stadium
Attendance: 6,908
Referee: Peter Wright
13 August 2019 Luton Town (2) 3–1 Ipswich Town (3) Luton  
19:45 BST Jones Goal 8'
Lee Goal 17' (pen.)
Shinnie Goal 55'
Report Dobra Goal 74' Stadium: Kenilworth Road
Attendance: 5,435
Referee: Brett Huxtable
13 August 2019 Mansfield Town (4) 2–2
(5–6 pen)
Morecambe (4) Mansfield  
19:45 BST Report
  • Old Goal 18'59'
Stadium: Field Mill
Attendance: 1,884
Referee: Robert Lewis
    Penalties  
*Khan Missed   *Miller Missed
13 August 2019 Middlesbrough (2) 2–2
(2–4 pen)
Crewe Alexandra (4) Middlesbrough  
19:45 BST Report Stadium: Riverside Stadium
Referee: Michael Salisbury
    Penalties  
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13 August 2019 Nottingham Forest (2) 1–0 Fleetwood Town (3) West Bridgford  
19:45 BST Silva Goal 59' Report Stadium: City Ground
Attendance: 7,432
Referee: Alan Young
13 August 2019 Oxford United (3) 1–0 Peterborough United (3) Oxford  
19:45 BST Brannagan Goal 88' Report Stadium: Kassam Stadium
Attendance: 2,798
Referee: Oliver Yates
13 August 2019 Plymouth Argyle (4) 2–0 Leyton Orient (4) Plymouth  
19:45 BST McFadzean Goal 59'
Telford Goal 62'
Report Stadium: Home Park
Attendance: 5,573
Referee: Antony Coggins
13 August 2019 Port Vale (4) 1–2 Burton Albion (3) Burslem  
19:45 BST [[Mark Cullen (born 1992) Cullen]] Goal 53' (pen.) Report Boyce Goal 9'
Fraser Goal 62'
Stadium: Vale Park
Attendance: 2,252
Referee: Paul Marsden
13 August 2019 Queens Park Rangers (2) 3–3
(5–4 pen)
Bristol City (2) Shepherd's Bush  
19:45 BST Wells Goal 13'
Chair Goal 26'
Manning Goal 86' (pen.)
Report Diédhiou Goal 13'
Hunt Goal 41'
Walsh Goal 59'
Stadium: Loftus Road
Attendance: 5,795
Referee: Andy Davies
    Penalties  
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Smith Missed
Barbet Missed
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  Missed Diédhiou
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Missed Eliasson
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Missed Wright

13 August 2019 Rochdale (3) 5–2 Bolton Wanderers (3) Rochdale  
19:45 BST Report Stadium: Spotland Stadium
Attendance: 3,362
Referee: Andy Haines
13 August 2019 Salford City (4) 0–3 Leeds United (2) Salford  
19:45 BST Report Nketiah Goal 43'
Berardi Goal 50'
Klich Goal 58'
Stadium: Moor Lane
Attendance: 4,518
Referee: Keith Stroud
13 August 2019 Scunthorpe United (4) 0–1 Derby County (2) Scunthorpe  
19:45 BST Report Buchanan Goal 78' Stadium: Glanford Park
Attendance: 3,679
Referee: Robert Jones
13 August 2019 Shrewsbury Town (3) 0–4 Rotherham United (3) Shrewsbury  
19:45 BST Report Crooks Goal 2'
Vassell Goal 3'
Ladapo Goal 45'
Wood Goal 84'
Stadium: New Meadow
Attendance: 2,813
Referee: Anthony Backhouse
13 August 2019 Stevenage (4) 1–2 Southend United (3) Stevenage  
19:45 BST Parrett Goal 14' Report Kelman Goal 47'55' Stadium: Broadhall Way
Referee: Christopher Sarginson
13 August 2019 Swansea City (2) 3–1 Northampton Town (4) Swansea  
19:45 BST Ayew Goal 80'88'
Byers Goal 83'
Report Warburton Goal 61' Stadium: Liberty Stadium
Attendance: 8,058
Referee: Kevin Johnson
13 August 2019 Tranmere Rovers (3) 0–3 Hull City (2) Birkenhead  
19:45 BST Report Toral Goal 1'
Milinković Goal 6'
Tafazolli Goal 45'
Stadium: Prenton Park
Attendance: 3,421
Referee: Sebastian Stockbridge
13 August 2019 Walsall (4) 2–3 Crawley Town (4) Walsall  
19:45 BST Lavery Goal 54' (pen.)71' Report Morais Goal 21'
Dallison Goal 48'
Nadesan Goal 56'
Stadium: Bescot Stadium
Attendance: 2,451
Referee: Carl Boyeson
13 August 2019 West Bromwich Albion (2) 1–2 Millwall (2) West Bromwich  
19:45 BST Austin Goal 9' Report Bradshaw Goal 28'
O'Brien Goal 55'
Stadium: The Hawthorns
Referee: Ross Joyce
13 August 2019 Wigan Athletic (2) 0–1 Stoke City (2) Wigan  
19:45 BST Report Collins Goal 10' Stadium: DW Stadium
Attendance: 3,821
Referee: Dean Whitestone
13 August 2019 Wycombe Wanderers (3) 1–1
(2–4 pen)
Reading (2) High Wycombe  
19:45 BST Samuel Goal 59' Report Pușcaș Goal 63' Stadium: Adams Park
Attendance: 4,802
Referee: Darren England
  Penalties  
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Freeman Missed
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Onyedinma Missed
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13 August 2019 Sheffield Wednesday (2) w/o Bury (3) Sheffield  
Stadium: Hillsborough Stadium

Second round

A total of 50 teams take part in the second round, including Fulham and Cardiff City from the Championship, as well as the Premier League clubs that are not involved in European competition. The draw was made on 13 August 2019 by Gary Neville and Paul Robinson.

27 August 2019 Bristol Rovers (3) 1–2 Brighton & Hove Albion (1) Bristol  
19:45 BST Nichols Goal 64' Report Connolly Goal 55'
Murray Goal 90+2'
Stadium: Memorial Stadium
Referee: Matt Donohue
27 August 2019 Burton Albion (3) 4–0 Morecambe (4) Burton upon Trent  
19:45 BST Boyce Goal 34'45+2'74'
Edwards Goal 51'
Report Stadium: Pirelli Stadium
Attendance: 1,500
Referee: Seb Stockbridge
27 August 2019 Cardiff City (2) 0–3 Luton Town (2) Cardiff  
19:45 BST Report Hoilett Goal 43' (o.g.)
Sheehan Goal 63'
Jervis Goal 73'
Stadium: Cardiff City Stadium
Attendance: 4,111
Referee: Tony Harrington
27 August 2019 Crawley Town (4) 1–0 Norwich City (1) Crawley  
19:45 BST Lubala Goal 17' Report Stadium: Broadfield Stadium
Attendance: 5,109
Referee: John Busby
27 August 2019 Crewe Alexandra (4) 1–6 Aston Villa (1) Crewe  
19:45 BST Wintle Goal 84' Report Konsa Goal 4'
Hourihane Goal 24'45+3'
Davis Goal 69'
Guilbert Goal 76'
Grealish Goal 87'
Stadium: Gresty Road
Attendance: 7,173
Referee: Jarred Gillett
27 August 2019 Crystal Palace (1) 0–0
(4–5 pen)
Colchester United (4) Selhurst, London  
19:45 BST Report Stadium: Selhurst Park
Referee: Andy Woolmer
    Penalties  
Townsend Missed
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27 August 2019 Fulham (2) 0–1 Southampton (1) Fulham, London  
19:45 BST Report Obafemi Goal 57' Stadium: Craven Cottage
Attendance: 8,467
Referee: Robert Jones
27 August 2019 Leeds United (2) 2–2
(4–5 pen)
Stoke City (2) Leeds  
19:45 BST Nketiah Goal 67'
Costa Goal 81'
Report Batth Goal 39'
Vokes Goal 44'
Stadium: Elland Road
Attendance: 30,002
Referee: Oliver Langford
    Penalties  
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Harrison Missed
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27 August 2019 Newport County (4) 0–2 West Ham United (1) Newport  
19:45 BST Report Wilshere Goal 43'
Fornals Goal 65'
Stadium: Rodney Parade
Attendance: 6,382
Referee: Steve Martin
27 August 2019 Nottingham Forest (2) 3–0 Derby County (2) Nottingham  
19:45 BST Adomah Goal 25'
Lolley Goal 35'
Carvalho Goal 79'
Report Stadium: City Ground
Attendance: 26,971
Referee: John Brooks
27 August 2019 Oxford United (3) 2–2
(4–2 pen)
Millwall (2) Oxford  
19:45 BST Sykes Goal 87'
Henry Goal 90+4' (pen.)
Report Böðvarsson Goal 29'52' Stadium: Kassam Stadium
Attendance: 3,693
Referee: Craig Hicks
    Penalties  
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Missed Böðvarsson
Missed Ferguson
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27 August 2019 Plymouth Argyle (4) 2–4 Reading (2) Plymouth  
19:45 BST Taylor Goal 22'
Baxter Goal 55'
Report Barrett Goal 35'72'
Méïté Goal 87' (pen.)90+1'
Stadium: Home Park
Attendance: 8,365
Referee: Kevin Johnson
27 August 2019 Preston North End (2) 2–2
(5–4 pen)
Hull City (2) Preston  
19:45 BST Huntington Goal 20'
Harrop Goal 26'
Report Magennis Goal 34' (pen.)
Bowen Goal 90+5'
Stadium: Deepdale
Attendance: 6,093
Referee: David Webb
    Penalties  
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Missed Eaves
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27 August 2019 Rochdale (3) 2–1 Carlisle United (4) Rochdale  
19:45 BST Morley Goal 11'
Done Goal 31'
Report Bridge Goal 71' (pen.) Stadium: Spotland Stadium
Attendance: 1,974
Referee: Peter Wright
27 August 2019 Sheffield United (1) 2–1 Blackburn Rovers (2) Sheffield  
19:45 BST Stearman Goal 31'
Norwood Goal 45+3'
Report Gallagher Goal 72' Stadium: Bramall Lane
Attendance: 9,714
Referee: Geoff Eltringham
27 August 2019 Southend United (3) 1–4 MK Dons (3) Southend  
19:45 BST Goodship Goal 54' Report Healey Goal 35'
Brittain Goal 41'
Boateng Goal 82'
Nombe Goal 90+2'
Stadium: Roots Hall
Attendance: 2,433
Referee: Neil Hair
27 August 2019 Watford (1) 3–0 Coventry City (3) Watford  
19:45 BST Janmaat Goal 37'
Sarr Goal 56'
Peñaranda Goal 69'
Report Stadium: Vicarage Road
Attendance: 12,257
Referee: Gavin Ward
28 August 2019 Bournemouth (1) 0–0
(3–0 pen)
Forest Green Rovers (4) Bournemouth  
19:45 BST Report Stadium: Dean Court
Attendance: 9,657
Referee: Dean Whitestone
    Penalties  
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Ibe Missed
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Dawson Missed
Morton Missed
28 August 2019 Burnley (1) 1–3 Sunderland (3) Burnley  
19:45 BST Report Stadium: Turf Moor
Attendance: 7,445
Referee: Darren England
28 August 2019 Lincoln City (3) 2–4 Everton (1) Lincoln  
19:45 BST Report Stadium: Sincil Bank
Attendance: 9,971
Referee: Darren Bond
28 August 2019 Newcastle United (1) 1–1
(2–4 pen)
Leicester City (1) Newcastle upon Tyne  
19:45 BST Muto Goal 53' Report Maddison Goal 34' Stadium: St James' Park
Attendance: 22,727
Referee: Tim Robinson
    Penalties  
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Shelvey Missed
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Hayden Missed
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Barnes Missed
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28 August 2019 Queens Park Rangers (2) 0–2 Portsmouth (3) Shepherd's Bush, London  
19:45 BST Report Stadium: Loftus Road
Attendance: 7,783
Referee: Ross Joyce
28 August 2019 Rotherham United (3) 0–1 Sheffield Wednesday (2) Rotherham  
19:45 BST Report Stadium: New York Stadium
Attendance: 8,679
Referee: Charles Breakspear
28 August 2019 Swansea City (2) 6–0 Cambridge United (4) Swansea  
19:45 BST Peterson Goal 1'
Byers Goal 20'
Surridge Goal 24'45+1'
Garrick Goal 31'
Routledge Goal 76'
Report Stadium: Liberty Stadium
Attendance: 8,763
Referee: Michael Salisbury
10 September 2019 Grimsby Town (4) 0–0
(5–4 pen)
Macclesfield Town (4) Grimsby  
19:45 BST Report Stadium: Blundell Park
Referee: Darren Drysdale
    Penalties  
Green Missed
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Horsfall Missed
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Kirby Missed

Third round

A total of 32 teams played in this round. Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur, and Wolverhampton Wanderers entered in this round due to their European qualification. The draw was conducted on 28 August 2019 by Andy Hinchcliffe and Don Goodman. The ties were played on the week commencing 23 September 2019.

24 September 2019 Arsenal (1) 5–0 Nottingham Forest (2) Holloway, London  
19:45 BST Martinelli Goal 31'90+2'
Holding Goal 71'
Willock Goal 77'
Nelson Goal 84'
Report Stadium: Emirates Stadium
Attendance: 53,160
Referee: Darren England
24 September 2019 Colchester United (4) 0–0
(4–3 pen)
Tottenham Hotspur (1) Colchester  
19:45 BST Report Stadium: Colchester Community Stadium
Attendance: 9,481
Referee: Jarred Gillett
    Penalties  
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Brown Missed
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  Missed Eriksen
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Missed Lucas
24 September 2019 Crawley Town (4) 1–1
(5–3 pen)
Stoke City (2) Crawley  
19:45 BST Ferguson Goal 38' Report Vokes Goal 23' Stadium: Broadfield Stadium
Attendance: 4,165
Referee: Kevin Johnson
    Penalties  
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  Missed Vokes
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24 September 2019 Luton Town (2) 0–4 Leicester City (1) Luton  
19:45 BST Report Gray Goal 34'
Justin Goal 44'
Tielemans Goal 79'
Iheanacho Goal 86'
Stadium: Kenilworth Road
Attendance: 8,260
Referee: Matt Donohue
24 September 2019 Portsmouth (3) 0–4 Southampton (1) Portsmouth  
19:45 BST Report Ings Goal 21'44'
Cédric Goal 77'
Redmond Goal 86'
Stadium: Fratton Park
Attendance: 18,707
Referee: Kevin Friend
24 September 2019 Preston North End (2) 0–3 Manchester City (1) Preston  
19:45 BST Report Sterling Goal 19'
Gabriel Jesus Goal 35'
Ledson Goal 42' (o.g.)
Stadium: Deepdale
Attendance: 22,025
Referee: Lee Mason
24 September 2019 Sheffield Wednesday (2) 0–2 Everton (1) Sheffield  
19:45 BST Report Calvert-Lewin Goal 6'10' Stadium: Hillsborough Stadium
Attendance: 21,485
Referee: Jeremy Simpson
24 September 2019 Watford (1) 2–1 Swansea City (2) Watford  
19:45 BST Welbeck Goal 28'
Pereyra Goal 79'
Report Surridge Goal 34' Stadium: Vicarage Road
Attendance: 8,903
Referee: Darren Bond
25 September 2019 Brighton & Hove Albion (1) 1–3 Aston Villa (1) Brighton  
19:45 BST Roberts Goal 61' Report Jota Goal 22'
Hourihane Goal 33'
Grealish Goal 78'
Stadium: Falmer Stadium
Attendance: 14,982
Referee: Graham Scott
25 September 2019 Burton Albion (3) 2–0 Bournemouth (1) Burton upon Trent  
19:45 BST Sarkic Goal 14'
Broadhead Goal 72'
Report Stadium: Pirelli Stadium
Attendance: 2,505
Referee: John Busby
25 September 2019 Chelsea (1) 7–1 Grimsby Town (4) Fulham, London  
19:45 BST Barkley Goal 4'
Batshuayi Goal 7'86'
Pedro Goal 43' (pen.)
Zouma Goal 56'
James Goal 82'
Hudson-Odoi Goal 89'
Report Green Goal 19' Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 39,674
Referee: Keith Stroud
25 September 2019 Milton Keynes Dons (3) 0–2 Liverpool (1) Milton Keynes  
19:45 BST Report Milner Goal 41'
Hoever Goal 69'
Stadium: Stadium MK
Attendance: 28,521
Referee: Oliver Langford
25 September 2019 Oxford United (3) 4–0 West Ham United (1) Oxford  
19:45 BST Moore Goal 55'
Taylor Goal 71'
Fosu Goal 84'
Bpatiste Goal 90+2'
Report Stadium: Kassam Stadium
Attendance: 10,450
Referee: Robert Jones
25 September 2019 Sheffield United (1) 0–1 Sunderland (3) Sheffield  
19:45 BST Report Power Goal 9' Stadium: Bramall Lane
Attendance: 11,675
Referee: Tim Robinson
25 September 2019 Wolverhampton Wanderers (1) 1–1
(4–2 pen)
Reading (2) Wolverhampton  
19:45 BST Jordão Goal 27' Report Boyé Goal 90+9' Stadium: Molineux Stadium
Attendance: 20,702
Referee: Peter Bankes
    Penalties  
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25 September 2019 Manchester United (1) 1–1
(5–3 pen)
Rochdale (3) Manchester  
20:00 BST Greenwood Goal 68' Report Matheson Goal 76' Stadium: Old Trafford
Attendance: 58,314
Referee: John Brooks
    Penalties  
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Fourth round

A total of 16 teams will play in this round. The draw was conducted at Stadium MK following the third round match between MK Dons and Liverpool on 25 September 2019. Ties will be played on the week commencing 28 October 2019.

29 October 2019 Burton Albion (3) 1–3 Leicester City (1) Burton upon Trent  
19:45 GMT Boyce Goal 52' Report Iheanacho Goal 7'
Tielemans Goal 20'
Maddison Goal 89'
Stadium: Pirelli Stadium
Attendance: 6,186
Referee: Darren England
29 October 2019 Crawley Town (4) 1–3 Colchester United (4) Crawley  
19:45 GMT Bulman Goal 20' Report Norris Goal 22'
Luyambula Goal 53' (o.g.)
Gambin Goal 79'
Stadium: Broadfield Stadium
Attendance: 5,612
Referee: Tony Harrington
29 October 2019 Everton (1) 2–0 Watford (1) Liverpool  
19:45 GMT Holgate Goal 72'
Richarlison Goal 90+3'
Report Stadium: Goodison Park
Referee: Simon Hooper
29 October 2019 Manchester City (1) 3–1 Southampton (1) Manchester  
19:45 GMT Otamendi Goal 20'
Agüero Goal 38'56'
Report Stephens Goal 75' Stadium: City of Manchester Stadium
Attendance: 37,143
Referee: Jonathan Moss
29 October 2019 Oxford United (3) 1–1
(4–2 pen)
Sunderland (3) Oxford  
19:45 GMT Hall Goal 25' Report McNulty Goal 78' Stadium: Kassam Stadium
Attendance: 11,108
Referee: Steve Martin
    Penalties  
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30 October 2019 Liverpool (1) 5–5
(5–4 pen)
Arsenal (1) Liverpool  
19:30 BST Mustafi Goal 6' (o.g.)
Milner Goal 43' (pen.)
Oxlade-Chamberlain Goal 58'
Origi Goal 62'90+4'
Report Torreira Goal 19'
Martinelli Goal 26'36'
Maitland-Niles Goal 54'
Willock Goal 70'
Stadium: Anfield
Attendance: 52,694
Referee: Andre Marriner
    Penalties  
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30 October 2019 Aston Villa (1) 2–1 Wolverhampton Wanderers (1) Birmingham  
19:45 GMT El Ghazi Goal 28'
Elmohamady Goal 57'
Report Cutrone Goal 54' Stadium: Villa Park
Attendance: 34,962
Referee: Lee Mason
30 October 2019 Chelsea (1) 1–2 Manchester United (1) Fulham, London  
20:05 GMT Batshuayi Goal 61' Report Rashford Goal 25' (pen.)73' Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 38,645
Referee: Paul Tierney

Quarter-finals

A total of 8 teams will play in this round. The draw was made on 31 October 2019, by David James and Zoe Ball on BBC Radio 2's Breakfast Show. Ties will be played in the week commencing 16 December 2019.

17 December 2019 Aston Villa (1) 5–0 Liverpool (1) Birmingham  
19:45 GMT Hourihane Goal 14'
Boyes Goal 17' (o.g.)
Kodjia Goal 37'45'
Wesley Goal 90+2'
Report Stadium: Villa Park
Attendance: 30,323
Referee: Lee Mason
18 December 2019 Everton (1) 2–2
(2–4 pen)
Leicester City (1) Liverpool  
19:45 GMT Davies Goal 70'
Baines Goal 90+1'
Report Maddison Goal 26'
Evans Goal 29'
Stadium: Goodison Park
Attendance: 39,027
Referee: Jonathan Moss
    Penalties  
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18 December 2019 Oxford United (3) 1–3 Manchester City (1) Oxford  
19:45 GMT Taylor Goal 46' Report Cancelo Goal 22'
Sterling Goal 50'70'
Stadium: Kassam Stadium
Attendance: 11,817
Referee: Andrew Madley
18 December 2019 Manchester United (1) 3–0 Colchester United (4) Manchester  
20:00 GMT Rashford Goal 51'
Jackson Goal 56' (og)
Martial Goal 61'
Report Stadium: Old Trafford
Attendance: 57,559
Referee: David Coote

Semi-finals

A total of four teams will play in this round. The draw was made on 18 December 2019, by Dennis Wise and Chris Kamara at Oxford United's Kassam Stadium. First leg ties are scheduled to be played in the week commencing 6 January 2020, while the second legs will be played in the week commencing 27 January 2020.

7 January 2020
20:00 GMT
Manchester United (1) 1–3 Manchester City (1) Old Trafford, Manchester
Attendance: 69,023
Referee: Mike Dean
Rashford Goal 70' Report B. Silva Goal 17'
Mahrez Goal 33'
Pereira Goal 39' (o.g.)
29 January 2020
19:45 GMT
Manchester City (1) 0–1 Manchester United (1) Etihad Stadium, Manchester
Referee: Kevin Friend
Report Matić Goal 35' BookedRed card 76'

Manchester City won 3–2 on aggregate.


8 January 2020
20:00 GMT
Leicester City (1) 1–1 Aston Villa (1) King Power Stadium, Leicester
Attendance: 31,280
Referee: Chris Kavanagh
Kelechi Iheanacho Goal 75' Report Frédéric Guilbert Goal 28'
28 January 2020
19:45 GMT
Aston Villa (1) 2–1 Leicester City (1) Villa Park, Birmingham
Attendance: 39,300
Referee: Mike Dean
Targett Goal 12'
Trézéguet Goal 90+3'
Report Iheanacho Goal 72'

Aston Villa won 3–2 on aggregate.

Final

Main article: 2020 EFL Cup Final

The final will be played at Wembley Stadium on 1 March 2020.

1 March 2020 (2020-03-01)
16:30 GMT
Aston Villa 1–2 Manchester City Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 82,145
Referee: Lee Mason
Samatta Goal 41' Report Agüero Goal 20'
Rodri Goal 30'

Top goalscorers

As of 29 January 2020.

Note: Players and teams in bold are still active in the competition.

Rank Player Club Goals
1 Flag of Northern Ireland Liam Boyce Burton Albion 5
2 Flag of Republic of Ireland Conor Hourihane Aston Villa 4
Flag of Nigeria Kelechi Iheanacho Leicester City
Flag of Brazil Gabriel Martinelli Arsenal
Flag of England Marcus Rashford Manchester United
6 Flag of Belgium Michy Batshuayi Chelsea 3
Flag of England James Maddison Leicester City
Flag of England Raheem Sterling Manchester City
Flag of England Sam Surridge Swansea City
10 31 players 2

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