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Football League Cup
2015–16 Football League Cup
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Region England.png England
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Dates 11 August 2015 – 28 February 2016
Number of teams 92
Defending champions Chelsea
Champions Manchester City (4th title)
Runner-up Liverpool
Total matches played 93
Total goals scored 284
Top goal scorer Kevin De Bruyne
(5 goals)
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The 2015–16 Football League Cup, known as the Capital One Cup for sponsorship purposes, was the 55th season of the Football League Cup. It is set to begin on 11 August 2015, and conclude on 28 February 2016.

Chelsea are the defending champions, having beaten Tottenham Hotspur 2–0 in the previous season's final.

Manchester City won the final on 28 February, defeating Liverpool 3-1 in a penalty shoot-out after the match had finished 1-1 after extra-time.

First round

The draw for the first round took place on 16 June 2015 at 10:00 BST. The 24 teams of League Two, the 24 teams of League One, and 24 teams from the Championship (72 teams altogether) entered in this round. There will be 36 ties played in the first round of the competition, with seeded teams drawn against unseeded teams, and the fixtures are to be played in the week commencing 10 August 2015.

Matches

The matches will be played in the week commencing 10 August 2015.

11 August 2015 Accrington Stanley (4) 2–2
(3–4 pen)
Hull City (2) Crown Ground  
19:45 BST Crooks Soccerball 105'
Gornell Soccerball 115'
Report Akpom Soccerball 92'
Luer Soccerball 108'
Attendance: 2,118
Referee: David Webb
  Penalties  
Mingoia Soccerball shad check
Windass Soccerball shad check
Kee -Soccerball shade cross
McConville -Soccerball shade cross
Gornell Soccerball shad check
Crooks -Soccerball shade cross
  Soccerball shad check Luer
-Soccerball shade cross Maguire
Soccerball shad check Huddlestone
Soccerball shad check Akpom
-Soccerball shade cross Meyler
Soccerball shad check Davies
11 August 2015 Blackburn Rovers (2) 1–2 Shrewsbury Town (3) Ewood Park  
19:45 BST Lawrence Soccerball 30' (o.g.) Report Collins Soccerball 9'
Barnett Soccerball 32'
Attendance: 5,280
Referee: Geoff Eltringham
11 August 2015 Brentford (2) 0–4 Oxford United (4) Griffin Park  
19:45 BST Report Sercombe Soccerball 5'
Hylton Soccerball 9'
Roofe Soccerball 12'
Mullins Soccerball 54'
Attendance: 5,177
Referee: Lee Collins
11 August 2015 Bristol Rovers (4) 1–2 Birmingham City (2) Memorial Stadium  
19:45 BST Harrison Soccerball 65' Report Maghoma Soccerball 57'
Shinnie Soccerball 68'
Attendance: 5,650
Referee: Andy Davies
11 August 2015 Cardiff City (2) 1–0 AFC Wimbledon (4) Cardiff City Stadium  
19:45 BST Noone Soccerball 45' Report Attendance: 6,314
Referee: Brendan Malone
11 August 2015 Carlisle United (4) 3–1 Chesterfield (3) Brunton Park  
19:45 BST Ibehre Soccerball 75'108'
Osei Soccerball 120'
Report Dieseruvwe Soccerball 84' Attendance: 2,950
Referee: Sebastian Stockbridge
11 August 2015 Charlton Athletic (2) 4–1 Dagenham & Redbridge (4) The Valley  
19:45 BST Watt Soccerball 26'
Ahearne-Grant Soccerball 40'
Bergdich Soccerball 57'
Ghoochannejhad Soccerball 77'
Report Doidge Soccerball 69' Attendance: 5,100
Referee: Stuart Attwell
11 August 2015 Colchester United (3) 0–1 Reading (2) Colchester Community Stadium  
19:45 BST Report Gunter Soccerball 115' Attendance: 2,706
Referee: Darren Drysdale
11 August 2015 Fleetwood Town (3) 0–1 Hartlepool United (4) Highbury Stadium  
19:45 BST Report Paynter Soccerball 58' Attendance: 1,892
Referee: Gary Sutton
11 August 2015 Huddersfield Town (2) 1–2 Notts County (4) John Smith's Stadium  
19:45 BST Wallace Soccerball 35' Report Noble Soccerball 42'56' Referee: Jeremy Simpson
11 August 2015 Ipswich Town (2) 2–1 Stevenage (4) Portman Road  
19:45 BST Yorwerth Soccerball 55'
Tabb Soccerball 76'
Report Berra Soccerball 34' (o.g.) Attendance: 10,449
Referee: Frederick Graham
11 August 2015 Luton Town (4) 3–1 Bristol City (2) Kenilworth Road  
19:45 BST Marriott Soccerball 44'63'
Benson Soccerball 59'
Report Robinson Soccerball 71' Attendance: 3,948
Referee: James Linington
11 August 2015 Millwall (3) 1–2 Barnet (4) The Den  
19:45 BST Morison Soccerball 76' Report Akinde Soccerball 11' (pen.)
Yiadom Soccerball 102'
Attendance: 4,454
Referee: Andrew Madley
11 August 2015 Milton Keynes Dons (2) 2–1 Leyton Orient (4) Stadium mk  
19:45 BST Baudry Soccerball 90' (o.g.)
Baker Soccerball 90'
Report Lewington Soccerball 36' (o.g.) Attendance: 5,444
Referee: Simon Hooper
11 August 2015 Morecambe (4) 0–1 Sheffield United (3) Globe Arena  
19:45 BST Report Collins Soccerball 90' Attendance: 2,168
Referee: Stephen Martin
11 August 2015 Northampton Town (4) 3–0 Blackpool (3) Sixfields Stadium  
19:45 BST Hackett Soccerball 20'
Calvert-Lewin Soccerball 24'
Hoskins Soccerball 29'
Report Attendance: 2,549
Referee: James Adcock
11 August 2015 Nottingham Forest (2) 3–4 Walsall (3) City Ground  
19:45 BST Walker Soccerball 32'
Antonio Soccerball 81'90'
Report Bradshaw Soccerball 11'14'90' (pen.)
Sawyers Soccerball 79'
Attendance: 5,237
Referee: Darren Handley
11 August 2015 Peterborough United (3) 2–0 Crawley Town (4) London Road Stadium  
19:45 BST Washington Soccerball 2'
Maddison Soccerball 49'
Report Attendance: 2,500
Referee: Rob Lewis
11 August 2015 Plymouth Argyle (4) 1–2 Gillingham (3) Home Park  
19:45 BST Tanner Soccerball 78' Report Dack Soccerball 85'
Hessenthaler Soccerball 87'
Attendance: 5,120
Referee: Kevin Johnson
11 August 2015 Port Vale (3) 1–0 Burnley (2) Vale Park  
19:45 BST Moore Soccerball 82' Report Attendance: 4,634
Referee: Trevor Kettle
11 August 2015 Rochdale (3) 1–1
(5–3 pen)
Coventry City (3) Spotland Stadium  
19:45 BST McDermott Soccerball 45' Report Tudgay Soccerball 84' Attendance: 1,986
Referee: Eddie Ilderton
  Penalties  
Rose Soccerball shad check
Henderson Soccerball shad check
Kennedy Soccerball shad check
Rafferty Soccerball shad check
Andrew Soccerball shad check
  Soccerball shad check Tudgay
Soccerball shad check Morris
Soccerball shad check Maddison
-Soccerball shade cross Lameiras
11 August 2015 Rotherham United (2) 1–0 Cambridge United (4) New York Stadium  
19:45 BST Bowery Soccerball 45' Report Attendance: 4,568
Referee: Christopher Sarginson
11 August 2015 Scunthorpe United (3) 1–1
(6–7 pen)
Barnsley (3) Glanford Park  
19:45 BST Madden Soccerball 52' (pen.) Report Scowen Soccerball 47' (pen.) Attendance: 3,003
Referee: Graham Salisbury
  Penalties  
Madden Soccerball shad check
Hopper Soccerball shad check
Adelakun Soccerball shad check
Laird Soccerball shad check
Bishop Soccerball shad check
Van Veen -Soccerball shade cross
Mirfin Soccerball shad check
McAllister Soccerball shad check
  Soccerball shad check Winnall
Soccerball shad check Hourihane
Soccerball shad check Scowen
Soccerball shad check Mawson
Soccerball shad check Roberts
-Soccerball shade cross Pearson
Soccerball shad check Nyatanga
Soccerball shad check Bree
11 August 2015 Sheffield Wednesday (2) 4–1 Mansfield Town (4) Hillsborough Stadium  
19:45 BST João Soccerball 13'
Semedo Soccerball 19'
Lee Soccerball 53'
Sougou Soccerball 84'
Report Tafazolli Soccerball 45' Attendance: 14,021
Referee: Mark Brown
11 August 2015 Southend United (3) 0–1 Brighton & Hove Albion (2) Roots Hall  
19:45 BST Report LuaLua Soccerball 90' Attendance: 4,485
Referee: Iain Williamson
11 August 2015 Swindon Town (3) 1–2 Exeter City (4) County Ground  
19:45 BST Obika Soccerball 65' Report Nicholls Soccerball 37'
Wheeler Soccerball 42'
Attendance: 4,693
Referee: Charles Breakspear
11 August 2015 Wigan Athletic (3) 1–2 Bury (3) DW Stadium  
19:45 BST Grigg Soccerball 46' (pen.) Report L. Clarke Soccerball 63'89' (pen.) Attendance: 5,484
Referee: Mark Heywood
11 August 2015 Wolverhampton Wanderers (2) 2–1 Newport County (4) Molineux Stadium  
19:45 BST Dicko Soccerball 16'
Afobe Soccerball 58' (pen.)
Report Boden Soccerball 6' Attendance: 9,586
Referee: Darren Bond
11 August 2015 Wycombe Wanderers (4) 0–1 Fulham (2) Adams Park  
19:45 BST Report Kačaniklić Soccerball 69' Attendance: 4,012
Referee: Gavin Ward
11 August 2015 Yeovil Town (4) 0–3 Queens Park Rangers (2) Huish Park  
19:45 BST Report Polter Soccerball 16'
Emmanuel-Thomas Soccerball 20'
Onouha Soccerball 56'
Attendance: 4,058
Referee: Oliver Langford
11 August 2015 York City (4) 2–2
(4–2 pen)
Bradford City (3) Crescent  
19:45 BST Summerfield Soccerball 49' (pen.)
James Berrett Soccerball 85'
Report Routis Soccerball 21'
Hanson Soccerball 90'
Attendance: 4,201
Referee: Mark Haywood
  Penalties  
Lowe Soccerball shad check
Hyde -Soccerball shade cross
Berrett Soccerball shad check
Thompson Soccerball shad check
Carson Soccerball shad check
  -Soccerball shade cross McMahon
Soccerball shad check Morris
-Soccerball shade cross Routis
Soccerball shad check Hanson
11 August 2015 Bolton Wanderers (2) 0–1 Burton Albion (3) Macron Stadium  
20:00 BST Report Palmer Soccerball 87' Attendance: 5,842
Referee: Richard Clark
12 August 2015 Crewe Alexandra (3) 1-3 Preston North End (2) Gresty Road  
19:45 BST King Soccerball 36' Report Hugill Soccerball 5' (p)
Keane Soccerball 13'
Brownhill Soccerball 86'
Attendance: 2,852
Referee: Scott Duncan
12 August 2015 Oldham Athletic (3) 1-3 Middlesbrough (2) Boundary Park  
19:45 BST Philliskirk Soccerball 90' Report Wildschut Soccerball 23'
Stuani Soccerball 41'61'
Attendance: 4,182
Referee: Carl Boyeson
12 August 2015 Portsmouth (4) 2-1 Derby County (2) Fratton Park  
19:45 BST McGurk Soccerball 49'
Chaplin Soccerball 76'
Report Shackell Soccerball 73' Attendance: 11,573
Referee: Paul Tierney
13 August 2015 Doncaster Rovers (3) 1–1
(4–2 pen)
Leeds United (2) Keepmoat Stadium, Doncaster  
19:45 BST Williams Soccerball 31' Report L. Cook Soccerball 14' Attendance: 8,361
Referee: Keith Hill
  Penalties  
Tyson Soccerball shad check
WilliamsSoccerball shad check
Forrester Soccerball shad check
Wellens Soccerball shad check
  Soccerball shad check Antenucci
Soccerball shad check Murphy
-Soccerball shade cross Byram
-Soccerball shade cross Wood

Second round

Seeding

A total of 48 teams play in the second round: 12 teams which enter in this round, and the 36 winners of the first round. The 12 teams entering this round are the teams from 2015–16 Premier League not involved in any European competition. The draw for the second round was held on 13 August 2015. (Note: The numbers in brackets are the tier for the team during the 2015–16 season.)

Seeded Unseeded

AFC Bournemouth (1)
Aston Villa (1)
Birmingham City (2)
Brighton & Hove Albion (2)
Cardiff City (2)
Charlton Athletic (2)
Crystal Palace (1)
Everton (1)
Fulham (2)
Hull City (2)
Ipswich Town (2)
Leicester City (1)

Middlesbrough (2)
Newcastle United (1)
Norwich City (1)
Queens Park Rangers (2)
Reading (2)
Sheffield Wednesday (2)
Stoke City (1)
Sunderland (1)
Swansea City (1)
Watford (1)
West Bromwich Albion (1)
Wolverhampton Wanderers (2)

Barnet (4)
Barnsley (3)
Burton Albion (3)
Bury (3)
Carlisle United (4)
Doncaster Rovers (3)
Exeter City (4)
Gillingham (3)
Hartlepool United (4)
Luton Town (4)
Milton Keynes Dons (2)
Northampton Town (4)

Notts County (4)
Oxford United (4)
Peterborough United (3)
Port Vale (3)
Portsmouth (4)
Preston North End (2)
Rochdale (3)
Rotherham United (2)
Sheffield United (3)
Shrewsbury Town (3)
Walsall (3)
York City (4)

Matches

The matches will be played in the week commencing 24 August 2015.

25 August 2015 Aston Villa (1) 5–3 Notts County (4) Villa Park, Birmingham  
19:45 BST Traoré Soccerball 24'
Sinclair Soccerball 50'78' (pen.)99'
Bennett Soccerball 111'
Report Snijders Soccerball 16'
Stead Soccerball 45' (pen.)
Burke Soccerball 56'
Referee: Christopher Kavanagh
25 August 2015 Walsall (3) 2–1 Brighton & Hove Albion (2) Bescot Stadium, Walsall  
19:45 BST Lalkovič Soccerball 65'
Henry Soccerball 86'
Report Jake Forster-Caskey Soccerball 39' (pen.) Attendance: 2,968
Referee: Peter Bankes
25 August 2015 Crystal Palace (1) 4–1 Shrewsbury Town (3) Selhurst Park, London  
19:45 BST Gayle Soccerball 41' (pen.)
Murray Soccerball 95' (pen.)
Lee Chung-yong Soccerball 97'
Zaha Soccerball 114'
Report Tootle Soccerball 9' Attendance: 10,978
Referee: Darren Bond
25 August 2015 Sheffield Wednesday (2) 1–0 Oxford United (4) Hillsborough Stadium, Sheffield  
19:45 BST Lees Yellow card 47'
Nuhiu Soccerball 55'
Lee Yellow card 77'
Sougou Yellow card 89'
Report Dunkley Yellow card 29' Attendance: 11,799
Referee: David Webb
25 August 2015 Portsmouth (4) 1–2 Reading (2) Fratton Park, Portsmouth  
19:45 BST Chaplin Soccerball 40' Report Blackman Soccerball 64'
McCleary Soccerball 84'
Attendance: 18,190
Referee: Gavin Ward
25 August 2015 Hartlepool United (4) 0–4 AFC Bournemouth (1) Victoria Park, Hartlepool  
19:45 BST Report Kermorgant Soccerball 30'
Gosling Soccerball 34'
Stanislas Soccerball 44'64'
Attendance: 4,890
Referee: Carl Boyeson
25 August 2015 Fulham (2) 3–0 Sheffield United (3) Craven Cottage, London  
19:45 BST McCormack Soccerball 62' (pen.)75'
Dembélé Soccerball 90'
Report Baxter Red card 88'
Wallace Red card 90'
Attendance: 5,927
Referee: Dean Whitestone
25 August 2015 Milton Keynes Dons (2) 2–1 Cardiff City (2) Stadium:MK, Milton Keynes  
19:45 BST BakerSoccerball 78'
MurphySoccerball 108'
Report RevellSoccerball 53' Attendance: 5,617
Referee: Tim Robinson
25 August 2015 Hull City (2) 1–0 Rochdale (3) KC Stadium, Kingston-Upon-Hull  
19:45 BST Luer Soccerball 9' Report Eastham Yellow card 50' Attendance: 10,430
Referee: Mark Haywood
25 August 2015 Sunderland (1) 6–3 Exeter City (4) Stadium of Light, Sunderland  
19:45 BST Rodwell Soccerball 12'64'
Defoe Soccerball 16'39'87'
Watmore Soccerball 78'
Report Oyeleke Soccerball 19'
Wheeler Soccerball 31'
McCready Soccerball 43'
Attendance: 14,360
Referee: Stuart Attwell
25 August 2015 Bury (3) 1–4 Leicester City (1) Gigg Lane, Bury  
19:45 BST Mayor Soccerball 49' Report Dodoo Soccerball 25'86'90'
Kramarić Soccerball 41'
Referee: Andrew Madley
25 August 2015 Doncaster Rovers (3) 1–4 Ipswich Town (2) Keepmoat Stadium, Doncaster  
19:45 BST Williams Soccerball 23' Report Pitman Soccerball 58'
McGoldrick Soccerball 102'
Alabi Soccerball 105'
Fraser Soccerball 113'
Attendance: 3,729
Referee: Scott Duncan
25 August 2015 Rotherham United (2) 1–2 Norwich City (1) New York Stadium, Rotherham  
19:45 BST GreenSoccerball 80' Report HowsonSoccerball 22'
van WolfswinkelSoccerball 68'
Attendance: 5,648
Referee: Kevin Wright
25 August 2015 Swansea City (1) 3–0 York City (4) Liberty Stadium, Swansea  
19:45 BST Dyer Soccerball 2'
Grimes Soccerball 64'
Emnes Soccerball 88'
Report Attendance: 10,174
Referee: James Adcock
25 August 2015 Queens Park Rangers (2) 1–2 Carlisle United (4) Loftus Road, London  
19:45 BST Doughty Yellow card 22'
Emmanuel-Thomas Soccerball 40'
Sweeney Yellow card 24'
Asamoah Soccerball 37'
Kennedy Soccerball 79'
Attendance: 5,501
Referee: James Linington
25 August 2015 Peterborough United (3) 1–4 Charlton Athletic (2) London Road, Peterborough  
19:45 BST J Anderson Soccerball 90' Report Kennedy Soccerball 3'
Ahearne-Grant Soccerball 53' (pen.)
Kashi Soccerball 76'
Vetokele Soccerball 87'
Attendance: 2,771
Referee: Gary Sutton
25 August 2015 Birmingham City (2) 2–0 Gillingham (3) St Andrew's, Birmingham  
19:45 BST Thomas Soccerball 35'72' Report Attendance: 9,275
Referee: Graham Salisbury
25 August 2015 Newcastle United (1) 4–1 Northampton Town (4) St James' Park, Newcastle-upon-Tyne  
19:45 BST Thauvin Soccerball 3'
de Jong Soccerball 8'
Janmaat Soccerball 56'
Williamson Soccerball 63'
Report Richards Soccerball 10' (pen.) Attendance: 26,923
Referee: David Coote
25 August 2015 Wolverhampton Wanderers (2) 2–1 Barnet (4) Molineux Stadium, Wolverhampton  
19:45 BST Enobokhare Soccerball 3'
Ojo Soccerball 58'
Report Dembélé Soccerball 76' Attendance: 7,384
Referee: Mark Heywood
25 August 2015 Burton Albion (3) 1–2 Middlesbrough (2) Pirelli Stadium, Burton upon Trent  
19:45 BST Friend Soccerball 24' (o.g.) Report Stuani Soccerball 70'109' Attendance: 3,414
Referee: Mark Brown
25 August 2015 Luton Town (4) 1–1
(7–8 pen)
Stoke City (1) Kenilworth Road, Luton  
19:45 BST McGeehan Soccerball 90' Report Walters Soccerball 67' Attendance: 6,099
Referee: Paul Tierney
  Penalties  
Benson Soccerball shad check
McGeehan Soccerball shad check
Lee Soccerball shad check
Wilkinson Soccerball shad check
Hall Soccerball shad check
O'Donnell Soccerball shad check
Smith Soccerball shad check
Griffiths -Soccerball shade cross
  Soccerball shad check Walters
Soccerball shad check Joselu
Soccerball shad check Bardsley
Soccerball shad check Sidwell
Soccerball shad check Wilson
Soccerball shad check Diouf
Soccerball shad check Wollscheid
Soccerball shad check Cameron
25 August 2015 Preston North End (2) 1–0 Watford (1) Deepdale, Preston  
19:45 BST Vermijl Soccerball 8' Report Attendance: 6,250
Referee: Stephen Martin
25 August 2015 West Bromwich Albion (1) 0–0
(5–3 pen)
Port Vale (3) The Hawthorns, West Bromwich  
20:00 BST Report Attendance: 13,915
Referee: Keith Stroud
  Penalties  
Lambert Soccerball shad check
Yacob Soccerball shad check
McManaman Soccerball shad check
Fletcher Soccerball shad check
Chester Soccerball shad check
  Soccerball shad check Leitch-Smith
-Soccerball shade cross Duffy
Soccerball shad check Purkiss
Soccerball shad check Foley
26 August 2015 Barnsley (3) 3–5 Everton (1) Oakwell, Barnsley  
19:45 BST Winnall Soccerball 22'
Watkins Soccerball 28'
Crowley Soccerball 60'
Report Mirallas Soccerball 51'
Naismith Soccerball 59'
Lukaku Soccerball 78'115'
Roberts Soccerball 96' (o.g.)
Referee: Simon Hooper

Third round

Teams

A total of 32 teams play in the third round: 8 teams which enter in this round, and the 24 winners of the second round. The 8 teams entering this round are the teams from 2015–16 Premier League involved in European competition in the 2015–16 season. There was no seeding in this round.

Matches

The matches were played in the week commencing 21 September 2015.

22 September 2015 Middlesbrough (2) 3–0 Wolverhampton Wanderers (2) Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough  
19:45 BST Adomah Soccerball 37'64'
Fabbrini Soccerball 57'
Report Attendance: 13,368
Referee: Kevin Wright
22 September 2015 Hull City (2) 1–0 Swansea City (1) Kingston upon Hull  
19:45 BST Meyler Soccerball 41' Report Stadium: KC Stadium
Attendance: 16,286
Referee: James Linington
22 September 2015 Leicester City (1) 2–1 West Ham United (1) Leicester  
19:45 BST Dodoo Soccerball 6'
King Soccerball 116'
Report Zárate Soccerball 27' Stadium: King Power Stadium
Attendance: 21,268
Referee: Peter Bankes
22 September 2015 Aston Villa (1) 1–0 Birmingham City (2) Aston, Birmingham  
19:45 BST Gestede Soccerball 62' Report Stadium: Villa Park
Attendance: 34,442
Referee: Robert Madley
22 September 2015 Fulham (2) 0–1 Stoke City (1) Fulham, London  
19:45 BST Report Crouch Soccerball 33' Stadium: Craven Cottage
Attendance: 9,100
Referee: Stuart Attwell
22 September 2015 Sunderland (1) 1–4 Manchester City (1) Sunderland  
19:45 BST Toivonen Soccerball 83' Report Agüero Soccerball 9' (pen.)
De Bruyne Soccerball 25'
Mannone Soccerball 33' (o.g.)
Sterling Soccerball 36'
Stadium: Stadium of Light
Attendance: 21,644
Referee: Roger East
22 September 2015 Preston North End (2) 2–2
(2–3 pen)
AFC Bournemouth (1) Preston  
19:45 BST Hugill Soccerball 84'
Johnson Soccerball 118' (pen.)
Report MacDonald Soccerball 23'
Pugh Soccerball 96'
Stadium: Deepdale
Attendance: 5,643
Referee: Nigel Miller
  Penalties  
Hugill -Soccerball shade cross
Keane Soccerball shad check
Reid Soccerball shad check
Browne -Soccerball shade cross
Johnson -Soccerball shade cross
  Soccerball shad check Stanislas
Soccerball shad check Cook
-Soccerball shade cross Gosling
Soccerball shad check Pugh
22 September 2015 Reading (2) 1–2 Everton (1) Reading  
20:00 BST Blackman Soccerball 36' Report Barkley Soccerball 62'
Deulofeu Soccerball 73'
Stadium: Madejski Stadium
Attendance: 19,435
Referee: Keith Hill
23 September 2015 Norwich City (1) 3–0 West Bromwich Albion (1) Norwich  
19:45 BST Jarvis Soccerball 62'
Lafferty Soccerball 85'
Pocognoli Soccerball 90' (o.g.)
Report Stadium: Carrow Road
Attendance: 19,015
Referee: Craig Pawson
23 September 2015 Tottenham Hotspur (1) 1–2 Arsenal (1) Tottenham, London  
19:45 BST Chambers Soccerball 56' (o.g.) Report Flamini Soccerball 26'78' Stadium: White Hart Lane
Attendance: 35,687
Referee: Andre Marriner
23 September 2015 Crystal Palace (1) 4–1 Charlton Athletic (2) South Norwood, London  
19:45 BST Campbell Soccerball 51'
Gayle Soccerball 59' (pen.)74' (pen.)86'
Report Sarr Soccerball 65' Stadium: Selhurst Park
Attendance: 16,576
Referee: Neil Swarbrick
23 September 2015 Newcastle United (1) 0–1 Sheffield Wednesday (2) Newcastle-upon-Tyne  
19:45 BST Report McGugan Soccerball 76' Stadium: St James' Park
Attendance: 33,986
Referee: Christopher Kavanagh
23 September 2015 Walsall (3) 1–4 Chelsea (1) Walsall  
19:45 BST O'Connor Soccerball 45' Report Ramires Soccerball 10'
Rémy Soccerball 41'
Kenedy Soccerball 52'
Pedro Soccerball 90'
Stadium: Bescot Stadium
Attendance: 10,525
Referee: Lee Mason
23 September 2015 Milton Keynes Dons (2) 0–6 Southampton (1) Milton Keynes  
19:45 BST Report Rodriguez Soccerball 5'48' (pen.)
Mané Soccerball 10'25'
Long Soccerball 68'75'
Stadium: Stadium:mk
Attendance: 10,189
Referee: Keith Stroud
23 September 2015 Manchester United (1) 3–0 Ipswich Town (2) Old Trafford, Manchester  
20:00 BST Rooney Soccerball 23'
Pereira Soccerball 60'
Martial Soccerball 90+2'
Report Stadium: Old Trafford
Attendance: 56,607
Referee: Simon Hooper
23 September 2015 Liverpool (1) 1–1
(3–2 pen)
Carlisle United (4) Liverpool  
20:00 BST Ings Soccerball 23' Report Asamoah Soccerball 34' Stadium: Anfield
Attendance: 42,518
Referee: Andrew Madley
  Penalties  
Milner Soccerball shad check
Can Soccerball shad check
Lallana -Soccerball shade cross
Coutinho -Soccerball shade cross
Ings Soccerball shad check
  -Soccerball shade cross Grainger
Soccerball shad check Dicker
-Soccerball shade cross Joyce
Soccerball shad check McQueen
-Soccerball shade cross Héry

Fourth round

Teams

A total of 16 teams play in the fourth round, all winners of the third round. There is no seeding in this round. The draw for the fourth round was held on 23 September 2015 after the North London derby. (Note: The numbers in parentheses are the tier for the team during the 2015–16 season.) The lowest ranked teams in this round are Hull City, Middlesbrough, and Sheffield Wednesday who all play in the Football League Championship in the second division of English football.

Matches

The matches were played in the week commencing 26 October 2015.

27 October 2015 Everton (1) 1–1
(4–3 pen)
Norwich City (1) Liverpool  
19:45 GMT Osman Soccerball 68' Report Bassong Soccerball 51' Stadium: Goodison Park
Attendance: 31,694
Referee: Roger East
  Penalties  
Deulofeu Soccerball shad check
Barkley Soccerball shad check
Lukaku Soccerball shad check
Gibson Soccerball shad check
  Soccerball shad check Dorrans
Soccerball shad check Whittaker
-Soccerball shade cross Hoolahan
Soccerball shad check Grabban
-Soccerball shade cross Redmond
27 October 2015 Sheffield Wednesday (2) 3–0 Arsenal (1) Sheffield  
19:45 GMT Wallace Soccerball 27'
Lucas João Soccerball 40'
Hutchinson Soccerball 51'
Report Stadium: Hillsborough Stadium
Attendance: 35,065
Referee: Graham Scott
27 October 2015 Hull City (2) 1–1
(5–4 pen)
Leicester City (1) Kingston upon Hull  
19:45 GMT Hernández Soccerball 106' Report Mahrez Soccerball 100' Stadium: KC Stadium
Attendance: 16,818
Referee: Stuart Attwell
  Penalties  
Hernández Soccerball shad check
Maloney Soccerball shad check
Huddlestone Soccerball shad check
Akpom Soccerball shad check
Meyler Soccerball shad check
  -Soccerball shade cross Mahrez
Soccerball shad check Drinkwater
Soccerball shad check Inler
Soccerball shad check Wasilewski
Soccerball shad check Vardy
27 October 2015 Stoke City (1) 1–1
(5–4 pen)
Chelsea (1) Stoke-on-Trent  
19:45 GMT Walters Soccerball 52' Report Rémy Soccerball 90+1' Stadium: Britannia Stadium
Attendance: 24,886
Referee: Kevin Friend
  Penalties  
Adam Soccerball shad check
Odemwingie Soccerball shad check
Shaqiri Soccerball shad check
Wilson Soccerball shad check
Arnautović Soccerball shad check
  Soccerball shad check Willian
Soccerball shad check Oscar
Soccerball shad check Rémy
Soccerball shad check Zouma
-Soccerball shade cross Hazard
28 October 2015 Manchester City (1) 5–1 Crystal Palace (1) Manchester  
19:45 GMT Bony Soccerball 22'
De Bruyne Soccerball 44'
Iheanacho Soccerball 59'
Yaya Touré Soccerball 76' (pen.)
García Soccerball 90'
Report Delaney Soccerball 89' Stadium: Etihad Stadium
Attendance: 40,585
Referee: Paul Tierney
28 October 2015 Liverpool (1) 1–0 AFC Bournemouth (1) Liverpool  
19:45 GMT Clyne Soccerball 17' Report Stadium: Anfield
Attendance: 41,948
Referee: Mike Jones
28 October 2015 Southampton (1) 2–1 Aston Villa (1) Southampton  
19:45 GMT Yoshida Soccerball 51'
Pellè Soccerball 77'
Report Sinclair Soccerball 90' (pen.) Stadium: St Mary's Stadium
Attendance: 31,314
Referee: Keith Stroud
28 October 2015 Manchester United (1) 0–0
(1–3 pen)
Middlesbrough (2) Manchester  
20:00 GMT Report Stadium: Old Trafford
Attendance: 67,258
Referee: Lee Mason
  Penalties  
Rooney -Soccerball shade cross
Pereira Soccerball shad check
Carrick -Soccerball shade cross
Young -Soccerball shade cross
  Leadbitter Soccerball shad check
Nugent -Soccerball shade cross
Downing Soccerball shad check
Gibson Soccerball shad check

Fifth round

Teams

A total of 8 teams play in the fifth round, all winners of the fourth round. There is no seeding in this round. The draw for the fifth round was held on 28 October after the completion of the fourth round.

Matches

The matches were played in the week commencing 30 November 2015. The lowest ranked teams in this round are Hull City, Middlesbrough, and Sheffield Wednesday who all play in the Football League Championship in the second division of English football.

1 December 2015 Middlesbrough (2) 0–2 Everton (1) Middlesbrough  
19:45 GMT Report Deulofeu Soccerball 20'
Lukaku Soccerball 28'
Stadium: Riverside Stadium
Attendance: 31,628
Referee: Roger East
1 December 2015 Stoke City (1) 2–0 Sheffield Wednesday (2) Stoke-on-Trent  
19:45 GMT Afellay Soccerball 30'
Bardsley Soccerball 75'
Report Stadium: Britannia Stadium
Attendance: 26,779
Referee: Jon Moss
1 December 2015 Manchester City (1) 4–1 Hull City (2) Manchester  
19:45 GMT Bony Soccerball 12'
Iheanacho Soccerball 80'
De Bruyne Soccerball 82'87'
Report Robertson Soccerball 90+2' Stadium: Etihad Stadium
Attendance: 38,246
Referee: Neil Swarbrick
2 December 2015 Southampton (1) 1–6 Liverpool (1) Southampton  
19:45 GMT Mané Soccerball 1' Report Sturridge Soccerball 25'29'
Origi Soccerball 45'68'86'
Ibe Soccerball 73'
Stadium: St Mary's Stadium
Attendance: 31,592
Referee: Robert Madley

Semi-finals

Teams

A total of four teams played in the Semi-finals, all winners of the fifth round. There was no seeding in this round. The draw for the semi-final was held on 2 December 2015 and all of the teams were from Premier League (top tier).

Matches

The semi-finals are played over two legs, with each team playing one leg at home, and the team that scores more goals on aggregate over the two legs advances to the finals.

First leg

The first leg matches were played on 5 and 6 January 2016.

5 January 2016 (2016-01-05) Stoke City (1) 0−1 Liverpool (1) Stoke-on-Trent  
20:00 GMT Report Ibe Soccerball 37' Stadium: Britannia Stadium
Attendance: 27,369
Referee: Anthony Taylor
6 January 2016 (2016-01-06) Everton (1) 2–1 Manchester City (1) Liverpool  
20:00 GMT Funes Mori Soccerball 45'
Lukaku Soccerball 78'
Report Navas Soccerball 76' Stadium: Goodison Park
Attendance: 34,027
Referee: Robert Madley

Second leg

The second leg were played on 26 and 27 January 2016.

26 January 2016 (2016-01-26) Liverpool (1) 0−1
(1−1 agg.)

(6−5 pen)
Stoke City (1) Liverpool  
19:45 GMT Report Arnautović Soccerball 45+1' Stadium: Anfield
Attendance: 43,091
Referee: Jonathan Moss
  Penalties  
Lallana Soccerball shad check
Can -Soccerball shade cross
Benteke Soccerball shad check
Firmino Soccerball shad check
Milner Soccerball shad check
Lucas Soccerball shad check
Allen Soccerball shad check
  Soccerball shad check Walters
-Soccerball shade cross Crouch
Soccerball shad check Whelan
Soccerball shad check Afellay
Soccerball shad check Shaqiri
Soccerball shad check van Ginkel
-Soccerball shade cross Muniesa
27 January 2016 (2016-01-27) Manchester City (1) 3–1
(4–3 agg.)
Everton (1) Manchester  
19:45 GMT Fernandinho Soccerball 24'
De Bruyne Soccerball 70'
Agüero Soccerball 76'
Report Barkley Soccerball 18' Stadium: Etihad Stadium
Attendance: 50,048
Referee: Martin Atkinson

Final

Main article: 2016 Football League Cup Final

The League Cup Final was held on 28 February 2016 at Wembley Stadium.

28 February 2016 (2016-02-28)
16:30 GMT
Liverpool 1−1
(a.e.t.)
Manchester City Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 86,206
Referee: Michael Oliver
Coutinho Soccerball 83' Report Fernandinho Soccerball 49'
  Penalties  
Can Soccerball shad check
Lucas -Soccerball shade cross
Coutinho -Soccerball shade cross
Lallana -Soccerball shade cross
1−3 -Soccerball shade cross Fernandinho
Soccerball shad check Navas
Soccerball shad check Agüero
Soccerball shad check Touré

Broadcasting rights

The live television rights for the competition were held by the subscription channel Sky Sports, who have held rights to the competition since 1996–97.

These matches will be televised live by Sky Sports:

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