Football League Cup
2015–16 Football League Cup
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Region  England
 Wales
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 Goal 105'
Gornell Goal 115'
Report Akpom Goal 92'
Luer Goal 108'
Attendance: 2,118
Referee: David Webb
  Penalties  
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Kee Missed
McConville Missed
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Crooks Missed
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Missed Maguire
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Missed Meyler
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11 August 2015 Blackburn Rovers (2) 1–2 Shrewsbury Town (3) Ewood Park  
19:45 BST Lawrence Goal 30' (o.g.) Report Collins Goal 9'
Barnett Goal 32'
Attendance: 5,280
Referee: Geoff Eltringham
11 August 2015 Brentford (2) 0–4 Oxford United (4) Griffin Park  
19:45 BST Report Sercombe Goal 5'
Hylton Goal 9'
Roofe Goal 12'
Mullins Goal 54'
Attendance: 5,177
Referee: Lee Collins
11 August 2015 Bristol Rovers (4) 1–2 Birmingham City (2) Memorial Stadium  
19:45 BST Harrison Goal 65' Report Maghoma Goal 57'
Shinnie Goal 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 Goal 45' Report Attendance: 6,314
Referee: Brendan Malone
11 August 2015 Carlisle United (4) 3–1 Chesterfield (3) Brunton Park  
19:45 BST Ibehre Goal 75'108'
Osei Goal 120'
Report Dieseruvwe Goal 84' Attendance: 2,950
Referee: Sebastian Stockbridge
11 August 2015 Charlton Athletic (2) 4–1 Dagenham & Redbridge (4) The Valley  
19:45 BST Watt Goal 26'
Ahearne-Grant Goal 40'
Bergdich Goal 57'
Ghoochannejhad Goal 77'
Report Doidge Goal 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 Goal 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 Goal 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 Goal 35' Report Noble Goal 42'56' Referee: Jeremy Simpson
11 August 2015 Ipswich Town (2) 2–1 Stevenage (4) Portman Road  
19:45 BST Yorwerth Goal 55'
Tabb Goal 76'
Report Berra Goal 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 Goal 44'63'
Benson Goal 59'
Report Robinson Goal 71' Attendance: 3,948
Referee: James Linington
11 August 2015 Millwall (3) 1–2 Barnet (4) The Den  
19:45 BST Morison Goal 76' Report Akinde Goal 11' (pen.)
Yiadom Goal 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 Goal 90' (o.g.)
Baker Goal 90'
Report Lewington Goal 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 Goal 90' Attendance: 2,168
Referee: Stephen Martin
11 August 2015 Northampton Town (4) 3–0 Blackpool (3) Sixfields Stadium  
19:45 BST Hackett Goal 20'
Calvert-Lewin Goal 24'
Hoskins Goal 29'
Report Attendance: 2,549
Referee: James Adcock
11 August 2015 Nottingham Forest (2) 3–4 Walsall (3) City Ground  
19:45 BST Walker Goal 32'
Antonio Goal 81'90'
Report Bradshaw Goal 11'14'90' (pen.)
Sawyers Goal 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 Goal 2'
Maddison Goal 49'
Report Attendance: 2,500
Referee: Rob Lewis
11 August 2015 Plymouth Argyle (4) 1–2 Gillingham (3) Home Park  
19:45 BST Tanner Goal 78' Report Dack Goal 85'
Hessenthaler Goal 87'
Attendance: 5,120
Referee: Kevin Johnson
11 August 2015 Port Vale (3) 1–0 Burnley (2) Vale Park  
19:45 BST Moore Goal 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 Goal 45' Report Tudgay Goal 84' Attendance: 1,986
Referee: Eddie Ilderton
  Penalties  
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11 August 2015 Rotherham United (2) 1–0 Cambridge United (4) New York Stadium  
19:45 BST Bowery Goal 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 Goal 52' (pen.) Report Scowen Goal 47' (pen.) Attendance: 3,003
Referee: Graham Salisbury
  Penalties  
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Missed Pearson
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11 August 2015 Sheffield Wednesday (2) 4–1 Mansfield Town (4) Hillsborough Stadium  
19:45 BST João Goal 13'
Semedo Goal 19'
Lee Goal 53'
Sougou Goal 84'
Report Tafazolli Goal 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 Goal 90' Attendance: 4,485
Referee: Iain Williamson
11 August 2015 Swindon Town (3) 1–2 Exeter City (4) County Ground  
19:45 BST Obika Goal 65' Report Nicholls Goal 37'
Wheeler Goal 42'
Attendance: 4,693
Referee: Charles Breakspear
11 August 2015 Wigan Athletic (3) 1–2 Bury (3) DW Stadium  
19:45 BST Grigg Goal 46' (pen.) Report L. Clarke Goal 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 Goal 16'
Afobe Goal 58' (pen.)
Report Boden Goal 6' Attendance: 9,586
Referee: Darren Bond
11 August 2015 Wycombe Wanderers (4) 0–1 Fulham (2) Adams Park  
19:45 BST Report Kačaniklić Goal 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 Goal 16'
Emmanuel-Thomas Goal 20'
Onouha Goal 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 Goal 49' (pen.)
James Berrett Goal 85'
Report Routis Goal 21'
Hanson Goal 90'
Attendance: 4,201
Referee: Mark Haywood
  Penalties  
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Hyde Missed
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Missed Routis
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11 August 2015 Bolton Wanderers (2) 0–1 Burton Albion (3) Macron Stadium  
20:00 BST Report Palmer Goal 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 Goal 36' Report Hugill Goal 5' (p)
Keane Goal 13'
Brownhill Goal 86'
Attendance: 2,852
Referee: Scott Duncan
12 August 2015 Oldham Athletic (3) 1-3 Middlesbrough (2) Boundary Park  
19:45 BST Philliskirk Goal 90' Report Wildschut Goal 23'
Stuani Goal 41'61'
Attendance: 4,182
Referee: Carl Boyeson
12 August 2015 Portsmouth (4) 2-1 Derby County (2) Fratton Park  
19:45 BST McGurk Goal 49'
Chaplin Goal 76'
Report Shackell Goal 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 Goal 31' Report L. Cook Goal 14' Attendance: 8,361
Referee: Keith Hill
  Penalties  
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Missed Byram
Missed 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 Goal 24'
Sinclair Goal 50'78' (pen.)99'
Bennett Goal 111'
Report Snijders Goal 16'
Stead Goal 45' (pen.)
Burke Goal 56'
Referee: Christopher Kavanagh
25 August 2015 Walsall (3) 2–1 Brighton & Hove Albion (2) Bescot Stadium, Walsall  
19:45 BST Lalkovič Goal 65'
Henry Goal 86'
Report Jake Forster-Caskey Goal 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 Goal 41' (pen.)
Murray Goal 95' (pen.)
Lee Chung-yong Goal 97'
Zaha Goal 114'
Report Tootle Goal 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 Booked in the 47th minute 47'
Nuhiu Goal 55'
Lee Booked in the 77th minute 77'
Sougou Booked in the 89th minute 89'
Report Dunkley Booked in the 29th minute 29' Attendance: 11,799
Referee: David Webb
25 August 2015 Portsmouth (4) 1–2 Reading (2) Fratton Park, Portsmouth  
19:45 BST Chaplin Goal 40' Report Blackman Goal 64'
McCleary Goal 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 Goal 30'
Gosling Goal 34'
Stanislas Goal 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 Goal 62' (pen.)75'
Dembélé Goal 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 BakerGoal 78'
MurphyGoal 108'
Report RevellGoal 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 Goal 9' Report Eastham Booked in the 50th minute 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 Goal 12'64'
Defoe Goal 16'39'87'
Watmore Goal 78'
Report Oyeleke Goal 19'
Wheeler Goal 31'
McCready Goal 43'
Attendance: 14,360
Referee: Stuart Attwell
25 August 2015 Bury (3) 1–4 Leicester City (1) Gigg Lane, Bury  
19:45 BST Mayor Goal 49' Report Dodoo Goal 25'86'90'
Kramarić Goal 41'
Referee: Andrew Madley
25 August 2015 Doncaster Rovers (3) 1–4 Ipswich Town (2) Keepmoat Stadium, Doncaster  
19:45 BST Williams Goal 23' Report Pitman Goal 58'
McGoldrick Goal 102'
Alabi Goal 105'
Fraser Goal 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 GreenGoal 80' Report HowsonGoal 22'
van WolfswinkelGoal 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 Goal 2'
Grimes Goal 64'
Emnes Goal 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 Booked in the 22nd minute 22'
Emmanuel-Thomas Goal 40'
Sweeney Booked in the 24th minute 24'
Asamoah Goal 37'
Kennedy Goal 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 Goal 90' Report Kennedy Goal 3'
Ahearne-Grant Goal 53' (pen.)
Kashi Goal 76'
Vetokele Goal 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 Goal 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 Goal 3'
de Jong Goal 8'
Janmaat Goal 56'
Williamson Goal 63'
Report Richards Goal 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 Goal 3'
Ojo Goal 58'
Report Dembélé Goal 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 Goal 24' (o.g.) Report Stuani Goal 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 Goal 90' Report Walters Goal 67' Attendance: 6,099
Referee: Paul Tierney
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25 August 2015 Preston North End (2) 1–0 Watford (1) Deepdale, Preston  
19:45 BST Vermijl Goal 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
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26 August 2015 Barnsley (3) 3–5 Everton (1) Oakwell, Barnsley  
19:45 BST Winnall Goal 22'
Watkins Goal 28'
Crowley Goal 60'
Report Mirallas Goal 51'
Naismith Goal 59'
Lukaku Goal 78'115'
Roberts Goal 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 Goal 37'64'
Fabbrini Goal 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 Goal 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 Goal 6'
King Goal 116'
Report Zárate Goal 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 Goal 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 Goal 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 Goal 83' Report Agüero Goal 9' (pen.)
De Bruyne Goal 25'
Mannone Goal 33' (o.g.)
Sterling Goal 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 Goal 84'
Johnson Goal 118' (pen.)
Report MacDonald Goal 23'
Pugh Goal 96'
Stadium: Deepdale
Attendance: 5,643
Referee: Nigel Miller
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22 September 2015 Reading (2) 1–2 Everton (1) Reading  
20:00 BST Blackman Goal 36' Report Barkley Goal 62'
Deulofeu Goal 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 Goal 62'
Lafferty Goal 85'
Pocognoli Goal 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 Goal 56' (o.g.) Report Flamini Goal 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 Goal 51'
Gayle Goal 59' (pen.)74' (pen.)86'
Report Sarr Goal 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 Goal 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 Goal 45' Report Ramires Goal 10'
Rémy Goal 41'
Kenedy Goal 52'
Pedro Goal 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 Goal 5'48' (pen.)
Mané Goal 10'25'
Long Goal 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 Goal 23'
Pereira Goal 60'
Martial Goal 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 Goal 23' Report Asamoah Goal 34' Stadium: Anfield
Attendance: 42,518
Referee: Andrew Madley
  Penalties  
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Coutinho Missed
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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 Goal 68' Report Bassong Goal 51' Stadium: Goodison Park
Attendance: 31,694
Referee: Roger East
  Penalties  
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Missed Hoolahan
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Missed Redmond
27 October 2015 Sheffield Wednesday (2) 3–0 Arsenal (1) Sheffield  
19:45 GMT Wallace Goal 27'
Lucas João Goal 40'
Hutchinson Goal 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 Goal 106' Report Mahrez Goal 100' Stadium: KC Stadium
Attendance: 16,818
Referee: Stuart Attwell
  Penalties  
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  Missed Mahrez
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27 October 2015 Stoke City (1) 1–1
(5–4 pen)
Chelsea (1) Stoke-on-Trent  
19:45 GMT Walters Goal 52' Report Rémy Goal 90+1' Stadium: Britannia Stadium
Attendance: 24,886
Referee: Kevin Friend
  Penalties  
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Missed Hazard
28 October 2015 Manchester City (1) 5–1 Crystal Palace (1) Manchester  
19:45 GMT Bony Goal 22'
De Bruyne Goal 44'
Iheanacho Goal 59'
Yaya Touré Goal 76' (pen.)
García Goal 90'
Report Delaney Goal 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 Goal 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 Goal 51'
Pellè Goal 77'
Report Sinclair Goal 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 Missed
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Carrick Missed
Young Missed
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Nugent Missed
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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 Goal 20'
Lukaku Goal 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 Goal 30'
Bardsley Goal 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 Goal 12'
Iheanacho Goal 80'
De Bruyne Goal 82'87'
Report Robertson Goal 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 Goal 1' Report Sturridge Goal 25'29'
Origi Goal 45'68'86'
Ibe Goal 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 Goal 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 Goal 45'
Lukaku Goal 78'
Report Navas Goal 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 Goal 45+1' Stadium: Anfield
Attendance: 43,091
Referee: Jonathan Moss
  Penalties  
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Can Missed
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Missed Crouch
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Missed Muniesa
27 January 2016 (2016-01-27) Manchester City (1) 3–1
(4–3 agg.)
Everton (1) Manchester  
19:45 GMT Fernandinho Goal 24'
De Bruyne Goal 70'
Agüero Goal 76'
Report Barkley Goal 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 Goal 83' Report Fernandinho Goal 49'
  Penalties  
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Lucas Missed
Coutinho Missed
Lallana Missed
1−3 Missed Fernandinho
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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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