Carabao Cup fixtures 2022/23: Draw, results, dates, times, TV channel and live streams for every round to final

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Liverpool beat Chelsea in the final of the 2021/22 Carabao Cup after a memorable penalty shootout decided the clash between the two Premier League heavyweights. There will be no chance of a repeat this season: Graham Potter's side were eliminated by Manchester City in round three.

The EFL Cup (Carabao Cup for sponsorship reasons) began with 92 participating clubs from the top four tiers of English football: Premier League (20 clubs), Championship (24 clubs), League One (24), and League Two (24). 

The 13 Premier League clubs not involved in European cup competitions joined in the 2nd Round, and the remaining seven sides in the 3rd Round.

  • 1st Round: Aug. 9-11
  • 2nd Round: Aug. 23-25
  • 3rd Round (Rd of 32): Nov. 8-10
  • 4th Round (Rd of 16): Dec. 20-22
  • Quarter-finals: Jan. 10-12
  • Semi-finals: Jan. 24-26 (Leg 1), Jan. 31-Feb. 2 (Leg 2)
  • Final: Sun, Feb. 26

Every round is single-elimination except for the semi-finals, which are played over two legs (no away goals tiebreaker). There is no extra time up to and including the quarter-finals, with matches level after 90 minutes going straight to penalties.

However, extra time will be in effect for the semi-final second legs and the final, if necessary.

The final is traditionally held at Wembley Stadium in London.

Liverpool celebrates winning the EFL Cup trophy
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Carabao Cup 4th Round

The competition is now down to the final 16 teams, with the ties to take place in the week beginning December 19, straight after the conclusion of the World Cup.

The Carabao Cup 4th Round draw was held on November 10.

Date Match
W/C Dec. 19 Wolves vs Gillingham
W/C Dec. 19 Southampton vs Lincoln City
W/C Dec. 19 Blackburn Rovers vs Nottingham Forest
W/C Dec. 19 Newcastle United vs Bournemouth
W/C Dec. 19 Manchester City vs Liverpool
W/C Dec. 19 Manchester United vs Burnley
W/C Dec. 19 MK Dons vs Leicester City
W/C Dec. 19 Charlton Athletic vs Brighton and Hove Albion

Carabao Cup 3rd Round

Round three is where the remaining Premier League sides entered the competition. As it happened, plenty of them will not play another match in the tournament this season.

While Manchester City enjoyed a good result against Chelsea, and Liverpool scraped through on penalties, there were others who fell at this stage — including Arsenal, the Premier League leaders at the time of the matches.

The final match of the round is between Manchester United and Aston Villa on November 10, after which the fourth-round draw will take place.

The Carabao Cup 3rd Round draw was held on August 25.

Date Match  
Tue. Nov. 8 Stevenage 1, Charlton Athletic 1
(Charlton advance 5-4 on PKs)
HIGHLIGHTS
Tue. Nov. 8 Bristol City 1, Lincoln City 3 HIGHLIGHTS
Tue. Nov. 8 Bournemouth 4, Everton 1 HIGHLIGHTS
Tue. Nov. 8 MK Dons 2, Morcambe 1 HIGHLIGHTS
Tue. Nov. 8 Leicester City 3, Newport County 0 HIGHLIGHTS
Tue. Nov. 8 Burnley 3, Crawley Town 1 HIGHLIGHTS
Tue. Nov. 8 Brentford 1, Gillingham 1
(Gillingham advance 6-5 on PKs)
HIGHLIGHTS
Wed. Nov. 9 Wolves 1, Leeds United Highlights to follow
Wed. Nov. 9 Nottingham Forest 2, Tottenham Hotspur Highlights to follow
Wed. Nov. 9 Arsenal 1, Brighton 3 Highlights to follow
Wed. Nov. 9 Southampton 1, Sheffield Wednesday 1
(Southampton advance 6-5 on PKs)
Highlights to follow
Wed. Nov. 9 West Ham 2, Blackburn Rovers 2
(Blackburn advance 10-9 on PKs)
Highlights to follow
Wed. Nov. 9 Newcastle United 0, Crystal Palace 0
(Newcastle advance 3-2 on PKs)
Highlights to follow
Wed. Nov. 9 Manchester City 2, Chelsea Highlights to follow
Wed. Nov. 9 Liverpool 0, Derby County 0
(Liverpool advance 3-2 on PKs)
Highlights to follow
Thurs. Nov. 10 Manchester United 4-2 Aston Villa Highlights to follow

Carabao Cup 2nd Round

The 2nd Round features the 35 winners from the 1st Round joined by the 13 Premier League clubs not involved in European competition, and the two relegated clubs from the Premier League who finished in 18th (Burnley) and 19th place (Watford) last season.

The Premier League sides have given a good account of themselves thus far with only Fulham falling to lower-division Crawley. Leicester City and Bournemouth needed penalties to advance from their matchups.

The Carabao Cup 2nd Round draw was held on Sky Sports on Wednesday, August 10.

Date Match Time (BST / ET)
Tue. Aug 23 Walsall 0, Charlton Athletic 1 HIGHLIGHTS
Tue. Aug 23 Sheffield Wednesday 3, Rochdale 0 HIGHLIGHTS
Tue, Aug 23 Shrewsbury 0, Burnley 1 HIGHLIGHTS
Tue, Aug 23 Bolton 1, Aston Villa 4 HIGHLIGHTS
Tue, Aug 23 Derby County 1, West Brom 0 HIGHLIGHTS
Tue, Aug 23 Wolves 2, Preston North End 1 HIGHLIGHTS
Tue, Aug 23 Fleetwood 0, Everton 1 HIGHLIGHTS
Tue, Aug 23 Rotherham 0, Morecambe 1 HIGHLIGHTS
Tue, Aug 23 Barrow 2, Lincoln City 2
(Lincoln advance 3-1 on PKs)
HIGHLIGHTS
Tue, Aug 23 Stockport County 0, Leicester City 0
(Leicester advance 3-1 on PKs)
HIGHLIGHTS
Tue, Aug 23 Bradford City 1, Blackburn 2 HIGHLIGHTS
Tue, Aug 23 Grimbsy Town 0, Nottingham Forest 3 HIGHLIGHTS
Tue, Aug 23 Stevenage 1, Peterborough 0 HIGHLIGHTS
Tue, Aug 23 Norwich City 2, Bournemouth 2
(Bournemouth advance 5-3 on PKs)
HIGHLIGHTS
Tue, Aug 23 Newport County 3, Portsmouth 2 HIGHLIGHTS
Tue, Aug 23 Oxford United 0, Crystal Palace 2 HIGHLIGHTS
Tue, Aug 23 Watford 0, MK Dons 2 HIGHLIGHTS
Tue, Aug 23 Colchester 0, Brentford 2 HIGHLIGHTS
Tue, Aug 23 Crawley 2, Fulham 0 HIGHLIGHTS
Tue, Aug 23 Cambridge 0, Southampton 3 HIGHLIGHTS
Tue, Aug 23 Gillingham 0, Exeter 0
(Gillingham advance 6-5 on PKs)
HIGHLIGHTS
Wed, Aug 24 Leeds United 3 vs. Barnsley 1 FT
Wed, Aug 24 Tranmere Rovers 1 vs. Newcastle United 2 FT
Wed, Aug 24 Wycombe 1 vs. Bristol City 3 FT
Wed, Aug 24 Forest Green Rovers 0 vs. Brighton 3 FT

Here are the 50 clubs that qualified to the 2nd Round:

  No. of clubs Clubs qualified
Prem. League 13 Aston Villa, Bournemouth, Brentford, Brighton, Crystal Palace, Everton, Fulham, Leeds, Leicester, Newcastle, Nott'm Forest, Southampton, Wolves
Championship 8 Blackburn, Bristol City, Burnley, Norwich City, Preston North End, Rotherham, Watford, West Brom
League One 17 Barnsley, Bolton, Cambridge, Charlton, Derby, Exeter, Fleetwood, Forest Green, Lincoln City, MK Dons, Morecambe, Oxford, Peterborough, Portsmouth, Sheffield Wednesday, Shrewsbury, Wycombe
League Two 12 Barrow, Bradford, Colchester, Crawley, Gillingham, Grimsby, Newport, Rochdale, Stevenage, Stockport, Tranmere, Walsall

MORE: When is the Carabao Cup final 2022/23?

Carabao Cup 1st Round results

It was a disastrous 1st Round for Championship clubs, with 14 of the 22 teams suffering instant elimination from the knockout tournament. 

Third-tier League One has more than double the teams making it through to the 2nd Round.

MORE: Rundown of the most notable Carabao Cup first round matches

Date Match Time / Highlights
Tue, Aug 2 Cambridge United 1, Millwall 0 HIGHLIGHTS
Tue, Aug 9 Shrewsbury 3, Carlisle 2 HIGHLIGHTS
Tue, Aug 9 Blackpool 0, Barrow 0
(Barrow advance 4-3 pens)
HIGHLIGHTS
Tue, Aug 9 Accrington Stanley 2, Tranmere 2
(Tranmere advance 12-11 on pens)
HIGHLIGHTS
Tue, Aug 9 AFC Wimbledon 0, Gillingham 2 HIGHLIGHTS
Tue, Aug 9 Northampton Town 1, Wycombe 2 HIGHLIGHTS
Tue, Aug 9 Oxford United 2, Swansea 2
(Oxford advance 5-3 on pens)
HIGHLIGHTS
Tue, Aug 9 Rochdale 2, Burton 0 HIGHLIGHTS
Tue, Aug 9 Cheltenham 0, Exeter City 7 HIGHLIGHTS
Tue, Aug 9 Charlton 1, Queens Park Rangers 1
(Charlton advance 5-3 on pens)
HIGHLIGHTS
Tue, Aug 9 Morecambe 0, Stoke City 0
(Morecambe advance 5-3 on pens)
HIGHLIGHTS
Tue, Aug 9 Mansfield Town 1, Derby County 2 HIGHLIGHTS
Tue, Aug 9 Bradford City 2, Hull City 1 HIGHLIGHTS
Tue, Aug 9 Crawley Town 1, Bristol Rovers 0 HIGHLIGHTS
Tue, Aug 9 Huddersfield 1, Preston North End 4 HIGHLIGHTS
Tue, Aug 9 Ipswich Town 0, Colchester 1 HIGHLIGHTS
Tue, Aug 9 Grimsby Town 4, Crewe Alexandra 0 HIGHLIGHTS
Tue, Aug 9 Bolton Wanderers 5, Salford City 1 HIGHLIGHTS
Tue, Aug 9 Norwich City 2, Birmingham City 2
(Norwich advance 4-2 on pens)
HIGHLIGHTS
Tue, Aug 9 Harrogate Town 0, Stockport 1 HIGHLIGHTS
Tue, Aug 9 Doncaster 0, Lincoln City 3 HIGHLIGHTS
Tue, Aug 9 Luton Town 2, Newport County 3 HIGHLIGHTS
Tue, Aug 9 MK Dons 1, Sutton United 0 HIGHLIGHTS
Tue, Aug 9 Forest Green 2, Leyton Orient 0 HIGHLIGHTS
Tue, Aug 9 Fleetwood 1, Wigan Athletic 0 HIGHLIGHTS
Tue, Aug 9 Cardiff City 0, Portsmouth 3 HIGHLIGHTS
Tue, Aug 9 Walsall 2, Swindon Town 0 HIGHLIGHTS
Tue, Aug 9 Reading 1, Stevenage 2 HIGHLIGHTS
Wed, Aug 10 Coventry City 1, Bristol City 4 HIGHLIGHTS
Wed, Aug 10 Blackburn 4, Hartlepool 0 HIGHLIGHTS
Wed, Aug 10 Plymouth Argyle 0, Peterborough 2 HIGHLIGHTS
Wed, Aug 10 Sheffield Wednesday 2, Sunderland 0 HIGHLIGHTS
Wed, Aug 10 Port Vale 1, Rotherham 2 HIGHLIGHTS
Wed, Aug 10 Middlesbrough 0, Barnsley 1 HIGHLIGHTS
Thu, Aug 11 West Brom 1, Sheffield United 0 HIGHLIGHTS

Carabao Cup TV channel, live streams 2022/23

  UK USA Canada Australia
TV channel Sky Sports beIN Sports
Streaming Sky Go, NOW TV ESPN+ DAZN beIN Connect, Kayo Sports

UK: Sky Sports is the exclusive broadcaster of the Carabao Cup in the UK.

USA: ESPN streaming platform ESPN+ is the home of the Carabao Cup in the USA. Select matches from early rounds are available to be streamed, followed by all matches from the Round of 16 through to the final.

Canada: DAZN has the Carabao Cup streaming rights in Canada with select matches carried from the early rounds.

Australia: The Carabao Cup broadcaster for fans in Australia is beIN Sports.

Why is it called Carabao Cup?

The knockout tournament has long been known as the League Cup or EFL Cup since it is organised by the English Football League, which is comprised of the second-tier Championship, third-tier League One, and fourth-division League Two. 

Beginning in the 1990s, sponsors began attaching their name to this tournament and the sponsor names caught on: Coca-Cola Cup, Worthington's Cup, and the Carling Cup.

The latest sponsor is Thai energy drink company Carabao, which bought the title rights of the knockout tournament beginning with the 2017/18 edition, leading to the use of the Carabao Cup moniker.

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Simon Borg is a senior editor for football/soccer at The Sporting News.
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