The EFL Cup or League Cup is a well-known football competition in England. Because of the sponsors, the competition is currently famous as the Carabao Cup. This year, Manchester City wants to defend the EFL Cup winner title. City beat Southampton 3-1 without much trouble. Thanks to that victory, they reached the quarterfinals.
Pep Guardiola’s team decided to defend the title of the winner from last year. The goals scored Sergio Aguero, Nicolas Otamendi. Nicolas scored one and Sergio scored two goals. Only Jack Stephens scored a goal for Southampton. Manchester City is not the only team to qualify for the quarterfinals.
In addition to City, football clubs such as Everton, Colchester, Leicester qualified for the quarterfinals. Everton won Watford 2-0. Colchester beat Crawley Town 3-1. Leicester beat Burton by the same goal difference. These were convincing victories of all clubs. It will be difficult for any of them to overtake the City, but one never knows. Imagine that on Soccer 10 we find out that Everton managed to beat Manchester City.
In the third-team match, Sunderland – Oxford, penalties decided the score. The score was 1: 1 in the regular part of the game. Oxford players had more accuracy. The Oxford team managed to hit the first four shots. The guests missed in the third and fourth series. In the end, they had to say goodbye to the competition.
We will know ther participants today. There yet have to play Chelsea – Manchester United. Also Aston Villa – Wolverhampton, Liverpool – Arsenal. After all matches, it will be known who will ultimately fight for the title of winner. Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool or someone else?
The EFL Cup or English Football League is a competition where any club within four levels of a football league can compete. By that, 92 clubs refer to three divisions English football and the best teams from the Premier League. The EFL or Carabao Cup is considered one of the top three football competitions in England, including the FA Cup, Premier League.
The Carabao Cup ends in February. The English Football League has decided to set up the competition because of the increasing popularity of football. The Carabao competition also became known because of the spotlights. This allowed the matches to be played also in the evening. It will be interesting to see the continuation of the competition.