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Fulham stand between Sam Jacques and Football Manager EFL Cup Final

This afternoon's Last Four draw throws up all West London affair

15 May 2020

He's already seen off Queens Park Rangers on his way to the Last Four, now Sam Jacques will be looking to complete a West London double, and book his place in the Football Manager EFL Cup Final, when he takes on Fulham in tomorrow's Semi-Final.

The match will kick-off at 1.30pm and will be streamed live on the Football Manager Twitch platform. 

Sam's performance in dispatching Preston North End 3-0 in Wednesday's Quarter-Final grabbed plenty of headlines with North End many people's favourites to go all the way. However, goals from Ollie Watkins, Pontus Jansson, and Nikos Karelis, coupled with a string of fine saves from David Raya, ensured The Lilywhites joined Shrewsbury Town and Queens Park Rangers in exiting at Sam's hands. 

Fulham have reached the Last Four playing 'Medieval' Football according to their player, This Country star Charlie Cooper. The Whites recorded 1-0 wins over Doncaster Rovers and Charlton Athletic in their opening two rounds before a 2-1 victory against Wycombe Wanderers in the Last 16. The handbreak was loosened a bit on Tuesday night as they put five past Huddersfield Town. 

Waiting for one of Sam or Charlie in Sunday's final will be Swansea City or Nottingham Forest who play in tomorrow's other Semi-Final. 

As well as supporting The Bees during the tournament, you can also show your support for the EFL’s charity partner, Mind, the mental health charity. In these tough times their services are needed more than ever so while you’re being entertained by the action, please consider donating on this JustGiving page which will be open during the tournament.

REMAINING MANAGERS

Brentford – Sam Jacques (Supporter)
Fulham – Charlie Cooper (Star of This Country)
Nottingham Forest - Joe Lolley (Player)
Swansea City – Gareth Richards (Supporter)

TOURNAMENT RULES

• Matches to be played on FM20 Touch Versus mode, teams must play as themselves. 
• This is a straight knockout tournament, with all ties comprising one game. Each tie will go to Extra Time and Penalties, if necessary, to produce a winner. 
• The ‘Home’ team of each tie will host the match 
• Suspensions/Injuries won't carry over to the next round


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