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Carabao Cup Semi-Final rules update

News from the EFL ahead of our game against Tottenham Hotspur

4 January 2021

The EFL has agreed to increase the number of substitutes permitted to be used in this season’s Carabao Cup Semi-Finals and Final.Following consultation with the four clubs remaining in the competition, including Brentford, nine substitutes can now be named in the matchday squad, with five permitted to take to the pitch during the 90 minutes and extra time if applicable.

Each team is only permitted a maximum of three opportunities (excluding half time, full time and half time of extra time) to make substitutions during normal time. However, if a tie goes to extra time, an additional opportunity to use a substitute(s) will also be permitted but only from the five substitutes allowed.

Due to the outbreak of Covid-19 and a more congested fixture schedule, the Carabao Cup Semi-Finals will be single legged and go to extra-time and penalties if required. The Carabao Cup Semi-Finals and Final will also involve the use of video assistant referees (VAR). 

Carabao Cup Semi-Finals

Tottenham Hotspur v Brentford           Tuesday 4 January           19:45

Manchester United v Manchester City   Wednesday 5 January      19:45

Both matches are live on Sky Sports.


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