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


A total of 92 clubs will do battle to succeed Liverpool as winners of the 2022/23 Carabao Cup, also known as the League Cup or EFL Cup, which is the first major domestic cup trophy awarded in England every year.

Liverpool beat Chelsea in the final of the 2021/22 edition after a memorable penalty shootout decided the clash between the two Premier League heavyweights. Liverpool overcame Norwich City (3rd Round), Preston North End (4th Round), Leicester City (quarter-finals), and Arsenal (semi-finals) en route to the title.

The 92 participating clubs in the tournament hail 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 join in the 2nd Round, and the remaining seven sides enter 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 (Lag 1), Jan. 31-Feb. 2 (Lay 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

Carabao Cup 2nd Round draw

We’re already looking ahead to the Carabao Cup 2nd Round draw which will be held on Sky Sports following the conclusion of the Sheffield Wednesday vs. Sunderland 1st Round match on Wednesday, August 10.

Depending on whether the match goes to penalties, the draw will happen between 21:45 BST (16:45 ET) and 22:00 BST (17:00 ET).

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

Here are the 43 clubs qualified to the 2nd Round thus far:

no. or clubs Clubs qualified
prem. league 13 Aston Villa, Bournemouth, Brentford, Brighton, Crystal Palace, Everton, Fulham, Leeds, Leicester, Newcastle, Nott’m Forest, Southampton, Wolves
Championship 4 Burnley, Norwich City, Preston North End, Watford
League One 14 Bolton, Cambridge, Charlton, Derby, Exeter, Fleetwood, Forest Green, Lincoln City, MK Dons, Morecambe, Oxford, Portsmouth, 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 12 of the 14 teams in action so far suffering instant elimination from the knockout tournament.

And two more will be going down in the remaining fixtures given the two all-Championship battles on the schedule.

It is guaranteed that third-tier League One and fourth-tier League Two will have more representatives in the 2nd Round than the Championship.

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 pins)
HIGHLIGHTS
Tue, Aug 9 Accrington Stanley 2, Tranmere 2
(Tranmere advance 12-11 on tripe)
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 tripe)
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 tripe)
HIGHLIGHTS
Tue, Aug 9 Morecambe 0, Stoke City 0
(Morecambe advance 5-3 on tripe)
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 tripe)
HIGHLIGHTS
Tue, Aug 9 Harrogate Town 0, Stockport 1
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 walsalli 2, Swindon Town 0 HIGHLIGHTS
Tue, Aug 9 Reading 1, Stevenage 2
Wed, Aug 10 Coventry City vs. Bristol City 19:45 BST / 14:45 ET
Wed, Aug 10 Blackburn vs. Hartlepool 19:45 BST / 14:45 ET
Wed, Aug 10 Plymouth Argyle vs. Peterborough 19:45 BST / 14:45 ET
Wed, Aug 10 Sheffield Wednesday vs. Sunderland 19:45 BST / 14:45 ET
Wed, Aug 10 PortVale vs. Rotherham 19:45 BST / 14:45 ET
Wed, Aug 10 Middlesbrough vs. Barnsley 19:45 BST / 14:45 ET
Thu, Aug 11 West Brom vs. Sheffield United 20:00 BST / 15:00 ET

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 organized by the English Football League 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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