The 2021 Carabao Cup final has been rescheduled with the hope of fans being able to attend the Wembley showpiece.

The final was supposed to take place on February 28, but it is now scheduled for April 25, an EFL statement has confirmed.

Man City are hoping to win a fourth successive Carabao Cup this season

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Man City are hoping to win a fourth successive Carabao Cup this season

Supporters have been unable to attend matches in full capacity since March due to the coronavirus pandemic, and now the whole country has been plunged into a third national lockdown.

In December, an EFL statement read: “This season’s Carabao Cup Final has been rescheduled and will now take place on Sunday 25 April 2021, with a 4pm kick-off.

“It is the objective of the league to stage the final with as many supporters in attendance as possible and the decision has therefore been taken to move the final from its original date of Sunday 28 February 2021 to later in the year.

“The number of fans permitted will be dependent on Government guidance in place at the time and it is hoped that moving the date to later in the year will give clubs and their fans the best opportunity to attend in person.”

Carabao Cup semi-final matches LIVE on talkSPORT this week

Tuesday, January 5

Tottenham vs Brentford – 7:45pm

Wednesday, January 6

Manchester United vs Manchester City – 7:45pm

Professional football will continue over the coming months despite the Government announcing this week that the UK is in full lockdown once again.

The Carabao Cup semi-finals will take place this week with no fans in attendance.

Tottenham host Brentford on Tuesday while there’s a Manchester derby on Wednesday to decide who will go to Wembley.

Both matches will be live on talkSPORT.


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