2018–19 EFL Cup

The 2018–19 EFL Cup was the 59th season of the EFL Cup. Also known as the Carabao Cup for sponsorship reasons, the competition was open to all 92 clubs participating in the Premier League and the English Football League. The first round was played on 14 August 2018, ten days after the start of the Football League season.[1] Manchester City successfully defended their title,[2] their first step in becoming the first English team to complete a domestic treble for the football season, as they later won the 2018–19 Premier League and the 2018–19 FA Cup. The final was held at Wembley Stadium in London on 24 February 2019.[3]

2018–19 EFL Cup
Carabao Cup, League Cup
CountryEngland
Wales
Dates14 August 2018 – 24 February 2019
Teams92
Defending championsManchester City
ChampionsManchester City (6th title)
Runners-upChelsea
Matches played93
Goals scored285 (3.06 per match)
Attendance1,277,957 (13,741 per match)
Top goal scorer(s)Gabriel Jesus
(5 goals)

FormatEdit

In June 2018, it was announced that there would be a number of changes to the competition after a vote by all of the English Football League clubs at their annual EFL Summer Conference in Portugal.[4][5] Extra time would be scrapped for all rounds except for the final with the tie progressing straight to a penalty shoot-out in the event of a draw after 90 minutes.[6] This was introduced in order to reduce "additional fatigue issues".[6] The ABBA penalty system trial would also be scrapped and the format for a penalty shoot-out would return to the ABAB format.[6] Seeding was removed for the first two rounds however the first two rounds remained organised on a regional basis.[6] Video assistant referees (VAR) were also authorised for use at matches played at Premier League club grounds.[6]

AccessEdit

All 92 clubs in the Premier League and English Football League entered the season's EFL Cup. Access was distributed across leagues.[7]

In the first round, the draw was regionalised into northern and southern clubs with 22 Championship clubs and all League One and League Two clubs entering in this round.[7]

The following round, the two remaining Championship clubs Swansea City and Stoke City (who finished 18th and 19th respectively in the 2017–18 Premier League season), and the Premier League clubs not involved in either the Champions League or Europa League entered.[7]

Arsenal, Burnley, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur all received byes to the third round owing to their participation in European competitions.[8]

The first round draw was held on 15 June 2018 in Vietnam.[7] The second round draw was held on 16 August 2018 in England, drawn by Mick McCarthy and Chris Waddle.[9]

Clubs entering in this round Clubs advancing from previous round No of games
First round
(70 clubs)
  • 24 clubs from EFL League Two
  • 24 clubs from EFL League One
  • 22 clubs from EFL Championship
  • N/A
35
Second round
(50 clubs)
  • 2 clubs from EFL Championship
  • 13 Premier League clubs (not involved in European competition)
  • 35 winners from first round
25
Third round
(32 clubs)
  • 7 Premier League clubs (involved in European competition)
  • 25 winners from second round
16
Fourth round
(16 clubs)
  • No other entries
  • 16 winners from third round
8
Fifth round
(8 clubs)
  • No other entries
  • 8 winners from fourth round
4
Semi-finals
(4 clubs)
  • No other entries
  • 4 winners from fifth round
2 (over 2 legs each)
Final
(2 clubs)
  • No other entries
  • 2 winners from semi-finals
1

First roundEdit

A total of 70 clubs played in the first round: 24 from League Two (tier 4), 24 from League One (tier 3), and 22 from the Championship (tier 2). The draw for this round was split on a geographical basis into 'northern' and 'southern' sections. Teams were drawn against a team from the same section. The draw was made on 15 June 2018.[10]

14 August 2018 (2018-08-14) Blackpool (3)3–1Barnsley (3)Blackpool
19:45 BST Nottingham   50'
Pritchard   56'
Gnanduillet   80'
Report Moncur   19' Stadium: Bloomfield Road
Attendance: 1,937
Referee: Mark Heywood
14 August 2018 (2018-08-14) Carlisle United (4)1–5Blackburn Rovers (2)Carlisle
19:45 BST Hope   22' Report Armstrong   2'54'
Dack   6'34'
Palmer   40'
Stadium: Brunton Park
Attendance: 3,156
Referee: Ross Joyce
14 August 2018 (2018-08-14) Crewe Alexandra (4)1–1
(3–4 p)
Fleetwood Town (3)Crewe
19:45 BST Wintle   32' Report Holt   52' Stadium: Gresty Road
Attendance: 1,783
Referee: Trevor Kettle
Penalties
Jones  
Nicholls  
Reilly  
Pickering  
Ng  
  Madden
  Long
  Holt
  Biggins
  Hunter
14 August 2018 (2018-08-14) Grimsby Town (4)0–2Rochdale (3)Cleethorpes
19:45 BST Report Rathbone   39'79' Stadium: Blundell Park
Attendance: 1,781
Referee: Darren England
14 August 2018 (2018-08-14) Leeds United (2)2–1Bolton Wanderers (2)Leeds
19:45 BST Bamford   27'
Sáiz   35'
Report Oztumer   52' Stadium: Elland Road
Attendance: 19,617
Referee: Andy Haines
14 August 2018 (2018-08-14) Macclesfield Town (4)1–1
(4–2 p)
Bradford City (3)Macclesfield
19:45 BST Kelleher   60' Report Colville   62' Stadium: Moss Rose
Attendance: 1,422
Referee: Jeremy Simpson
Penalties
Whitaker  
Smith  
Fitzpatrick  
Rose  
Marsh  
  O'Connor
  Akpan
  Riley
  Payne
14 August 2018 (2018-08-14) Mansfield Town (4)6–1Accrington Stanley (3)Mansfield
19:45 BST Walker   9' (pen.)13' (pen.)45+2'
Khan   16'
Rose   66'
Hamilton   90+4'
Report Finley   6' Stadium: Field Mill
Attendance: 1,565
Referee: Sebastian Stockbridge
14 August 2018 (2018-08-14) Middlesbrough (2)3–3
(4–3 p)
Notts County (4)Middlesbrough
19:45 BST Fletcher   27'74'
Mahmutovic   44'
Report Crawford   20'
Stead   34'63'
Stadium: Riverside Stadium
Attendance: 9,942
Referee: Anthony Backhouse
Penalties
Leadbitter  
McNair  
Walker  
Tavernier  
  Stead
  Alessandra
  Hawkridge
  Patching
  Jones
14 August 2018 (2018-08-14) Nottingham Forest (2)1–1
(10–9 p)
Bury (4)Nottingham
19:30 BST Cash   90+3' Report O'Connell   2' Stadium: City Ground
Attendance: 8,172
Referee: Scott Duncan
Penalties
Lolley  
Osborn  
Dawson  
Murphy  
Watson  
Cash  
Hefele  
Robinson  
Byram  
Steele  
Lolley  
  O'Connell
  O'Shea
  Bunn
  Omotayo
  Stokes
  Miller
  Moore
  Thompson
  Dawson
  Murphy
  O'Connell
14 August 2018 (2018-08-14) Oldham Athletic (4)0–2Derby County (2)Oldham
19:45 BST Report Tomori   36'
Mount   70'
Stadium: Boundary Park
Attendance: 3,376
Referee: Darren Bond
14 August 2018 (2018-08-14) Port Vale (4)0–4Lincoln City (4)Stoke-on-Trent
19:45 BST Report Shackell   5'
Green   48' (pen.)
O'Connor   80'
Akinde   82'
Stadium: Vale Park
Attendance: 2,440
Referee: Robert Lewis
14 August 2018 (2018-08-14) Preston North End (2)3–1Morecambe (4)Preston
19:45 BST Barker   14'
Moult   33'
Burke   58'
Report Mandeville   45+2' Stadium: Deepdale
Attendance: 6,077
Referee: Tom Nield
14 August 2018 (2018-08-14) Rotherham United (2)3–1Wigan Athletic (2)Rotherham
19:45 BST Proctor   37'64'
Ajayi   42'
Report Vaughan   74' Stadium: New York Stadium
Attendance: 3,017
Referee: Peter Bankes
14 August 2018 (2018-08-14) Scunthorpe United (3)1–2Doncaster Rovers (3)Scunthorpe
19:45 BST Humphrys   90+2' Report Wilks   36'
Andrew   56'
Stadium: Glanford Park
Attendance: 3,272
Referee: Geoff Eltringham
14 August 2018 (2018-08-14) Sheffield United (2)1–1
(4–5 p)
Hull City (2)Sheffield
19:45 BST Sharp   75' Report Toral   18' Stadium: Bramall Lane
Attendance: 6,327
Referee: Martin Coy
Penalties
Norwood  
Sharp  
Woodburn  
O'Connell  
Basham  
Toral  
Keane  
Grosicki  
Fleming  
Stewart  
14 August 2018 (2018-08-14) Shrewsbury Town (3)1–2Burton Albion (3)Shrewsbury
19:45 BST Whalley   27' Report Templeton   45'
Akins   64' (pen.)
Stadium: New Meadow
Attendance: 2,708
Referee: Graham Salisbury
14 August 2018 (2018-08-14) Tranmere Rovers (4)1–3Walsall (3)Birkenhead
19:45 BST Cole   80' Report Ferrier   29'
Ginnelly   64'
Ismail   68'
Stadium: Prenton Park
Attendance: 3,817
Referee: Michael Salisbury
14 August 2018 (2018-08-14) Bristol City (2)0–1Plymouth Argyle (3)Bristol
19:45 BST Report Songo'o   27' Stadium: Ashton Gate
Attendance: 9,865
Referee: Kevin Johnson
14 August 2018 (2018-08-14) Bristol Rovers (3)2–1Crawley Town (4)Bristol
19:45 BST Kyle Bennett   32'
Ollie Clarke   84'
Report Mark Connolly   88' Stadium: Memorial Stadium
Attendance: 2,336
Referee: Lee Swabey
14 August 2018 (2018-08-14) Cambridge United (4)1–4Newport County (4)Cambridge
19:45 BST Azeez   90' (pen.) Report Amond   18'22'
Matt   49'
Semenyo   86'
Stadium: Abbey Stadium
Attendance: 1,618
Referee: Andrew Davies
14 August 2018 (2018-08-14) Cheltenham Town (4)2–2
(6–5 p)
Colchester United (4)Cheltenham
19:45 BST Broom   1'
Thomas   71' (pen.)
Report Szmodics   79'
Norris   80'
Stadium: Whaddon Road
Attendance: 1,179
Referee: Chris Sarginson
Penalties
Thomas  
Tozer  
Smith  
Broom  
Kalala  
Mullins  
Forster  
Norris  
Pell  
Szmodics  
Nouble  
Kent  
Dickenson  
Senior  
14 August 2018 (2018-08-14) Exeter City (4)1–1
(4–2 p)
Ipswich Town (2)Exeter
19:45 BST Brown   64' Report Jackson   37' Stadium: St James Park
Attendance: 3,675
Referee: Brett Huxtable
Penalties
Taylor  
Sweeney  
Abrahams  
Collins  
Martin  
Bishop  
Chambers  
Jackson  
Chalobah  
14 August 2018 (2018-08-14) Millwall (2)0–0
(3–1 p)
Gillingham (3)Bermondsey, London
19:45 BST Report Stadium: The Den
Attendance: 4,401
Referee: Charles Brakespear
Penalties
J. Wallace  
Elliott  
Webster  
Ferguson  
Byrne  
O'Neill  
Parker  
Hanlan  
14 August 2018 (2018-08-14) Milton Keynes Dons (4)3–0Charlton Athletic (3)Milton Keynes
19:45 BST Asonganyi   7'
Watson   16'
Cummings   71' (o.g.)
Report Stadium: Stadium:MK
Attendance: 3,052
Referee: John Busby
14 August 2018 (2018-08-14) Norwich City (2)3–1Stevenage (4)Norwich
19:45 BST Stiepermann   27'
Zimmermann   83'
Pukki   89'
Report Ball   40' Stadium: Carrow Road
Attendance: 11,687
Referee: Craig Hicks
14 August 2018 (2018-08-14) Oxford United (3)2–0Coventry City (3)Oxford
19:45 BST Browne   39'
Whyte   50'
Report Stadium: Kassam Stadium
Attendance: 3,551
Referee: James Linington
14 August 2018 (2018-08-14) Portsmouth (3)1–2AFC Wimbledon (3)Portsmouth
19:45 BST Burgess   49' Report Pigott   76'
Walkes   88' (o.g.)
Stadium: Fratton Park
Attendance: 6,588
Referee: Ollie Yates
14 August 2018 (2018-08-14) Queens Park Rangers (2)2–0Peterborough United (3)Shepherd's Bush, London
19:45 BST Freeman   3'
Wszołek   6'
Report Stadium: Loftus Road
Attendance: 4,021
Referee: Gavin Ward
14 August 2018 (2018-08-14) Reading (2)2–0Birmingham City (2)Reading
20:00 BST Méïté   11'
Swift   72'
Report Stadium: Madejski Stadium
Attendance: 6,934
14 August 2018 (2018-08-14) Southend United (3)2–4Brentford (2)Southend-on-Sea
19:45 BST Robinson   62'
McCoulsky   72'
Report Forss   42'
Jeanvier   64'
Benrahma   67'
Mokotjo   85'
Stadium: Roots Hall
Attendance: 3,055
14 August 2018 (2018-08-14) Swindon Town (4)0–1Forest Green Rovers (4)Swindon
19:45 BST Report Campbell   60' Stadium: The County Ground
Attendance: 3,451
14 August 2018 (2018-08-14) West Bromwich Albion (2)1–0Luton Town (3)West Bromwich
20:00 BST Burke   62' Report Stadium: The Hawthorns
Attendance: 10,404
14 August 2018 (2018-08-14) Wycombe Wanderers (3)1–1
(7–6 p)
Northampton Town (4)High Wycombe
19:45 BST Williams   50' Report Hoskins   82' Stadium: Adams Park
Attendance: 1,999
Penalties
Jacobson  
Morris  
McCarthy  
Mackail-Smith  
Kashket  
Thompson  
Gape  
El-Abd  
Bowditch  
Hoskins  
Waters  
Foley  
Taylor  
Bridge  
Facey  
Turnbull  
14 August 2018 (2018-08-14) Yeovil Town (4)0–1Aston Villa (2)Yeovil
19:45 BST Report Hourihane   77' Stadium: Huish Park Stadium
Attendance: 6,123
16 August 2018 (2018-08-16) Sunderland (3)0–2Sheffield Wednesday (2)Sunderland
19:45 BST Report Matias   29'
Reach   79'
Stadium: Stadium of Light
Attendance: 13,890

Second roundEdit

A total of 50 clubs played in the second round with 13 teams from the Premier League joining in this round (teams without international liabilities), also the 2 remaining Championship teams entered. The draw for this round was split on a geographical basis into 'northern' and 'southern' sections. Teams were drawn against a team from the same section.

28 August 2018 (2018-08-28) Leicester City (1)4–0Fleetwood Town (3)Leicester
19:45 BST Fuchs   8'
Iborra   39'
Iheanacho   46'
Ghezzal   71'
Report Stadium: King Power Stadium
Attendance: 10,671
Referee: Lee Mason
28 August 2018 (2018-08-28) Leeds United (2)0–2Preston North End (2)Leeds
19:45 BST Report Johnson   2' (pen.)
Barker   45+1'
Stadium: Elland Road
Attendance: 18,652
Referee: Tony Harrington
28 August 2018 (2018-08-28) Sheffield Wednesday (2)0–2Wolverhampton Wanderers (1)Sheffield
19:45 BST Report Bonatini   53'
Costa   85' (pen.)
Stadium: Hillsborough Stadium
Attendance: 13,597
Referee: Robert Jones
28 August 2018 (2018-08-28) Doncaster Rovers (3)1–2Blackpool (3)Doncaster
19:45 BST May   23' Report Nottingham   38'
Pritchard   60'
Stadium: Keepmoat Stadium
Attendance: 3,188
Referee: Anthony Backhouse
28 August 2018 (2018-08-28) Burton Albion (3)1–0Aston Villa (2)Burton upon Trent
19:45 BST Boyce   52' Report Stadium: Pirelli Stadium
Attendance: 3,411
Referee: Darren Bond
28 August 2018 (2018-08-28) Hull City (2)0–4Derby County (2)Hull
19:45 BST Report Waghorn   24'
Jozefzoon   39'
Fleming   73' (o.g.)
Mount   89'
Stadium: KCOM Stadium
Attendance: 4,666
Referee: Oliver Langford
28 August 2018 (2018-08-28) Middlesbrough (2)2–1Rochdale (3)Middlesbrough
19:45 BST Johnson   37'
Hugill   53'
Report Delaney   83' Stadium: Riverside Stadium
Attendance: 10,344
Referee: Ben Toner
28 August 2018 (2018-08-28) Blackburn Rovers (2)4–1Lincoln City (4)Blackburn
19:45 BST Nuttall   4'
Graham   49'
Downing   61'
Palmer   77'
Report Luque   28' Stadium: Ewood Park
Attendance: 5,211
Referee: Geoff Eltringham
28 August 2018 (2018-08-28) West Bromwich Albion (2)2–1Mansfield Town (4)West Bromwich
19:45 BST Leko   26'
Edwards   75'
Report Bishop   69' Stadium: The Hawthorns
Attendance: 13,046
Referee: Steve Martin
28 August 2018 (2018-08-28) Walsall (3)3–3
(1–3 p)
Macclesfield Town (4)Walsall
19:45 BST Morris   33'
Cook   63'
Gordon   64'
Report Grimes   10'
Smith   25'
Marsh   90+1'
Stadium: Bescot Stadium
Attendance: 2,352
Referee: Darren Drysdale
Penalties
28 August 2018 (2018-08-28) Stoke City (2)2–0Huddersfield Town (1)Stoke-on-Trent
19:45 BST Berahino   53'
Bacuna   90+7' (o.g.)
Report Stadium: bet365 Stadium
Attendance: 7,290
Referee: Peter Bankes
28 August 2018 (2018-08-28) Brighton & Hove Albion (1)0–1Southampton (1)Brighton
19:45 BST Report Austin   88' Stadium: Falmer Stadium
Attendance: 13,651
Referee: Andre Marriner
28 August 2018 (2018-08-28) Queens Park Rangers (2)3–1Bristol Rovers (3)London
19:45 BST Osayi-Samuel   4'
Wszołek   18'
Smith   64'
Report Upson   87' Stadium: Loftus Road
Attendance: 5,007
Referee: Charles Breakspear
28 August 2018 (2018-08-28) AFC Wimbledon (3)1–3West Ham United (1)London
19:45 BST Pigott   2' Report Diop   63'
Ogbonna   83'
Hernández   90+2'
Stadium: Cherry Red Records Stadium
Attendance: 3,962
Referee: Tim Robinson
28 August 2018 (2018-08-28) Fulham (1)2–0Exeter City (4)London
19:45 BST Kamara   4'48' Report Stadium: Craven Cottage
Attendance: 9,333
Referee: Kevin Friend
28 August 2018 (2018-08-28) Wycombe Wanderers (3)2–2
(4–3 p)
Forest Green Rovers (4)High Wycombe
19:45 BST Kashket   55'
Stewart   74'
Report Grubb   57'
Winchester   86'
Stadium: Adams Park
Attendance: 1,934
Referee: Antony Coggins
Penalties
28 August 2018 (2018-08-28) Cardiff City (1)1–3Norwich City (2)Cardiff
19:45 BST Ecuele Manga   77' Report Srbeny   26'64'
Aarons   69'
Stadium: Cardiff City Stadium
Attendance: 6,953
Referee: Andrew Madley
28 August 2018 (2018-08-28) Brentford (2)1–0Cheltenham Town (4)London
19:45 BST Jeanvier   40' Report Stadium: Griffin Park
Attendance: 4,384
Referee: Ross Joyce
28 August 2018 (2018-08-28) Swansea City (2)0–1Crystal Palace (1)Swansea
19:45 BST Report Sørloth   70' Stadium: Liberty Stadium
Attendance: 9,122
Referee: John Brooks
28 August 2018 (2018-08-28) Newport County (4)0–3Oxford United (3)Newport
19:45 BST Report Demetriou   2' (o.g.)
Baptiste   4'
Whyte   90+1'
Stadium: Rodney Parade
Attendance: 2,228
Referee: Scott Duncan
28 August 2018 (2018-08-28) Bournemouth (1)3–0Milton Keynes Dons (4)Bournemouth
19:45 BST Mousset   15'
Fraser   37'
Ibe   90+1'
Report Stadium: Vitality Stadium
Attendance: 9,747
Referee: James Linington
29 August 2018 (2018-08-29) Reading (2)0–2Watford (1)Reading
20:00 BST Report Success   37'
Quina   62'
Stadium: Madejski Stadium
Attendance: 9,265
Referee: Andy Davies
29 August 2018 (2018-08-29) Everton (1)3–1Rotherham United (2)Liverpool
19:45 BST Sigurðsson   28'
Calvert-Lewin   61'87'
Report Vaulks   86' Stadium: Goodison Park
Attendance: 31,972
Referee: Graham Scott
29 August 2018 (2018-08-29) Millwall (2)3–2Plymouth Argyle (3)London
19:45 BST Williams   64' (pen.)
Gregory   83'
O'Brien   89'
Report Ness   41'
Ladapo   67'
Stadium: The Den
Attendance: 3,645
Referee: Darren England
29 August 2018 (2018-08-29) Nottingham Forest (2)3–1Newcastle United (1)Nottingham
19:45 BST Murphy   2'
Cash   90+4'
Dias   90+7'
Report Rondón   90+2' Stadium: City Ground
Attendance: 13,942
Referee: Jeremy Simpson

Third roundEdit

A total of 32 teams played in this round. The seven remaining Premier League clubs involved in European competition joined the 25 match-winners from the second round.[11] The draw was held on 30 August 2018.[12]

25 September 2018 West Bromwich Albion (2)0–3Crystal Palace (1)West Bromwich
20:00 BST Report Townsend   6'81'
Van Aanholt   76'
Stadium: The Hawthorns
Attendance: 10,818
Referee: Peter Bankes
25 September 2018 Burton Albion (3)2–1Burnley (1)Burton-upon-Trent
19:45 BST Boyce   62'
Allen   83'
Report Long   40' Stadium: Pirelli Stadium
Attendance: 2,449
Referee: Robert Jones
25 September 2018 Wycombe Wanderers (3)3–4Norwich City (2)High Wycombe
19:45 BST Cowan-Hall   17'
Saunders   61' (pen.)
McCarthy   75'
Report Rhodes   12'14'51'
Trybull   41'
Stadium: Adams Park
Attendance: 3,947
Referee: Jeremy Simpson
25 September 2018 Oxford United (3)0–3Manchester City (1)Oxford
19:45 BST Report Gabriel Jesus   36'
Mahrez   78'
Foden   90+3'
Stadium: Kassam Stadium
Attendance: 11,956
Referee: Roger East
25 September 2018 Millwall (2)1–3Fulham (1)London
19:45 BST Elliott   61' Report Bryan   7'
De la Torre   52'
Christie   68'
Stadium: The Den
Attendance: 5,839
Referee: Darren Bond
25 September 2018 Bournemouth (1)3–2Blackburn Rovers (2)Bournemouth
19:45 BST Stanislas   14'
Ibe   58' (pen.)
Wilson   90+5'
Report Conway   63'
Armstrong   72' (pen.)
Stadium: Dean Court
Attendance: 9,715
Referee: Simon Hooper
25 September 2018 Preston North End (2)2–2
(3–4 p)
Middlesbrough (2)Preston
19:45 BST Robinson   27'
Barkhuizen   66'
Report Fletcher   34'
Tavernier   69'
Stadium: Deepdale
Attendance: 5,095
Referee: Oliver Langford
Penalties
Ledson  
Robinson  
Moult  
Pearson  
Burke  
  Leadbitter
  Gestede
  McNair
  Tavernier
25 September 2018 Blackpool (3)2–0Queens Park Rangers (2)Blackpool
19:45 BST Gnanduillet   28'
Spearing   90+1'
Report Stadium: Bloomfield Road
Attendance: 1,910
Referee: Tim Robinson
25 September 2018 Manchester United (1)2–2
(7–8 p)
Derby County (2)Old Trafford, Manchester
20:00 BST Mata   3'
Fellaini   90+5'
Report Wilson   59'
Marriott   85'
Stadium: Old Trafford
Attendance: 55,227
Referee: Stuart Attwell
Penalties
Lukaku  
Young  
Fellaini  
Fred  
Martial  
Dalot  
Matić  
Jones  
  Mount
  Jozefzoon
  Wilson
  Marriott
  Johnson
  Bryson
  Forsyth
  Keogh
26 September 2018 Nottingham Forest (2)3–2Stoke City (2)Nottingham
19:45 BST Osborn   19'
Murphy   40'
Lolley   50'
Report Afobe   60'
Berahino   83'
Stadium: City Ground
Attendance: 12,915
Referee: Darren England
26 September 2018 Arsenal (1)3–1Brentford (2)Holloway, London
19:45 BST Welbeck   5'37'
Lacazette   90+3'
Report Judge   58' Stadium: Emirates Stadium
Attendance: 49,586
Referee: Mike Dean
26 September 2018 Liverpool (1)1–2Chelsea (1)Liverpool
19:45 BST Sturridge   58' Report Emerson   79'
Hazard   85'
Stadium: Anfield
Attendance: 45,503
Referee: Kevin Friend
26 September 2018 Tottenham Hotspur (1)2–2
(4–2 p)
Watford (1)Milton Keynes[note 1]
20:00 BST Alli   82'
Lamela   86'
Report Success   46'
Capoue   89'
Stadium: Stadium MK
Attendance: 23,650
Referee: Lee Mason
Penalties
Son  
Lamela  
Llorente  
Alli  
  Success
  Capoue
  Hughes
  Quina
26 September 2018 West Ham United (1)8–0Macclesfield Town (4)Stratford, London
19:45 BST Antonio   29'
Snodgrass   32'60'
Pérez   39'
Fredericks   51'
Ogbonna   54'
Diangana   67'82'
Report Stadium: London Stadium
Attendance: 24,833
Referee: Craig Pawson
2 October 2018 Everton (1)1–1
(3–4 p)
Southampton (1)Liverpool
19:45 BST Walcott   85' Report Ings   44' Stadium: Goodison Park
Attendance: 30,545
Referee: Chris Kavanagh
Penalties
Baines  
Tosun  
Richarlison  
Zouma  
Walcott  
  Ings
  Davis
  Højbjerg
  Targett
  Cédric

Fourth roundEdit

The fourth round draw took place on 29 September 2018.[14]

30 October 2018 Bournemouth (1)2–1Norwich City (2)Bournemouth
19:45 GMT Stanislas   39'
Cook   72'
Report Hernández   70' Stadium: Dean Court
Attendance: 10,331
Referee: Lee Mason
30 October 2018 Burton Albion (3)3–2Nottingham Forest (2)Burton-upon-Trent
19:45 GMT Janko   52' (o.g.)
Fraser   64'
Hesketh   82'
Report Grabban   70'
Appiah   90+1'
Stadium: Pirelli Stadium
Attendance: 4,284
Referee: John Brooks
31 October 2018 Arsenal (1)2–1Blackpool (3)Holloway, London
19:45 GMT Lichtsteiner   33'
Smith Rowe   50'
Report O'Connor   66' Stadium: Emirates Stadium
Attendance: 48,168
Referee: David Coote
31 October 2018 Chelsea (1)3–2Derby County (2)Fulham
19:45 GMT Tomori   5' (o.g.)
Keogh   21' (o.g.)
Fàbregas   41'
Report Marriott   9'
Waghorn   27'
Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 39,564
Referee: Jonathan Moss
31 October 2018 West Ham United (1)1–3Tottenham Hotspur (1)Stratford, London
19:45 GMT Pérez   71' Report Son   16'54'
Llorente   75'
Stadium: London Stadium
Attendance: 50,270
Referee: Stuart Attwell
31 October 2018 Middlesbrough (2)1–0Crystal Palace (1)Middlesbrough
20:00 GMT Wing   45+3' Report Stadium: Riverside Stadium
Attendance: 11,850
Referee: Paul Tierney
1 November 2018 Manchester City (1)2–0Fulham (1)Manchester
19:45 GMT Díaz   18'65' Report Stadium: City of Manchester Stadium
Attendance: 35,271
Referee: Martin Atkinson

Quarter-finalsEdit

The quarter-final draw took place on 31 October.[16]

18 December 2018 Leicester City (1)1–1
(1–3 p)
Manchester City (1)Leicester
19:45 GMT Albrighton   73' Report De Bruyne   14' Stadium: King Power Stadium
Attendance: 24,644
Referee: Lee Mason
Penalties
Maguire  
Fuchs  
Maddison  
Söyüncü  
  Gündoğan
  Sterling
  Gabriel Jesus
  Zinchenko
18 December 2018 Middlesbrough (2)0–1Burton Albion (3)Middlesbrough
19:45 GMT Report Hesketh   48' Stadium: Riverside Stadium
Attendance: 17,342
Referee: Michael Oliver
19 December 2018 Arsenal (1)0–2Tottenham Hotspur (1)Holloway, London
19:45 GMT Report Son   20'
Alli   59'
Stadium: Emirates Stadium
Attendance: 59,016
Referee: Jonathan Moss
19 December 2018 Chelsea (1)1–0Bournemouth (1)Fulham, London
19:45 GMT Hazard   84' Report Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 40,432
Referee: Anthony Taylor

Semi-finalsEdit

The semi-final draw took place on 19 December.[17]

First legEdit

8 January 2019 Tottenham Hotspur (1)1–0Chelsea (1)Wembley, London
20:00 GMT Kane   26' (pen.) Report Stadium: Wembley Stadium
Attendance: 44,371
Referee: Michael Oliver
9 January 2019 Manchester City (1)9–0Burton Albion (3)Manchester
19:45 GMT De Bruyne   5'
Gabriel Jesus   30'34'57'65'
Zinchenko   37'
Foden   62'
Walker   70'
Mahrez   83'
Report Stadium: City of Manchester Stadium
Attendance: 32,089
Referee: Mike Dean

Second legEdit

23 January 2019 Burton Albion (3)0–1
(0–10 agg.)
Manchester City (1)Burton upon Trent
19:45 GMT Report Agüero   26' Stadium: Pirelli Stadium
Attendance: 6,519
Referee: Kevin Friend
24 January 2019 Chelsea (1)2–1
(2–2 agg.)
(4–2 p)
Tottenham Hotspur (1)Fulham, London
19:45 GMT Kanté   27'
Hazard   38'
Report Llorente   50' Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 38,610
Referee: Martin Atkinson
Penalties
Willian  
Azpilicueta  
Jorginho  
David Luiz  
  Eriksen
  Lamela
  Dier
  Lucas

FinalEdit

The final was played at Wembley Stadium.

Chelsea0–0 (a.e.t.)Manchester City
Report
Penalties
3–4
Attendance: 81,775

BroadcastingEdit

These matches were televised live in the UK and Ireland by Sky Sports:

Round Matches
First round Yeovil Town vs Aston Villa, Sunderland vs Sheffield Wednesday
Second round AFC Wimbledon vs West Ham United, Nottingham Forest vs Newcastle United
Third round Manchester United vs Derby County, Liverpool vs Chelsea
Fourth round Burton Albion vs Nottingham Forest, Chelsea vs Derby County
Quarter-finals Leicester City vs Manchester City, Arsenal vs Tottenham Hotspur
Semi-finals All games
Final

NotesEdit

  1. ^ This match was moved to Stadium MK in Milton Keynes, as neither Wembley Stadium nor Tottenham Hotspur Stadium were available to host.[13]
  2. ^ This match was postponed on 28 October, following the 2018 Leicester helicopter crash and death of Leicester City's chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha.[15]

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