The 2022/23 Carabao Cup semi-finals are now officially underway, with four clubs competing to reach next month’s Wembley showpiece.
It’s been a strange season for the Carabao Cup — or EFL Cup to give it its other name — with the first round taking place all the way back in August when games were split into Northern and Southern sections. The second round was also in August and so was the third-round draw, but the third round didn’t take place until November, due to the condensed format of the European calendar as a result of the World Cup.
As always, it was the third round in which the European-participating sides entered the Carabao Cup, with the 13 other Premier League sides making their debut a round earlier – Fulham being the only Premier League side to fall before the third round.
With the third round draw producing seven all-Premier League ties, more big boys were set to drop and they did indeed with Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea all falling to fellow top-flight sides. Everton, Crystal Palace, Leeds and Aston Villa also lost to Premier League sides, while Brentford and West Ham were shocked by lower-league opposition.
There were only two all-Premier League ties in the fourth round, one of which was Manchester City vs Liverpool, with Pep Guardiola’s side knocking out the defending champions and Newcastle beating Bournemouth. It was in the fourth round that the Premier League really stamped its authority, with Charlton the only non-top flight team to reach the quarter-finals.
And they bowed out in the final eight, a round which also saw Man City, Wolves and Leicester kiss their chances of winning the tournament goodbye. In the first semi-final first leg, Newcastle United beat Southampton 1-0 to edge ever closer to a Wembley return, before sealing their place with a 2-1 home win, meanwhile ahead of their Old Trafford showdown Manchester United all but booked their place in the final with a 3-0 victory over Nottingham Forest at the City Ground.
How to live stream the Carabao Cup online:
bet365 are live streaming a selection of Carabao Cup fixtures this season. Here’s how you can access fixtures being live-streamed on the bet365 platform:
- Go to bet365 via this link
- Register for an account (this could also earn you up to £100 in free bet credits, though terms and conditions apply and you have to be over 18)
- Make a deposit to unlock the live stream sections of the site
- Head to the live stream section of the site
- Watch your chosen game live
NB: To watch, customers must have a funded Sports account or have placed bet within last 24 hours. 18+ | T&C’s Apply | Gamble Responsibly | Geo restrictions apply, not available in the UK. Odds and promotions are valid at the time of writing (09:30, 11/01/23).
Carabao Cup Semi-Final First Legs | Latest
Tuesday 24th January
Southampton 0-1 Newcastle
Wednesday 25th January
Nottingham Forest 0-3 Manchester United
Carabao Cup Semi-Final Second Legs | Latest
Tuesday 31st January
Newcastle 2-1 Southampton
Wednesday 1st February
Manchester United vs Nottingham Forest (8pm UK time)