Carabao Cup EFL Cup - England's second cup competition
Second only to the FA Cup when it comes to England's domestic cup competitions, the Carabao Cup EFL Cup sees all 92 clubs from the nation's top four divisions attempt to make it to Wembley Stadium. You can both buy and sell Carabao Cup EFL Cup tickets on StubHub.
The prize of European football and Wembley final
Conceived to give those clubs who'd been knocked out of the FA Cup a second attempt at winning a domestic trophy, the first League Cup took place in the 1960-61 season and was won by Aston Villa FC. The competition's stature grew later that decade with the extra incentive of European football for the winners and a final held at Wembley Stadium. All 92 members of England's top four divisions compete, with Premier League teams given a bye to the second round and clubs participating in Europe given a bye to the third. The format has repeatedly changed throughout the tournament's history but since 2001, each round apart from the semi-finals has been single-legged, with extra time and penalties used to settle any games ending in a draw. The cup is famous for changing sponsors every few years, with the Milk Marketing Board, Littlewoods, Rumbelows, Coca-Cola, Worthington's, Carling and Capital One all gracing the name of the trophy before energy drink Carabao took over duties in 2017. Check out the range of Carabao Cup EFL Cup tickets currently on offer at StubHub.
A tournament once dominated by Liverpool
With no less than eight League Cups to their name by 2018, including four in a row during the mid-1980s, Liverpool FC proved themselves to be the tournament's most successful team so far. Other clubs to have lifted the trophy on several occasions include Manchester United, Aston Villa, Chelsea, Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur, Nottingham Forest and Leicester City. But it's not always the big clubs who make the headlines. The competition is renowned for its giantkiller shocks, such as Fourth Division side Chester City beating reigning League champions Leeds United in 1974, York City winning 3-0 at Old Trafford in 1995, and holders Liverpool going out to Grimsby Town in 2001, while in 2013, fourth-tier Bradford City made it all the way to the final. Liverpool's Ian Rush and West Ham's Geoff Hurst received accolades as the tournament's joint-highest goal scorers with 49 each, while the former was also named the player to have won the most League Cups. Take a look at the various Carabao Cup EFL Cup tickets now available on StubHub.
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