Is EFL Carabao Cup semi-final one leg or two? VAR update and rules for 2020/21 tournament

THE CARABAO CUP is now down to the final four.

Man Utd take on Man City in a huge Manchester derby while Brentford face Tottenham, but what are EFL Cup semi-final rules?

Is the Carabao Cup semi-final one leg or two?

The Carabao Cup semi-final has traditionally been two legs, although the rules have been changed in recent years.

Away goals were previously used after extra time to separate two sides if they happened to be level after two legs.

But that was done away with when the EFL scrapped extra time, meaning any ties that were level were decided on penalties.

And this year's Carabao Cup semi-final will consist of just one leg in order to ease fixture congestion caused by the delayed start to the season and the Covid pandemic.

Whichever team is drawn first in each tie will play at home.

Teams will be able to make five substitutions per match from the semi-final stage.

Does the Carabao Cup have VAR?

VAR will be used in the competition now from the semi-finals and final.

Up to this round it was not used in the tournament.

Which teams are in the Carabao Cup semi-final?

  • Brentford vs Tottenham Hotspur (Tuesday, Jan 5)
  • Manchester United vs Manchester City (Weds, Jan 6)

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