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Football League Cup
2009-10

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The 2009-10 Football League Cup, known as the Carling Cup due to the competition's sponsorship by lager brand Carling, is the 50th season of the Football League Cup, a knock-out competition for England's top 92 football clubs. The winners will qualify for the third qualifying round of the 2010-11 UEFA Europa League, if not already qualified for European competition.

Manchester United are the defending champions.

First RoundEdit

The draw for the First Round took place on 16 June 2009, with matches played two months later in the week beginning 10 August 2009.

Newcastle United and Middlesbrough received a first round bye as the highest ranked Football League teams from the previous season's league placings. The other 70 of the 72 Football League clubs competed in the First Round, divided into North and South sections. Each section was divided equally into a pot of seeded clubs and a pot of unseeded clubs. Clubs' rankings depend upon their finishing position in the 2008-09 season.

NorthEdit

Tie no Home team Score1 Away team Attendance
1 Accrington Stanley 2 – 1 Walsall 1,041
2 Huddersfield Town 3 – 1 Stockport County 5,120
3 Rotherham United 2 – 1 Derby County 4,345
4 Tranmere Rovers 4 – 0 Grimsby Town 3,527
5 Sheffield Wednesday 3 – 0 Rochdale 6,696
6 Bury 0 – 2 West Bromwich Albion 3,077
7 Notts County 0 – 1 Doncaster Rovers 4,893
8 Lincoln City 0 – 1 Barnsley 3,635
9 Scunthorpe United 2 – 1 Chesterfield 2,501
10 Coventry City 0 – 0 Hartlepool United 6,055
Hartlepool United won 1 – 0 after extra time
11 Darlington 0 – 1 Leeds United 4,487
12 Preston North End 5 – 1 Morecambe 5,407
13 Crewe Alexandra 1 – 2 Blackpool 2,991
14 Carlisle United 1 – 0 Oldham Athletic 2,509
15 Nottingham Forest 3 – 0 Bradford City 4,639
16 Macclesfield Town 0 – 2 Leicester City 2,197
17 Sheffield United 1 – 2 Port Vale 7,627

SouthEdit

Tie no Home team Score1 Away team Attendance
1 Cardiff City 3 – 1 Dagenham & Redbridge 5,545
2 Wycombe Wanderers 0 – 4 Peterborough United 2,078
3 Southampton 2 – 0 Northampton Town 10,921
4 Barnet 0 – 0 Watford 3,139
Watford won 2 – 0 after extra time
5 Hereford United 0 – 0 Charlton Athletic 2,017
Hereford United won 1 – 0 after extra time
6 Bristol Rovers 2 – 1 Aldershot Town 3,644
7 Millwall 4 – 0 AFC Bournemouth 3,552
8 Gillingham 2 – 1 Plymouth Argyle 3,306
9 Colchester United 1 – 2 Leyton Orient 3,308
10 Reading 5 – 1 Burton Albion 5,893
11 Exeter City 0 – 5 Queens Park Rangers 4,614
12 Cheltenham Town 1 – 2 Southend United 1,918
13 Brentford 0 – 1 Bristol City 3,024
14 Yeovil Town 0 – 4 Norwich City 3,860
15 Crystal Palace 2 – 1 Torquay United 3,140
16 Milton Keynes Dons 1 – 4 Swindon Town 4,812
17 Swansea City 3 – 0 Brighton & Hove Albion 6,400
18 Shrewsbury Town 3 – 3 Ipswich Town 4,184
3 – 3 after extra time – Ipswich Town won 4 – 2 on penalties

1 Score after 90 minutes

Second RoundEdit

The 13 Premier League teams not involved in European competitions entered at this stage, along with the winners from the First Round plus Newcastle United and Middlesbrough, who received a First Round bye. From the Second Round onwards, the teams are no longer split geographically. The draw for the Second Round took place on 12 August 2009, after the First Round games had been completed, and the matches were played in the week beginning 24 August 2009.

Tie no Home team Score1 Away team Attendance
1 West Bromwich Albion 2 – 2 Rotherham United 10,659
West Bromwich Albion won 4 – 3 after extra time
2 Norwich City 1 – 4 Sunderland 12,345
3 Tranmere Rovers 0 – 1 Bolton Wanderers 5,381
4 Queens Park Rangers 2 – 1 Accrington Stanley 5,203
5 Bristol City 0 – 2 Carlisle United 6,359
6 Leyton Orient 0 – 0 Stoke City 2,742
Stoke City won 1 – 0 after extra time
7 Port Vale 2 – 0 Sheffield Wednesday 6,667
8 Hull City 3 – 1 Southend United 7,994
9 Leeds United 1 – 1 Watford 14,681
Leeds United won 2 – 1 after extra time
10 Cardiff City 3 – 1 Bristol Rovers 9,767
11 Portsmouth 4 – 1 Hereford United 6,645
12 Crystal Palace 0 – 2 Manchester City 14,725
13 Wolverhampton Wanderers 0 – 0 Swindon Town 11,416
0 – 0 after extra time – Wolverhampton Wanderers won 6 – 5 on penalties
14 Gillingham 1 – 3 Blackburn Rovers 7,203
15 Blackpool 4 – 1 Wigan Athletic 8,089
16 Southampton 1 – 2 Birmingham City 11,753
17 Preston North End 2 – 1 Leicester City 6,977
18 Newcastle United 4 – 3 Huddersfield Town 23,815
19 West Ham United 1 – 1 Millwall 24,492
West Ham United won 3 – 1 after extra time
20 Hartlepool United 1 – 1 Burnley 3,501
Burnley won 2 – 1 after extra time
21 Nottingham Forest 1 – 1 Middlesbrough 8,838
Nottingham Forest won 2 – 1 after extra time
22 Reading 1 – 2 Barnsley 5,576
23 Swansea City 1 – 2 Scunthorpe United 7,321
24 Doncaster Rovers 1 – 5 Tottenham Hotspur 12,923
25 Peterborough United 2 – 1 Ipswich Town 5,451

1 Score after 90 minutes

Third RoundEdit

The seven Premier League teams involved in European competition enter at this stage, along with the winners from the Second Round. The draw for the Third Round took place on 29 August 2009, after the Second Round games had been played. The matches were played in the week beginning 21 September 2009.

Tie no Home team Score1 Away team Attendance
1 Arsenal 2 – 0 West Bromwich Albion 56,592
2 Chelsea 1 – 0 Queens Park Rangers 37,781
3 Bolton Wanderers 1 – 1 West Ham United 8,050
Bolton Wanderers won 3 – 1 after extra time
4 Barnsley 3 – 2 Burnley 6,270
5 Hull City 0 – 4 Everton 13,558
6 Leeds United 0 – 1 Liverpool 38,168
7 Manchester United 1 – 0 Wolverhampton Wanderers 51,160
8 Manchester City 1 – 1 Fulham 24,507
Manchester City won 2 – 1 after extra time
9 Sunderland 2 – 0 Birmingham City 20,576
10 Peterborough United 2 – 0 Newcastle United 10,298
11 Carlisle United 1 – 3 Portsmouth 7,042
12 Nottingham Forest 0 – 1 Blackburn Rovers 11,553
13 Stoke City 4 – 3 Blackpool 13,957
14 Scunthorpe United 0 – 0 Port Vale 3,383
Scunthorpe United won 2 – 0 after extra time
15 Preston North End 1 – 5 Tottenham Hotspur 16,533
16 Aston Villa 1 – 0 Cardiff City 22,527

1 Score after 90 minutes

Fourth RoundEdit

The draw for the Fourth Round took place after the Third Round games had been played, on 26 September 2009, and the matches were played on the week beginning on 26 October 2009. The only clubs from outside the Premier League left in the draw were Barnsley, Peterborough United and Scunthorpe United.

Tie no Home team Score1 Away team Attendance
1 Blackburn Rovers 5 – 2 Peterborough United 8,419
2 Manchester City 5 – 1 Scunthorpe United 36,358
3 Tottenham Hotspur 2 – 0 Everton 35,843
4 Barnsley 0 – 2 Manchester United 20,019
5 Chelsea 4 – 0 Bolton Wanderers 41,538
6 Sunderland 0 – 0 Aston Villa 27,666
0 – 0 after extra time – Aston Villa won 3 – 1 on penalties
7 Arsenal 2 – 1 Liverpool 60,004
8 Portsmouth 4 – 0 Stoke City 11,251

1 Score after 90 minutes

Fifth RoundEdit

The Fifth Round draw took place on 31 October, and the matches were played in the week commencing 30 November 2009.

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Semi-finalsEdit

The semi-final draw took place on 2 December 2009, after the completion of the first three Fifth Round matches. The first leg matches were to be played the week commencing 4 January 2010, but adverse weather conditions including severe snow and ice in North West England caused the games to be rearranged.

First legEdit

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Second legEdit

Template:Footballbox Aston Villa won 7–4 on aggregate.


Template:Footballbox Manchester United won 4–3 on aggregate.

FinalEdit

Template:Main The final will be played at Wembley Stadium, London, on Sunday, 28 February 2010.

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Prize moneyEdit

The prize money is awarded by the Football League. The winners of the League Cup win £100,000 and the runners-up win £50,000. The losing semi-finalists each take home £25,000.

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