EFL confirm last-minute rule change ahead of Man Utd vs Man City Carabao Cup semi-final

EFL confirm last-minute rule change ahead of Man Utd vs Man City Carabao Cup semi-final


Carabao Cup Semi-Final: Tottenham play against Brentford while Manchester United will face Manchester City on Wednesday


The four clubs that qualified in the semi-final stage of the Carabao Cup will be permitted to make five changes in their upcoming matches rather than three after a last-minute rule change by the EFL.


currently, in the English Premier League, clubs are only allowed to make three changes per match.


But on Monday, the EFL released a statement confirming the alteration of the rule due to an increasingly hectic fixture list.


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Tottenham Hotspur will be welcoming Brentford at the England Stadium hoping to book their place in the final before Manchester United will be meeting with their rivals Manchester City on Wednesday.


According to the statement which read:'The EFL has agreed to increase the number of substitutes allowed to be used in this season's Carabao Cup Semi-Final matches and the coming Final match.


'Each club is only allowed to make a maximum of three opportunities (excluding half time, full time, and half time of extra time) to make changes during normal time.


EFL confirm last-minute rule change ahead of Man Utd vs Man City Carabao Cup semi-final


'However, if the match goes to extra time, an additional chance to use a substitute(s) will also be allowed but only from the five substitutes permitted.


'Because of the effect of Corona Virus and a more congested fixture timetable, the Carabao Cup Semi-Finals will be singled-legged and go to extra time and penalties if required.'


EFL confirm last-minute rule change ahead of Man Utd vs Man City Carabao Cup semi-final


The amendment in the rules is likely to please Man City coach Pep Guardiola, who has regularly wanted that five changes should be permitted in all competitions this season.


Meanwhile, the final match has been moved forward to April, with the EFL said to be hoping at least a limited amount of fans be able to come to Wembley Stadium for the match. 


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