The third round of the EFL Cup, also known in English football as the Carabao Cup kicked off on September 21. Not sure where to watch your favourite team? Here is how you can watch the competition on DStv: the channels showing the event, kick-off time, and live streaming platforms.
Will DStv Show the carabao cup? Digital Satellite Television company, DStv, has full rights to air the EFL Cup and will show live matches and repeats on designated SuperSport channels.
The DStv channels that will show the Carabao cup tonight include SuperSport Football, SuperSport PSL, SuperSport Premier League, SuperSport Variety 2, and Maximo 1 (Portuguese). Showmax will be open for live stream to all customers who have an active subscription.
The Packages where you can watch the Carabao cup are DStv Premium, Compact Plus, DStv Compact, and DStv Family. However, DStv Compact does not have SuperSport Variety 2, as such, you won’t be able to watch the game between Fulham and Leeds United.
Subscribers on the DStv family package will only have access to the match between QPR and Everton. The channels showing the rest of the EFL cup matches are not available on the Family package.
A quick look at this year’s EFL Cup
The Carabao cup started on July 31st, 2021 and will end on February 27th, 2022. 92 teams started the competition and two rounds – the First and Second rounds – have been played so far.
The third round started on September 21st with 32 teams and all the English teams participating in the 2021-22 UEFA Champions League, Europa League, or the Conference League will join the EFL Cup to compete with the teams that made it through the second round.
After winning the competition for the 4th consecutive time last year, Manchester City are the defending champions.
There will be no extra time: If a third-round match ends all square after full-time, the teams will proceed straight into a penalty shootout.
Two-Legged Semi-final: Last year the board decided to make the semi-final a single match due to COVID. But this year, the semi-finals of the competition will return to being a two-legged tie.
Where to watch the Carabao Cup on DStv
Here are the fixtures, kick-off times, results, and the TV channels that will broadcast the Carabao Cup matches (live) on DStv.
Third Round: Tuesday, 21st September 2021 (Results)
|Match||Kick-off time||TV channel|
|QPR (8)2 – 2(7) Everton||19:45 (WAT); 20:45 (SAST)||SuperSport Football|
|Fulham (5)0 – 0(6) Leeds United||19:45 (WAT); 20:45 (SAST)||SuperSport Variety 2|
|Manchester City 6 – 1 Wycombe||19:45 (WAT); 20:45 (SAST)||SuperSport PSL|
|Norwich 0 – 3 Liverpool||19:45 (WAT); 20:45 (SAST)||SuperSport Premier League|
|Watford 1 – 3 Stoke City||19:45 (WAT); 20:45 (SAST)||TBD|
|Wigan Athletic 0 – 2 Sunderland||19:45 (WAT); 20:45 (SAST)||TBD|
|Burnley 4 – 1 Rochdale||19:45 (WAT); 20:45 (SAST)||TBD|
|Preston 4 – 1 Cheltenham||19:45 (WAT); 20:45 (SAST)||TBD|
|Sheffiled United (2)2 – 2(4) Southampton||19:45 (WAT); 20:45 (SAST)||TBD|
|Brentford 7 – 0 Oldham Athletic||19:45 (WAT); 20:45 (SAST)||TBD|
Check back for updates on TV channels and match results.
Third Round: Wednesday, 22nd September 2021
|Match||Kick-off time||TV channel|
|Brighton vs Swansea||19:45 (WAT); 20:45 (SAST)||TBD|
|Millwall vs Leicester City||19:45 (WAT); 20:45 (SAST)||TBD|
|Wolves vs Tottenham||19:45 (WAT); 20:45 (SAST)||SuperSport Football|
|Man United vs West Ham||19:45 (WAT); 20:45 (SAST)||SuperSport Premier League|
|Arsenal vs AFC Wimbledon||19:45 (WAT); 20:45 (SAST)||TBD|
|Chelsea vs Aston Villa||19:45 (WAT); 20:45 (SAST)||SuperSport PSL|
Premier League teams in the 3rd round of the Carabao Cup
Here are the English Football clubs among the top 20 teams who are still in the competition.
- Arsenal: Defeated West Bromwich Albion 6-0 in the second round.
- Manchester United: automatic qualification.
- West Ham: Automatic qualification.
- Chelsea: Automatic qualification.
- Aston Villa: Defeated Barrow 6-0 in the second round.
- Wolverhampton Wanderers: Defeated Nottingham Forest 4 nil in the second round.
- Tottenham Hotspurs: Automatic qualification.
- Leicester City: Automatic qualification.
- Southampton: Defeated Newport County 8 nil in the second round
- Liverpool FC: automatic qualification.
- Leeds United: Defeated Crewe Alexandra 3-0 in the second round.
- Manchester City: Automatic qualification
- Burnley: Defeated Newcastle 4-3 on penalties in the second round.
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