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Capital One Cup Away Goals rule


Just watched the United vs Sunderland match tonight and I'm a bit perplexed by the rules of the Capital One Cup. Rules state that in the event of the scores being level on aggregate after two semi final legs, the match continues onto Extra time at which point the away goals rule is instated.

Am I the only one who thinks this is odd?

I've never seen this in any competition as in European competitions it is implied at the end of normal time. Had it been like the European system then United would've won tonight due to their one away goal which would've shifted the tie completely the other way. Do we need an away goals rule in a British competition? We've done alright without for years and for me it seems a little strange involving in such a way, making players play an extra 30 minutes, increased injury chances (e.g. Michael Carrick), increased fatigue all for what could end up being the same result.

What do you think?


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Doozers20 · Man Utd fan   In reply

@releasethekraken I disagree I like the 2 legs or neutral venue for last 4 but not Wembley.

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releasethekraken · Liverpool fan   In reply

@Doozers20 yeah the wembley semi finals are stupid. completely cheapens the whole 'we're going to wembley' thing. i don't see why they can't just have normal semi finals, drawn out of the hat, played at one of the teams' grounds, for both cups.

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XxreddevilxX · Man Utd fan

I agree completely

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Charlton · Newcastle United fan   In reply

@Doozers20 deffo, wembley semi finals are the worst thing invented

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Doozers20 · Man Utd fan   In reply

@releasethekraken I'd rather 2 legs than it be at Wembley.

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AFC_Harry34 · Arsenal fan

I don't mind it but it's a bit odd.

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walshi1987 · Blackburn Rovers fan

It's defiantly a good version of the away goals rule because as you say if it was like the European competitions United would have gone through haha

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Posford · Norwich City fan   In reply

@releasethekraken couldn't agree more. I swear the final used to be early/mid February anyway? I like how the league cup has two legs at the semi final stage cos it's different to the FA Cup but considering it's only for two fixtures you don't need a blóody away goals rule too

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releasethekraken · Liverpool fan

So retarded. it's retarded enough randomly having 2-legged semi finals when the rest of the tournament is straight knockout, but this even more stupid. just do straight knockout all the way through IMO, and don't leave the final until march. people have pretty much forgotten about the league cup by then so it just seems really weird having it then. i'd have it so the league cup finishes around about the same time the FA cup starts.

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