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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?