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​EFL Cup final postponed until April

The EFL has taken the decision to postpone the Carabao Cup final of 2021 for two months.

The final of the competition was set to take place on February 28th.

But now it has been pushed back to April 25th.

The EFL statement suggests it is being done to allow fans to attend the game, as authorities hope COVID-19 restrictions will be more relaxed by then.

Newcastle, Tottenham, Arsenal, Manchester City, Everton and Manchester United are the Premier League teams still left in the competition at the quarter final stage.

The EFL statement read: "This season's Carabao Cup Final has been rescheduled and will now take place on Sunday 25 April 2021, with a 4pm kick-off.

"It is the objective of the League to stage the Final with as many supporters in attendance as possible and the decision has therefore been taken to move the Final from its original date of Sunday 28 February 2021 to later in the year.

"The number of fans permitted will be dependent on Government guidance in place at the time and it is hoped that moving the date to later in the year will give Clubs and their fans the best opportunity to attend in person."

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