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​Extra-time scrapped in League Cup

There will be no extra time in the League Cup next season.

The competition, which is also referred to as the Carabao Cup, will now have games that play until 90 minutes followed by a penalty shootout.

In the previous years, when the game was tied at the end of full time, there would be 30 minutes of extra time before a shootout. Now teams will go directly into penalties.

The move is designed to address issues of fatigue within the English football calendar. It may also cause teams to attack more in the 90 minutes, as they will be fearful of losing on penalties.

The EFL said in a statement: "The rationale put forward by the EFL is that withdrawing the additional 30 minutes of play would directly address any additional fatigue issues that are occasionally caused when the midweek ties go beyond the traditional 90-minute period.

"A statistical analysis was presented that demonstrated how almost 85 percent of matches ended in normal time over a three-year period, without the additional period being required and as a result clubs have supported the new approach."

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