First ever EFL Cup winners back in the final
The EFL Cup is a tournament that started in 1960. It’s an Engglish cup competition organized and named by the English Football League (EFL). It’s the second tier in English cup football behind the FA Cup. All 72 members of the English Football League can join this tournament each year. Aston Villa won the very first edition of this tournament after beating Rotherham United 3-2 on aggregate. Rotherham won the first match in this tie with 2-0 at Millmoor, but Aston Villa was too strong at Villa Park and won their home match with 3-0.
The EFL Cup tournament has changed over the years. It’s called Carabao Cup for sponsorship reasons, the home and away final has been turned into one match at a neutral venue (Wembley). The Villans won this tournament four more time after winning the first edition of this tournament. The last time they won the EFL Cup was in 1996, where the beat Leeds United with 3-0 at Wembley. They’ve been back to Wembley for one more EFL Cup final ever since, but Manchester United was just too good with a 2-1 victory.
2020 EFL Cup final Aston Villa versus Manchester City
The 2020 EFL Cup final is going to be the ninth time Aston Villa plays this final. They won 5 out of their previous 8 finals. Manchester City will be the opponent in the 2020 Carabao Cup final. The Cityzens are up for their eight final, but they manage to win 6 out of their 7 finals. Which team will be on top on the first of March? Manchester City won both Premier League matches against Aston Villa this season. The match at Etihad Stadium was won with 3-0 and the away match was won with 1-6. Can Aston Villa win this third encounter this season? Book your Carabao Cup final tickets securely online.