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City kick-off season with Carabao Cup

City will kick-off their competitive 2020/21 season with the first round of the Carabao Cup on the weekend of September 5th (date to be confirmed).

The draw for Round One will take place on Sky Sports News on Tuesday, August 18th 2020, time to be confirmed.

The Robins will then head into the Sky Bet Championship season under new Head Coach Dean Holden on the weekend of September 12th.


The 2020/21 Sky Bet Championship fixture list will be released on Friday, August 21st at 9am.

The 2020/21 Carabao Cup has seen a number of significant scheduling changes with two legged semi-finals being replaced by a single tie and the first four rounds scheduled to take place on consecutive weeks, kicking-off in early September.

Round One fixtures are scheduled to take place on Saturday, September 5th, but due to the international window these may be played on alternative dates. Rounds Two, Three and Four will be played on consecutive midweek dates starting September 15th/16th.

Premier League sides will enter the competition in Round Two or Round Three if they are competing in European competition in season 2020/21.

As per the previous two seasons, the Round One draw will be divided into a northern and southern section but will remain unseeded.

The dates for the 2020/21 Carabao Cup are as follows:

• Round One - September 5th (alternative dates may apply)
• Round Two - September 15th/16th
• Round Three - September 22nd/23rd 2020
• Round Four - September 29th/30th 2020
• Round Five - December 22nd/23rd 2020
• Semi-Finals - January 5th/6th 2021 (tie to be played at the venue of Club drawn out first)
• Final - February 28th, 2021

Due to the unprecedented challenges facing the fixture calendar as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and starting six weeks later than usual, the Sky Bet EFL Championship will feature 13 midweek match rounds.

The season will culminate in the Sky Bet Play-Off Finals taking place at Wembley Stadium over the Spring Bank Holiday weekend May 29th-31st, 2021.

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