Carabao Cup final rescheduled date confirmed for Tottenham vs Man City clash

The 2021 Carabao Cup final has been rescheduled to the later in the year in the hope fans can attend the Wembley showpiece.

Tottenham will take on Manchester City in the clash after both sides secured semi-final victories over Brentford and Manchester United respectively this week.

The Carabao Cup final usually takes place in February and was set to take place on the 28th of the month this year.

But organisers have moved the match to Sunday April 25, with kick-off taking place at 4pm.

"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 EFL confirmed.

While the EFL are hopeful of fans attending, it is unclear whether the match will need to be played behind closed doors.

Supporters in certain areas of the country were allowed to attend games at the back end of 2020 depending on their rank in the Government's Tier system.

However, with a new national lockdown introduced, it remains unclear if fans will be granted access to Wembley in four months time.

The final means Jose Mourinho will clash with former foe Pep Guardiola once again.

And the Tottenham boss is gunning for yet more glory in the competition.

"I came to England in 2004 and I remember in that period I had to learn the meaning of the cups here and took it seriously," he said.

"If there is any secret it is to take it seriously, respect what English clubs are, English lower division teams are and try not to be surprised in any of the games with teams with smaller quality and when you have a big game like we had with Chelsea [in round four], go serious and with ambitions.

"If you see the winners you realise that the big clubs they want to win it.

"Who was the last winner apart from the normal top six? Swansea [in 2013]? I remember Manchester City winning a lot of times, Chelsea a lot of times, Manchester United winning a few times, Liverpool in finals, Arsenal.

"So the big clubs they care about it, no doubt, and the final says a lot – Tottenham v Manchester United or Manchester City."

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