The Carabao Cup was one of the very few competitions to be unaffected by the coronavirus pandemic during the 2019-20 season, with Man City being crowned champions on 1 March. 

It's been a different story this season, though. The Carabao Cup has been subject strict health and safety protocols as the rest of English football, with regular testing of all players and staff and matches played behind closed doors. The decision to move the final to April was made with the potential for fans to attend in mind, and it's come to fruition - a total of 8,000 members of the public will be allowed to watch the game in the stadium. 

This season's final sees the holders Man City up against Tottenham Hotspur, who sacked manager Jose Mourinho just days before the match took place. They'll instead be led out by former player Ryan Mason, while City boss Pep Guardiola is aiming to add a fourth EFL Cup trophy to his collection. 

You will need to pay to watch the Carabao Cup final in the UK, but there are a couple of options available to you. Here's everything you need to know.

How to watch the Carabao Cup final on Sky Sports

Sky Sports has exclusive rights to the Carabao Cup in the UK, so you'll need to pay a fee in order to watch the match. 

Existing Sky Q customers with a Sky Sports package can also tune into games on TV or online via Sky Go.

The cheapest standalone plan currently costs £18 a month, or you can get all the Sky Sports channels at a reduced price of £23pm for 18 months. See the full range of subscriptions on the Sky website

How to watch the Carabao Cup final via Now

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However, if you don't want to commit to a Sky Sports subscription, there is another option. The Sky-owned Now streaming service (previously Now TV) offers access to the channels as and when you need it, making it a great option if you just want to watch the Carabao Cup final. 

Now is available on a wide range of devices including smartphones and games consoles and now offers HD quality if you buy the Now TV Boost option.

Your options are a Day Pass (24 hours of access) from £9.99 but it's going to make much more sense to get the Month Pass if you plan to also watch the Premier League or any other live sport. 

This costs £33.99pm, but Sky is throwing in Now TV Boost (usually £3pm) at no extra cost. As well as HD quality, this will also allow to to stream on up to three devices simultaneously, as opposed to two without. 

Click here to view Now’s Sky Sports Pass packages

How to watch the Carabao Cup on carabaocup.live

New for the 2020-21 season, carabaocup.live is the official streaming site of the Carabao Cup. It's got all the games that Sky Sports has chosen not to broadcast, with an HD live stream of any match available for a set £10 fee. However, this doesn't apply in the latter stages of the competition - you can't watch the final using this method.

Carabao Cup fixture list

There's only one game left in this season's Carabao Cup, as Man City and Tottenham battle it out to be crowned League Cup champions. Here's all the details you need, including the UK kick-off time:

Sunday 25 April

  • Man City vs Tottenham - KO 16.30 - Sky Sports Main Event/Sky Sports Football

For more information, there's a full guide to Carabao Cup fixtures and results on the EFL website

How to watch the Carabao Cup abroad

If you're a British viewer living abroad (or planning to travel at some point) and you still want to watch using your existing UK services, then you can also use a VPN to 'browse from the UK' and access both your Sky Sports and Now subscriptions. 

Nord VPN is one of our top recommendations, but you can check out our best VPN chart, which shows you some of the best services for accessing UK content from abroad. 

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