The EFL would like to apologise for a number of third party technical issues that affected coverage of today’s previously advertised Carabao Cup Round Five live draw at Twitter HQ.
The EFL has received an apology from Twitter UK for the delay which is believed to have occurred as a result of a faulty encoder.
The EFL has requested a full explanation into the events that led to this afternoon’s unacceptable delay.
Twitter has also apologised to supporters via their UK Twitter account.
A Twitter spokesman said: "We're sorry for the issues that led to the delay of today's Round Five draw. We would also like to apologise to the thousands of supporters who had been patiently awaiting news of who their team would be playing.”
The draw had been scheduled to go live at 4pm UK time but in the end the draw was pre-recorded and published to @Carabao_Cup Twitter channel at 5.45pm.
The ties drawn are as follows and will be played week commencing 18th December.
Carabao Cup Round Five draw:
Chelsea v AFC Bournemouth
Arsenal v West Ham United
Leicester City v Manchester City
Bristol City v Manchester United