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EFL Football Manager Cup a huge hit!

18 May 2020

54 Clubs, 54 virtual bosses, 53 matches, four weeks of action, one winner.

The EFL Football Manager Cup winners were crowned on Sunday 17 May, as Brentford overcame Swansea City in a thrilling penalty shoot-out.

Goalkeeper David Raya proved to be the hero for the Bees and virtual manager, Sam Jacques, after the sides couldn't be separated following a 1-1 draw after extra-time. The Semi-Finals and Final were live-streamed via Football Manager's Twitch account, and enjoyed by fans up and down the country.

It marks the end of what has been a fantastic few weeks of entertainment in the absence of regular EFL fixtures, with Clubs represented by current professional footballers, backroom staff and even some famous faces from the FM community.

Throughout the tournament, fans were also encouraged to show your support for the EFL’s charity partner, Mind, and perhaps the story of the tournament came courtesy of one of the League's star players.

Nottingham Forest were 'managed' by first-team player, Joe Lolley, who made it all the way to the Semi-Finals - taking part in some spectacular matches along the way - before being knocked out by Swansea.

The winger pledged £900 towards the cause and encouraged others to give via his Twitter account, and later joined the FM team to discuss the tournament in an exclusive interview.

You can still donate to Mind via the tournament's JustGiving page, here.

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