The first round draw of the Carabao Cup did not go according to plan.

The draw, taken to Bangkok, Thailand, the home of the energy drinks sponsors, turned into a farce.

There was no sound on the live stream, then the stream went down. If that was not enough, League One side Charlton Athletic appeared to be drawn out twice when a graphic appeared showing them as away at Exeter City and at home to Cheltenham Town.

And the EFL has now apologised for the issues, although revealed the the draw had at no point been compromised.

A statement read: "The EFL would like to apologise for a number of third party technical issues that affected coverage of this afternoon’s Carabao Cup Round One draw in Bangkok.

"There were inaccuracies as a result of human error in the live graphics output, which resulted in confusion and incorrect ties being displayed on screen.


"In addition, some users did experience difficulties in accessing the stream on certain external platforms. Both issues are currently under investigation.

"The EFL can confirm that the draw was not compromised in any way and all clubs have received confirmation of their Round One ties."