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Tottenham Overcome Brentford To Reach Carabao Cup Final

Tottenham Overcome Brentford To Reach Carabao Cup Final

Tottenham Hotspur booked their place in the Carabao Cup final at Wembley after overcoming a spirited Brentford side 2-0 in North London.

Spurs have now reached their ninth League Cup final (four wins) with only Liverpool appearing in the competition’s showcase on more occasions (12).

Also, José Mourinho is just the third manager to reach the League Cup final with three different clubs (Chelsea, Man Utd, Spurs) after Ron Atkinson (Man Utd, Sheffield Wednesday, Aston Villa) and Ron Saunders (Norwich, Man City, Aston Villa). 

Spurs justified their tag as heavy favourites when drawing first blood in the 13th minute through Moussa Sissoko, who ghosted in unawares between Brentford’s centre-halves and guided his header off Sergio Reguilon’s cross beyond Bees goalkeeper David Raya.

Brentford thought they had equalised after Ivan Toney bundled home after Spurs failed to clear a corner, but celebrations were cut short when VAR adjudged the forward’s knee to have been offside by the narrowest of margins.

Spurs then put the game to bed on 70 minutes thanks to Heung-Min Son who fired home Tanguy Ndombele’s defence-splitting pass to make it 2-0.

Brentford’s chances of staging a late comeback was ended when Dasilva was dismissed for a horror challenge on Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg.

After consultation with VAR, Mike Dean produced the red card for a tackle that left the Dane with a nasty gash mid-way up his shin.

Tottenham see out the game in comfort and progress to the EFL Cup final where they will play the winners of Wednesday night’s Manchester derby.

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