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Tottenham 2-0 Brentford: Sissoko and Son fire Spurs into final

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ottenham are one win away from ending their 13-year trophy drought after seeing off Championship side Brentford to reach the final of the Carabao Cup

Moussa Sissoko’s first-half header opened the scoring in their semi-final clash before Heung-min Son’s 70th minute strike booked a trip to Wembley, after Ivan Toney had had a potential equaliser ruled out by VAR for offside. 

The evening ended on a sour note as Josh Dasilva was sent off for a high tackle on Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, which left the Spurs man with blood and stud marks down his shin. 

Brentford came into the game on a 16-game unbeaten run, having already knocked four Premier League sides out of the competition, but were up against it from the 12th minute when Sissoko snuck between two defenders to head home from Sergio Reguilon’s superb cross. 

David Raya was called into action to deny Son soon after, but Brentford gradually grew into the game after the break, threatening from set-pieces. 

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Toney thought he had found an equaliser, nodding over the line from close range, but replays showed his knee marginally ahead of the last defender and ruled the effort offside.

Just minutes later, the game was effectively over as Son showed his pace to run in behind and slot home from Tanguy Ndombele’s pass. Ndombele himself went close to adding a third, striking the outside of the post, while Harry Kane was denied by a terrific Raya block. 

Jose Mourinho’s side will now face the winners of tomorrow night’s Manchester derby in April’s final, looking to claim silverware for the first time since winning this competition in 2008. 


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