Jose Mourinho is one win away from delivering what all Tottenham followers crave – a trophy – as his aspect beat Brentford 2-Zero within the Carabao Cup semi-finals.
Moussa Sissoko’s first-half header and Heung-min Son’s emphatic end secured Spurs’ place within the closing, the place Manchester United or Manchester City await on April 25.
The tie might have appeared an entire lot completely different had VAR not been in place, nevertheless, with the Bees denied an equaliser as Ivan Toney was adjudged to have been simply offside as he nodded residence from shut vary.
In the meantime, Josh Dasilva might have escaped a purple card for a horrible problem on Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, referee Mike Dean initially not seeing the incident.
Hojbjerg hobbled off shortly afterwards, sporting a nasty scar on his leg on account of the problem.
That will probably be a priority for Spurs however all that issues proper now’s that they’re of their first home cup closing since 2015, which noticed them miss out on successful the League Cup to Chelsea, who have been managed by Mourinho.
It was a really Mourinho-like efficiency from Spurs. A cushty win with little drama.
Spurs managed the primary half, having taken the lead on twelve minutes as an unmarked Sissoko guided Sergio Reguilon’s cross into the highest proper hand nook.
Brentford got here again into it after the break with Serge Aurier doing effectively to dam Toney’s goalbound shot. Nevertheless it appeared Toney had levelled the tie on 63 minutes as Ethan Pinnock’s header sailed over Hugo Lloris and the striker nodded into an empty web.
However VAR got here to the rescue of Mourinho’s males, with replays suggesting Toney was offside by a knee’s size. Nevertheless, the replays didn’t seem conclusive.
And as is usually the case when one aspect will get such a setback, the opposite scored to place the semi-final past doubt as Son received onto Tanguy Ndombele’s incisive by way of ball earlier than blasting it previous David Raya.
That knocked the stuffing out of the guests, who completed with ten males after Dasilva was proven a purple card for his wild deal with on Spurs midfielder Hojbjerg.
Dean brandished the purple card after being really useful to have a look at the problem once more by these from Stockley Park.