Tottenham Hotspur got the better of Championship outfit Brentford this evening, to secure their spot in the finale of the EFL Cup.
Spurs march on
Jose Mourinho’s men welcomed the Bees to north London a short time ago, for a highly anticipated clash.
Spurs of course headed into proceedings with their tails up, on the back of a much needed return to form in the Premier League over the weekend, when they downed Leeds by 3 goals to nil.
Brentford, though, were no doubt also brimming with confidence, boasting a 4-game win streak across all competitions, including the ousting of Newcastle from the League Cup two weeks ago.
When all was said and done at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium this evening, however, top-flight quality proved telling.
The visitors, to their credit, made a game of it, and even appeared to have levelled things up at one point in the 2nd-half, only for a VAR intervention to rule Ivan Toney’s header out for offside.
Spurs, though, saw both of their goals over the course of the 90 minutes stand, en route to a 2-0 win.
The Lilywhites opened the scoring inside the opening quarter of an hour, when Sergio Reguilon’s pinpoint delivery from the left was nodded home by Moussa Sissoko:
🗣️”It is an absolutely delicious cross”
Moussa Sissoko nods home Sergio Reguilón’s ball to give the Premier League side the lead
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— Sky Sports Football (@SkyFootball) January 5, 2021
Then, shortly after Brentford’s aforementioned equaliser was chalked off, Heung-min Son killed off any remaining hopes of a comeback on the part of the away side.
A defence-splitting Tanguy Ndombele pass set the South Korean free, with Son having gone on to find the net with typical ruthlessness:
Son doubles the lead!
Tottenham look on their way to Wembley as they lead Brentford 2-0 in north London
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— Sky Sports Football (@SkyFootball) January 5, 2021
Kane & Son continue to dazzle
As such, Tottenham are set to head to Wembley in 3 months’ time, to fight it out for the club’s first piece of silverware since 2008.
Awaiting the capital giants in April is a meeting with one of Manchester United or Manchester City, with the fierce rivals set to battle it out in the EFL Cup’s 2nd semi-final in 24 hours’ time.
On the back of an altogether superb evening from a Spurs perspective, meanwhile, a noteworthy statistic surrounding the production of result-clincher Heung-min Son has since surfaced online.
As per the reliable OptaJoe, wide-man Son has now notched 16 goals across all competitions this season.
This marks the 2nd-most of any Premier League player to this point in the campaign, guiding the South Korean level with Liverpool standout Mohamed Salah.
Interestingly, the only individual from the English top-flight to have netted on more occasions is strike partner Harry Kane, showcasing once again the impressive strength of Tottenham’s deadly frontline.
16 – Only teammate Harry Kane (17) has scored more goals among Premier League players in all competitions this season than Son Heung-Min (16 – level with Mohamed Salah). Daylight. #TOTBRE #EFL #CarabaoCup pic.twitter.com/pnmVxTXakn
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) January 5, 2021
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