White Hart Lane
EFL Cup - Semi-Final
5/01/2021 7:45 pm
Referee: Mike Dean
|Sissoko (12), Son Heung-Min (70)|
Our first midweek fixture of 2021 saw us welcome Championship side Brentford to White Hart Lane and Tottenham Hotspur knew that two more wins in the EFL Cup would see us lift our first trophy since 2008.
It wasn’t a scintillating start, but it was bright enough from manager Jose Mourinho side, and Moussa Sissoko gave us the advantage 12 minutes in as Sergio Reguilon helped himself to an assist. In reality though the half was pretty level and the visitors had their moments and despite a great chance to make it 2-0 before a great save tipped it onto the bar, Brentford were probably wondering how they didn’t go in level at the break.
The second half was much the same, but Brentford did have the ball in the back of the net but after unneeded lengthy VAR check it was rightly ruled out for offside.
With decent chances coming for us, we finally made it count in the 70 minute as a quick break saw Son Heung-Min break through and calmly finish. Brentford continued to have their chances and the longer the game went on, it simply got even more end to end and with a few tasty challenges going in, Brentford’s hope of a late comeback ended as they were reduced to ten men following a straight red card for a horror tackle on Hojbjerg.
It didn’t close the game out though and both sides had further good attacks. That tackle aside, Brentford deserve credit and could well have won a few fans for their efforts.
2-0, job done and onto the next one.