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Tottenham win 1-0 over Chelsea in EFL Cup semi-final

The Carabao Cup enters its final stages. This started Tuesday 8 January with the first semi-final leg between Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea. A penalty call by the referee brought Tottenham Hotspur a 1-0 victory in this first leg. Harry Kane was sent through on Kepa when the Spanish goalkeeper brought him down in the penalty box. At the moment the referee blew his whistle, the assistant referee raised his flag for offside. After an interference by VAR the offside call was denied, and the penalty was giving to the Spurs. Harry Kane netted the ball from the penalty spot and brought his team a good lead in the semi-final tie.

Controversial decision

After the match both managers questioned the decision by VAR. Maurizio Sarri stated a claim that Harry Kane was definitely offside when they passed him the ball. So far, no big surprises. The biggest surprise after the match came during Mauricio Pochettino’s interviews. The Argentinian manager said after the match that he isn’t at all happy with the influence of VAR. He said: “Today it was in our advantage, but when you look at the World Cup and La Liga, you will see nobody is happy with this system.”

Carabao Cup final

The winner of this tie will play the Carabao Cup final at Wembley against either Man City or Burton Albion. The odds for Manchester City to win tonight are 1/25. There’s a big chance that the current cupholders will reach the final again this year. It’s up to Chelsea and Spurs in two weeks’ time to decide which team will team will face them at Wembley for the final on the 24th of February.

With a 1-0 score from the first match there’s still everything to play for at Stamford Bridge. Fans of both teams can take this opportunity to support their team with the best Chelsea v Tottenham Hotspur Carabao Cup tickets. Book your tickets through our site and attend this second semi-final leg live in London.