Tottenham vs Brentford: Spurs edge Bees 2-0 to reach Carabao Cup finals

Tottenham vs Brentford: Spurs edge Bees 2-0 to reach Carabao Cup finals

- Tottenham vs Brentford ended in a 2-0 win in favour of Spurs

- Son and Sissoko scored in either half of the tie to win it for the London side

- Mourinho's men will face the winner between Man United and City in the finals of the competition

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Tottenham Hotspur vs Brentford Carabao Cup semi-final tie saw Jose Mourinho's ease past Championship side Brentford to book a place in the finals.

Tottenham vs Brentford: Spurs edge the Bees to reach Carabao Cup finals
Mourinho's men will face the winner between Man United and City in the finals of the competition. Photo by Tottenham Hotspur FC.
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Spurs earned a date with The Bees after they beat Stoke City 3-1 in the round of eight back in December 2020, with Brentford stunning Newcastle 1-0 on their way to the semis.

Aware of the threat posed by his opponents, Mourinho paraded a strong side for the Tuesday night, January 5, tie as Son Heung-Min and Harry Kane made the starting line up.

Spurs went on to dominate the opening exchanges of the clash, with the visitors struggling to settle in.

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It did not take for the home side to take the lead as Moussa Sissoko broke the deadlock in the 12th minute, guiding a header from 10 yards beyond Brentford's diving keeper.

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Thomas Frank's men quickly digested the concession, but their efforts to push for an equaliser proved futile as Spurs held on to the lead into the break.

The Championship outfit thought they had leveled matters minutes into the second half, but VAR chalked off Toney's effort for an offside.

That served as a warning shot for the hosts who quickly responded by doubling the advantage in the 70th minute.

Heung-Min who fired into the net after a beautiful game play involving Kane and Tanguy Ndombele.

Things went from bad to worse for the visitors in the closing stages of the encounter as Dasilva was red-carded after a violent act on Hojbjerg.

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The London-based side held on to the advantage to cruise to a win victory at home as they booked a place in the finals of the tournament.

Mourinho is now on the verge of guiding Spurs to their first major title in 12 years in his first full season in charge of the club.

The side will face the winner between Man United and City who play their own semi-final fixture on Wednesday night, January 6.

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho appears to have taken a swipe at Manchester United star Bruno Fernandes and his penalty record.

The Portuguese midfielder has continued from where he stopped last season in terms of his conversion rate on penalties.

The former Sporting Lisbon star has scored six of his seven spot-kicks this season in all competitions for the Red Devils.

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