Chelsea overcame Spurs in a penalty shootout in the Carabao Cup semifinal at Stamford Bridge to book themselves a date with Manchester City in the final. An injury-hit Tottenham came into the game with a one-goal lead from the first leg.
Spurs started the game looking to defend their advantage and that seemed to hand the impetus to Chelsea who took the game to away side in the first half. The Blues domination eventually told as they raced into a 2-0 lead.
Spurs, however, came back fighting in the second half as they took the game to Chelsea and leveled the tie through a Fernando Llorente header. Despite coming into the game with several key players out and losing both Ben Davies and Moussa Sissoko to injuries during the match, the away side dug deep and kept the tie at 2-2 and forced a penalty shootout.
Unfortunately, it wasn’t to be Spurs’ night as both Dier and Moura failed to convert their spot kicks while all four Chelsea players who stepped up managed to slot their penalties away.
Former Tottenham midfielder Jermain Jenas took to Twitter to express his disappointment at the defeat. The 35-year-old, however, praised the efforts of the Spurs player on the night.
Here’s what Jenas tweeted after the game:
Tough one to take that, lads dug so deep! COYS💙🙌🏽
— Jermaine Jenas (@jjenas8) January 24, 2019
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