Sissoko and Son Fire Spurs Into League Cup Final

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Soccer Football – Carabao Cup – Semi Final – Tottenham Hotspur v Brentford – Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London, Britain – January 5, 2021 Tottenham Hotspur’s Moussa Sissoko celebrates scoring their first goal with teammates REUTERS/Paul Childs

LONDON — Tottenham Hotspur’s Moussa Sissoko and Son Heung-min were on target to help their side beat Championship club Brentford 2-0 in the League Cup semi-final on Tuesday and set up a clash with Manchester United or Manchester City in April’s showpiece.

Fellow London side Brentford, playing in their first semi-final in a major cup competition, started brightly but fell behind in the 12th minute when unmarked French midfielder Sissoko headed in a fine Sergio Reguilon cross from the left.

The visitors thought they had drawn level after the break when striker Ivan Toney headed home but the goal was disallowed for a very tight offside, which was spotted by VAR.

Soccer Football – Carabao Cup – Semi Final – Tottenham Hotspur v Brentford – Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London, Britain – January 5, 2021 Tottenham Hotspur’s Moussa Sissoko scores their first goal REUTERS/Paul Childs

Spurs responded to that let-off with South Korean forward Son collecting a fine pass from Tanguy Ndombele and bursting goalwards before slotting past keeper David Raya to make it 2-0.

Second-tier Brentford’s disappointment was compounded when Josh Dasilva was sent off six minutes from the end for an over-the-top challenge on Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg.

United host City in the other semi-final at Old Trafford on Wednesday.

Reporting by Simon Evans; Editing by Ken Ferris; Reuters

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