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Eriksen double sends Spurs into League Cup final

Christian Eriksen was the hero for Spurs, who will now face Chelsea in the League Cup final at Wembley on March 1

By Toby Davis

Tottenham Hotspur reached the League Cup final after suppressing a late uprising from third tier Sheffield United as Christian Eriksen struck twice to seal a 3-2 aggregate win on Wednesday night.

Tottenham, who will face Chelsea in the final at Wembley on March 1, appeared to be cruising when they took a first-half lead through Eriksen’s stunning free-kick which took their aggregate advantage to 2-0.

Sheffield United teenager Che Adams came off the bench, however, to turn the tie on its head with two goals in two minutes to give his team a 2-1 lead and level the scores over two legs.

Eriksen ensured four-time winners Spurs avoided playing extra-time when he found space on the edge of the lower league side’s box with two minutes remaining and calmly slotted home.

“Sheffield United definitely gave us a big fight. They gained confidence after they scored their first goal, the second one was a bit lucky but we came back at the end,” Eriksen told Sky Sports after the final whistle.

“This season when we have been in front we have given stupid goals away and it is something we need to stop doing. Chelsea will probably want revenge in the final but I am really looking forward it.”



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