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Sissoko and Son fire Spurs into League Cup final

Carabao Cup Semi Final Tottenham Hotspur V Brentford
Moussa Sissoko's header and a trademark finish from Son Heung-min were enough for Spurs to book a trip to Wembley

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.

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.

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