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.