Tottenham took a giant step towards ending their 13-year wait for a major trophy following a 3-1 win over Stoke City in the quarter finals of the Carabao Cup.

Spurs haven’t lifted silverware since winning this competition against Chelsea back in 2008, but made the perfect start when Gareth Bale headed Jose Mourinho’s side into a 22nd-minute lead.

Jordan Thompson equalised for Stoke, although Tottenham responded twice in the final 20 minutes through Ben Davies and Harry Kane to secure their passage into the semi-finals for the third time in seven seasons.

In the other ties, Manchester City knocked out Arsenal on Tuesday, whilst Brentford beat Newcastle to reach the first major semi-final in their history, before Manchester United overcame Everton in the final last-eight tie.

The draw took place immediately after United’s win at Goodison Park – with ex-Tottenham striker Darren Bent pairing Mourinho’s men against Brentford, which meant United against City at Old Trafford.

Ties are set to be played in the week commencing the 4th January, and are just the one leg.



  1. Ok so I know it’s the carabao cup but a great chance to get to the final and silverware. Three good signings in the window would help our league cause no end. Swap alli for greelish, swap sanchez for the guy at florinta I think he is Serbian and swap moura for traore of wolves. Now that would be a great window and send bale back to Madrid. To dream well it is Christmas.

  2. Of course it’s Brentford, they’re doing everything possible to get a trophy for Jose. Making the league a nip and tuck affair….up and down. The 6-1 at Utd was a clue…..61. The Premier League: 20 shareholders working together for maximum entertainment and profit, not 20 clubs competing. Does what it says on the tin.


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