Tottenham Hotspur advance into the League Cup Quarter-Finals

Turf Moor most certainly became Nuno Espirito Santo’s ‘happy place’ last night as Lucas Moura headed home the only goal of the game. Tottenham advance through to the Carabao Cup quarter-finals.

The draw for the last 8 will take place this Saturday on Soccer AM at 10.30 in the morning.

As ever, Burnley were staunch and physical opponents at home and they did not make victory an easy task for the travelling Spurs.

A slow start, but a great second-half

It has been no secret that Spurs have been shy in front of goal as of late with Harry Kane begrudgingly taking the spotlight for his lack of goals so far this season. After not registering a shot in the second half against the Hammers on the weekend, it took Tottenham 65 minutes to register one against the tall Nick Pope as well. Giovani Lo Celso, turning up the heat, broke through one-on-one with the young English keeper and forced a pretty impressive save.

Bryan Gil excites the Spurs fans every time he plays. He is fast, tricksy, and plays with a certain determination that only some of the best players in the world have. Unfortunately, Gil had to come off injured 25 minutes into play with a muscle injury… hopefully nothing too serious. It was his replacement, the ‘Hero of Amsterdam’, Lucas Moura that sealed the victory for Spurs with a forceful header in the 68th minute of play. Bravo Moura, we salute you.

It wasn’t until the 85th minute that the hosts had a shot on target themselves. Spurs got lucky late on as, technically, Davinson Sanchez committed a foul on Nathan Collins as he knocked him to the floor during the first half. But, with no VAR in operation… who’s complaining?

Spurs made six changes in total from the team that lost to West Ham, hence why it took the lads a little time to get into the rhythm of the game. Lucas Moura’s introduction, as usual, sparked an injection of pace and excitement into the team. Lo Celso, Moura, and Bergwijn were the stand-out players for Tottenham and remained a problem for the Burnley backline for much of the second half. Burnley never really carved out a clear-cut chance of their own, leaving Spurs the rightful victors.

The Starting XI

GK

Gollini

DEF

Royal
Sanchez
Romero
Davies

MDF

Hojbjerg
Skipp
Lo Celso
Bergwijn Gil

FWD

Kane

The Manager’s thoughts

“It was tough, as we expected, but I thought we played a good game. We were in control of the game, we had good possession, we created chances. First half we should have done better with our movement because we did it in the second half. It was a deserved win. We are happy to go through. We did our job. And I think we did it in a very nice way, with good football.”

What’s next for Tottenham Hotspur?

Spurs are at home two games on the bounce. First up, the big one. Man United travel down to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium for an unmissable showdown. Ole v Nuno. Kane v Ronaldo. Availability is extremely limited, so get your tickets now.

Spurs then welcome Vitesse in the Europa Conference League on Thursday 4th November under the lights. Tickets start at just £49 for this one and will be great to see Tottenham in their efforts to advance through to the KO stages!