Tottenham Hotspur has reached the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup after defeating Chelsea on penalties in the fifth round.
The game headed into spot-kick after playing 1-1 in regulation time.
Mason Mount was the culprit as he missed Chelsea’s fifth penalty after his effort clipped the post and went wide. Spurs, therefore, progressed to the last eight of the competition, winning 5-4.
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Timo Werner, who scored his first goal for the Blues in the first half had put the visitors in the lead. Spurs canceled out his goal through a late strike from Erik Lamela.
The German striker opened his Chelsea goal account in the 19th, firing into the bottom corner from the edge of the box. Cesar Azpilicueta turned Tottenham debutant Sergio Reguilon before releasing the pass for the German striker in space.
Debutant, Edouard Mendy made several neat saves and commanded his penalty area well. The French goalie denied Gedson Fernandes and Erik Lamela before the Argentine eventually scored the equaliser late into the game.
Despite having few chances in the second half, Spurs stayed in the contest and had to wait until the 83rd minute for an equaliser. Reguilon made up for his earlier defensive by being the provider. His cross evaded everyone and landed in the path of Lamela with space at the back post. The winger made no mistake by knocking the ball past Mendy.
That took the game to straight penalties. With almost all the spot-kick being placed on the left side of the post, it was only Mount that missed his spot-kick in the dramatic shootout.
Eric Dier, Lamela, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Lucas Moura and Harry Kane converted their spot-kicks for Spurs while Tammy Abraham, Emerson, Jorginho, and Azpilicueta did same for the Blues.
Livid Jose Mourinho chases out Eric Dier from the toilet
There was a mild drama in the Carabao Cup fifth round clash between Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur as Jose Mourinho stormed into the rest room to order Eric Dier out.
The defender had sought permission from the referee to use the restroom – to the surprise of the Portuguese manager while his team was losing 1-0 and Chelsea almost scored the second.
Mourinho promptly followed him to the restroom and ordered him out and Dier ran promptly unto the field and continued.