Tottenham and West Ham faced off in the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup on Wednesday, where Spurs won 2-1 (match score). All three matches took place in front of packed crowds that day, despite a worrying rise in the number of coronavirus cases, with last weekend’s Premier League schedule being lifted from suspension.
Tottenham boss Antonio Conte has shown determination to end the club’s 13-year trophy drought as quickly as possible by appointing Harry Kane to a strong starting line-up. But the other two of the three facing Spurs were going to target north London. Steven Bergwijn scored his first goal of the season after two clever football matches with Pierre emile Højbjerg.
Tottenham’s lead lasted just three minutes, when West Ham took advantage of a weak pass from Eric Dier and Jarrod Bowen fired a short distance from Hugo Lloris. Two minutes later, it was 2–1, Bergwijn this time turning to a supplier for Moura to throw at home from a close distance.
“It’s very difficult to win anything in England,” said Antonio Conte, who met his old club in the last four. The Spurs coach Conte further added: “It is good for Tottenham to reach the semi-finals of this competition. You can see with us the names of these teams that have reached the semi-finals – Liverpool, Chelsea, and Arsenal – so every side wants to try and lift this trophy.”
Tottenham won the League Cup in 2008, while West Ham never won the competition, although they finished second in 1966 and 1981.
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