Tottenham secured progression into the last eight of the Carabao Cup after overcoming Chelsea via a penalty shootout on Tuesday night.
The Blues got their just reward for a dominant first-half, with their early superiority capped by Timo Werner’s fantastic strike – his first goal for the club.
The Lilywhites were much-improved after the break, however, taking a much more enterprising approach and asking plenty of questions of the visitors’ defence. Erik Lamela eventually pulled the hosts’ level from close range with ten minutes remaining, setting up a penalty shootout.
A perfect streak of spot-kicks was then broken on the tenth attempt by Mason Mount as his effort rebounded off the post and wide, sending Spurs through.
Let’s get into some player ratings…
1. Goalkeeper & Defenders
Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg – 6/10
Harry Kane – 5/10
Lucas Moura – N/A
Olivier Giroud (ST) – 5/10 – A quiet evening for the French target-man before making way for Tammy Abraham late on.
Emerson – 6/10
N’Golo Kante – 8/10
Tammy Abraham – N/A