Sheffield United v Tottenham Hotspur, 28 January 2015

Score2-2
RefereeMike Dean
CompetitionLeague Cup Semi-final 2nd leg
VenueBramall Lane
Attendance30,236
Tottenham Hotspur won 3-2 on aggregate. Kick-off: 7.45pm

Goals:

Che Adams 77 G
Che Adams 79 G

Goals:

Christian Eriksen 28 G
Christian Eriksen 88 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Mark Howard
Defender Bob Harris
Defender Jay McEveley
Defender/Midfielder Chris Basham
Midfielder Jamal Campbell-Ryce
Midfielder Michael Doyle
Midfielder Ryan Flynn
Midfielder Stefan Scougall
Midfielder/Forward Jose Baxter
Midfielder/Forward Jamie Murphy
Forward Marc McNulty

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Michel Vorm
Defender Kyle Walker
Defender/Midfielder Ben Davies
Defender/Midfielder Eric Dier
Defender/Midfielder Jan Vertonghen
Midfielder Moussa Dembélé
Midfielder Christian Eriksen
Midfielder Érik Lamela
Midfielder Ryan Mason
Forward Harry Kane

Substitutions:

Louis Reed for Michael Doyle 65
Che Adams for Jamal Campbell-Ryce 74
Michael Higdon for Marc McNulty 74

Substitutions:

Paulinho for Moussa Dembélé 66
Andros Townsend for Érik Lamela 74
Danny Rose for Ryan Mason 90

Cards:

Michael Doyle 45 Y
Ryan Flynn 58 Y
Chris Basham 90 Y

Cards:

Kyle Walker 37 Y
Ryan Mason 47 Y
Moussa Dembélé 55 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Iain Turner
Defender Craig Alcock
Defender Terry Kennedy
Midfielder Louis Reed
Midfielder Kieran Wallace
Midfielder/Forward Che Adams
Midfielder/Forward Michael Higdon

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Brad Friedel
Defender Federico Fazio
Defender/Midfielder Danny Rose
Midfielder Paulinho
Midfielder Andros Townsend
Forward Roberto Soldado

Comments:

This was Sheffield United's second League Cup Semi-final. They lost to Liverpool in 2003. Having signed from Ilkeston FC two months earlier, these were 18 year-old Che Adams' first goals in senior football. League One Sheffield United had won five of their last six League Cup ties at Bramall Lane against higher division opposition. The Blades had beaten five Premier League teams in the past year in the League Cup and FA Cup. United have lost only three of 22 cup games under current manager Nigel Clough.

Comments:

This result meant that Tottenham Hotspur had reached their eighth League Cup Final. They would now meet Chelsea in a repeat of the 2008 Final. Tottenham Hotspur had won all three previous League Cup ties against Sheffield United but are now without a win in their last six visits to Bramall Lane. They had won 12 of their last 13 League Cup games against lower division opposition. Spurs are now without a clean sheet in their last 12 away games in all competitions. Christian Eriksen had already scored match-winning goals in the 88th minute or later in three Premier League games so far this season.