Lucas Moura headed Tottenham into the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup in an attritional, hard-fought 1-0 win over Burnley at Turf Moor.
Spurs had failed to have a shot in the second half of their defeat to West Ham in the Premier League on Sunday and it took them until the 65th minute to work Nick Pope in this tie, with the goalkeeper producing a stunning stop to deny Giovani Lo Celso from a one-on-one.
But sub Moura, who had replaced the injured Bryan Gil on 25 minutes, found a way past Pope with a forceful header (68) to give Nuno’s side a much-needed boost.
Burnley failed to record a shot on target themselves until the 85th minute but should have had a penalty when Davinson Sanchez hauled Nathan Collins to the floor from a first-half corner. However, with referee Peter Bankes waving away the appeals and no VAR in operation, Spurs were able to capitalise on their good fortune.
There was a late charge from the hosts but Spurs survived the aerial bombardment and they will now be in the draw for the Carabao Cup last eight, which takes place live on Sky Sports’ Soccer AM this Saturday from 10.30am.
More to follow…
When is the draw for the Carabao Cup quarter-finals?
The quarter-final draw will take place live on Soccer AM this Saturday from 10.30am
Hosts Fenners and Jimmy Bullard will be conducting the draw, which will be live on Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Football, Soccer AM’s YouTube channel and the EFL’s Twitter account.
Carabao Cup 2021/22 schedule…
- Fourth round: October 27
- Quarter-finals: December 21 and 22
- Semi-finals: January 4/5 and 11/12
- Final: February 27
What’s next for Burnley and Tottenham?
Burnley host Brentford in the Premier League on Saturday at 3pm while Tottenham are at home to Manchester United live on Sky Sports Premier League and Main Event on Saturday Night Football; coverage starts at 5pm with kick-off at 5.30pm.