15′ SAVE! Raya with a strong stop to deny Son, after Moura’s little lay off to him on the edge of the penalty area and Son tries to curl the ball into the bottom right-hand corner of the net. However, it isn’t quite in the corner and the Brentford keeper makes the save.

Sergi Canós

Yellow Card


14′ The first yellow card of the game is shown to Canos after he clips Reguilon as he looks to break forward quickly on the counter.



Tottenham Hotspur

12′ Reguilon made sure that he got plenty of pace on the cross and it meant that Sissoko just had to get a slight touch on the ball to turn it past Raya and into the back of the net.

M. Sissoko


Tottenham Hotspur

12′ GOOOAAALLL! Tottenham take the lead, its 1-0! Spurs switch the ball out wide quickly and Reguilon has time and space to whip a superb cross into the penalty area, which is met by the head of Sissoko and he powers his header into the top right-hand corner of the net.

11′ Spurs are participating in their 16th League Cup semi-final, progressing from eight of their previous 15 attempts, most recently in 2014/15. They have always progressed when facing a non-top-flight side (1970-71 vs Bristol City, 2008-09 vs Burnley, 2014-15 vs Sheffield United).

9′ Brentford with a decent opportunity to get the ball into the box and test the hosts defence, as a deep free-kick is delivered into the area and headed across goal by Pinnock, but the Spurs defence do well and clear the danger.

7′ Brentford are doing a job good of getting back into the shape when defending and they aren’t allowing Spurs much time or space in the final third, with Son and Kane yet to really get on the ball.

5′ Both teams are just trying to settle into their game at the moment, it is quite scrappy in midfield as neither team are able to control possession.

3′ It is a very strong Spurs side out on the pitch today and they have started well, with Reguilon getting forward down the left wing and winning an early corner. However, Brentford defend it well and clear the danger.

1′ We’re under way!

The teams are out on the pitch and kick-off is almost upon us, stay tuned for all the match action!

Meanwhile Brentford boss Thomas Frank has made just one change to his side, which sees Sorensen come into the defence, as Pontus Jansson misses out.

Jose Mourinho has made five changes to his starting line-up, with Aurier, Sanchez, Reguilon, Sissoko and Moura all coming into the side and they have replaced Doherty, Alderweireld, Davies, Winks and Bergwijn.

BRENTFORD SUBS: Luke Daniels, Emiliano Marcondes, Marcus Forss, Saman Ghoddos, Tariqe Fosu-Henry, Mads Roerslev, Finley Stevens, Alex Gilbert, Maxwell Haygarth.

BRENTFORD (4-3-3): David Raya Martin; Henrik Dalsgaard, Mads Bech Sorensen, Ethan Pinnock, Rico Henry; Josh Dasilva, Vitaly Janelt, Mathias Jensen; Bryan Mbeumo, Ivan Toney, Sergi Canos.

TOTTENHAM SUBS: Joe Hart, Toby Alderweireld, Ben Davies, Japhet Tanganga, Harry Winks, Harvey White, Dele Alli, Steven Bergwijn, Carlos Vinicius.

TOTTENHAM (4-2-3-1): Hugo Lloris; Serge Aurier, Davinson Sanchez, Eric Dier, Sergio Reguilon; Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Moussa Sissoko; Lucas Moura, Tanguy Ndombele, Son Heung-Min; Harry Kane.

The hosts got back to winning ways in the Premier League at the weekend, beating Leeds United 3-0, after drawing two and losing two of their last four games, and they now sit fourth in the table. Meanwhile Brentford are on an impressive 15-game unbeaten streak, which includes three wins in their last three games, the last coming against Bournemouth when they secured a 2-1 victory.

Tottenham booked their place in the EFL Cup semi-finals with a 3-1 victory over Stoke City, whilst Brentford beat Newcastle United 1-0 and they are the only non-Premier League side remaining in the competition.

Hello and welcome to our LIVE match commentary of the EFL Cup semi-final clash between Tottenham and Brentford.