29 Jan 2015

Tottenham to face Chelsea in Cup final

11:37 am on 29 January 2015

Tottenham set up an all-London English League Cup final against Chelsea when they drew 2-2 with Sheffield United in the second leg of their semi-final for a 3-2 aggregate win.

Spurs midfielder Christian Eriksen in action

Spurs midfielder Christian Eriksen Photo: Photosport

The Spurs reached the League Cup final after suppressing a late uprising from third tier Sheffield United as Christian Eriksen struck twice to seal a 3-2 aggregate win.

Tottenham, who will face Chelsea in the final at Wembley on March 1, appeared to be cruising when they took a first-half lead through Eriksen's stunning free kick which took their aggregate advantage to 2-nil.

Sheffield United teenager Che Adams came off the bench, however, to turn the tie on its head with two goals in two minutes to give his team a 2-1 lead and level the scores over two legs.

Eriksen ensured four-times winners Spurs avoided playing extra time when he found space on the edge of the lower league side's box with two minutes remaining and calmly slotted home.

Yesterday Branislav Ivanovic's extra-time header sent Chelsea into the final at Liverpool's expense as the London club edged a breathless semi-final second leg 1-nil, giving Jose Mourinho's side a 2-1 aggregate win.

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