Stoke City vs Tottenham: Tottenham Into League Cup Semis With 3-1, Chances to lift the trophy
Jose Mourinho is 2 wins faraway from leading Tottenham to its first major trophy since 2008.
Gareth Bale, Ben Davies, and Harry Kane scored for Mourinho’s team during a 3-1 win at second-division club Stoke within the English League Cup quarterfinals on Wednesday.
Tottenham joined Manchester City and Brentford a team from the second-tier Championship to enter into the semifinals, with the lineup to be completed by the winner of Everton vs. Manchester United later.
Mourinho was brought in by Tottenham last year to finish the club’s long trophy drought and therefore the League Cup, which he won with Chelsea on three occasions and Manchester United, has always been a title he targets.
He fielded a robust team at Stoke, which is seventh within the Championship, with Kane playing the complete match amid a busy run of games within the Premier League.
Bale glanced during a cross from Harry Winks to grab Tottenham the lead within the 22nd minute together with his third goal since returning to the club in September for a second spell. The winger didn’t begin for the last half, having looked to be moving uncomfortably as he went off the sector for halftime.
Jordan Thompson equalized for Stoke within the 53rd during a rare sight of goal for the hosts following a counterattack but Davies put Tottenham back ahead with a fierce low drive from 25 yards (meters).
Kane clinched victory within the 81st by running onto Moussa Sissoko’s pass and smashing a rising shot into the roof of the net.