Tottenham moved one step nearer to ending their prolonged trophy drought with a 3-1 win over Stoke within the Carabao Cup quarter-finals.
Gareth Bale’s first-half opener was cancelled out by Jordan Thompson after the break, earlier than Ben Davies’ 70th-minute screamer put Jose Mourinho’s facet again in entrance.
The consequence was sealed when Harry Kane scored his 16th objective of the season with 9 minutes to go.
The consequence sees Spurs progress to the final 4 of the competitors with the membership seeking to win silverware for the primary time since 2008.
Mourinho fielded a robust Tottenham facet with first-team regulars Hugo Lloris, Eric Dier, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Harry Kane beginning.
And it was Kane who gave Stoke goalkeeper Andy Lonergan his first check when the England captain stung the latter’s palms early on.
Bale opened the scoring for Tottenham when he headed in Harry Winks’ cross within the 22nd minute.
Lonergan, who was beginning his first match since March 2019, stored Stoke within the contest as he denied Dele Alli twice earlier than half-time.
Regardless of his objective, Bale was changed by Heung-min Son at half-time.
Stoke did not threaten Tottenham’s defence within the first 45 minutes, however got here out firing within the second-half.
Jacob Brown’s cross discovered Thompson, who directed the ball previous Lloris to carry Stoke degree within the 53rd minute.
Mourinho’s males took management of the tie once more when Davies let fly from 25 yards to offer Lonergan no likelihood.
Son thought he had killed the match when he dinked the ball over Lonergan for 3-1, nevertheless, he was adjudged to be offside.
And it was Kane who killed off Stoke’s hopes of discovering an equaliser as he obtained on the tip of Moussa Sissoko’s move to attain in scientific trend.