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Tottenham beat Sheffield United in Capital One Cup

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Tottenham narrowly overcame Sheffield United in the first leg of their Capital One Cup semi-final encounter, with Andros Townsend scoring the only goal of the contest from the penalty spot.

The Blades may have created little, but they League One outfit were able to hold firm for over 70 minutes before Jay McEveley handled in the area and Townsend subsequently converted from 12 yards.

Nigel Clough’s outfit have been the giant-killers off the competition so far having triumphed over Premier League duo West Ham and Southampton on their way to the last four, and will require another monumental effort to add another scalp.

They will host Spurs at Brammall Lane on Thursday next week knowing that at least two goals will be required to progress to Wembley, with Liverpool or Chelsea the opponents for the victors.

These two sides shared a 1-1 draw at Anfield on Tuesday, with Raheem Sterling cancelling out a penalty from Eden Hazard, and the tie is very much in the balance with the second leg at Stamford Bridge to come.

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Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino, meanwhile, is not prepared to take anything for granted when his side go to Sheffield with a slender advantage, with United having defeated Southampton on home turf during their previous outing in the competition.

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