League Cup

  • E. Lamela 54’
  • H. Kane 74’
0 Half Time 0
League Cup
White Hart Lane
Attendance 33,537


    • KICK OFF
    • 90'
      Mackail-Smith is brought down by Vertonghen and Brighton are awarded a late free kick just outside of the Tottenham penalty area. It's whipped into the box by Teixeira and finds the head of Colunga, but his effort flies a few yards over the top of the crossbar.
    • 90'
      Chadli picks up the ball near the halfway line and sprints into the Brighton half of the pitch before trying to curl a shot into the bottom right hand corner of the goal, but his attempt fails to find its intended target and instead goes wide of the far post.
    • 45'
      Kane is brought down clumsily by Forster-Caskey and Tottenham are awarded a free kick in a dangerous position. The striker ends up firing the resulting set-piece towards goal but it's stopped comfortably by Walton.
    • 90'
      Mackail-Smith has made a huge difference since coming onto the pitch, and for the first time this evening Tottenham's defence look slightly nervous.
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      My name is Ben Cullimore and it's been an absolute pleasure describing the action to you this evening. Until next time, goodbye!
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      In the end it was a comfortable victory for Tottenham, who never looked in danger of losing against a Brighton side that spent the vast majority of the game on the back foot. After a frustrating first half, the hosts came out for the second period with a sense of urgency that was missing during the
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      The two teams are making their way back out onto the pitch ahead of the start of the second half.
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      Tottenham enjoyed the vast majority of possession during the first half but will go into the half-time break frustrated that they were unable to make it count. Brighton have spent much of the opening 45 minutes camped inside their own half of the pitch, relying on swift counter attacks that, so far,
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      The two sides are making their way out onto the pitch, with just a few minutes to go until kick-off.
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      It has just been confirmed that kick-off has been pushed back to 8pm due to traffic congestion around the stadium.
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      Meanwhile, Sami Hyypia has decided to make four changes to the Brighton side that started the comfortable 3-0 win away to Burton Albion in the last round of the competition, with Christian Walton, Danny Holla, Jake Forster-Caskey and Adrian Colunga coming in to the squad to replace David Stockdale,
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      Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has made just two changes to the side that won 3-1 against Nottingham Forest in the third round, with Nabil Bentaleb and Paulinho making way for Moussa Dembele and Harry Kane.
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      Brighton & Hove Albion substitutes: Ankergren, Greer, Gardner, Bennett, Mackail-Smith, Teixeira, O'Grady.
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      Brighton & Hove Albion XI (4-3-3): Walton; Calderon, Dunk, Hughes, Chicksen; Ince, Holla, Forster-Caskey, LuaLua; McCourt, Colunga.
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      Tottenham Hotspur substitutes: Friedel, Dier, Chiriches, Chadli, Lamela, Mason, Paulinho.
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      Tottenham Hotspur XI (4-4-2): Vorm; Naughton, Fazio, Vertonghen, Davies; Lennon, Dembele, Stambouli, Townsend; Kane, Soldado.
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      There's just over 15 minutes left to go until kick-off, so let's have a look at how the two teams will be lining up this evening...
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      With that in mind, Brighton will be quietly confident about their chances of causing an upset tonight, although they too have been struggling domestically in recent weeks, with a torrid 10-game winless run leaving them just outside of the Championship relegation zone in 21st place. They eased past B
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      Tottenham head into tonight's game as the favourites to reach the quarter-finals, but the poor run of form that have recently embarked on in the Premier League means that this is by no means going to be an easy evening for them. Just one win in their last seven league games has left them in ninth pl
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      Good evening and welcome to our live text commentary of today's Capital One Cup fourth round clash between Tottenham Hotspur and Brighton & Hove Albion. My name is Ben Cullimore and I will be keeping you up to date with all of the action from White Hart Lane.
    • 1'
      And we're off! Brighton, in their orange and black away kit, get us underway, kicking from left to right.
    • 3'
      After a slow start to the game, Kane picks up the ball midway inside the Brighton half of the pitch and unleashes a shot that takes a deflection off Forster-Caskey and loops out of play for a corner.
    • 4'
      The corner is whipped in low by Townsend but it's easily cleared away from danger by the Brighton defence.
    • 5'
      Tottenham quickly regain possession and Davies darts down the left flank before firing in a great cross, but it's saved well by the goalkeeper Walton before it can meet the head of Soldado.
    • 6'
      Townsend spins around Dunk and sprints into the penalty area, but before he can get a shot away on goal the aforementioned Brighton defender is just about able to clear the ball out for a corner with a well-timed sliding tackle.
    • 7'
      Tottenham take the corner short and it eventually finds its way to Townsend, who darts towards the near post before dragging the ball back to Lennon. The winger then fires a low shot from the edge of the six-yard box but it's blocked by an orange shirt and bounces away to the left wing.
    • 8'
      Brighton are unable to clear the danger fully and Lennon is able to whip a great cross onto the head of Fazio, but the defender's headed effort ends up flying just wide of the far post.
    • 10'
      Brighton push forward for the first time this game and win themselves a corner. It's dealt with easily by Tottenham, however, and the hosts then break away on a quick counter attack through Lennon. It looks as if his great pass is going to find Soldado in front of goal but Hughes is able to cut it o
    • 11'
      Again, Brighton fail to deal with another dangerous Tottenham corner and the ball eventually finds its way to Naughton 30 yards out. He sets himself up before firing a low shot that ends up deflecting off Dunk and out for yet another corner for the hosts.
    • 12'
      Another great cross is whipped into the Brighton box where it finds the head of Soldado. The Spaniard knocks it first time to Kane, who is on the edge of the six-yard box, but the latter is seemingly wrestled to the ground by Calderon before he can make contact with the ball. The Tottenham fans and
    • 13'
      Townsend finds himself in acres of space 30 yards out and decides to fire a shot towards goal, but his effort is poor and it bounces comfortably wide of the far post.
    • 15'
      And now Vertonghen, who is camped inside the Brighton half of the pitch, decides to fire a shot from long range after being given so much space by the visitors, but, like Townsend, his effort fails to trouble Walton.
    • 17'
      LuaLua bursts through the Tottenham back line and takes the entire stadium by surprise, but he allows the lofted pass that was sent forward to him to bounce once and he's then forced to volley it from an acute angle. As a result, his shot flies well over the top of the crossbar.
    • 19'
      Tottenham patiently pass the ball around on the edge of the Brighton box, but they hold onto it for too long and the visitors are able to regain possession without too much trouble.
    • 21'
      Davies, who is completely unmarked, pushes forward down the left wing and sends a cross-cum-shot towards the near post that Walton is just about able to parry out for a Tottenham corner.
    • 23'
      It's all Tottenham at the moment, as it has been for the majority of the first half so far, but they're finding it extremely difficult to find a way through a Brighton side that are sitting so deep.
    • 25'
      Dembele launches a long ball over to Lennon, who is unmarked on the left flank, but it's overhit and the latter is unable to control it, resulting in a Brighton throw-in.
    • 27'
      Davies trips over Colunga near the halfway line and Brighton are awarded a free kick. It's fired into the Tottenham box by McCourt and finds its way to Chicksen at the back post, but the defender is only able to fire his shot over the goal by a few yards.
    • 29'
      Great play by Tottenham! Soldado fires a fantastic bouncing cross from the right wing that Lennon is just about able to meet with his outstretched right foot, but his shot from the edge of the six-yard box ends up flying just wide of the near post.
    • 31'
      Colunga darts into the Tottenham penalty area and is seemingly brought to the ground by a sliding tackle from Naughton, but, despite a few protests from the visiting fans, nothing is given.
    • 33'
      LuaLua embarks on a fantastic marauding run into the Tottenham half of the pitch that is brought to an end by Fazio, who cynically pushes him to the ground to earn himself a yellow card.
    • 34'
      The resulting set-piece is fired towards goal by Dunk, but his effort is poor and Vorm is able to watch the ball sail over the top of the crossbar.
    • 36'
      Soldado twists and turns on the right hand side of the Brighton box before sending a cross towards Kane, who is on the edge of the six-yard box. The youngster sees his shot blocked but his Spanish teammate picks up the ball and fires an effort of his own that is saved well by Walton.
    • 38'
      Townsend sprints down the right flank before pulling the ball back for Naughton, who is unmarked on the edge of the Brighton penalty area. He spins and fires a low shot towards goal but Dunk is able to get a foot in to send it out for yet another corner.
    • 39'
      Townsend sends the resulting set-piece deep towards Soldado at the back post, and the Spaniard pulls off an acrobatic scissor kick. Unfortunately, his attempt ends up flying comfortably wide of the goal.
    • 41'
      McCourt pushes forward through the middle of the Tottenham midfield before chipping a deft pass into the path of Colunga, who picks up the ball and steams into the box before his attack is brought to an end by a fantastic Vertonghen sliding tackle.
    • 43'
      Townsend wins possession for Tottenham near the halfway line and breaks away into the Brighton half of the pitch. He sends the ball over to Lennon on the right wing, who tries to twist and turn his way into the penalty area but ends up having his run stopped by Chicksen, who tackles him before sendi
    • 44'
      The corner is taken short and worked around to Stambouli, who fires a poor shot from 25 yards out that sails well wide of the goal.
    • 45'
      The fourth official has indicated that there will be one minute of added time.
    • 45'
      What a great cross by Soldado! The Spaniard chips a beautiful pass into the path of Kane at the back post, but the youngster misses it by a few inches and Brighton are able to breathe once again.
    • 46'
      SI E. Lamela SO A. Lennon
    • 46'
      Tottenham have made one substitution during the half-time break, with Lamela coming on for Lennon.
    • 46'
      And we're underway once again!
    • 48'
      A lovely through-ball from Soldado seems to set up Naughton with the perfect chance to cross from the right hand side of the Brighton penalty area, but the defender hesitates and the ball ends up rolling out for a goal kick.
    • 50'
      What a ball from Naughton! The right-back sends a fantastic bouncing cross into the heart of the penalty area that somehow misses both Kane and Soldado. If either of them had managed touch it, it certainly would have resulted in a Tottenham goal.
    • 52'
      Soldado tees up Townsend, who then fires a cross from the right flank that takes a deflection off what looked like Dunk's arm before heading out of play for a corner.
    • 53'
      The corner is whipped in by Townsend and finds the head of Fazio, but his effort ends up flying up in the air before landing comfortably in the hands of Walton.
    • 54'
      G E. Lamela Assist A. Lennon
    • 54'
      Soldado gave the assist.
    • 54'
      GOAL! A fantastic team goal fires Tottenham into the lead! Soldado and Lamela play a wonderful one-two between one another on the edge of the penalty area before the Argentine slots the ball past Walton and into the back of the net.
    • 56'
      The Tottenham fans, who have been rather subdued for most of the evening, are now in fine voice as their side push forward looking for a second goal.
    • 58'
      LuaLua is unable to dispossess Lamela on the edge of the penalty area, allowing the Argentine to pull the ball back to Kane, who then fires a fantastic low shot that only misses the far post by a few inches.
    • 60'
      Lovely play from Tottenham! Again, Naughton finds himself with the ball at his feet on the right flank and sends a great low cross into the middle of the Brighton box that Dunk is only just able to clear out for a corner with a sliding tackle in front of goal.
    • 61'
      The resulting set-piece is whipped into the penalty area by Townsend but the Brighton defence are able to deal with it comfortably.
    • 62'
      Brighton break away on one of their first attacks of the second half and LuaLua fires a lovely low cross into the Tottenham box but, unfortunately for him, there are no orange shirts there to meet it.
    • 63'
      Soldado hits the crossbar! Tottenham regain possession and push forward with pace, and the ball quickly finds its way to Soldado on the edge of the penalty area. He fires a rocket of a shot that beats Walton but ends up ricocheting off the woodwork.
    • 64'
      It's end to end stuff at the moment! Brighton counter attack quickly and LuaLua breaks into the Tottenham box before seemingly being tripped by Fazio, but the referee isn't interested and waves play on.
    • 66'
      SI João Carlos SO A. Lennon
    • 66'
      SI G. Gardner SO A. Lennon
    • 66'
      Brighton have decided to make a double change as they search for an equalising goal. The first player to come on is Gardner, who replaces Forster-Caskey.
    • 66'
      And the second is Teixeira, who comes on for McCourt.
    • 66'
      Chicksen bursts down the left flank with blistering pace and sends a low cross into the Tottenham box that is half cleared by Naughton. The clearance finds its way to LuaLua, who is then brought crashing to the ground by a clumsy challenge from Dembele, resulting in a free kick for Brighton.
    • 67'
      The resulting set-piece is sent towards the six-yard box by LuaLua but fails to trouble the Tottenham defence, who deal with it comfortably.
    • 69'
      A lovely ball is sent from deep inside the Brighton half of the pitch and finds Chicksen on the left wing, but the left-back is just a few yards offside.
    • 71'
      Tottenham break away through the middle of the pitch and Soldado finds himself with the ball at his feet just outside of the Brighton penalty area. He twists and turns around Dunk before firing a low shot towards goal, which is saved well by a diving save from Walton.
    • 72'
      Tottenham appeal for a penalty, but again the referee refuses to award one! Stambouli sets up Soldado with a fantastic through-ball and the Spaniard is then seemingly tripped over inside the box by Chicksen, but, despite the cries from the players and fans, nothing is given.
    • 73'
      Townsend almost sets up Kane with a beautiful through-ball but it's slightly overhit and the young striker misses it by a few agonising inches.
    • 74'
      G H. Kane Assist A. Lennon
    • 74'
      A. Townsend gave the assist.
    • 74'
      GOAL! Tottenham double their lead and all but confirm their place in the quarter-finals! Townsend darts into the Brighton box on the left hand side before setting up Soldado with a deft cross, and the Spaniard's first-time shot is saved well by Walton. However, the goalkeeper is only able to parry t
    • 76'
      Chicksen seemed to pick up an injury in the build-up to the second goal and there's a brief break in play as he receives medical attention in the middle of the pitch.
    • 77'
      After a few moments on the touchline, Chicksen seems to be okay to continue and makes his way back onto the pitch.
    • 79'
      Kane is presented with the perfect opportunity to make it 3-0 to Tottenham but Hughes slides in to dispossess him at the vital moment, pulling off a wonderful sliding tackle to deny the youngster his second goal of the game.
    • 81'
      SI N. Chadli SO A. Lennon
    • 81'
      Tottenham have decided to make their second substitition of the game, with Townsend making way for Chadli.
    • 82'
      Kane darts past Chicksen near the corner flag on the right wing but overhits the ball and it ends up rolling out for a goal kick.
    • 84'
      SI Paulinho SO A. Lennon
    • 84'
      Pochettino seems to be happy with his side's two-goal lead, and Kane makes his way off the pitch to be replaced by Paulinho in Tottenham's final change of the game.
    • 84'
      Tottenham patiently work their way towards the Brighton penalty area before Kane whips a dangerous low cross towards the middle of the box that is just about cleared out for a corner by Dunk.
    • 86'
      LuaLua suddenly bursts forward before sending a fantastic through-ball into the path of Colunga, who fires a first-time shot from the edge of the Tottenham penalty area that is saved well by Vorm.
    • 88'
      SI C. Mackail-Smith SO A. Lennon
    • 88'
      C. Mackail-Smith comes on for K. LuaLua.
    • 88'
      In a last-ditch attempt to find two late goals, Hyypia has decided to bring on Mackail-Smith for LuaLua, who seems to have picked up an injury.
    • 89'
      Mackail-Smith holds up the ball well and tries to thread a deft pass into the path of Colunga, but it's off target and Tottenham are easily able to regain possession.
    • 90'
      The fourth official has indicated that there will be three minutes of added time.
    • 90'
      Brighton are throwing as many bodies forward as possible in an attempt to find a way back into the game. Chicksen darts down the left flank before whipping a low cross into the box that Fazio is just about able to send out for a corner before Mackail-Smith can make contact with the ball.

    Line Up




    Ryan Mason
    Graham Potter



    Possession 0% 0%
    Effective Chances 0 0
    Shots on Target 0 0
    Turnovers 0 0


    Passes 0 0
    Passing Accuracy 0% 0%
    Passing Accuracy in opponent’s half 0% 0%
    Crosses 0 0
    Crossing accuracy 0% 0%


    Shots 0 0
    Shots outside the box 0 0
    Shots inside the box 0 0
    Shooting accuracy 0% 0%


    Tackles 0 0
    Effective Tackles 0% 0%
    Blocked Shots 0 0
    Clearances 0 0
    Saves 0 0


    Fouls Conceded 8 1
    Yellow Cards 1 0
    Red Cards 0 0
    Offsides 0 0

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