Tottenham two wins away from first major trophy since 2008
Tottenham overcame Stoke City 3-1 in their Carabao Cup quarter-final clash. The win helped Jose Mourinho's side reach the semis, where they will face second-tier Brentford. Notably, Spurs moved to within two wins of a first major trophy since 2008. They will hope to make it count under Mourinho, who has won four career League Cups. Here are the key numbers.
Gareth Bale netted his third goal since returning on loan from Real Madrid to give Spurs the lead. The visitors were dominant and should have scored more before half-time. However, Stoke's keeper twice denied Dele Alli and Harry Kane. Stoke equalized with their first shot on target with a controlled finish from Jordan Thompson. Ben Davies and Kane then sealed the deal for Tottenham.
As per Opta, Jose Mourinho has reached the semi-finals of the League for the fifth time. Mourinho has gone on to win it on each of the previous four occasions his sides have got to this stage. He won the trophy with Chelsea in 2004-05, 2006-07 and 2014-15, before winning with Manchester United in 2016-17.
Tottenham have reached the semi-finals for the second time in the last three seasons, eventually being knocked out by Chelsea in 2018-19. Meanwhile, as per Opta, Stoke City have now lost each of their last six matches against Spurs in all competitions. This is their worst ongoing losing run against any side.
As per Opta, Spurs striker Harry Kane has scored 10 goals in 11 games against Stoke in all competitions, making the Potters the fifth team he's reached double figures against in his club career. His best tally is against Leicester City (16 goals). Kane has scored 16 goals in all competitions for Spurs this season. Overall, he has raced to 204 goals for Tottenham.
Spurs will go into the game against Brentford as the favorites. If Mourinho is able to get the job done, then a bigger test will await Spurs in the final. The other semi-final is set to be played between Manchester United and Manchester City.