Register Login Scores

Spurs Edge First Leg Win

Capital One Cup

First Leg Semifinal

Full Time: Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 Sheffield United

Date: 21 January 2015

Venue: White Hart Lane

A single penalty goal from Andros Townsend earned Tottenham Hotspur the slenderest of advantages after beating Sheffield United 1-0 in a first leg Capital One Cup semifinal match at White Hart Lane.

The second leg will take place next week Wednesday at Bramall Lane.

Sheffield United started the better of the two teams and created their first chance on goal in the fourth minute when Ryan Flynn broke into the box and was superbly denied by the keeper in a one-on-one.

In the 22nd minute the visitors came close again when Julian Campbell-Ryce danced his way into the Spurs box, but fired his low 14-yard shot from an acute angle just wide.

Two minutes later Spurs created their first real chance of the half when Eric Dier met a right-wing cross from Townsend, but the keeper produced a great save to turn his 12-yard header around the post.

In the 34th minute Emmanuel Adebayor should really have given the home side the lead when he latch onto a long ball into the box, but despite his impeccable control the striker fired over from ten-yards out.

Spurs controlled the remainder of the half, but could not break the deadlock.

The same pattern continued at the start of the second half, but Sheffield United defended stubbornly and continued to frustrate the Spurs attack.

Finally, in the 73rd minute the home side found some reward for their pressure when the referee awarded them penalty after James McEveley handled the ball inside the box.

Townsend stepped up and made no mistake from the spot, 1-0.

Spurs continued to dictate terms after that, but they could not add to their goal tally.


Starting XI - Barca v Atletico


Top 5

Rhulani On Lorch: That Behaviour Won't Be Condoned

103 Nov 26, 2019 10:32 PM in Orlando Pirates

The 10 Richest Footballers In The World

13 Nov 24, 2019 07:17 PM in World News

Middendorp Chooses His Own MOTM, Snubs Nurkovic

61 Nov 27, 2019 10:41 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

CR7 Teammate Makes Shocking Ballon d'Or Accusation

71 Dec 03, 2019 04:32 PM in Real Madrid

Pitso: The Trophy Is In Chloorkop!

186 Nov 25, 2019 10:41 AM in Mamelodi Sundowns

Messi Wins 2019 World's Best Playmaker Award, CR7 Not In Top 10

25 Dec 01, 2019 01:26 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Killer Rides: A Look At Mphela’s Luxury Motor Evolution

2 Dec 02, 2019 09:14 AM in Stars & Their Cars

Best XI To Never Win The Ballon d'Or

16 Dec 04, 2019 07:22 PM in Ballon d’Or

CR7 Teammate Makes Shocking Ballon d'Or Accusation

71 Dec 03, 2019 04:32 PM in Real Madrid

TKO Match Officials Lauded!

25 Nov 25, 2019 01:41 PM in Telkom Knockout

9 Players Who Left Barca Because Of Messi

27 Nov 03, 2019 10:21 AM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Sirino Could Miss Final If Fixture Postponed…

13 Nov 25, 2019 12:01 PM in Mamelodi Sundowns

The Highest-Paid Player At Each EPL Club Revealed

20 Sep 15, 2019 07:15 PM in Cadbury

Motaung Apologises For Chiefs’ ‘Shocking Performance’

161 Nov 25, 2019 01:00 PM in Kaizer Chiefs