Tottenham 2-0 Brentford: Player ratings as Spurs book place in Carabao Cup final

Matt O'Connor-Simpson
Jan 5, 2021, 9:48 PM GMT
Tottenham are going to Wembley!
Tottenham are going to Wembley! | Clive Rose/Getty Images
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Moussa Sissoko and Son Heung-min both scored as Tottenham booked their place in the Carabao Cup final with a 2-0 win over Brentford

Spurs went ahead early on when Sissoko took advantage of some slack marking to head home Sergio Reguilon's cross.

The hosts spurned several chances to double their lead and were almost made to pay for their wastefulness when Ivan Toney prodded home from a corner - only for the goal to be chalked off for offside.

Minutes later, Spurs put the game beyond all doubt with Son finishing off a flowing counterattack to secure his side's trip to Wembley in April. Brentford's night then got even worse when Josh Dasilva was dismissed for a dangerous tackle on Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg with ten minutes left to play.

Here are your Tottenham player ratings from north London...

1. Goalkeeper & Defenders

Aurier nearly scored in the second half
Aurier nearly scored in the second half | GLYN KIRK/Getty Images

Hugo Lloris (GK) - 7/10 - Forced into two saves, both of which he completed with minimal fuss. His clean sheet was saved by the width of Ivan Toney's knee cap.

Serge Aurier (RB) - 7/10 -
A few mad moments, but generally solid. Made three blocks.

Davinson Sanchez (CB) - 8/10 -
Incredibly strong in the air, winning a team-high four aerial duels overall.

Eric Dier (CB) - 8/10 -
Another solid display from Spurs' ever-present. Tidy in possession and solid defensively, registering five clearances.

Sergio Reguilon (LB) - 8/10 -
Delivery for the goal was absolutely superb. Provided a similar level of attacking intent all night.

2. Midfielders

Sissoko nodded home early in the first half
Sissoko nodded home early in the first half | GLYN KIRK/Getty Images

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg (CM) - 8/10 - Really impressive display. His ability to regain possession was incredible. Overall, he completed five tackles and two interceptions.

Moussa Sissoko (CM) - 8/10 - Beautifully guided his header into the back of the net. Also showed great industry.

Tanguy Ndombele (CM) - 7/10 - Assisted Son's goal with a clever pass. Was pretty dangerous throughout, causing problems with his dribbling. Denied a goal of his own by the width of the post.

3. Forwards

Son scored Spurs' second goal
Son scored Spurs' second goal | Clive Rose/Getty Images

Lucas Moura (RW) - 6/10 - Had a quiet game. Struggled to get in on the action and was kept busy defensively by Rico Henry.

Harry Kane (ST) - 6/10 -
Not his most influential game going forward but he did well to help out defensively when required. Missed a decent chance to make it 3-0.

Heung-min Son (LW) - 8/10 -
Decided the game with a devastating goal. His importance to this Spurs side cannot be overstated.

4. Substitutes

Winks came on in the second half
Winks came on in the second half | Matthew Ashton - AMA/Getty Images

Harry Winks - 6/10 - Made no errors after coming on. Helping Spurs' run out the clock.

Ben Davies - 6/10 - Was solid enough.

Japhet Tanganga - N/A

Carlos Vinicius - N/A

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