Tottenham Hotspur will take a narrow lead to Stamford Bridge for the second leg of their Carabao Cup semi-final after defeating Chelsea 1-0 at Wembley in this first leg this evening.

Harry Kane scored the only goal of the game from the penalty spot in controversial circumstances with VAR having been used to award Spurs their spot kick.

A lively start in North West London saw Harry Kane and Callum Hudson-Odoi test goalkeepers Kepa Arrizabalaga and Paulo Gazzaniga before the latter saved an Eden Hazard shot from range.

Spurs were handed an excellent opportunity to open the scoring when Harry Kane was fouled in the box by Arrizabalaga and the referee awarded the home side a penalty kick following a review by VAR. Kane picked himself up to take the spot kick and fired the ball into the bottom left hand corner of the net.

Chelsea responded with N’Golo Kante forcing a save from Gazzaniga with a shot from range before the same player was denied by the post just before half-time.

A frantic opening to the second half saw Christian Eriksen and Harry Kane trouble Arrizabalaga with efforts on goal before Hazard and Kante registered ambitious efforts on target for The Blues.

Those chances were the last real efforts on target of the match as Chelsea piled on the pressure without any real effect.

Spurs went on to cling onto their 1-0 lead but the tie is far from over with Chelsea putting in an impressive performance this evening despite their defeat.

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