Two goals from Moussa Sissoko and Son Heung-min saw Tottenham past Brentford as they moved to within one game of a first trophy in 13 years with a semi-final win over Brentford.
Moussa Sissoko scored the first goal in the 12th minute to give the hosts the lead by putting them one goal ahead.
Son powered the ball past Brentford goalkeeper David Raya in the 70th minute to double the lead for Jose Mourinho’s men in the second half.
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Brentford’s disappointment was compounded after their midfielder Josh Dasilva received a red card, putting them down to 10 men in the 84th minute, crushing any hopes for a comeback.
Given Spurs’ need for silverware after last lifting a trophy back in 2008, Mourinho’s side will now meet either Manchester United or Manchester City the final at Wembley in April.
“It’s a game that takes us to a final at – probably, but I hope not – an empty Wembley but of course I’m very happy. We’ve had London derbies and other games but this is the match that took us to a final.
“The final is now in our pocket for three months. We have to wait for the final so we have to focus on what we have coming up. We have the FA Cup, the Premier League, the Europa League, so let’s forget the final for now. But when April arrives, we have to be ready and to fight for the trophy.
“The game was always under control. They had the offside goal, when the ball goes in the air you cannot press the ball, you just have to try to get to the first and second ball.” Mourinho told Sky Sports.
“First and foremost, I must say I’m very proud of my team.
“The first VAR decision, we were inches from equalising. It was an open game, we had a top attitude, we were brave and an equaliser wouldn’t have been a totally unfair result against a world-class team.
“If you want to go to a final against a top team, you need the margins with you but then they show class to get a second and after that it was game over. We need to remember Tottenham are a good team.” Thomas Frank told Sky Sports.