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Spurs beat Chelsea in 1st leg of Carabao Cup semis

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Tottenham Hotspur can thank the video referee for their 1-0 victory over Chelsea in the first leg of the Carabao Cup semi-finals.

VAR was decisive in setting the stage for the only goal of the derby at Wembley here on Tuesday, reports

fouled Spurs striker in the box in the 25th minute and referee awarded a penalty but then decided to consult VAR to determine whether the attacking was onside.

Once VAR official gave the nod, Oliver pointed to the spot and Kane converted.

At the other end of the field, Spurs keeper survived both of Chelsea's first-half chances with some help from the woodwork.

N'Golo Kante hit the post on close range after Kane's goal and Gazzaniga redirected Callum Hudson-Odoi's shot onto the post on the second occasion.

Chelsea dominated for stretches of the second half but failed to equalize.

The second leg is set for January 24 at



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First Published: Wed, January 09 2019. 13:12 IST