Tottenham Hotspur overcame visitors Chelsea 5-4 in a penalty shootout to reach Carabao Cup quarter finals following a 1-1 home draw in their fourth round clash on Tuesday.
Chelsea appeared to be heading into the quarter-finals thanks to a 19th-minute strike from new signing Timo Werner for his first goal for the club but Erik Lamela forced a shootout with an equaliser in the 83rd minute, finishing from close range after controlling a cross from debutant Sergio Reguilon.
In the shootout, Chelsea’s Mason Mount struck the post to miss the decisive fifth penalty after every other spot kick had been converted.
Chelsea’s new goalkeeper Edouard Mendy had a confident display in his first game since switching from Stade Rennes, making a good save to keep out a vicious shot from Spurs’ Spanish left back Reguilon in the second half.
But Mendy was finally beaten in the 83rd minute when Reguilon turned in the box and found Lamela, who controlled the ball at the far post before netting from close range to force the shootout in which Tottenham prevailed.
The victory was revenge for Spurs for a 2019 League Cup semifinal second-leg defeat to Chelsea on penalties.