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ESPN – Andros Townsend’s penalty edges Tottenham over gritty Sheffield Utd

Only Tottenham's 74th minute penalty scored by Andros Townsend could breach a determined Sheffield United defence. LONDON — Three observations from Tottenham's 1-0 victory over League One side Sheffield United at White Hart Lane. Tottenham Hotspur Sheffield United 1 0 FT Leg 1 Game Details GameCast Lineups and Stats 1. Sheffield United blunt Tottenham's attack Tottenham's route to Wembley is by no means secured. Next week's second leg will be on nearly as much a knife-edge as Tuesday's tie between Chelsea and Liverpool. Even Tottenham's emerging striker Harry Kane looked blunted by Sheffield United's defence. He ran with typical vigour, but found his League One opposition far more…

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ESPN – Multi-goal win essential for Tottenham progress in Capital One Cup

Harry Kane can expect to lead the Tottenham line on his own when Spurs host Sheffield United on Wednesday in the Capital One Cup. The semifinal draw for the Capital One cup may have been kind in keeping Liverpool and Chelsea away, but Mauricio Pochettino would do well to remind his team that League One side Sheffield United will be no pushovers. It's been seven years since Spurs last won a trophy and both the club and fans could do with some success. It's been six years since Spurs last reached a final at Wembley, and no one will easily forget the semifinal that got them there. Having won the first leg 4-1 against unfancied…

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