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Spurs Await United, City in EFL Cup Final

Tottenham Hotspur will take on the winner of the second semi-final clash of the EFL Cup between Manchester United and Manchester City tonight in the final scheduled for April.

Spurs defeated Brentford 2-0 on Tuesday night in the first semi-final to advance to the final.

Moussa Sissoko and Son Heung-min scored to see Spurs move to within one game of a first trophy in 13 years.

Spurs manager Jose Mourinho is delighted with the win over the championship side and says it is a reward for taking the competition seriously.

“I came to England in 2004 and I remember that in that period I had to learn the meaning of the cups here and I always took it seriously,” he said.

“If there is any secret it’s to take it seriously. To respect what English football is, what English clubs are, what English lower divisions are.

“That’s what I hope to do on Sunday in Crosby against Marine [in the FA Cup].”

No Excuses- Solkjaer

Ahead of tonight’s clash, United manager Ole Gunnar Solkjaer says there will be no excuses as the city rivals file out.

“We have developed a lot in the last 12 months from last season’s EFL Cup semi-final,” he said.

“It is not just a case of learning how to win them, it is earning the right to go all the way. But we are confident and we are in good form. There are no excuses.”

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