Tottenham 1 – Barnsley 0
Tottenham eked through in the Carabao Cup thanks to a second half goal from Dele Alli.
A sparse crowd of just over 23,000 watched on at Wembley as a second strong Spurs side eventually beat the Championship strugglers.
The only goal of the game saw Moussa Sissoko and Kieran Trippier involved in the build up.
Sissoko headed into the path of Trippier who beat his man and crossed low into the box for Dele Alli to tap home from close range.
Pochettino: “It was a very tough game”
After the game, Mauricio Pochettino said: “It was a very tough game and I want to congratulate Barnsley I think the performance was good and we dominated.”
The goal should come as a boost to Dele Alli, who has struggled for form in recent matches.
Dele Alli said: “I felt like we played well at times. It was nice to get on the scoresheet, but more importantly we got the win.”
Clues for West Ham v Spurs
From a Tottenham perspective, all eyes will be on Saturday’s match at West Ham which kicks off the Premier League weekend.
Spurs will be looking for revenge against the Hammers after losing twice in their past two Premier League away games versus their London rivals.
Michail Antonio bagged the header for the win at Upton Park two seasons ago. Manuel Lanzini claimed the Hammers winner at the London Stadium at the back end of last season.
Spurs rested a number of key players on Tuesday night, including Toby Alderweireld, Hugo Lloris, Harry Kane, Serge Aurier, Ben Davies and Eric Dier.
Fernando Llorente still looked short of match fitness against Barnsley.
The likes of Juan Foyth, Harry Winks, Georges Kevin Nkoudou and Kyle Walker Peters impressed for Tottenham against Barnsley.
Mauricio Pochettino on the win over Barnsley
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