Tottenham vs Chelsea Carabao Cup semi-final paused due to medical emergency

By Aaron Catterson-Reid

Tottenham's Carabao Cup semi-final clash against Chelsea was briefly paused due to a medical emergency in the crowd.

The first leg of the League Cup affair ended 2-0 to the Blues at Stamford Bridge before the west Londoners scored the only goal of the game in the second leg, securing their place in February's final.

Chelsea centre-back Antonio Rudiger broke the deadlock in the 18th minute, heading past Spurs goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini from a corner.

Rudiger then gave away a penalty shortly after when referee Andre Marriner pointed to the spot after the German was adjudged to have fouled Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg.

However, VAR overturned the decision as replays showed that the foul took place outside the box before a free kick was awarded instead.

Marriner then pointed to the spot again in the second half after Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga challenged Lucas Moura.

VAR then told the official to go and review his decision via the on-pitch monitor as Arrizabalaga had clearly won the ball, with no foul given in the end.

Tottenham thought they had finally got a goal back in the second half when Harry Kane slotted the ball into the net but again VAR stepped in, showing that the England captain was offside as the scoreline finished 1-0 to Tuchel's side.

The match at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium was then paused in the closing stages of the game for a number of minutes due to a medical emergency in the stand.

When play resumed, the Lillywhites official Twitter account said: "Play has resumed. Everyone at the club sends their best wishes to the supporter who was taken ill."


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