Tottenham Hotspur will take a 1-0 lead to Stamford Bridge in the Carabao Cup semi-final second leg after beating their London rivals at home on Tuesday night.

Harry Kane’s penalty midway through the first half was the only goal of the night, although both managers had plenty to say about the VAR system that led to the award.

Chelsea had more possession and almost three times as many shots on goal as Tottenham but could not make that pay and must now overturn a one-goal deficit if they are to progress to the final.

Spurs fans, meanwhile, were pleased with the win even if the performance was not what they would have hoped for.

One player who did impress was Tottenham goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga, who made a number of saves to guarantee his clean sheet and keep Chelsea at bay.

Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino even admitted after the match that his compatriot was his choice for man of the match.

Tottenham fans took to Twitter to praise the efforts of their Argentine stopper, who usually has to play second fiddle to World Cup winner Hugo Lloris.

But last night, he showed – not for the first time – that he has what it takes to star on the big occasions.

Some Tottenham supporters even went as far as to claim that he should be pushing Lloris for a first-team spot in all competitions.

Here are some of the tweets from Spurs fans who were delighted with Gazzaniga’s efforts against the Blues.

However, not everybody was happy and there were a few supporters who are quite content to only see Gazzaniga play occasionally.

For some, his distribution leaves something to be desired, even if his record while playing for Spurs is impressive.

 

 

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