Tottenham head coach Mauricio Pochettino admitted he was rattled by the late rally from Sheffield United that threatened to swing the Capital One Cup semifinal second leg away from his team at Bramall Lane.
Pochettino appeared to be in for a comfortable evening as his Premier League side dominated their League One rivals for most of the game until two goals from teenage substitute Che Adams handed Sheffield United and improbable route back into the tie.
However, a late Christian Eriksen goal clinched...
Christian Eriksen struck after 88 minutes as Tottenham killed off a stunning Che Adams-inspired Sheffield United comeback to reach the Capital One Cup final with a 3-2 aggregate win.
Nigel Clough's cup specialists had rescued a seemingly impossible position in the tie as substitute Adams scored twice within five minutes of coming on at Bramall Lane to level the aggregate score at 2-2.
But Eriksen, who had opened the scoring on a night of snow and hail with a brilliant free-kick, had the final say...
Three thoughts on Tottenham's win against Sheffield United on Wednesday, which secured a place in the Capital One Cup final.
1. Eriksen blunts Blades comeback
This is how it feels to be Tottenham: Idling through to Wembley, suddenly rocked on their heels by a comeback beyond the realms of possibility. This though, was Sheffield United, the best pound-for-pound Cup fighters in English football. Bramall Lane was turned into a bawling bear pit as two Che Adams goals blasted Tottenham...