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A Harry Kane penalty gave Tottenham a hard-fought 1-0 win in their Carabao Cup first-leg clash with Chelsea at Wembley on Tuesday night.

Chelsea started with Eden Hazard in a central striking role and Bayern Munich target Callum Hudson-Odoi on the right wing.

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Tottenham would open the scoring on 26 minutes, with Harry Kane converting from the penalty spot.

The penalty decision came after ref Michael Oliver was given a helping hand by VAR, firstly to judge that Kane was onside before latching on to a through-ball, and secondly to clarify the penalty decision, with Blues’ ‘keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga taking out the striker in the box.

Chelsea pushed for an equaliser, with N’Golo Kanté hitting the post and Hudson-Odoi seeing his effort deflected onto the frame of the goal.

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After the break, Andreas Christensen missed a gilt-edged chance from close-range as the Blues continued to press for a vital goal at Wembley.

At the other end, Kane continued to threaten, forcing Arrizabalaga into a good save.

However, the game would end in a 1-0 first-leg victory to the Lilywhites, with this semi-final very much still in the balance.

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