How the VAR denied Harry Kane a Hat trick against Chelsea during the second leg of the EFL Cup Clash
Chelsea beat Tottenham Hotspurs by a lone goal in front of their home Fans in the Second leg of the EFL Cup Semifinals on Wednesday evening.
Romelu Lukaku, Timo Werner and Mason Mount all started in the Attack for the Blues but it was Antonio Rudiger’s header in the first half of the game that made the difference as Chelsea are now through to the Finals of the Cup which will take place next month at Wembley Stadium against Liverpool or Arsenal.
Unlike the First leg of the EFL Cup Semifinals between Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspurs where Chelsea dominated the game and won by two Goals at Stamford Bridge, both the Blues and Spurs had their Fair share of opportunities during the encounter on Wednesday evening but Chelsea were lucky.
Tottenham Hotspurs endured a tough luck in the game and it was Harry Kane who had the toughest night. The England International could have easily netted a hat trick against Chelsea in form of two goals from Penalty-kicks and another from the Open play but the VAR didn’t allow it.
Antonio Rudiger brought down Harry Kane close to Chelsea Goal just few minutes after the German Defender scored for Chelsea in the encounter. Spurs were clamoring for a Penalty-kick which would have been obviously taken by Harry Kane if it was awarded but the VAR denied them because the foul happened outside the Penalty area.
Tottenham Hotspurs once again clamoured for a Penalty-kick after Kepa Arrizabalaga appeared to have fouled Lucas Moura in an attempt to make a clearance but the VAR adjudged it to be a clean tackle. Chelsea once again made a narrow escape at the expense of another Tottenham Hotspurs and Harry Kane’s goal.
Harry Kane finally scored a goal from open play in the second half but the VAR ruled out the goal because the English Striker was Offside.