Harry Kane scores penalty winner via VAR intervention

VAR intervened as Harry Kane’s first-half penalty gave Tottenham a 1-0 win over Chelsea in the Carabao Cup semi-final first leg at Wembley.

In an engrossing cup tie, Kane was upended by Kepa Arrizabalaga inside the box midway through the first half, with Michael Oliver awarding the penalty after VAR intervened following an initial call for offside.

There were opposing views to the offside call, with VAR pictures seemingly showing Kane level, but Chelsea’s own footage showing the upper half of his body leaning over the line.

Kane tucked the penalty away (27), but Chelsea ended the first half on top as N’Golo Kante and Callum Hudson-Odoi hit the woodwork.

Chelsea dominated the ball in the second half but failed to find the net as Andreas Christensen missed a fine chance at the far post, meaning Spurs have the advantage going into the second leg at Stamford Bridge on January 24.

 

source: Skysports