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Carling Cup photos

Jermain Defoe

Tottenham fans are given a boost ahead of their Carling Cup clash with Burnley by striker Jermain Defoe, set to rejoin from Portsmouth

Martin Paterson

But it is Burnley who are soon celebrating after Martin Paterson fires the Championship side into a shock lead in their semi-final first leg

Martin Paterson

Paterson, a Northern Ireland international, has now netted 15 times this season and takes his tally to five in the Carling Cup

Burnley goalkeeper Brian Jensen punches clear

Tottenham come forward in search of an equaliser but cannot find a way past the Burnley defence or goalkeeper Brian Jensen

Burnley midfielder Joey Gudjonsson

The Clarets suffer a blow when influential midfielder Joey Gudjonsson is forced off with an injury but hold out until half-time

Burnley boss Owen Coyle

Burnley boss Owen Coyle has already seen his side beat Fulham, Chelsea and Arsenal in the Carling Cup this season

Tottenham celebrate after Jamie O'Hara's goal gives them the lead

But Coyle's hopes of reaching Wembley are hit when Spurs score twice in five minutes at the start of the second half

Tottenham celebrate their fourth goal

Roman Pavlyuchenko extends Spurs' lead before Michael Duff heads an O'Hara cross into his own net to make it 4-1

Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp

Burnley will hope to turn things round in the second leg but Spurs are clear favourites to play Derby or Manchester United in the final

see also
Tottenham 4-1 Burnley
06 Jan 09 |  League Cup
Redknapp relief at cup turnaround
06 Jan 09 |  League Cup
Carling Cup as it happened
06 Jan 09 |  League Cup

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