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Summary

  1. Eriksen scores two to put Spurs into League Cup final
  2. Tottenham to meet Chelsea at Wembley on 1 March
  3. 18-year-old Adams nets twice in late Blades fightback
  4. Copa del Rey: Atletico 2-3 Barcelona (Agg: 2-4)
  5. Atletico finish with nine men after stormy clash

Live Reporting

By Neil Johnston

All times stated are UK

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  1. Spurs are on their way to Wembley

    It's time to wrap this. So, now we know the first major domestic silverware of the season will be contested between Chelsea and Tottenham. Sheffield United gave it everything and could yet face an FA Cup date with Manchester United. But it's Spurs who are going to Wembley. Time to wheel out Chas and Dave.

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    Sheff Utd 2-2 Tottenham (Agg: 2-3)

    Matt, Manchester: Is nobody going to comment on Jan Vertonghen grabbing a player by the throat and pushing him to the floor? A blatant red card completely ignored.

  3. Player reaction

    Sheff Utd 2-2 Tottenham (Agg: 2-3)

    Che Adams

    Sheffield United goalscorer Che Adams: "I want some more appearances like that but it won't be in this cup and I'm cup tied for the other one! I played for Ilkeston in the preliminary rounds.

    "It was crazy! Some of the Spurs players play for England, they're French! I'm proud. It is a lot to take in.

    "I am getting texts every day but I am trying to keep my head down. The manager knows what I can do and I did it tonight. It was unfortunate tonight. I didn't know what to do when I scored."

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    Sheff Utd 2-2 Tottenham (Agg: 2-3)

    Here's the latest update from the hospital, where Tricia has given birth to a baby boy named Harry. We asked if the little lad was named after Mr Kane...

    Tricia in Portsmouth: A family name actually..."it's one of our own, it's one of our own!"

  5. League Cup Show

    Sheff Utd 2-2 Tottenham (Agg: 2-3)

    What a terrific finish. And you can watch it again, with highlights of tonight's clash between Sheffield United and Tottenham on the League Cup Show.

    Join Manish and the team at 23:15 GMT on BBC One, or if you're a resident of Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland, from 23:40 GMT.

  6. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Sheff Utd 2-2 Tottenham (Agg: 2-3)

    Cameron Johnson: FA Cup semi-finalists last year and Capital One Cup semi-finalists this season. Sheffield United are easily capable of a higher league.

    Sheffield United's next game? Swindon at home in League One this Saturday. The Blades are in their fourth straight season in the third-tier.

  7. Player reaction

    Sheff Utd 2-2 Tottenham (Agg: 2-3)

    Tottenham defender Kyle Walker speaking on Sky Sports: "The dressing room is very happy and it is always great to get to a final and hopefully we can now go on and win it.

    "From the first game we saw how organised Sheffield United were and we knew they would cause us problems. We had to make sure we matched them for work rate. Sheffield United pulled some goals back but we showed some bottle and Christian came up with the winner.

    "We always believe we can score at the end of games as we have done it so many times this season. Chelsea are a fantastic team but we are hoping to go to Wembley and win."

  8. FULL-TIME

    Atletico Madrid 2-3 Barcelona (Agg: 2-4)

    Better late than never... Barcelona are through to the semi-finals of the Copa Del Rey. Our delay in passing on the news means you can now read the match report in its entirety. Every cloud...

  9. Congratulations from Ledley

    Sheff Utd 2-2 Tottenham (Agg: 2-3)

    Former Tottenham and England defender Ledley King: Great for Spurs to reach the League Cup final. Brilliant from Christian Eriksen. Could history repeat itself against Chelsea at Wembley?

    Tottenham defeated Chelsea 2-1 in the 2008 League Cup final, with goals from Dimitar Berbatov and Jonathan Woodgate.

  10. Manager reaction

    Sheff Utd 2-2 Tottenham (Agg: 2-3)

    Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino on the Football League Show: "For sure I was worried, it is football! Over the two legs we deserved to go to Wembley but you need to create chances, score and kill the game.

    "We gave the possibility to Sheffield and when they scored the second goal it was difficult. Football is emotion. Now we are happy for the players, they deserve the right to play at Wembley and for our supporters it is the most important goal.

    "It is my first final at Wembley, it is new to me and new to a lot of our players, but we will enjoy it."

  11. Coming up

    Sheff Utd 2-2 Tottenham (Agg: 2-3)

    No doubt Tottenham fans are already making plans for their big Wembley day out on 1 March, but Spurs have some big game between now and then. They have four Premier League fixtures against West Brom (a), Arsenal (h), Liverpool (a) and West Ham (h). In addition, they face Italian side Fiorentina in the last-32 of the Europa League over two legs on 19 and 26 February.

  12. Inside the Spurs dressing room

    Sheff Utd 2-2 Tottenham (Agg: 2-3)

    Tottenham

    Tottenham striker Harry Kane: WEMBLEY!!!!!

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    Sheff Utd 2-2 Tottenham (Agg: 2-3)

    Dan: Moments like this don't happen very often for Spurs? Third League Cup final and fifth Wembley appearance in seven years.

  14. Manager reaction

    Sheff Utd 2-2 Tottenham (Agg: 2-3)

    Sheffield United boss Nigel Clough speaking on Sky Sports: "I am incredibly proud of the players and what they gave over the two games. It was just a bit of quality that made the difference. Eriksen's two goals tonight were superb.

    "When we were a goal down we knew one goal would change the complexion of the game and the crowd really got into it. We are delighted with Che Adams tonight, we like the look of him. But he is still quite raw but he has lots of potential.

    "We will take lots of positives from tonight and when we get the crowd behind us we are a force at home."

  15. Post update

    Sheff Utd 2-2 Tottenham (Agg: 2-3)

    It's Mauricio Pochettino's 43rd birthday the day after the League Cup final. What a present for the Argentine if his Spurs players can defeat Chelsea and land silverware in his first season in charge at White Hart Lane.

  16. Text us on 81111

    Sheff Utd 2-2 Tottenham (Agg: 2-3)

    Tricia in Portsmouth: Still watching in hospital... looks like little Harry is getting the full Spurs experience on his first day in the world!

    One question from the BBC Sport team, Tricia. Is Harry named after Harry Kane? Or Harry Redknapp?

  17. Player reaction

    Sheff Utd 2-2 Tottenham (Agg: 2-3)

    Tottenham's two-goal hero Christian Eriksen speaking to Sky Sports: "Sheffield United definitely gave us a big fight. They gained confidence after they scored their first goal, the second one was a bit lucky but we came back at the end.

    "This season when we have been in front we have given stupid goals away and it is something we need to stop doing. Chelsea will probably want revenge in the final but I am really looking forward it."

  18. Post update

    Sheff Utd 2-2 Tottenham (Agg: 2-3)

    Credit to Sheffield United for pushing Tottenham so far. The League One club put up a terrific fight in the end and could yet have another big cup date to look forward to. Nigel Clough's side will entertain Manchester United in the fifth round of the FA Cup if the Blades see off Preston in a replay next week and Louis van Gaal's side defeat Cambridge.

  19. Post update

    Sheff Utd 2-2 Tottenham (Agg: 2-3)

    Sheffield United v Tottenham

    It's party time for Tottenham's 5,500 travelling fans. None of them are leaving as Mauricio Pochettino's players head to the away area at Bramall Lane to salute them. Moments like this don't happen very often for Spurs. They're lapping it up.

  20. RED CARD

    Atletico Madrid 2-3 Barcelona (Agg: 2-4)

    Now Atletico are down to nine men as Mario Suarez receives his marching orders for a second yellow card.

  21. Post update

    Sheff Utd 2-2 Tottenham (Agg: 2-3)

    Former Republic of Ireland winger Kevin Kilbane at Bramall Lane

    Christian Eriksen

    "It's the fourth time this season that Christian Eriksen has scored after the 87th minute. It just shows energy and drive, and that Tottenham are always pushing forward."

  22. Post update

    Sheff Utd 2-2 Tottenham (Agg: 2-3)

    What a terrific finish to this semi-final. Spurs looked to be cruising into the final before 18-year-old substitute Che Adams struck twice in the space of two minutes to turn the tie on its head. But the night belongs to Tottenham thanks to Christian Eriksen.

    Chelsea v Tottenham at Wembley on 1 March. Get it in your diary. Now.

  23. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Sheff Utd 2-2 Tottenham (Agg: 2-3)

    Mike Hunkin: Eriksen showing his class again with a real composed finish. So important for Spurs this season and beyond.

    MG: No matter what happens the Blades should be so proud tonight. Took a top team all the way and scared the life out of them.

  24. FULL-TIME

    Sheff Utd 2-2 Tottenham (Agg: 2-3)

    Tottenham are going to Wembley thanks to Christian Eriksen.

  25. Post update

    Sheff Utd 2-2 Tottenham (Agg: 2-3)

    Michael Vorm climbs to his feet after treatment and play continues. Last few moments.

  26. Post update

    Sheff Utd 2-2 Tottenham (Agg: 2-3)

    Late drama. Chris Basham is through but Spurs keeper Michel Vorm comes rushing off his line to snuff out the danger. The pair collide and Jan Vertonghen grabs the United player by the neck. Vorm remains down and is receiving treatment.

  27. Post update

    Sheff Utd 2-2 Tottenham (Agg: 2-3)

    Tottenham's players are using all their Premier League experience to eat up a few seconds. This has been a great effort by Sheffield United but Spurs fans have already started celebrating. Time for one last twist?

  28. Who is Che Adams?

    Sheff Utd 2-2 Tottenham (Agg: 2-3)

    Che Adams

    Born Che Zach Everton Fred Adams, Sheffield United's main man tonight was watched by just the 45 scouts at one match when he turned out for non-League Ilkeston.

    The 18-year-old interested the likes of Huddersfield Town, Peterborough United and Crewe Alexandra, but became a Blade in November of last year.

    "Che is one of those players that comes along every so often and makes you think, 'wow'," said Kevin Wilson, who gave the midfielder his debut in the non-league.

    "His biggest asset is that knack of changing games in the blink of an eye."

    Wise words it seems.

  29. Post update

    Sheff Utd 2-2 Tottenham (Agg: 2-3) - Christian Eriksen

    Four minutes added time. Can Sheffield United respond?

  30. Post update

    Atletico Madrid 2-3 Barcelona (Agg: 2-4)

    Lionel Messi

    We've got less than 20 minutes to go in the Spanish capital, and Barcelona appear in total control against 10-man Atletico. One goal could change everything, though.

  31. GOAL

    Sheff Utd 2-2 Tottenham (Agg: 2-3) - Christian Eriksen

    Christian Eriksen

    Astonishing. There's three minutes left on the clock when Harry Kane slices the Blades defence wide open with a superb pass that sends Christian Eriksen through, the Dane showing great composure to find the net with a low finish. Classy finish. Spurs are back on track for Wembley.

    Christian Eriksen
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    Sheff Utd 2-1 Tottenham (Agg: 2-2)

    Paul Mulligan: Oh Spurs you always have to do things the difficult way. Lots of costly missed chances - we could be lucky to get to extra time!

  33. CLOSE!

    Sheff Utd 2-1 Tottenham (Agg: 2-2)

    What has happened to Tottenham's defence? Louis Reed has sight of the Spurs goal and tries his luck..his shot just clearing the bar. There's only one team in this now. Premier League Tottenham are hanging on for extra time against League One Sheffield United.

  34. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Sheff Utd 2-1 Tottenham (Agg: 2-2)

    Shuvam Sinha: What. On. Earth. Just. Happened.

  35. Post update

    Sheff Utd 2-1 Tottenham (Agg: 2-2)

    Che Adams

    What a story. This tie has come alive thanks to an 18-year-old and Tottenham's 5,500 travelling fans are stunned. We're heading for extra time.

  36. Post update

    Sheff Utd 2-1 Tottenham (Agg: 2-2)

    Kevin Kilbane

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "That is outstanding! He had the presence of mind to bring it down and that is two wonderful finishes from Che Adams."

  37. GOAL

    Sheff Utd 2-1 Tottenham (Agg: 2-2) - Che Adams

    Would you believe it.

    Che Adams

    Teenage substitute Che Adams has turned this tie upside down in the space of a minute. The 18-year-old finds the net from 15 yards with a deflected shot after Jamie Murphy's cross. Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino looks bewildered. Astonishing.

  38. Post update

    Sheff Utd 1-1 Tottenham (Agg: 1-2)

    Kevin Kilbane

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "This makes it interesting! Ryan Flynn's cross was excellent and what a lovely finish from the youngster. He's only 18!"

  39. GOAL

    Sheff Utd 1-1 Tottenham (Agg: 1-2) - Che Adams

    Che Adams

    Who said this tie was over?

    Sheffield United are right back in this as young substitute Che Adams keeps his composure to turn Ryan Flynn's cross over the line. Bramall Lane is rocking again.

  40. Post update

    Sheff Utd 0-1 Tottenham (Agg: 0-2)

    Spurs might be heading for Wembley but there's fireworks between team-mates Michel Vorm and Eric Dier. Keeper Vorm is unhappy with his defender over something and is giving him a right mouthful.

  41. Post update

    Sheff Utd 0-1 Tottenham (Agg: 0-2)

    Mauricio Pochettino

    Tottenham are 18 minutes from Wembley. This tie is fizzling out but Spurs won't mind. This has been a professional job by Mauricio Pochettino's side.

  42. Post update

    Sheff Utd 0-1 Tottenham (Agg: 0-2)

    I've lost count of the number of chances Harry Kane has had. It's got to be approaching double figures. He's taken over free-kick duties from Christian Eriksen but his set-piece is comfortably saved. United's Jose Baxter then produces a terrific challenge to deny Ryan Mason a certain goal. And still no sign of a Sheffield goal.

  43. Post update

    Sheff Utd 0-1 Tottenham (Agg: 0-2)

    Christian Eriksen

    What's all the fuss about Christian Eriksen? The Danish midfielder slams another free-kick into the Blades wall. His goal, however, means Tottenham are 25 minutes away from a first Wembley final for six years.

  44. RED CARD

    Atletico Madrid 2-3 Barcelona (Agg: 2-4)

    As if this game needed any more drama, it appears Gabi has been sent off at half-time - leaving Atletico with 10 men. A tough task ahead now.

  45. Post update

    Sheff Utd 0-1 Tottenham (Agg: 0-2)

    This is not a night to be a substitute. The snow is bucketing down and it's freezing. There's a flurry of activity on the Spurs bench, with Brazilian midfielder Paulinho about to come on.

  46. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Sheff Utd 0-1 Tottenham (Agg: 0-2)

    Michael Doyle and Harry Kane

    Edward Parham: Cheering on the Spurs lads from snowy upstate NY. Poch needs great credit for handling a heavy schedule during first season in charge.

  47. YELLOW CARD

    Sheff Utd 0-1 Tottenham (Agg: 0-2)

    That's five yellow cards now in this game as Ryan Flynn kicks Mousa Dembele. Still some way to go to match the number of cautions in Tuesday's Chelsea v Liverpool semi.

  48. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Atletico Madrid 2-3 Barcelona (Agg: 2-4)

    Sam Knights: Great stuff to see Torres back in his old groove. And that's coming from a United fan.

  49. YELLOW CARD

    Sheff Utd 0-1 Tottenham (Agg: 0-2)

    A roar goes up from the home fans as Jamie Murphy is sent sprawling by Mousa Dembele after the League One players had comfortably beaten his Premier League opponent. Unfortunately for United the free-kick comes to nothing.

  50. Post update

    Sheff Utd 0-1 Tottenham (Agg: 0-2)

    Harry Kane

    Another chance for Harry Kane who continues his 'shoot on sight' policy. It's an easy save for Mark Howard. That's at least half a dozen chances for the young Spurs forward.

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    Sheff Utd 0-1 Tottenham (Agg: 0-2)

    Bob: Supporting Spurs has taught me one thing, expect the unexpected. This game's not over yet.

  52. Post update

    Sheff Utd 0-1 Tottenham (Agg: 0-2)

    Nigel Clough is joking with the fourth official on the touchline but this tie is slipping away from his side. Tottenham continue to pick holes in the United defence, with Erik Lamela and Harry Kane causing real problems.

  53. Post update

    Sheff Utd 0-1 Tottenham (Agg: 0-2)

    Daily Telegraph football correspondent Henry Winter: Bramall Lane announcer to Sheffield United fans at half-time: "We've done it before. We can turn it round. Believe. Give the lads everything for 45 minutes"

  54. Post update

    Sheff Utd 0-1 Tottenham (Agg: 0-2)

    Kevin Kilbane

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "Sheffield United will give it 10 minutes or so and then they have to go with two up front."

  55. CLOSE!

    Sheff Utd 0-1 Tottenham (Agg: 0-2)

    Harry Kane

    Spurs are immediately on the charge and Harry Kane is allowed far too much space inside the Sheffield area after being teed-up by Mousa Dembele but fires low and wide.

  56. KICK-OFF

    Sheff Utd 0-1 Tottenham (Agg: 0-2)

    It's now or nothing for Sheffield United. We're back under way.

  57. Post update

    Sheff Utd 0-1 Tottenham (Agg: 0-2)

    It might be raining goals in Spain but Tottenham will feel they should be further ahead at Bramall Lane. The first-half stats show Mauricio Pochettino's side had 12 shots in the opening 45 minutes, with seven on target. In contrast, Sheffield United have had a total of two shots, with one on target.

  58. GOAL

    Atletico Madrid 2-3 Barcelona (Agg: 2-4) - Neymar

    Neymar

    A lightning-fast break from Barcelona ends with Neymar skipping round the keeper and the Catalans move 4-2 ahead on aggregate. However, Atletico are angry because the break came following an apparent handball by a Barcelona defender in the six-yard box at the other end. Game-changing.

    Neymar
  59. GOAL

    Atletico Madrid 2-2 Barcelona (Agg: 2-3) - Miranda own goal

    Sergio Busquets and Ivan Rakitic celebrate

    It's turning into a classic Copa del Rey tie in the Spanish capital, where Barcelona retake the aggregate lead when Miranda pokes into his own net after Sergio Busquets had steered a header from a corner goalwards.

  60. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    James Gallagher: Spurs have to travel to Italy three days before 1 March final to play Fiorentina in the Europa League, Chelsea have the whole week off.

  61. Post update

    Sheff Utd 0-1 Tottenham (Agg: 0-2)

    Christian Eriksen

    Christian Eriksen's goal for Tottenham was a work of art. And you can see it again, with highlights of tonight's clash between Sheffield United and Tottenham on the League Cup Show.

    Join Manish and the team at 23:15 GMT on BBC One, or if you're a resident of Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland, from 23:40 GMT.

  62. Text us on 81111

    Sheff Utd 0-1 Tottenham (Agg: 0-2)

    Tattz in Nottingham: All this 'where would Spurs be without [insert player name]' is just plain silly. You could say that about almost every team in the Premier League bar maybe Chelsea and Man City. This season I've heard that said about Lloris, Eriksen, Kane, Vertonghen, Adebayor....ok, maybe not the last one.

  63. Post update

    Sheff Utd 0-1 Tottenham (Agg: 0-2)

    As Conor points out, Sheffield United need something special. Two goals in 45 second-half minutes for a start to force extra-time. And then they need a third to prevent Spurs from advancing through the away goals rule.

  64. HALF-TIME

    Sheff Utd 0-1 Tottenham (Agg: 0-2)

    Conor McNamara

    BBC commentator

    Nigel Clough

    "One piece of exquisite skill has put Spurs ahead. Nigel Clough needs to channel his father here. Sheffield United need something special."

  65. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Sheff Utd 0-1 Tottenham (Agg: 0-2)

    Dr. Eke Eghosa Paul: Spurs definitely going to Wembley it seems. Somebody send mail to Chelsea. Where is Costa, I need some stamps...

    Stuart Longley: With the exception of Lamela, Poch has got his line up spot on so far. Dembele, Eriksen and Kane have been excellent.

    Joshua Kwanya: Can't wait to see how Chelsea will react at Wembley against Spurs after the 5-3 demolition.

  66. GOAL

    Atletico Madrid 2-1 Barcelona (Agg: 2-2) - Raul Garcia penalty

    Raul Garcia

    Controversy in Spain where Atletico are awarded a dubious penalty after Juanfran is tripped by Javier Mascherano. The foul appears to be outside the box, but Raul Garcia doesn't mind and he dispatches the penalty confidently. We're back on aggregate level terms.

  67. HALF-TIME

    Sheff Utd 0-1 Tottenham (Agg: 0-2)

    Who fancies a Chelsea v Tottenham League Cup final? It's looking like an all-London showdown at Wembley on 1 March.

  68. Post update

    Sheff Utd 0-1 Tottenham (Agg: 0-2)

    Another free-kick to Tottenham after Michael Doyle's foul on Ryan Mason. It's in a similar position to where Christian Eriksen opened the scoring. The Danish midfielder eyes up goal but hammers the ball into the wall.

  69. Post update

    Sheff Utd 0-1 Tottenham (Agg: 0-2)

    Ambitious instinctive attempt by Mark McNulty but Sheffield United's leading scorer screws his efforts wide from 20-yards. The home fans are very quiet inside Bramall Lane.

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    Sheff Utd 0-1 Tottenham (Agg: 0-2)

    StrveK, Swindon: When it comes to selling Spurs' best player (as usual) this summer Mr Levy will have a tough choice between Lloris, Kane and Eriksen. Hope he doesn't go nuts and sell all three.

  71. Post update

    Sheff Utd 0-1 Tottenham (Agg: 0-2)

    Harry Kane

    This looks like one cup tie too many for Sheffield United. Nigel Clough's side are giving it everything but the League One side look so vulnerable at the back. Tottenham's 5,500 travelling fans are singing about Wembley as half-time approaches.

  72. YELLOW CARD

    Sheff Utd 0-1 Tottenham (Agg: 0-2)

    Mike Dean has had enough. The referee brings out a yellow card as Kyle Walker commits one foul too many. Tottenham are well in control as the heaviest snow of the evening falls on Bramall Lane. Not so much a winter wonderland for the home fans right now.

  73. Post update

    Sheff Utd 0-1 Tottenham (Agg: 0-2)

    Mousa Dembele is flat out after colliding with Michael Doyle. The Sheffield United man is fortunate to escape a yellow card. Frustration creeping into the home side's play.

  74. Post update

    Sheff Utd 0-1 Tottenham (Agg: 0-2)

    Another chance for Tottenham and it's Harry Kane again cutting into the Blades area. He beats one defender before forcing a save. He could have had a hat-trick by now. And we're still over 10 minutes away from the interval.

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    Sheff Utd 0-1 Tottenham (Agg: 0-2)

    Nathan Bright: That is an absolute stonker of a free-kick. Eriksen is doing it time and time again for Spurs. Where would they be without him?

    Pieter Troffaes: That's pretty much perfect, wasn't it?

  76. Post update

    Sheff Utd 0-1 Tottenham (Agg: 0-2)

    Moussa Dembele

    So, Spurs lead 2-0 on aggregate. There's still enough time for the League One hosts to claw their way back into this but they're going to have to up their game. One thing is certain. This tie can't go to penalties now.

  77. "A goal of supreme quality!"

    Sheff Utd 0-1 Tottenham (Agg: 0-2)

    Kevin Kilbane

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "A goal of supreme quality, absolutely brilliant! It was pinpoint. Right into the top corner.

    "What a finish! Absolutely outstanding! The trajectory on it, it was going way over the crossbar and then came down right at the last minute. You could not have placed it any better."

  78. GOAL

    Atletico Madrid 1-1 Barcelona (Agg: 1-2) - Neymar

    Neymar

    An amazing start to the Copa del Rey match in Spain as Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez link up before Neymar drills a low shot across the keeper to draw Barcelona level on the night, and put them ahead on aggregate.

  79. GOAL

    Sheff Utd 0-1 Tottenham - Christian Eriksen

    Christian Eriksen

    What a beauty!

    Tottenham win a free-kick just outside the Sheffield United area and Christian Eriksen steps up to bend the ball over the wall and into the back of the net via the post. Sublime. A moment of superb quality and United have it all to do.

    Christian Eriksen
  80. Post update

    Sheff Utd 0-0 Tottenham

    Harry Kane is clean through before being forced wide. He has Erik Lamela in support but the Tottenham striker goes for goal and fires into the side netting. That was a waste.

  81. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Sheff Utd 0-0 Tottenham

    Jamie Thompson: Massive respect to Tottenham's travelling 5,500 in the snow. Unbelievable support tonight. From a jealous Gooner.

    Ashley Bennett: I get the feeling Nigel Clough would be more successful if he referred to everyone as young man.

    TomSt: Looks like they still haven't taught Erik Lamela what "man on" means.

  82. Post update

    Sheff Utd 0-0 Tottenham

    Mark Howard

    End to end stuff. A Sheffield United attack breaks down and Spurs charge forward through Ryan Mason who unleashes a dipping shot that tests Mark Howard.

  83. GOAL

    Atletico Madrid 1-0 Barcelona (Agg: 1-1) - Fernando Torres

    Fernando Torres

    A minute into the game at the Vicente Calderon and Atletico are in front - and level in the tie - as Fernando Torres scores a fine goal via the inside of the post. Game on.

    Fernando Torres
  84. Post update

    Sheff Utd 0-0 Tottenham

    We haven't even had 20 minutes and Nigel Clough looks exhausted already. The United boss is screaming at his players. Something along the lines of "keep the ball". That's the clean version, anyway.

  85. KICK-OFF

    Atletico Madrid 0-0 Barcelona (Agg: 0-1)

    Atletico Madrid 0-0 Barcelona (Agg: 0-1)

    We're under way in the Spanish capital, where the Vicente Calderon is bouncing for this one.

  86. Text us on 81111

    Sheff Utd 0-0 Tottenham

    Tricia in Portsmouth: Watching live updates from hospital bed with our new 7lb Spurs fan. If only he knew of the lifetime of football "if onlys" and "nearlys" ahead. COYS!

  87. Post update

    Sheff Utd 0-0 Tottenham

    Jamal Campbell-Ryce and Ryan Mason

    Heavy snow now. If Tottenham score first then it could leave Sheffield United with too much to do. The visitors are enjoying lots of possession, with Kyle Walker allowed to charge unchallenged into the area before forcing a save.

  88. Post update

    Sheff Utd 0-0 Tottenham

    This is bubbling nicely. Harry Kane tests Blades keeper Mark Howard but the hosts have their tails up after going close earlier.

  89. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Sheff Utd 0-0 Tottenham

    Ben Poch: Trust Poch. His team selection is strange I will admit that but he has won so many away games by scoring in the last minute.

  90. Post update

    Sheff Utd 0-0 Tottenham

    Kevin Kilbane

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "It's precisely what we said before the game! Spurs keeper Michel Vorm is under pressure and he drops it again. He caught the cross but as he landed the ball bounced off the striker's head. Sheffield United should have scored.

    "Vorm is under pressure and that's a big mistake right at the start of the game."

  91. CLOSE!

    Sheff Utd 0-0 Tottenham

    So close for Sheffield United!

    Michel Vorm

    Spurs keeper Michel Vorm makes a horrible mess while under pressure from Stefan Scougall and the ball falls to Jamie Murphy whose close range shot is hacked off the line by Kyle Walker.

  92. Post update

    Sheff Utd 0-0 Tottenham

    Kevin Kilbane

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "Nigel Clough is fuming. Erik Lamela cleaned out Jose Baxter off the ball right in front of the dugouts but it was on the blindside of the referee Michael Dean."

  93. Post update

    Sheff Utd 0-0 Tottenham

    The weather might be awful but there's a brilliant atmosphere inside Bramall Lane. Spurs continue to enjoy the better of the opening exchanges. Michel Vorm has yet to be tested in the Spurs goal.

  94. Post update

    Sheff Utd 0-0 Tottenham

    Positive start by Spurs. A strong Harry Kane run into the home area results in a hurried clearance before Erik Lamela fires wildly over the bar. They might be one up from the first leg but the visitors want to put this to bed quickly.

  95. Weather update

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    BBC Weather presenter Alex Deakin: "Showers are currently heading across the Pennines, some of these are likely to affect Bramall Lane during the game. Temperatures are currently just above freezing, and these showers may start off as rain or sleet but will probably turn to snow through the game. Hard to say how much snow will fall exactly, but hopefully won't disrupt the game significantly."

  96. Text us on 81111

    Ben and dad from Manchester: Had to turn back before we got into the Peak District as the snow was too bad. Gutted I'm missing the game! COYS.

    Stay off the Snake Pass tonight folks...

  97. KICK-OFF

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    Nigel Clough

    And off we go.

  98. Post update

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    Mauricio Pochettino

    Warm handshakes and pats on the back between Nigel Clough and Mauricio Pochettino. But will it be Argentina or England punching the air in celebration at the end of this?

  99. Post update

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    They might be in the third tier but Bramall Lane has a Premier League atmosphere to it as the teams emerge from the tunnel. It's standing room only.

  100. Fan-tastic

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    Hats off to Tottenham's travelling fans. There's 5,500 of them at Bramall Lane. That's a terrific effort for a long midweek journey to the snowy north. They're currently being entertained to some 90s trance music over the speakers. Kick-off is five minutes away.

  101. Post update

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    Kevin Kilbane

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "Sheffield United need more creativity in the final third tonight. They were excellent at White Hart Lane without really looking like scoring but tonight they need to score first.

    "But if they stay in the game until 70 minutes, if it's 0-0, then you never know. One goal takes it to extra time."

  102. "We need to forget the first leg"

    Sheff Utd v Tottenham (19:45 GMT)

    Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino: "We expect a tough game in Sheffield. We need to focus on our game and be aggressive.

    "We need to forget the first leg and treat the game like it is 0-0. We have 90 minutes ahead which will be very tough. To go the final we must be clever.

    "We always practice penalties. Every week."

  103. "If you offered us penalties now, we'd take it."

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    Sheffield United manager Nigel Clough

    Sheffield United boss Nigel Clough: "The atmosphere will be crucial. It is a full house and our fans are some of the most vociferous in the land.

    "We always practice penalties. If you offered us penalties now, we'd take it."

  104. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

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    Dean Grainger: We have three defensive midfielders starting?, Get rid of one for Dembele, stick Eriksen behind Kane, stick to what's won us so many away.

  105. Let it snow

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    Sheff Utd v Spurs

    Fifteen minutes to kick-off. Snow continues to fall on Bramall Lane but it has eased.

  106. Text us on 81111

    Robert in Clitheroe: Jamal Campbell-Ryce had Ben Davies in so many knots in the first leg that even Bayden Powell couldn't undo him (Dib-Dib, Dob-Dob) Yet he gets selected again. I hope Davies promises "to do his best" unlike last week. #COYS.

  107. Giant-killers

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    Graphic showing how Nigel Clough's cup record at Sheffield United compares with his league record

    Something strange has been going on at Sheffield United since Nigel Clough was appointed manager in October 2013. After he took charge of his first cup match the following month, the Blades have been an irresistible force in knockout competitions, while failing to match that form in League One. Indeed, in 2014 they set a record for shocks in cup competitions - beating six opponents from higher divisions.

    Since Clough took over, they have beaten five Premier League teams and lost just twice to top-flight opponents - the FA Cup semi-final defeat by Hull and last week's League Cup semi-final first-leg game at Tottenham.

    Since the graphic above was produced, the Blades have drawn 1-1 at Preston in the FA Cup and could entertain Manchester United in the fifth round.

  108. Text us on 81111

    Scott, Windsor: Costa doesn't really have a leg to stand on! (Sorry, couldn't help it)

  109. "It could go off"

    Tim Vickery

    BBC Sport

    Diego Costa

    "When Diego Costa first came to Chelsea, the very first thing he did was get Cesc Fabregas to act as an interpreter and tell John Terry: "John, I am going to get into a battle with the defence every game. If it goes off I want your support."

  110. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

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    David Mackey: Poch wants to up the tempo so plays Mousa Dembele. I think even winter passes quicker.

  111. From Buenos Aires to Bramall Lane

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    Sheffield United match programme

    Lots of interest in Argentina around this tie - and not just because of Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino. Sheffield United fans of a certain age will remember Alejandro Sabella turning out at Bramall Lane in 1978. That's the same Alejandro Sabella who managed Argentina last summer's World Cup.

    The story goes that United manager Harry Haslam travelled to Argentina on a scouting mission. He wanted to sign Diego Maradona but returned with Sabella.

    Apparently his wife was less enthusiastic about swapping Buenos Aires for the Steel City, adding: "It seems to be a very quiet life here. In the evenings in Sheffield there doesn't appear to be a lot of nightlife."

    Argentina manager Alejandro Sabella
  112. Text us on 81111

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    Eddie, Norfolk: I'm not going tonight but went to Sheffield Utd away in the League Cup in 1990, a 2-0 Spurs win, Gazza & Paul Stewart, more of the same tonight please Spurs!

  113. Winter wonderland

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    Bramall Lane

    Half an hour until kick-off and snow is now falling heavily on Bramall Lane. Many of Tottenham's players are wearing gloves and long-sleeved tops during the pre-match warm-up. It's a horrible night in the Steel City.

  114. Post update

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    Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino
  115. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

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    Adam Cornish: If tonight's League Cup game is as interesting as last night's game then I'll never get my homework for college done.

  116. Costa charged with violent conduct

    No doubt about the biggest football story of the day. Chelsea forward Diego Costa has been charged with violent conduct by the Football Association following the League Cup semi-final against Liverpool on Tuesday.

    The Spain striker is accused of stamping on Liverpool defender Emre Can in the 12th minute of the 1-0 victory. He faces a three-match ban and could miss Saturday's league match with Manchester City at Stamford Bridge. The player has until 18:00 GMT on Thursday to respond to the charge.

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    Former Republic of Ireland winger Kevin Kilbane at Bramall Lane

    "Why have Spurs left out goalkeeper Hugo Lloris? Michel Vorm made a bad mistake against Leicester at the weekend and he is under real pressure tonight. Sheffield United will target Vorm from set-pieces and it's snowing already. That won't help him.

    "Lloris is one of the best keepers in the world, never mind the Premier League. It's baffling."

  118. Text us on 81111

    Matt, Harold Wood: Well if Spurs do go out tonight it won't be because Poch put out a weakened team.

    Eddie, Norfolk: I'm not going tonight but went to Sheffield Utd away in the League Cup in 1990, a 2-0 Spurs win, Gazza & Paul Stewart, more of the same tonight please Spurs!

  119. Rare away tie

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    Sheff Utd v Tottenham

    Despite going out of the FA Cup to Leicester City last weekend, Tottenham remain on course for a cup double. As well as the League Cup, Spurs still have an interest in the Europa League and face a two-legged last-32 tie against Fiorentina next month.

  120. "Weather won't help Spurs"

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    BBC Radio 5 live

    Michael Brown

    Former Sheffield United and Tottenham midfielder Michael Brown on 5 live: "You certainly wouldn't back against Sheffield United. I think they have been fantastic in all the games they have played against Premier League opposition and they showed last week what they're all about.

    "They weren't afraid and they played really, really well on the night. It will be very difficult for Tottenham tonight and they must improve from the last game.

    "You look at last weekend and there were some amazing results. Bradford only a couple of years ago got to the final so why not for Sheffield United? Tottenham must start a lot quicker and more confident. I don't think the weather is going to help them tonight but they need to be much stronger than the first game."

  121. Text us on 81111

    We're asking for your favourite cup giant-killings...

    TeeJay: Newcastle's 2 1 win over Blackburn in 2012. Why an upset? Because it actually got us beyond the third round of the FA Cup.

  122. Torres dropped to the bench?

    Atletico Madrid v Barcelona (20:00 GMT)

    Atletico Madrid striker Fernando Torres

    Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone has to decide whether to start striker Fernando Torres against Barcelona in the Copa del Rey or drop him to the bench in favour of the in-form attacking duo of Mario Mandzukic and Antoine Griezmann. Defender Diego Godin is suspended.

    "Everyone knows Simeone, and they know how he loves the games and how he prepares them - always to win,'' defender Jose Maria Gimenez says. "That's the energy he gives us, that winning energy.'"

  123. Elsewhere in Europe

    Atletico Madrid v Barcelona (20:00 GMT)

    Lionel Messi

    Away from Bramall Lane, there's a huge match taking place in Spain as Barcelona look to step up their treble pursuit by advancing to the Copa del Rey semi-final at the expense of Atletico Madrid.

    Barca, who are one point behind La Liga leaders Real Madrid, lead Atletico 1-0 from the first leg. Boss Luis Enrique is expected to field a strong attacking side including Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez. Last season, Barcelona lost in the Copa final to Real Madrid. Atletico knocked out Real in the previous round.

    We'll have regular updates from that match.

  124. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    We're asking for your favourite cup giant-killings...

    Frazer Lloyd-Davies: Aston Villa, not only beating Bournemouth, but scoring two goals as well! Beautiful stuff!

  125. Best seat in the house

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    BBC Radio 5 live

    Bramall Lane

    Here is Conor McNamara's view of proceedings at Bramall Lane.

    Build-up to tonight's tie is starts at 19:00 GMT on BBC Radio 5 live with Mark Pougatch. There is full commentary from 19:45 GMT with Conor and former Everton and Republic of Ireland winger Kevin Kilbane. Click on the 'Live coverage' tab above.

  126. There's only one Ben Davies

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    Sheffield United midfielder Ben Davies does not make the starting line-up. Tottenham full-back Ben Davies does start.

  127. Team News

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    All change please!

    Sheffield United make eight changes from the side who drew 1-1 at Preston at the weekend. Only goalkeeper Mark Howard, defender Chris Basham and playmaker Jose Baxter keep their places.

    Tottenham also make eight changes from the side which were beaten at home by Leicester in the FA Cup. Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen are two of the notable players who start tonight.

    Sheff Utd XI: Howard, Harris, Flynn, Doyle, Murphy, Scougall, Basham, McNulty, McEveley, Baxter, Campbell-Ryce

    Spurs XI: Vorm, Walker, Dier, Vertonghen, Davies; Mason, Stambouli; Lamela, Dembele, Eriksen; Kane

  128. Post update

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    Team news coming up....

  129. Hot ticket

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    Sheffield United v Tottenham

    The weather might be foul and the snow ploughs are on standby. But this is the hottest ticket in town. It's a 30,000 sell-out at Bramall Lane. Not so popular are the half and half scarves. According to the grapevine, there's plenty still available.

  130. Snow go

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    One hour to kick-off and light snow is falling on Bramall Lane. The good news is it's not sticking. And the bad news? Heavy snow is expected later.

  131. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    FA Cup third round shocks

    FA Cup semi-finalists last year, League Cup semi-finalists this season. But it's not that long ago that Sheffield United were victims of a giant-killing. As a Premier League club in 2006-07, the Blades were knocked out of the FA Cup by Swansea, who were then in League One.

    Bradford and Middlesbrough have hit the headlines for their recent cup heroics but what is your favourite giant-killing memory and why? Remember Altrincham's FA Cup adventures in the 1970s and 80s? And who can forget Sutton's FA Cup victory over Coventry in 1989? Then there's Ronnie Radford's rocket and Mickey Thomas's memorable strike for Wrexham against Arsenal.

    Tweet #bbcfootball, post a message on the BBC Sport Facebook or Google+ pages or tweet 81111.

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    BBC radio 5 live commentator Conor McNamara at Bramall Lane

    Bramall Lane

    "Welcome to Sheffield."

  133. Three top-flight scalps and counting

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    Bradford City might have hogged the limelight after their stunning FA Cup victory at Chelsea, but Nigel Clough's Sheffield United could eclipse those heroics should they overcome a 1-0 first leg deficit and reach the League Cup final at Tottenham's expense.

    Clough's dad, Brian, masterminded four League Cup triumphs for Nottingham Forest between 1978 and 1990. Don't rule Clough Jr out of leading the Blades to Wembley. After all, his players have already claimed three Premier League scalps in cup competitions this term.

  134. And joining the 'Special One' at Wembley is....

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    No doubt Jose Mourinho has already been thinking about which suit to wear at Wembley following Chelsea's narrow victory over Liverpool in the other Capital One Cup semi-final on Tuesday.

    But who will be walking out alongside the 'Special One' on 1 March? Mauricio Pochettino would relish marking his first season in charge at Tottenham with a cup final appearance, but there's an Englishman determined to spring another surprise after a week of cup upsets.

  135. 2008 all over again?

    Tottenham celebrate winning the 2008 League Cup final

    Remember the last time Tottenham fans had something to really shout about? It's been a long time but mention the 2007-08 season and watch them go all misty-eyed. Dimitar Berbatov and Robbie Keane were scoring freely and an 18-year-old by the name of Gareth Bale became an instant White Hart Lane hero by netting on his home debut against Arsenal.

    A productive Uefa Cup run ended in penalty shoot-out heartbreak at the hands of PSV Eindhoven, but a League Cup journey that began with victory over Middlesbrough ended in glorious triumph against Chelsea at Wembley.

    Avoid defeat against cup giant-killers Sheffield United at Bramall Lane, and Tottenham can start preparing for a second cup final showdown with their London rivals in seven years.