Sherwood’s dream start turns sour

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Managerless Tottenham exited the Capital One Cup as West Ham came from behind to claim a second successive win at White Hart Lane.

Tim Sherwood was placed in charge of Spurs for the League Cup quarter-final and must have thought he had made a dream start to life in the dugout when Emmanuel Adebayor put Spurs in front midway through the second half, but Matt Jarvis scored 10 minutes from time and Modibo Maiga headed in an 85th-minute winner to send the Hammers, struggling in the Premier League, through.

Ashley Young scored his first goal in over 19 months before setting up Patrice Evra to send Manchester United into the semi-finals with victory at Stoke. Referee Mark Clattenburg’s decision to take the teams off when the already-poor conditions worsened.He said he simply could not see, which given how the heavy rain was being swirled round the stadium was understandable.

Draw for semi-finals:

Sunderland v Man Utd, Man City v West Ham.