Spurs beat Liverpool 4-2 in the Carling Cup

Harry Redknapp's good run of form as Spurs manager continued last night as the North London team beat Liverpool 4-2 to book their place in the quarter-finals of the Carling Cup. Frazier Cambell and Roman Pavlyuchenko each bagged a brace to condemn Rafael Benitez's team to their second defeat in a month at White Hart Lane.

The Spaniard fielded a largely second string side but unlike Arsenal's youngsters they failed to impose themselves on the game and were porous in defence. Benitez, however, defended his decision claiming that the majority of the players on duty were internationals who should have done better.

"They are internationals and have quality, but we didn't play well," Rafa told reporters. "I think they can still do well. When you have two or three not playing well, though, it's difficult for the others to keep up their levels."

Either way Liverpool took a bit of a pasting and with the team mounting a serious title challenge for the first time in nearly fifteen years Rafa doesn't seem to be too bothered with the League Cup this year.

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