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Inspired O'Hara comes off bench to steer Spurs towards Wembley

PUBLISHED: 09:16 07 January 2009 | UPDATED: 15:46 07 September 2010

SUBSTITUTE Jamie O Hara came off the bench last night to inspire Tottenham to within touching distance of a second successive Carling Cup final, writes Patrick Mooney. With Spurs trailing 1-0 at half-time to Championship outfit Burnley, the England Under-

SUBSTITUTE Jamie O'Hara came off the bench last night to inspire Tottenham to within touching distance of a second successive Carling Cup final, writes Patrick Mooney.

With Spurs trailing 1-0 at half-time to Championship outfit Burnley, the England Under-21 international replaced David Bentley and was the major influence as the Lilywhites scored four second half goals to take a commanding 4-1 lead to Turf Moor for the semi-final second leg on January 21.

O'Hara, who suffered the heartbreak of missing not being involved in last year's 2-1 win over Chelsea, gave manager Harry Redknapp a timely reminder of his skills and desire for the club.

The midfielder provided the corner for Michael Dawson's headed equaliser in the 47th minute before drilling home Tottenham's second goal just past the hour mark. The rookie also had a big hand in Tottenham's third and fourth goals, releasing Gareth Bale to set up Roman Pavlyuchenko in the 65th minute and then delivering the free kick which was headed into his own net by Burnley's Michael Duff three minutes later.

See this week's Ham&High for full match report and exclusive O'Hara interview.


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