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Blades look to continue impressive cup form

Last season, Sheffield United exceeded all expectations by almost reaching an FA Cup final.

Nigel Clough's men were denied at the last hurdle by Yorkshire rivals Hull City, having already seen off Premiership opposition in the form of Aston Villa, Fulham and Southampton as well as Championship sides Nottingham Forest and Charlton.

This time round, it is the Capital One Cup which has hosted the Blades' impressive run. Giant-killing victories against West Ham and Southampton have seen them into a semi-final against a Spurs team laden with multi-million pound players.

As in previous rounds, Clough's men are not shying away from the challenge, but they approach the first leg knowing the odds are stacked against them:

One of the men Clough will be looking to to cause problems for the Spurs defence is striker Jamie Murphy.

Murphy has four league goals so far this season and will be looking to get off the mark in the Capital One Cup. He told ITV Calendar the squad is not daunted by their underdog status and the Blades' impressive travelling support could prove the difference at White Hart Lane:

Someone keeping an eye on the tie from afar is former Bramall Lane favourite Micheal Tonge.

A brace from Tonge gave the Blades hope against Liverpool in the 2003 League Cup semi-final, but they lost the tie over two legs. The midfielder is hoping the current side can go one better than Neil Warnock's men did over a decade ago: