Tottenham survived Didier Zokora's sending off to defeat Manchester City 2-0 at Eastlands in their Carling Cup quarterfinal clash.

Goals from Jermain Defoe and Steed Malbranque either side of Zokora's sending off gave them a hard-earned victory.

Former Sevilla coach Ramos is quickly making his mark at White Hart Lane and Spurs are in sight of a trophy in his first season in charge.

This was their second away win on a tough ground inside three days following the defeat of Portsmouth.