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Barclays Premier League

Wednesday, 4 March 2015,

Tottenham
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Swansea
  • Kickoff: 20:45 BST
  • Stadium: White Hart Lane
  • Referee: -
  • Stadium: White Hart Lane
  • Attendance: 34,008
  • 7' Nacer Chadli
  • 51' Ryan Mason
  • 60' Andros Townsend
  • 19' Ki Sung-Yeung
  • 89' Gylfi Sigurdsson

Tottenham Hotspur

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Swansea City

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Pochettino: Players need a lift

Mauricio Pochettino concedes he needs to lift his Tottenham players after their double disappointment in the last week - starting with the visit of Swansea on Wednesday night.

Spurs crashed out of the Europa League following a 2-0 defeat to Fiorentina last Thursday before losing by the same scoreline to Chelsea in the Capital One Cup final just three days later.

That leaves the club with only a place in the Premier League top four to battle for over the remainder of the season but Pochettino will stress to his squad the need to look ahead rather than linger on their recent losses.

"The target is the next game," he said.

"I always told you about that. Now we have 12 games and we need to finish the season strongly. This is our objective and we need the three points against Swansea.

"We need to lift the players, we need to put an idea in the group that this is the most important game. It is difficult. Expectation was big but we need to forget that and we need to focus. Now we only have one competition and we need to win the three points."

The experience of playing a Wembley final will no doubt be of use to Tottenham's young squad in the coming years - with Pochettino admitting spirits were low amongst the players on Monday morning.

"It was difficult - that is the reality," he said.

"We are disappointed about the result. A difficult day after the final because we get two feelings, one a bad feeling but also you feel good because you did your best and performance was good.

"I spoke about the final to improve, this is a good game for growing, I think this is a very, very good opportunity to improve."

To start moving forward, Tottenham will want to take all three points against an improving Swansea outfit but, with the likes of former Spurs man Sigurdsson in their side, Pochettino acknowledged that Garry Monk's men could pose a threat at White Hart Lane.

"Swansea are a team who can play very good football, very good players and we know players like Sigurdsson," he said.

"It is an interesting game for us. It is a team which plays well, has a good philosophy, against Manchester United they were very good.

"It is important to get the three points. After Chelsea in the Capital One Cup final, we need to get some good feelings and this game is important."

The club have confirmed they will hold a minute's applause ahead of the fixture with Swansea after 1961 double-winner Dave Mackay passed away.

Black armbands being worn by the squad and a number of the club's highest-profile former players paying tribute to Mackay at half-time - with Pochettino describing the Scot as a Tottenham "legend".

Swansea could come up against former favourites Michel Vorm and Ben Davies at White Hart Lane, although neither player has been able to establish themselves at Spurs since summer moves.

Dutch goalkeeper Vorm has been very much Hugo Lloris' understudy while Wales defender Davies has made only seven league starts in being second-choice to Danny Rose for the left-back spot.

"This is the difficulty always when you go to the bigger clubs," said boss Monk, who is expected to start his Tottenham old boys Gylfi Sigurdsson and Kyle Naughton.

"They have bigger squads, the depth of quality and competition is a lot more and they're fighting for their places."

91'+3

End Regular Time

91'+3

Federico Fernández (Swansea City) Shot Blocked at 94'

91'+3

Gylfi Sigurdsson (Swansea City) Assists Shot at 94'

91'+2

Corner, Swansea City. Conceded by Hugo Lloris.

91'+2

Federico Fernández (Swansea City) Corner Kick at 93'

91'+2

Attempt saved. Federico Fernández (Swansea City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jefferson Montero with a cross.

91'+2

Jefferson Montero (Swansea City) Assists Shot at 93'

91'+2

Kyle Naughton (Swansea City) Throw In at 93'

91'+1

Corner, Swansea City. Conceded by Christian Eriksen.

91'+1

Kyle Naughton (Swansea City) Throw In at 92'

91'+1

Federico Fernández (Swansea City) Free Kick at 92'

91'+1

Jack Cork (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

91'

Neil Taylor (Swansea City) Throw In at 91'

90'

Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur) Throw In at 90'

89'

3 - 2

Goal! Tottenham Hotspur 3, Swansea City 2. Gylfi Sigurdsson (Swansea City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jefferson Montero with a cross.

89'

Jefferson Montero (Swansea City) Assists Shot at 89'

88'

Kyle Naughton (Swansea City) Throw In at 88'

88'

Neil Taylor (Swansea City) Throw In at 88'

87'

Roberto Soldado (Tottenham Hotspur) Free Kick at 87'

86'

Foul by Kyle Naughton (Swansea City).

86'

Kyle Naughton (Swansea City) Free Kick at 86'

86'

Kyle Naughton (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

85'

Christian Eriksen (Tottenham Hotspur) Blocked Pass at 85'

84'

Ben Davies (Tottenham Hotspur) Throw In at 84'

82'

Kyle Naughton (Swansea City) Free Kick at 82'

82'

Ki Sung-yueng (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

81'

Attempt missed. Roberto Soldado (Tottenham Hotspur) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Kyle Walker with a cross.

81'

Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur) Assists Shot at 81'

79'

Attempt blocked. Mousa Dembélé (Tottenham Hotspur) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Christian Eriksen.

79'

Christian Eriksen (Tottenham Hotspur) Assists Shot at 79'

78'

Ben Davies (Tottenham Hotspur) Throw In at 78'

78'

Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Ben Davies replaces Danny Rose.

77'

Kyle Naughton (Swansea City) Throw In at 77'

77'

Ki Sung-yueng (Swansea City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

76'

Lukasz Fabianski (Swansea City) Free Kick at 76'

76'

Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Roberto Soldado replaces Harry Kane.

76'

Offside, Tottenham Hotspur. Nacer Chadli tries a through ball, but Harry Kane is caught offside.

75'

Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur) Throw In at 75'

74'

Jack Cork (Swansea City) Blocked Pass at 74'

73'

Lukasz Fabianski (Swansea City) Free Kick at 73'

73'

Substitution, Swansea City. Jefferson Montero replaces Jonjo Shelvey.

72'

Offside, Tottenham Hotspur. Christian Eriksen tries a through ball, but Nacer Chadli is caught offside.

72'

Jack Cork (Swansea City) Blocked Pass at 72'

70'

Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur) Free Kick at 70'

69'

Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

68'

Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by Jack Cork.

68'

Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) Corner Kick at 68'

68'

Attempt blocked. Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Nabil Bentaleb.

68'

Nabil Bentaleb (Tottenham Hotspur) Assists Shot at 68'

67'

Attempt saved. Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Christian Eriksen with a cross.

67'

Christian Eriksen (Tottenham Hotspur) Assists Shot at 67'

67'

Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by Federico Fernández.

67'

Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur) Corner Kick at 67'

67'

Attempt blocked. Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ryan Mason.

67'

Ryan Mason (Tottenham Hotspur) Assists Shot at 67'

66'

Christian Eriksen (Tottenham Hotspur) Free Kick at 66'

65'

Nélson Oliveira (Swansea City) Foul at 65'

65'

Neil Taylor (Swansea City) Throw In at 65'

65'

Kyle Naughton (Swansea City) Throw In at 65'

64'

Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Mousa Dembélé replaces Andros Townsend.

64'

Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) Blocked Pass at 64'

63'

Attempt blocked. Gylfi Sigurdsson (Swansea City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

62'

Eric Dier

62'

Eric Dier (Tottenham Hotspur) Foul at 62'

60'

3 - 1

Goal! Tottenham Hotspur 3, Swansea City 1. Andros Townsend (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Nabil Bentaleb following a fast break.

60'

Nabil Bentaleb (Tottenham Hotspur) Assists Shot at 60'

60'

Attempt saved. Federico Fernández (Swansea City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Gylfi Sigurdsson with a cross.

60'

Gylfi Sigurdsson (Swansea City) Assists Shot at 60'

59'

Corner, Swansea City. Conceded by Danny Rose.

59'

Kyle Naughton (Swansea City) Corner Kick at 59'

58'

Ki Sung-Yeung (Swansea City) Free Kick at 58'

58'

Ki Sung-yueng (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

58'

Eric Dier (Tottenham Hotspur) Free Kick at 58'

58'

Offside, Swansea City. Jonjo Shelvey tries a through ball, but Wayne Routledge is caught offside.

57'

Kyle Naughton (Swansea City) Throw In at 57'

57'

Nacer Chadli (Tottenham Hotspur) Blocked Pass at 57'

57'

Andros Townsend (Tottenham Hotspur) Free Kick at 57'

56'

Foul by Neil Taylor (Swansea City).

56'

Hugo Lloris (Tottenham Hotspur) Free Kick at 56'

56'

Offside, Swansea City. Wayne Routledge tries a through ball, but Gylfi Sigurdsson is caught offside.

56'

Nacer Chadli (Tottenham Hotspur) Blocked Pass at 55'

55'

Kyle Naughton (Swansea City) Throw In at 55'

55'

Attempt blocked. Gylfi Sigurdsson (Swansea City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

54'

Kyle Naughton (Swansea City) Throw In at 54'

54'

Neil Taylor (Swansea City) Throw In at 54'

53'

Attempt missed. Christian Eriksen (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Danny Rose.

53'

Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur) Assists Shot at 53'

53'

Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur) Throw In at 53'

53'

Neil Taylor (Swansea City) Throw In at 53'

51'

2 - 1

Goal! Tottenham Hotspur 2, Swansea City 1. Ryan Mason (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Christian Eriksen.

51'

Christian Eriksen (Tottenham Hotspur) Assists Shot at 51'

50'

Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur) Throw In at 50'

50'

Jonjo Shelvey (Swansea City) Blocked Pass at 50'

47'

Attempt missed. Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Danny Rose with a cross.

47'

Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur) Assists Shot at 47'

46'

Corner, Swansea City. Conceded by Hugo Lloris.

46'

Jonjo Shelvey (Swansea City) Corner Kick at 46'

46'

Attempt saved. Jonjo Shelvey (Swansea City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Wayne Routledge.

46'

Wayne Routledge (Swansea City) Assists Shot at 46'

46'

Second Half begins Tottenham Hotspur 1, Swansea City 1.

46'+6

Halftime

46'+5

Jan Vertonghen (Tottenham Hotspur) Free Kick at 51'

46'+5

Offside, Swansea City. Lukasz Fabianski tries a through ball, but Nélson Oliveira is caught offside.

46'+5

Andros Townsend (Tottenham Hotspur) Blocked Pass at 51'

46'+4

Jonjo Shelvey (Swansea City) Free Kick at 50'

46'+4

Nélson Oliveira (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

46'+3

Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur) Throw In at 49'

46'+3

Lukasz Fabianski (Swansea City) Free Kick at 49'

46'+3

Offside, Tottenham Hotspur. Nacer Chadli tries a through ball, but Harry Kane is caught offside.

46'+2

Kyle Naughton (Swansea City) Free Kick at 48'

46'+2

Jonjo Shelvey (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

46'+1

Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur) Throw In at 47'

45'

Attempt blocked. Christian Eriksen (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ryan Mason.

45'

Ryan Mason (Tottenham Hotspur) Assists Shot at 45'

45'

Kyle Naughton (Swansea City) Throw In at 45'

44'

Attempt saved. Nabil Bentaleb (Tottenham Hotspur) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Nacer Chadli.

44'

Nacer Chadli (Tottenham Hotspur) Assists Shot at 44'

43'

Gylfi Sigurdsson (Swansea City) Blocked Pass at 43'

42'

Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by Lukasz Fabianski.

42'

Christian Eriksen (Tottenham Hotspur) Corner Kick at 42'

42'

Attempt blocked. Nacer Chadli (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Christian Eriksen.

42'

Christian Eriksen (Tottenham Hotspur) Assists Shot at 42'

41'

Ashley Williams (Swansea City) Free Kick at 41'

41'

Nélson Oliveira (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

41'

Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur) Free Kick at 41'

40'

Foul by Wayne Routledge (Swansea City).

38'

Andros Townsend (Tottenham Hotspur) Throw In at 38'

37'

Ki Sung-Yeung (Swansea City) Free Kick at 37'

37'

Ki Sung-yueng (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

37'

Attempt blocked. Christian Eriksen (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Nabil Bentaleb.

37'

Nabil Bentaleb (Tottenham Hotspur) Assists Shot at 37'

35'

Attempt missed. Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Kyle Walker with a cross.

35'

Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur) Assists Shot at 35'

35'

Attempt blocked. Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Danny Rose.

35'

Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur) Assists Shot at 35'

35'

Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur) Throw In at 35'

33'

Attempt missed. Kyle Naughton (Swansea City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Wayne Routledge.

33'

Wayne Routledge (Swansea City) Assists Shot at 33'

33'

Neil Taylor (Swansea City) Throw In at 33'

32'

Lukasz Fabianski (Swansea City) Free Kick at 32'

32'

Neil Taylor (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

31'

Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur) Throw In at 31'

31'

Jack Cork (Swansea City) Blocked Pass at 31'

31'

Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur) Throw In at 31'

30'

Ryan Mason (Tottenham Hotspur) Free Kick at 30'

29'

Nabil Bentaleb (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

29'

Attempt blocked. Andros Townsend (Tottenham Hotspur) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Nacer Chadli.

29'

Nacer Chadli (Tottenham Hotspur) Assists Shot at 29'

28'

Neil Taylor (Swansea City) Throw In at 28'

28'

Nacer Chadli (Tottenham Hotspur) Corner Kick at 28'

27'

Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur) Throw In at 27'

27'

Wayne Routledge (Swansea City) Blocked Pass at 27'

27'

Attempt blocked. Nabil Bentaleb (Tottenham Hotspur) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Nacer Chadli.

27'

Nacer Chadli (Tottenham Hotspur) Assists Shot at 27'

27'

Ki Sung-Yeung (Swansea City) Blocked Pass at 27'

26'

Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur) Throw In at 26'

25'

Jan Vertonghen (Tottenham Hotspur) Free Kick at 25'

24'

Offside, Swansea City. Jonjo Shelvey tries a through ball, but Wayne Routledge is caught offside.

24'

Neil Taylor (Swansea City) Throw In at 24'

24'

Attempt saved. Ryan Mason (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Kyle Walker.

24'

Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur) Assists Shot at 24'

24'

Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur) Throw In at 24'

20'

Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by Kyle Naughton.

20'

Christian Eriksen (Tottenham Hotspur) Corner Kick at 20'

19'

1 - 1

Goal! Tottenham Hotspur 1, Swansea City 1. Ki Sung-yueng (Swansea City) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Neil Taylor.

19'

Neil Taylor (Swansea City) Assists Shot at 19'

19'

Gylfi Sigurdsson (Swansea City) hits the right post with a right footed shot from outside the box from a direct free kick.

18'

Gylfi Sigurdsson (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

17'

Attempt saved. Andros Townsend (Tottenham Hotspur) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Christian Eriksen.

17'

Christian Eriksen (Tottenham Hotspur) Assists Shot at 17'

16'

Jonjo Shelvey (Swansea City) Free Kick at 16'

15'

Neil Taylor (Swansea City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

15'

Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur) Throw In at 15'

14'

Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur) Throw In at 14'

13'

Kyle Naughton (Swansea City) Throw In at 13'

13'

Kyle Naughton (Swansea City) Throw In at 13'

12'

Substitution, Swansea City. Nélson Oliveira replaces Bafétimbi Gomis because of an injury.

7'

1 - 0

Goal! Tottenham Hotspur 1, Swansea City 0. Nacer Chadli (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Danny Rose with a cross.

7'

Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur) Assists Shot at 7'

6'

Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur) Free Kick at 6'

6'

Offside, Swansea City. Lukasz Fabianski tries a through ball, but Wayne Routledge is caught offside.

5'

Christian Eriksen (Tottenham Hotspur) Blocked Pass at 5'

5'

Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur) Throw In at 5'

4'

Lukasz Fabianski (Swansea City) Free Kick at 4'

3'

Neil Taylor (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

2'

Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by Jack Cork.

2'

Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur) Corner Kick at 2'

2'

Christian Eriksen (Tottenham Hotspur) Free Kick at 2'

2'

Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

2'

Jan Vertonghen (Tottenham Hotspur) Free Kick at 2'

1'

Offside, Swansea City. Jonjo Shelvey tries a through ball, but Wayne Routledge is caught offside.

1'

Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur) Throw In at 1'

1'

First Half begins.

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Possession

61%
39%
  • Tottenham Hotspur
  • Swansea City

Shots

20
10

Shots on target

7
5

Fouls

14
7

Corners

6
4

Yellow Cards

1
0

Red Cards

0
0

Head to Head

Tottenham3 - 2Swansea
Swansea1 - 2Tottenham
Swansea1 - 3Tottenham
Tottenham1 - 0Swansea
Swansea1 - 2Tottenham
Tottenham1 - 0Swansea

Tottenham

  • 1Hugo Lloris
  • 15Eric Dier
  • 3Danny Rose
  • -> Ben Davies
  • 2Kyle Walker
  • 5Jan Vertonghen
  • 38Ryan Mason
  • 17Andros Townsend
  • -> Mousa Dembélé
  • 42Nabil Bentaleb
  • 23Christian Eriksen
  • 22Nacer Chadli
  • 18Harry Kane
  • -> Roberto Soldado
  • Subs
  • 11Erik Lamela
  • 6Vlad Chiriches
  • 13Michel Vorm
  • 8Paulinho

Swansea

  • 1Lukasz Fabianski
  • 26Kyle Naughton
  • 3Neil Taylor
  • 33Federico Fernández
  • 6Ashley Williams
  • 8Jonjo Shelvey
  • -> Jefferson Montero
  • 4Ki Sung-Yeung
  • 18Bafetimbi Gomis
  • -> Nélson Oliveira
  • 24Jack Cork
  • 23Gylfi Sigurdsson
  • 15Wayne Routledge
  • Subs
  • 11Marvin Emnes
  • 25Gerhard Tremmel
  • 22Angel Rangel
  • 2Jordi Amat
  • 7Leon Britton

Tottenham Hotspur 3-2 Swansea City

Tottenham got their top-four tilt back on track by overcoming Swansea 3-2 on a night when Bafetimbi Gomis' collapse had those inside White Hart Lane fearing the worst.

As play was about to restart following Nacer Chadli's wonderful, early opener, paramedics and medical staff raced onto the field to tend to the French striker after he went down.

Hush fell on the ground where Bolton midfielder Fabrice Muamba suffered a cardiac arrest three years ago, but good news emanated from the Swansea dressing room that Gomis was fine and had not been hospitalised after feinting.

Garry Monk's side will have unlikely been aware of the positive news when Ki Sung-Yueng drew parity in a match which Spurs would go onto win, with second-half strikes from Ryan Mason and Andros Townsend securing the result after Gylfi Sigurdsson's late strike.

Having exited the Europa League and lost the Capital One Cup to Chelsea in the past week, this felt like a huge win for Mauricio Pochettino's side,

Defeat to Swansea would have seriously harmed their hopes of Champions League qualification, so Chadli's fine, cushioned volley got Spurs off to the best possible start.

That strike was quickly forgotten, though, when Gomis collapsed - an incident which saw him leave the field on a stretcher, but was thankfully not as serious as first feared.

It was a worrying moment Swansea recovered well from, with Ki striking home from an acute angle soon after Sigurdsson sent a free-kick off the post.

However, there was not to be a third straight Premier League win for Swansea, with academy graduates Mason and Townsend striking for Spurs in what was for the most part a comfortable second half.

Sigurdsson's late goal led to a nervy ending during which Hugo Lloris produced a wonderful save to ensure Spurs held on for victory - a fitting way to remember great Dave Mackay after he passed away on Monday.

Spurs greats led a minute of applause before kick-off and the current squad wore black armbands in remembrance of one of the finest players to ever don the lillywhite shirt.

None of the current side are a patch on Mackay but they got a win for him, opening the scoring inside seven minutes.

Danny Rose found space on the left to send over a cross to Chadli, who showed wonderful skill and vision to hit an unorthodox cushioned volley past Lukasz Fabianski.

It was a fine opener but it was quickly forgotten as the emotion from everyone inside White Hart Lane became one of concern as Gomis collapsed.

The striker had four minutes of treatment before leaving the field on a stretcher - by this point conscious and wearing an oxygen mask.

All corners of the ground applauded Gomis as he left to be replaced by Nelson Oliveira, with good news later filtering through that he would be fine.

The first few minutes after the restart were understandably tense, with the volume only lifting when Townsend saw a low shot saved.

By this point Swansea appeared to have refocused and Sigurdsson hit a wonderful, curled free-kick off the post.

It was a let-off Spurs failed to heed as Swansea worked the ball back in the box and Ki stole in to prod home from an acute angle after a Jan Vertonghen mis-kick.

The 19th-minute leveller led to a more open, end-to-end encounter, with Mason hitting at Fabianski before former Spurs full-back Kyle Naughton fizzed a low strike wide at the other end.

Swansea's former Arsenal goalkeeper was proving a capable last line of defence for the visitors, getting a slight touch to take a clipped Christian Eriksen cross away from danger.

A powerful Nabil Bentaleb drive was the next effort to test Fabianski, who was not to be beaten before half-time was called.

Jonjo Shelvey saw an effort tipped over when play resumed before Ashley Williams' tackle on Eriksen only put the ball into Mason's path, with the midfielder lashing home with his right foot.

The 23-year-old's first Premier League goal swayed the match in Spurs' favour, with Eriksen slicing an effort before Townsend broke at speed and cut onto his right foot, firing home when many expected him to square for Kane.

Kyle Walker came close with an effort which deflected just wide as Spurs pushed for a fourth, with Eric Dier hauling back Oliveira on a rare Swansea attack.

Substitute Roberto Soldado glanced a header inches wide, with the Spaniard inches away from directing home a Ben Davies cross - a missed opportunity which allowed Sigurdsson to reduce the deficit, volleying home a Jefferson Montero cross.

The visitors pushed for an equaliser but, try as they might, there was not to be one, with Lloris tipping a Federico Fernandez header wide in stoppage time.

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