Spurs rally to see off plucky Swans

Tottenham came from behind to beat Swansea City 2-1 at White Hart Lane to go to within two points of league leaders Leicester City in the Premier League table.

  • Tottenham 2 Swansea City 1
  • Paloschi gives Swansea the lead
  • Fabianski keeps Spurs out until 70 minutes
  • Chadli levels for home team
  • Rose bags the winner for Spurs

Summary

Tottenham, as expected, controlled most of the possession early in the game but Swansea gradually came into the game and scored the first goal of the game after 19 minutes.

After a short corner, midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson had his shot deflected off his own player, Jack Cork, into the path of striker Alberto Paloschi, who side footed past Hugo Lloris in the Spurs goal.

Keeper Lukasz Fabianski was having a blinder in the Swansea goal but could not prevent Spurs from equalising in the 70th minute through substitute Nacer Chadli.

Defender Danny Rose then popped up with a left-footed shot past Fabianski to win it for the home team, who remain just two points behind league leaders Leicester City.

Full report

Tottenham, as expected, controlled most of the possession early in the game but Swansea gradually came into the match and scored the first goal after 19 minutes.

After a short corner, midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson had his shot deflected off his own player, Jack Cork, into the path of striker Alberto Paloschi who side footed past Hugo Lloris in the Spurs goal.

The goal seemed to make the home team up their game and they forced a double save from Swansea goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski as he denied Erik Lamela and Son Heung-min in quick succession.

Fabianski then produced a brilliant point blank save on the stroke of half-time to keep out Eric Dier from less than six yards out to help the Welsh team to a 1-0 lead at the interval.

The Swansea shot stopper continued his good day 10 minutes after break when he kept out a wicked free-kick from Christian Eriksen, but the hosts were getting closer.

Their pressure finally told with 20 remaining when substitute Nacer Chadli scored after meeting a cross from right-back Kyle Walker to level the scores.

With the White Hart Lane crowd now in full voice, Tottenham completed the turnaround on 77 minutes when Danny Rose rifled a left-footed shot past Fabianski after Swansea failed to clear a corner.

Once they took the lead, Spurs took the sting out the game and despite a rather nervy ending they held on to take all three points and remain within two points of league leaders Leicester City.

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