Eriksen rescues point for Spurs

Christian Eriksen struck with two free-kicks as Tottenham twice came from behind to clinch a 2-2 draw against Swansea at the Liberty Stadium on Sunday evening.

  • Swansea 2 Tottenham 2
  • Ayew opens scoring for Swans
  • Eriksen equalises for Spurs
  • Hosts retake lead through Kane OG
  • Eriksen scores again to clinch draw

Match Summary

The Swans took the lead early on when Andre Ayew headed in a cross from Jefferson Montero on 16 minutes, but Mauricio Pochettino's side responded nine minutes later as Eriksen curled his set piece into the bottom right corner of the goal.

But Spurs soon found themselves trailing again after Harry Kane inadvertently directed Jonjo Shelvey's corner past his own goalkeeper and into the back of the net on 31 minutes.

Eriksen, though, would make another telling impact as the Iceland international produced a near carbon copy of his first free-kick to send the ball beyond Swansea goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski to secure a share of the spoils in Wales.

Full Report

The vistors were asking all the questions in the opening stages as Toby Alderweireld sent a header over the crossbar from Erik Lamela's corner on seven minutes, before Nacer Chadli tested Fabianski with a long-range effort five minutes later.

However, it was Garry Monk's men who went in front soon afterwards when Ayew steered home Montero's cross on 16 minutes.

The north Londoners looked to respond as Chadli fired in a shot from inside the area on the left after being picked out by Eriksen, but Fabianski was on hand to make a comfortable save on 24 minutes.

They were presented with another chance three minutes later after being awarded a free-kick in a dangerous position, with Eriksen sending the ball around the wall and into the bottom right corner of the goal.

But parity lasted just four minutes as Shelvey was fortunate to see his corner come off Kane and end up in the back of the net.

Kane had an opportunity to make amends for his own-goal moments later, but his strike from the left was easily dealt with by Fabianski, while Eriksen was denied twice by the keeper in the closing stages of the first half as the hosts went into the break with a one-goal lead.

Fabianski had to be alert just seconds after the restart as Kane turned a cross from Ben Davies towards goal from close range, but the keeper denied him once again.

It was left to Eriksen to produce his magic once more when the attacking midfielder beat Fabianski on 67 minutes with a free-kick in an almost identical position to his first, to level the scores for a second time in the match.

Spurs cranked up the pressure in the closing stages as they went in search of the winner, but Dele Alli and Andros Townsend both failed to beat Fabianski with their respective efforts, while at the other end Federico Fernandez could have snatched victory late on when he headed Ki Sung-Yueng on target, although Hugo Lloris stood firm to keep the ball out.