Swansea 0-2 Tottenham: Spurs stars rated and slated

Jan 03, 2018, 02:27
Swansea 0-2 Tottenham: Spurs stars rated and slated

Tottenham Hotspur's Fernando Llorente (second, right) celebrates scoring his side's first goal of the game during the Premier League match against Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium (pic: Nigel French/PA Images).

The Spaniard headed in Christian Erikson's free-kick from close range with the assistant on the near side failing to spot his offside starting point.

Tottenham was fortunate not to have Davinson Sanchez sent off early in the second half, when he fouled Martin Olsson when already on a booking. That Burnley win also looks to have ended their road struggles, and that trend should continue upwards as they head to the Liberty to take on a poor Swansea team. His summer departure - added to that of Gylfi Sigurdsson - has hurt the Welsh club and it felt nearly inevitable that he would cause them more pain on his return to Liberty Stadium.

The officials perhaps levelled it up a little when Llorente was flagged offside after bursting through to go one-on-one with Fabianksi - this time he was, in fact, onside.

Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur looks on from the bench prior to the Premier League match between Swansea City and Tottenham Hotspur at Liberty Stadium
Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur

With that result, Spurs have now won three Premier League games in a row. He's an important and very good player for us.

Pochettino added: "Personally, us the coaching staff, we've given him the credit he deserves".

Swansea are also desperate for points as they sit bottom of the table despite beating Watford last time out but Carlos Carvalhal's men can move level on points with 17th-placed Crystal Palace with a win this evening. It is expected that Tottenham Hotspur will win the game for sure in today's EPL against Swansea City. One, the linesman (Perry) apologised at the end of the game. I make mistakes, all of us make mistakes.

The Colombia centre-back escaped a red card from referee Bobby Madley and was quickly substituted by Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino.